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13th Annual 2021 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet

The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually April 9 at 7 p.m. Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion will be presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.


Letter from the Dean

Dear CCI Community,

As a follow up to the UTK Office of Diversity and Engagement’s/UTK … Read more “Circle Park News: March 2021”


Explore the Event Program

The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. You can RSVP for the event to receive a webinar invitation. 

Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion will be presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.

The theme of this year’s event is “Rise … Read more “Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small to be Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards”


announced plans for spring commencement. CCI’s ceremony will be held at Neyland Stadium on May 8 at 10 a.m. with the College of Architecture and Design, College of Social Work, and Tickle College of Engineering. 

Advisor Lexi Hartley and Sonia D. Hayes’ (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee) book chapter, “Because they are worth it: Utilizing servant leadership to increase first generation college persistence,” was accepted for publication in Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Real World Challenges.


Advertising & Public

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Join Us for UT Social Media Week

The 10th UT Social Media Week will be held virtually today through Thursday. Sessions are sponsored by the four schools in CCI. This year’s event covers a range of topics from women in sports journalism to the use of the social media platforms by both social justice and extremism movements to the music and entertainment industry’s response to the pandemic.

Adam Brown (AD, ’94), executive strategist at Salesforce, will serve as the keynote speaker about the future of marketing, and Ed Patterson (PR ’89), managing director, global head of public relations for State … Read more “Circle Park News: February 2021”