JEM Students Cover NCAA Basketball Tournaments
Covering a high-profile sporting event is the dream of many a sports media journalist, and often one not manifested until further in their careers. But for four Journalism and Electronic Media students, that dream came true when both the Vols and Lady Vols basketball teams advanced to their respective NCAA tournaments this season, with the former claiming the SEC Tournament championship for the first time since 1979. For Ethan Stone, Josh Lane, Riley Thomas, and Andrew Peters, the opportunity to sit among professional sports writers and cover these games was one they hadn’t expected to have when they began working … Read more “JEM Students Cover NCAA Basketball Tournaments”
Rockin’ Ears for 40 Years: WUTK Celebrates Major Milestone
This year marks 40 years since the radio waves started broadcasting from WUTK 90.3 The Rock, and some things have stayed the same over the last four decades, but a lot has changed.
In 1982, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s brand new radio station was founded by now-retired Professor Sam Swan to provide news and music for students, and to give students a chance to work in a real broadcasting environment.
At that time, WUTK was barely able to broadcast beyond downtown Knoxville, whereas today people all over the globe can tune in via online platforms if they want … Read more “Rockin’ Ears for 40 Years: WUTK Celebrates Major Milestone”
UT Public Speaking Center Opens New Location in Hodges Library
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The UT Public Speaker Center has now opened a location in John C. Hodges Library. This location is in addition to the Public Speaking Center at the College of Communication and Information-room 260. The Public Speaking Center serves as a source of supplemental instruction in research, composition, delivery, self-recording, and self-evaluation for visitors from all disciplines on the University of Tennessee campus.
The library location offers a space to simulate a classroom presentation experience. Individuals can record their speech using a gorilla tripod and work with an instructor to reflect on how to improve. The location also offers a privacy
Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Justin Crawford
When he was looking at colleges, Journalism and Electronic Media alumnus Justin Crawford (‘18) only seriously applied to one school: the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“UT is the flagship of Tennessee. It’s where a lot of people from my high school I went to wanted to be, and my dad was a Tennessee resident, so I said let’s stay true to the blood and go Vol,” he said.
Now he’s excited to come back to campus this spring to celebrate his placement on the Volunteer 40 Under 40 Class of 2022, an honor that he said was “the most rewarding … Read more “Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Justin Crawford”
Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Ashton Davies
Even after Ashton Davies (‘12) moved away from Tennessee, she always managed to stay linked to the Volunteer state. Whether it be as an intern for former U.S. Senator Bob Corker, or as communications director for former U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, or in her current role as the senior partner of strategic communications at the Tennessee Valley Authority, Davies has always been close to her roots. Those deep roots do not just extend to the state of Tennessee, but also to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. That is why the College of Communications and Information graduate was ecstatic when she … Read more “Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Ashton Davies”
Big Orange Welcome
Friday, January 21 – 11am – 1pm
Pizza Party for New Transfer and Freshman Students (Spring 22) – COMM 402, Ed Ingle Theater
We will have a welcome pizza party for incoming students and a student panel where you can ask students for tips on how to be successful and engaged within our College. Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/iQ0Euq3cD9
January 20 – January 31
Virtual Drop-In Advising – 9am – 11:30am – 1pm – 4pm
Do you have questions about your Spring 2022 schedule or want to declare your major in CCI? Visit us virtually during Drop-In Advising.
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Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Myiah McCullough
When Myiah McCullough (’18) took her initial tour at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus, she felt an instant connection. She had stopped in Knoxville after visiting her initial top school pick and experiencing a tour that pushed her to reevaluate the choice. Since she had family and family friends—including Peerless Price and Andy McCullough—who were Volunteers, it made sense to check out UT on her way back home to Ohio. She’s so glad she made that choice.
“Tennessee was always there in the back of my mind, and we stopped for a tour and immediately when we started a … Read more “Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Myiah McCullough”
Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Gabriele Harris
Gabriele Harris (’07) went from being a college freshman who had no clue what she wanted to do with her life to becoming a driven, goal-oriented successful marketing and sales professional.
“You have to be willing to work hard—everyone says work smart, not hard. I say, no, you have to work hard, too. Otherwise you’re wasting a lot of time,” she said.
Harris earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from the College of Communications and Information, and her go-getter attitude is just one of many reasons she made it onto the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Volunteer 40 Under 40 Class … Read more “Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Gabriele Harris”
Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Anna Catherine Davenport
Anna Catherine Davenport (’04) learned a lot during her time as an advertising major at the College of Communication and Information, and she’s taken that with her all the way to where she is now, as executive assistant to the commissioner at the State of Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration. One of her major takeaways from both her college and career is that communications knowledge is applicable in every arena.
“It’s one field that literally touches all others. Whether you’re in the specific profession where you majored or doing something completely unexpected, like myself, it will serve you in … Read more “Volunteer 40 Under 40 Spotlight: Anna Catherine Davenport”