Peyton Manning Surprises CMST Students in Online Class
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students received a big surprise today when Peyton Manning dropped in on John Haas’ Communication Studies Senior Capstone class.
“I realize this a unique time and probably not the ideal way you guys expected to spend your senior year,” Manning said. “I just encourage you to keep a positive attitude, keep doing what you’re doing, and try to take advantage of the little bit of extra time you have to accomplish something else or help out somebody in need.
“There are a lot people hurting out there during this time. Be thankful for what you have … Read more “Peyton Manning Surprises CMST Students in Online Class”
Peyton Manning’s Gift Establishes the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment
Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97 and an honorary member of CCI’s Board of Visitors) has donated $1 million to UT to establish the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment.
The gift honors John Haas, a longtime director and associate professor in the College of Communication and Information’s School of Communications Studies. As one of Manning’s professors and his UT faculty advisor, Haas played an instrumental role in Manning’s college education.
“Exceptional teachers transform your way of learning by challenging and motivating you while teaching more than just a subject,” said Manning. “For me and so many others, that teacher was Dr. … Read more “Peyton Manning’s Gift Establishes the John Haas Student Experiential Learning Endowment”
College of Communication and Information Opens Public Speaking Center
Public speaking is one of people’s greatest personal fears, and a new facility in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Communication and Information provides tools to help students tackle their anxieties and become better communicators.
The Public Speaking Center, in Room 260 of the Communications Building, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
“The fear of public speaking is consistent across a number of studies,” said John Haas, associate professor and director of the School of Communication Studies. The center provides facilities and technology to allow students to practice and improve their skills. Haas said the center … Read more “College of Communication and Information Opens Public Speaking Center”
Director John Haas Serves as Honorary Coach
AdvPR Interim Director and Communication Studies’ Associate Professor John Haas was invited by UT Head Football Coach Butch Jones to serve as an Honorary Coach for the UT v. Missouri game on Nov. 2.
Haas and fellow Honorary Coach UT College of Law Dean Doug Blaze shared their thoughts and impressions on their experience in the following video.
UT Professor Receives National Honor for Book on Hate Speech
A scholarly book on hate speech co-written by John Haas, associate professor and director of the UT Knoxville School of Communication Studies, has been recognized by the National Communication Association (NCA).
The Communication of Hate, co-written by Haas and Michael Waltman of the University of North Carolina, has won the NCA’s Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.
“My goal in writing the book was to provide a tool to mitigate the damage caused by hate speech and provide helpful strategies for overcoming its often devastating effects,” said Haas.
In its award notification, the NCA … Read more “UT Professor Receives National Honor for Book on Hate Speech”