Inside Global Programs: Sarah Ali
Sarah Ali (JEM ’20) participated in the Going on Assignment in Prague program during the summer of 2019 with Professor Mark Harmon. A senior at the time, she has since graduated from UT, but we caught up with her to talk about her first time out of the country.
Learn more about CCI’s Going on Assignment in Prague summer program.
Why did you choose to study abroad through the Going on Assignment in Prague program?
I knew I wanted to study abroad since my freshman year, but the semester long programs made me really anxious because I had never … Read more “Inside Global Programs: Sarah Ali”
Q&A with Ciera Noe on the New Strategic and Digital Communication Master’s Concentration
In a few months, Ciera Noe will earn her second degree from the College of Communication and Information.
The second one will definitely be a first.
Noe completed her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Electronic Media in 2020 and is on track to being the first graduate of CCI’s new Strategic and Digital Communication (SDC) program this summer. She does not have finalized career plans, but she found a strength in copy edited during her undergraduate studies and the SDC coursework sparked an interest in social media marketing.
The SDC program began in Fall 2020 and is a 30-hour master’s … Read more “Q&A with Ciera Noe on the New Strategic and Digital Communication Master’s Concentration”
Q&A With PhD Student Darina Sarelska
After more than 15 years away, Dania Sarelska returned to Rocky Top in 2018 from her home country of Bulgaria to pursue a PhD in Communication and Information with an emphasis in Journalism and Electronic Media.
She was part of two Journalism and Electronic Media non-degree exchange programs in 2000 and 2003 while studying at Sofia University. Since graduating, she has been a news producer and director in Bulgaria.
What made you decide to pursue your PhD at UT?
I have a long-lasting relationship with UT dating two decades back. In 2000 and 2003 I was here on different non-degree … Read more “Q&A With PhD Student Darina Sarelska”
Rob Heller Selected for CCI Board of Visitors Professorship
School of Journalism and Electronic Media Professor Rob Heller has been selected as the fourth recipient of the CCI Board of Visitors Professorship.
The BOV Professorship, currently held by Suzie Allard, Chancellor’s Professor in Information Sciences and CCI Associate Dean for Research, was made possible by generous gifts from donors including current and emeritus members of the college’s Board of Visitors. The three-year rotating professorship was established to recognize and reward outstanding CCI faculty members whose research, creative activity, teaching, and academic and professional service have uniquely contributed to the mission of their school, the college and the university.
Swam Swan Honored with Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award
KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ (TAB) Distinguished Service Award, TAB’s highest honor for service to the industry and community, was presented to Dr. Sam Swan.
Dr. Swan’s background encompasses over 50 years in broadcast journalism, broadcast management, broadcast education, and international media training. Dr. Swan began his broadcasting career in 1967 as a radio news reporter and anchor at KFVS-AM in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He also performed many other duties including sales, production, and on-air music announcing. Swan later served as the anchor/host for a two-hour morning show on KFVS-TV in the late 1960s. From 1968-1970 he served … Read more “Swam Swan Honored with Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award”
Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually
Anu Garg, world-famous expert on the origin of words, will speak about “Language Myths & Hoaxes: A Humorous Look at Language Misconceptions” when he delivers the 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Garg is the founder of Wordsmith.org. He writes a daily column on the origin of words—a word a day—for an online community of some 400,000 word lovers in 170 countries, now in its 27th year. Garg is the author … Read more “Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually”
Q&A with Jason Stamm
The College of Communications and Information offers students the opportunity to receive a Ph.D. with the five separate concentrations, which include advertising, journalism and electronic media, public relations, information sciences, and communications studies. Students are ensured a well-rounded education, as they must complete a core curriculum before progressing on to their chosen concentration. The Ph.D. program is designed for students who anticipate pursuing a career with a research-intensive establishment.
Jason Stamm is working towards a Ph.D. with a concentration in journalism. When he is not completing coursework, he dedicates his time as a Graduate Student Assistant in the School of … Read more “Q&A with Jason Stamm”
Statom Named 2020 CCI Hileman Award Winner
Award-winning meteorologist Lelan Statom (JEM ’86) is the recipient of the UT College of Communication and Information’s 2020 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest alumni honor given by the college.
Statom was honored along with five school and program alumni of the year award winners during the virtual CCI Board of Visitors meeting on Nov. 6
In addition to his many newsroom accomplishments, Statom has made significant contributions to the University of Tennessee through his service as a charter member of the UTK Alumni Board of Directors and as a member of the CCI Board of Visitors. In … Read more “Statom Named 2020 CCI Hileman Award Winner”
Q&A With Alissa Sommerfeldt
The College of Communications and Information offers a master’s program in Communication and Information with four different concentrations: advertising, public relations, communication studies, and journalism and electronic media. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in both professional and management positions. Students gain knowledge in each concentration, regardless of which they choose to pursue, to ensure a well-rounded education. The program also provides students with opportunities to study abroad, receive scholarships, and to participate in research projects.
Alissa Sommerfeldt is working toward her master’s degree with a concentration in public relations, balancing the … Read more “Q&A With Alissa Sommerfeldt”
Q&A With Kate Luffman
Senior journalism and electronic media major Kate Luffman had a dream of one day
photographing college athletics, and her dream became a reality when she started volunteering for Vol Photos, the photography team of the University of Tennessee Athletic Department. Luffman began as a volunteer student photographer in 2018 and has since been promoted to a staff student photographer.
You may also recognize Luffman through her creative game day paintings on The Rock, which often gather social media attention.
While participating in the CCI Global Communication Scholars program in Sydney, Australia, Luffman served as a photoblogger for International Studies Abroad … Read more “Q&A With Kate Luffman”