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Social Media Week to Host Experts from Sports, Entertainment, Media, and More

Social Media Week 2018 logoUT’s seventh annual Social Media Week will kick off Tuesday, February 20, and continue through Thursday, February 22.

All Social Media Week events are free and open to the public. All sessions will be held in the Communications Building on Circle Park Drive.

The week will begin Tuesday, February 20, with a live remote broadcast by WUTK 90.3 FM in front of the Communications Building from 9 to 9:40 a.m.

Students Making Film to Mark Parton’s 100 Millionth Book Giveaway

UT’s Land Grant Films has announceImagination Library documentaryd its most ambitious documentary yet: telling the story of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Journalism and Electronic Media Associate Professor Nick Geidner, who leads Land Grant Films, came up with the idea for the project—dubbed 100 Million Stories—after learning the program was on target to give away its 100 millionth book early next year.

CCI Honors School/Program Alumni and Faculty

CCI honored a notable graduate from each of its schools and programs at its annual awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, October 13. CCI’s 2017 faculty award winners were also recognized at the event.

“CCI alumni provide significant contributions to their organizations and communities,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “It is an honor and privilege to annually recognize the accomplishments of some of our best graduates.”

2017 CCI Alumni AwardsThis year's honorees are:

Four Notable CCI Alumni Received UTK Alumni Board of Director Awards

2017 UT Alumni Awards - CCI WinnersFour notable CCI alumni* were among the 19 UTK alumni who received 2017 UTK Alumni Board of Directors’ awards. This year’s award recipients from CCI were: Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97), Charlie Tombras (BS/AD ‘64), Martha “Missy” Wallen (BA/CS ‘74) and Sharrie Williams (BS/JEM ‘01). Tombras, Wallen and Williams received their awards on September 11 at the annual UT Knoxville Board of Directors Awards Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center (KCC).

College of Communication and Information to Honor Martha Rogers with Hileman Award

Martha RogersMartha Rogers, one of the world’s leading authorities on customer-focused business strategies, will receive the 2017 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Communication and Information at the college’s awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, October 13.

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