College of Communication and Information
Diversity & Inclusion Week: Working Together to Build a Better World
September 27 – October 1, 2010
“CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week: Working Together to Build a Better World” is for all members of the CCI community, specifically its undergraduate majors. This 5-day event offers participants an opportunity to gain diversity skills and knowledge along with a chance to dialogue about diversity and inclusion issues and to share best practices by bringing together leaders and experts from inside and outside the college and university. Two keynotes, two workshops, eight sessions, a diversity film festival and a diversity festival will provide CCI students, faculty, staff and community with an inspirational and informative week designed to advance their understanding of and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
*Details will be added or changed as they are confirmed. Please check back for updates.
Monday, September 27
“Diversity” films will be screened in the CCI Auditorium 1:30-5:30 p.m.: "Remember the Titans" and "The Long March"
Workshop: “Understanding Diversity”
Facilitator: Alice With, Lecturer, School of Communication Studies, and Director, CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS)
Panel: Jondra Darden, DSLS, Whitney Finnell, CCI Alumnus 2010, Marquis Murden, DSLS, Kati William, DSLS, Alana Wilson, DSLS, Lauren Wilson, DSLS, Eric White, DSLS
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab, Time: 10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Panel: “Social Media in a Diverse World”
Moderator: John McNair, CCI Director of Technology
Panel: Carly Harrington, Business Reporter, Knoxville News Sentinel Elizabeth Hendrickson, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media Tommy Oler, Managing Editor, TNJN.com Aaron Sachs, Founder/Creator, Symply Social Mary Beth West, Principal, Mary Beth West Consulting
Location: McClung Museum Auditorium (MM 63) Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Diversity Week Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker: Don Lemon, Anchor of CNN Newsroom - Weekend Prime-time and CNN Correspondent: "Diversity and Inclusion in America" Location: University Center Auditorium Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28
Panel: “Overcoming Gender and Disability Stereotypes at UT”
Moderator: Candace White, Associate Professor, School of Advertising & Public Relations
Panel: Annazette Houston, Director, Office of Disability Services Kerry Howland, Assistant Director, Thornton Athletics Student Life Center Erin Whiteside, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media 2 students, TBA
Location: CCI Auditorium, COM 321 Time: 9:40 – 10:55 a.m.
Panel: “Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation and Religion: Breaking Down the Barriers at UT”
Moderator: Maxine Thompson Davis, Dean, Student Affairs
Panel: Donesha Aldridge, Black Cultural Program Committee (BCPC) Nick Averwater, All Campus Events (ACE) Allison Cowan, ACE/Delta Gamma Sorority Lauren Foster, Kappa Delta Avery Howard, SGA Executive Board Courtney Simpson, Alpha Chi Omega/PRSSA/ACE Homecoming Director 2010 Stephen Smith, Kappa Alpha Psi Pamela Walker, Delta Sigma Theta/BCPC/VolCorps Minority Enhancement for UT
Location: CCI Auditorium, COM 321 Time: 2:10-3:25 p.m.
Panel: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Diversity and Dating”
Moderator: Jondra Darden, Diversity Student Leaders Society
Panel: All-student panel of diverse couples
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Organizing Group: CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society
Wednesday, September 29 “Diversity” films will be screened in the CCI Auditorium 1:30-5:30 p.m.: "The Great Debaters" and "The Kite Runner"
Morning Session Panel: “Office Space: Who’s in Yours?”
Moderator: John Haas, Director, School of Communication Studies
Panel: Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Women's Athletic Director Marva Rudolph, Director, Office of Equity and Diversity Brandii Tobey, Director, Press & P.R., DIY Network, Scripps Networks
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab Time: 9:05 – 10:05 a.m.
Afternoon Session Panel: “Communicating News and Information in a Diverse Society”
Moderator: Georgiana Vines, School of Journalism & Electronic Media
Panel: Jamie Foster, News Director, WATE-TV Channel 6 Jesse Fox Mayshark, Managing Editor, Metro Pulse Carlos Nicho, President, Mundo Hispano Newspaper Jamie Satterfield, Reporter, Knoxville News Sentinel
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 30
Panel: “Diversity in the Classroom: Improving the Learning Environment”
Moderator: Alice Wirth, Lecturer, School of Communication Studies and Director, CCI Diversity Students Leaders Society
Panel: Kristen Collins, DSLS Jondra Darden, DSLS Marquis Murden, DSLS Zuri Walker, DSLS Eric White, DSLS Alana Wilson, DSLS
Location: CCI Auditorium, COM 321 Time: 11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Panel: “Politics and Diversity: Promoting Civil Debate”
Moderator: Mike Wirth, Dean, College of Communication and Informaiton
Panel: Tyler King, President, UT College Republicans Phyllis Nichols, President and CEO, Knoxville Area Urban League Bobby Patton, President, UT College Democrats Dean Rice, Chief of Staff, Knox County Mayor's Office Thomas "Tank" Strickland, Jr., Retired Chair, Knox County Commission; Community Relations Director and Special Assistant to the Knox County Mayor
Location: CCI Auditorium - COM 321 Time: 3:30 – 4:55 p.m.
CCI Diversity Festival
All-college barbecue with musical, dance, and dramatic performances; games, arts and crafts, CCI Student Club booths/tables and WUTK remote
Location: Outside walkway of CCI and Circle Park Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1 A “Diversity” film will be screened in the CCI Auditorium 11:15-1:15 p.m.: "A Day without a Mexican"
Keynote Speaker: Juliana Oyegun, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Department, The World Bank, Washington, DC
Location: CCI Auditorium - COM 321 Time: 9:05 – 9:35 a.m.
Diversity and Inclusion Workshop: Juliana Oyegun, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Department, The World Bank, Washington, DC
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab Time: 9:35 – 11:00 a.m.