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May 2018

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May 2018

2018 Commencement
2018 CCI Commencement Highlights
Interim Provost John Zomchick conferred degrees on 338 CCI spring and summer graduates (279 bachelor’s, 53 master’s and 6 doctoral) at the CCI Commencement held May 12, 2018 in Thompson Boling Arena. Larry Patrick (MS/C&I ’73 and CCI Board of Visitors member) delivered the commencement speech challenging the graduates to keep learning. “The knowledge of how to prepare content, to be objective, to write and edit well and to both speak and listen well are the keys to tomorrow for you,” said Patrick. He went on to urge the graduates to always conduct themselves with integrity and to help pave the way for future generations through service. Find out more.
 
Thornburg
In Memoriam: JEM Professor Emeritus Frank Thornburg
JEM Professor Emeritus Frank Thornburg passed away April 30, 2018 at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war, he received a BS degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1948, one of a handful of students in the first class to graduate from the university's new School of Journalism. After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, Thornburg returned to UT and served as a faculty member for thirty years. Find out more.
CS & IS Awards
2018 CS & IS Scholarships and Honors
Students from the School of Communication Studies were recognized at an awards ceremony on April 30, 2018, and a number of SIS students received awards at the School of Information Sciences' Hooding Ceremony on May 11. Find out more.
Diplomacy Lab
Two More Diplomacy Lab Projects Awarded to CCI Faculty
Seminar proposals from Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman and from CS Associate Professor Michelle Violanti have been accepted by the US Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab for fall 2018. Find out more.
Blakely Awards
2018 Blakely Science Writing Awards
Two JEM students won prizes in the 2018 J. Paul Blakely Awards competition sponsored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Find out more.
Faculty Promotions
Faculty Promotions
University of Tennessee Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis has approved Beth Avery Foster (ADPR) and Bharat Mehra (IS) for promotion to full professor. Foster joined the faculty in 2006 and Mehra joined the faculty in 2005. The promotions are effective August 1, 2018.
Student News
Read the latest news about Dara Carney-Nedelman, Danielle Clark, Nicholas Stokes, and Trevor Bass. Find out more.
May 2018 Faculty News
Faculty News
Read the latest news about Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman and JEM Honorary Artist in Residence Gloria Greenfield. Find out more.
Shelton
Alumni News
Read the latest news about Suzanne Shelton (BS/AD ’89). Find out more.
The New Class Notes
CCI Class Notes
Class Notes for May 2018 can be seen at http://www.cci.utk.edu/new-class-notes.

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