The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.
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With a gift of $500,000, Suzanne S. Masters, a 1989 graduate of UT’s School of Advertising and Public Relations, has established the DeForrest Jackson Endowed Professorship, named after her favorite professor.
UT’s McClung Museum will host a viewing of the film Unmasked Judeophobia at 7 p.m. on January 26 in its auditorium.
The School of Information Sciences will be collecting books for children in Sevier County who lost their possessions in the recent wildfires.
Communication Studies Professor Virginia Kupritz has been named the inaugural William H. Swain Professor. The professorship was made possible by a generous gift from Martha S. “Missy” Wallen, who received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 1974, in honor of her father, William H. Swain, who was also a UT alumnus. This five-year rotating
Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. The UT students came up with the “Report Responsibly” campaign, which provides a call to action for aspiring journalists and media guidelines for reporting on acts of extremism.
Celebrating cutting-edge facilities and the appointment of world-class faculty who are helping to prepare students for communication jobs of the future, the College of Communication and Information will launch the public phase of a $15 million campaign. The Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign announcement will be made tonight as part of the college’s annual awards banquet.
When the World Food Championships—sometimes called the Olympics of the culinary world—takes place in Orange Beach, Alabama, today through Sunday, UT will be behind the scenes and on the sidelines.
Cathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, will receive the 2016 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from UT’s College of Communication and Information. The award will be presented at the college’s awards and campaign kickoff banquet on Friday, November 11.
Billboards designed by UT students urging people to vote are now on display around Phoenix, Arizona. The designs, created by students in Rob Heller’s media graphics class, were first used on billboards around Knoxville, thanks to Lamar Advertising. Lamar representatives in Phoenix saw media reports about the UT students’ work and asked if they could use the artwork for billboards in their area.