College of Communication and Information News

Inspiring Ideas: College of Communication and Information

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Innovative teaching. Encouraging demeanor. A passion for the subject. Contagious enthusiasm. All of these traits help inspire students to great ideas. Dwight Teeter and Peiling Wang from the College of Communication and Information are recognized for their teaching, research, and community service, which are both inspired and inspiring.

Emmy Winner Assists TVC

Bozo the Clown fan. Emmy winner. Video production specialist. That is a very abbreviated resume for Mike Wiseman, UT’s newest staff member in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Wiseman helps operate The Volunteer Channel, the campus’ student television station, which is now controlled by the school, and his position at the channel is a perfect fit.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Emma MacMillan

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Emma MacMillan, an alumna with a degree in journalism and electronic media, has the big idea of using compelling writing to get the public interested in science.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Woody Paige

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Woody Paige, UT alumnus, ESPN broadcaster, and Denver Post columnist, has the idea of naming the women’s basketball Final Four trophy in honor of Lady Vols basketball head coach emerita Pat Summitt.

AP Presidential Photo Exhibit at Baker Center; Walking Tour Wednesday

As the fifty-seventh presidential inauguration draws near, a traveling photo exhibit entitled The American President is on display in the Rotunda of the Baker Center. More than eighty photos from the Associated Press’s vast photo archive are in the display showing American presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama at war, in victory and defeat, in crises, campaigning, and leading the country on the world stage.

In Memoriam: Robert W. Glenn

Robert W. Glenn, a former UT professor of speech and communication, passed away on December 25 in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 68. Glenn was a member of the Tennessee Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The organization honored him in 2002 with its Claxton Award for exemplary service in higher education. He retired from UT in 2010.

UT Professors: New Generation Is Making the Holidays Mobile

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It’s getting hard to keep Christmas gifts a secret these days. Last year, Twitter posts revealed what President Obama was buying for his daughters a few days early. That’s not the only way that new technology is changing the holidays. Lisa Fall, associate professor of advertising and public relations, said she is amazed by the way the Internet and smartphones make planning holiday celebrations and keeping in touch easier.

Once Upon a Time: UT Center Suggests Great Kids’ Books for the Holidays

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Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays. The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Melahnie Springfield

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Melahnie Springfield, an advertising graduate student, had the big idea to start a popular blog about self-segregation in social media.