WATE reporter Whitney Good spoke with student Phoebe Spooner on-camera regarding the adventure of getting home to Knoxville in the aftermath of the blizzard.
School of Advertising and Public Relations News
Despite what some energy drink ads tout, college students need sleep. Roxanne Hovland, a professor of advertising and public relations who specializes in advertising regulation, talked to The Huffington Post about the ethics of energy drink ads and explained why the Food and Drug Administration can’t regulate these products the way it does other potentially unsafe products like alcohol and tobacco.
On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, UT is encouraging alumni and other donors to support VOLstarter projects.
With the start of the academic year, nine new department heads have now taken their posts.
UT senior Gabby Miller has spent her summer using the public relations skills she’s learned in the classroom to help local adults affected by autism. She and her seventeen classmates in the capstone Campaigns course have been creating an integrated marketing communications strategy for Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, a local autism support organization.
After serving as the vice provost for academic affairs for five years, Sally McMillan will be stepping down from her administrative position and returning to the College of Communication and Information faculty in the fall.
Graduate teaching associate Laura Lemon found herself in an interesting spot at last week’s Medal of Honor Town Hall at UT. On one side of her sat her public relations students, eagerly taking notes to write a press release about the event. On the other side sat her father, Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon.
Margaret Morrison, professor and director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations, has passed away. A celebration of Morrison’s life will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Avenue. Morrison served as director since July 2012. She joined the UT faculty in 1995.
Jerry Morrow, former associate professor who taught classes in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the School of Advertising and Public Relations from 1984 until his retirement in 2005, died Monday, February 18.
The top communicator for the National Football League (NFL) will be the featured speaker at UT’s PR Day, October 19 at the UT Conference Center on Henley Street. Paul Hicks, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications, will deliver the Ackermann PR Keynote Lecture at the event.