School of Communication Studies News

Students to Take Part in the Largest Speech Competition in the Southeast

UT’s semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast. More than 900 UT students are currently enrolled in Communication Studies 210 Public Speaking. These students were

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Communication Studies Professor Kupritz is Inaugural Swain Professor

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

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College of Communication and Information Opens Public Speaking Center

Public speaking is one of people’s greatest personal fears, and a new facility in the College of Communication and Information provides tools to help students tackle their anxieties and become better communicators. The Public Speaking Center, in Room 260 of the Communications Building, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. The campus community is invited.

Student Launches Vintage UT Apparel Company

What’s old is new again for Franklin, Tennessee, native Baker Donahue, a junior in communication studies at UT. His newly founded company, In With the Old, specializes in finding vintage UT apparel and reselling it on Instagram.

NPR Reporter Frank Browning to Speak at Baker Center on Oct. 4

The Communication Studies Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, will bring National Public Radio reporter Frank Browning to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus to speak on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.