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Journalism Students Cover World Food Championships

Inside the Food Fight

When the World Food Championships—sometimes called the Olympics of the culinary world—took place in Orange Beach, Alabama, Nov. 10-13, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was behind the scenes and on the sidelines.

Journalism and Electronic Media Professors Rob Heller and Nick Geidner took their students to Alabama to photograph and video record the World Food Championships, which included a military chef challenge and cooking competitions focused on bacon, steak, seafood, recipes, sandwiches, burgers, barbecue, chili and desserts.

College of Communication and Information Honors Ackermann with Hileman Award

Cathy AckermannCathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, received the 2016 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Communication and Information at the college's campaign kickoff and awards gala on Friday, Nov. 11.

Ackermann founded her PR firm in 1982. It has grown to be one of the top 100 firms in the country, with client service offices headquartered in Knoxville. Ackermann began her career as director of corporate marketing and promotions for the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair.

College of Communication and Information Opens Public Speaking Center

Public Speaking Center

Public speaking is one of people's greatest personal fears, and a new facility in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's 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, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

UT Student-Designed Billboards Encouraged People to Vote

Vote billboard

Students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, took on a special project to urge people to get out and vote in a big way.

Their messages were on billboards around the Knoxville area.

Rob Heller, a professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information, asked his media graphics students to design posters encouraging people to get out and vote in this year’s election.

UT PR Students Creating Campaign for Downtown Lenoir City

Professor Candace WhiteNineteen public relations students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working on a PR campaign that will help get residents excited about revitalization efforts afoot in downtown Lenoir City.

The students are part of a class taught by Candace White, a professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations in UT's College of Communication and Information.

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