Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student startups were named to the national Student Startup Madness (SSM) pitch competition. Andy’s Beekeeping was selected for the competition’s semifinal round. Digital publication Abled Magazine was named in the competition’s initial round. Both companies were chosen from applicants representing 54 universities and colleges nationwide.
Student entrepreneurs drawing from their own experiences—ranging from rodeo riding to living with disabilities—have been awarded cash prizes for their start-up businesses in the fall 2019 Graves Business Plan Competition.
Amber Roessner, associate professor in UT’s College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, has interviewed Jimmy Carter and written a book about him.
Three UT students were honored by the Knoxville News Sentinel for excellence in leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the 2019 Knox.biz 20 Under 20 awards.
Melanie Faizer encourages her digital news reporting students to fill gaps in local journalism by sleuthing out hard-hitting stories on significant news topics.
Daniel Sassone spent 13 years in the US Army before coming to UT to pursue a degree in communications studies. He ended his military career after enduring a tragic year of loss—his wife, child, and father all died within a year of each other.
Sixteen students in a documentary production class at UT have spent much of the fall semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory doing interviews and filming to make a 30-minute documentary about the Spallation Neutron Source.
As Veterans Day approaches, a College of Communication and Information staff member who has spent 16 years in the military is headed overseas to active duty.
Each spring, professor Rob Heller from UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information takes his advanced photojournalism students to LaFollette, Tennessee, to find and photograph stories in the Campbell County community of 7,000, about 45 miles north of Knoxville.
Whether they need to commiserate about the trials of parenthood, get advice, or simply brag about their youngsters’ achievements, today’s parents often turn to an ever-ready forum: social media.
Journalism PhD student Charli Kerns has fought her way through whitewater rapids and cascaded over waterfalls in her canoe. Knowing that adrenaline rush, she doesn’t get too stressed out over research, writing, or teaching a class.
UT will launch the state’s first bachelor’s degree program in information sciences in the fall, Provost David Manderscheid announced today.