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ADPR Director Note

It is hard to believe that it is the last week of classes! Here are a few thing for you to know this week.

On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon the School of Advertising and Public Relations will host an “End of Semester Coffee Break” for students in the main office lobby and hallway. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to stop   by for coffee and donuts.

The inaugural presentation of ADVT 490 Portfolio will take place in the Social Media Command Center on Dec. 1, 2016 from 2:10-3:40.  Each student will present three strategically developed campaigns that feature ideas centered around print, alternative media, social and guerrilla marketing.

The PR 470 Campaigns class will present: A Communication Strategy for Lenoir City Downtown Revitalization. It will take place in the Scripps Lab on Dec. 1, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. This project is part of a larger plan at UTK that involved students across the campus working on different parts of the revitalization. 

News reports suggest that many people who live in Gatlinburg have been forced to evacuate from their homes. If you or another student you know has been affected or displaced by the fires, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance at 865-974-3179 or

My best,

Maureen Taylor