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College of Communication and Information Clubs

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
The Kent Communication Society helps keep students informed about the communication field and curriculum. It provides students with a forum to develop professional relationships outside the classroom. Students have the opportunity to participate in academic, professional and scholarly activities.
Contact: Dr. Rozell Duncan, rduncan@kent.edu

Lambda Pi Eta is a national honor society affiliated with the National Communication Association. It fosters excellence in communication and encourages advanced study through opportunities for scholarship and service at the local, state and national levels. Top undergraduate students within the school are selected for membership in the Upsilon Chapter.
Contact:  Dr. Rozell Duncan, rduncan@kent.edu

The Communication Graduate Student Association provides a scholarly, professional and social network for graduate students in the school. Graduate students are represented in university and school decision-making though the association. The CGSA provides mentoring and a forum for graduate students to pursue and discuss their special interests.
Contact:  Dr. Nichole Egbert, negbert@kent.edu


SCHOOL OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Glyphix is a student-run design studio with a 1250-square-foot facility holding an office conference room and a 10-workstation studio. As one of the first programs of its kind in the United States, Glyphix serves as a prototype for many student work-study design groups on other university campuses.
Contact:  Sarah Rutherford, sruther3@kent.edu

American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter
The purpose of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) is to set the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts. Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals in the discipline, practice and culture of designing.
Contact: Jillian Coorey, jcoorey@kent.edu

 
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
The KSU Ad Club is an official student chapter of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents the profession of advertising. On the other side of the Ad Club is the Handsome Duckling Advertising Agency where students produce advertising campaigns for real local clients.
Contact: Danielle Sarver, Faculty Advisor, dsarver1@kent.edu

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is affiliated with PRSA professional groups in Cleveland and Akron. PRSSA connects students with working PR professionals locally and nationally. As an award-winning organization, PRSSA Kent also serves as a public relations counselor for many on-campus organizations.
Contact: Michele Ewing, Faculty Advisor,meewing@kent.edu

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press through support of the First Amendment that guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
Contact: Tim Smith, Faculty Advisor, tdsmith@kent.edu

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media.
Contact: Teresa Hernandez, Faculty Advisor, thernand@kent.edu

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an advocacy group for journalists of color. It promotes inclusion and diversity in the classroom and in student media.
Contact: Gene Shelton, Faculty Adviser, eshelto1@kent.edu

Kent Photographers Association brings together current photojournalism students, alumni, faculty and professionals. KPA is a forum for sharing ideas, work, opinions and information.
Contact: Mr. Luis Sanchez Saturno, JMC Alumnus, lsanchez@kent.edu

 
STUDENT MEDIA
Visit our Student Media site to learn more about our student-run media organizations.
Contact: Lori Cantor, Business Manager, 672-2586

The Daily Kent Stater is the leading source of news and information for the Kent campus. The periodical is published Monday through Friday during the regular academic year and weekly in the summer. The online edition is www.kentwired.com.

The Burr is a popular general interest magazine published twice during the academic year. The staff also produces a digital edition called the CyBurr.

TV2 features live news at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. with live and taped sports, talk and variety programs on campus and community cable channels Monday through Friday during the academic year.

Black Squirrel Radio, Kent State's student-run radio station, can be heard on campus, community cable and the Internet. BSR is a multi-format station offering a mix of urban, alternative, talk and more.

Uhuru is a publication of Black United Students. Uhuru speaks directly to the 10 percent of minorities on the campus community.

Kent's literary publication, Luna Negra, is a blend of poetry, prose, photography and illustration. The magazine is produced twice a year by students in the English department.

Artemis magazine explores women's concerns, experiences and issues in opinion, personal narrative, poetry, humor and research pieces. All are invited to contribute.

Fusion magazine addresses sexual minority issues within the general university population. The magazine strives to unify people of different backgrounds through education and awareness.

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
The Information Society, founded by IAKM students, is targeted to help all students and the IAKM program. Members of this organization discuss information technology, learn proper study methods and socialize with their fellow students.
Contact: Janna Korzenko, Academic Program Officer, jkorzenk@kent.edu

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Columbus/Associated Library Science Students of Ohio (C/ALSSO) organizes a variety of activities, including programs of interest and sponsored social events throughout the year.
Contact: Miriam Matteson, mmattes1@kent.edu

The American Library Association (Kent State) Student Chapter and the Associated Library Science Students of Ohio (ALSSO) have joined forces to plan and encourage academic, professional and social involvement for graduate students. The organizations serve as a conduit to the school for student opinions and concerns.
Contact: Dr. Dan Roland, droland1@kent.edu

The Special Library Association Student Group serves as a tool for students to learn more about the career options available for special librarians and as a professional interface between the library school and special librarians in the surrounding communities.
Contact: Dr. Athena Salaba, asalaba@kent.edu

Beta Phi Mu is the international library and information science honorary society. Master's graduates with cumulative GPAs of 3.75 or better, superior potential for leadership and who are in the top 15 percent of their graduating class, are eligible for membership.
Contact: MaryAnne Nichols, mnichol1@kent.edu