Gatherings

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication hosts a variety of lectures, workshops, events and activities throughout the year, and we welcome alumni and friends of JMC to join us.

 

THE POYNTER KENT STATE MEDIA ETHICS WORKSHOP

The Poynter Workshop is an annual daylong ethics training program hosted by The Poynter Institute and Kent State University's Media Law Center for Ethics and Access of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The 2015 workshop, "Enduring Trauma" will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Franklin Hall and will delve into significant topics including privacy, re-victimization and the trauma that journalists themselves often deny.

HOMECOMING AND JMC ALUMNI RECEPTION

Gather with fellow School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumni, family, friends and staff for food, fellowship and fun during Homecoming weekend.

Our annual Homecoming events that begin with the annual presentation of the William D. Taylor Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by JMC, and the Fast-Track Award, given to an alumna/alumnus who graduated not more than five years ago and is already having a huge impact in the communication industry. On Homecoming Day join us at the Hospitality Tent on East Main Street (in front of Franklin Hall), sponsored by the College of Communication and Information, to watch the Kent State Homecoming Parade. Enjoy coffee, cider, and good conversation. Then, move indoors for lunch in Franklin Hall, followed by the Homecoming Football Game.

Visit the Alumni Association's website

ROBERT G. MCGRUDER AWARDS AND LECTURE

The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity lecture has become one of Kent State's most successful diversity events. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism. The event is co-sponsored each spring by Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The 12th annual event is scheduled for Spring 2015.

DIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES

The Diversity Speaker Series brings high-impact, high-visibility communication professionals to JMC to exposes students to successful minorities who can serve as role models in the professions they are studying.