2013 News Archive

by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
April 16, 2013 - 10:12am
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced its 2012 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Award winners from region 4 last week, and JMC students and student media earned 24 top placements in 19 categories -- the highest number of winners among all regional entrants. JMC took first place in nine categories, including newspapers, magazine, art/graphics, TV and online. The nine first-place winners will move on to the national MOE competition, with results due later this spring.
by Jennifer Kramer
April 16, 2013 - 10:07am
The Akron Area Public Relations Society of America recently awarded a scholarship to Taylor Titus, a senior public relations major, from funds raised by its award-winning YouToo Social Media Conference.
by Leah Carothers
April 15, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent Interhall Council (KIC) hosts the 2013 Lil’ Sibs Weekend at Kent State University from Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21. This weekend-long event has been a KIC tradition for more than 35 years. Last year, more than 2,000 people were in attendance, and event organizers are again looking forward to having record numbers in attendance at Lil’ Sibs Weekend. This event is open to all Kent State faculty, staff and students.  
by Shannen Laur
April 15, 2013 - 10:32am
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins visits Kent State University on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom as part of the Wick Poetry Center’s annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. The reading is free and open to the public.
by Emily Vincent
April 15, 2013 - 10:32am
  Evan Gildenblatt, a Kent State University senior from Cincinnati majoring in applied conflict management and executive director of Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government, was selected to serve on the 2013 Steering Committee for the National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC).
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
April 12, 2013 - 10:01am
With two students earning spots in the top 20 of the personality/profile writing competition, JMC now ranks 10th overall in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Senior magazine journalism major Anthony Dominic earned seventh place for his winning article, “Who is Lester Lefton?” the cover story of the December 2012 edition of The Burr, and senior magazine journalism major Rebecca Reis took 17th place for her article “Are You There, Donor 117? It’s Me, Your Daughter,” the cover story of the November 2012 edition of The Burr.
by Chloe Don
April 11, 2013 - 10:38am
As a tradition in the School of Communication The Hyde Park Forum Student Participants es, the Hyde Park Forum Persuasive Speaking Contest was held on April 10 in the Kent State University Student Center Ballroom.
by Emily Vincent
April 11, 2013 - 10:32am
David and Nique Mealey, owners of Back 9 Dips, will present their entrepreneurial success story at the Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.
by Department of Pan-African Studies
April 11, 2013 - 10:09am
Transnational Studies Lecture by Professor Nicole Bissessar entitled, "Corruption in Africa- Bad Institutions & Military Rule and Religion." April 26, 2013noon127C Oscar Ritchie Hall (conference room) sponsored by The Transnational Studies Reading and Working Group
by Media Law Center for Ethics and Access
April 11, 2013 - 3:12am
In response to an increasing number of issues dealing with plagiarism and fabrication, the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) produced and released a free e-book to address these issues. KSU's own Jan Leach worked on the book as part of the National Summit on Fabrication and Plagiarism. Both she and the KSU Media Law Center for Ethics and Access are mentioned as contributors. Download the book.