School of Communication Studies

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and associate director of the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, will be the featured researcher at the next Research Uncorked. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.

LThe School of Communication Studies and College of Business Administration offer you the opportunity to obtain two degrees at once: a Master of Arts in Communication Studies (MA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). This unique dual-degree program is particularly attractive for managers, professionals and Bachelor of Arts students looking to enhance their communication skills to influence business in emerging global markets, while also developing skills to augment their own professional careers.

The series will feature monthly discussions that will showcase many various research areas conducted by faculty at Kent State. Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, will introduce the series.

It is late in the evening and the house is finally quiet. This is the time when Cathy Walsh transforms from a mother, a grandmother, a caregiver to her elderly mom, and a fulltime employee, into a Kent State University online student.

Walsh is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in public communication in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State.

Scholar of the Month Jeffrey T. Child Associate Professor of Communication College of Communication and Information 2007-present

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University will host “How to make a college degree translate into a productive career” presented by alumnus Gerald (Gerry) Sargent, M.A. 1972, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall.

Sargent currently serves as the Corporate Vice President of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., which is one of the most prestigious employment consulting, outplacement firms in the world.

Graduate students from the School of Communication Studies on Kent’s campus shared their graduate school experience with communication studies undergraduate students at Kent State’s Stark campus in April.

School of Communication Studies Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Kent’s campus, Dr. Mei-Chen Lin wanted to bring communication studies graduate students to the Stark campus to speak with undergraduates about what graduate school has to offer.

School of Communication Studies alumna Maria Fazio accepted a full-time position, created specifically for her, as a Patient and Family Satisfaction Coordinator at Legacy Health Services after graduating with her master’s degree in health communication in May 2013.

Fazio, who received her bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University in communication studies and business, has always had a passion for the health industry and finds joy working with the elderly.

Social Media and Democracy will feature a panel of two Kent State University professors and two Pulitzer Center Journalists to discuss how social media platforms are influencing policy and giving a voice to the silenced on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30-9 p.m. in the First Energy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall.

Alan Rhea, senior public communication major with minors in political science and history spearheaded an on-campus campaign for Be The Match, a national bone marrow donor program that supports people with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as part of the Communication and Influence course taught by Assistant Professor James Ponder.

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