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I  had no idea what human trafficking was until I came to Kent. My freshman year, I was shown the documentary “Nefarious” that completely broke my heart for the people who have fallen into the shadows of society as victims of human trafficking. I found my passion in life and began getting involved on campus to learn more about this topic.

The session entitled, “Privacy management and social networking sites: A case of the second digital generation,” will be presented by associate professor and program coordinator for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University at Stark Erin Hollenbaugh on Friday, April 14.

Hollenbaugh will present research findings from a mixed-method study she conducted last year. She will briefly explain some reasons we should most closely examine differences within the large group of digital natives.

The Women’s Center named 46 women, including five women from CCI, as part of

Senior communication studies major Andrea Rinehart was recently named a PNC Student Athlete Achiever for her contributions to the Kent State University field hockey team.

According to Rinehart, the award recognizes student athletes who display well-rounded achievement through leadership in the classroom, community and competition.

“Getting this award is very exciting,” Rinehart said. “It is very challenging [balancing] sports and academics, but it makes me feel that all of my hard work on the field and in the classroom has paid off.”

Madison Woodard led the effort of Delta Zeta’s annual Lip Sync competition on Sunday, Feb. 26. The event was a huge success, raising over $51,000 for the Delta Zeta Foundation.

Woodard is a junior communication studies major, concentrating in health communication with a minor in interpersonal communication.

Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), and 12 Kent State students will travel to Columbus Feb. 24 – 26 with the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) to participate in the ‘Human Trafficking Educational Immersion’ program. COMM student Delaney Cordova is also attending.

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