School of Communication Studies

School of Communication Studies doctoral student, Lindsey Myers has earned a mini-grant from the Kent State of Wellness committee to help aid the launch of her nutrition awareness and healthy eating campaign on the Kent State Ashtabula campus. Myers will receive her mini-grant worth $1000 in January 2017 and will use the funds to purchase brochures on healthy eating topics, t-shirts and door prizes for several healthy eating workshops.

School of Communication Studies assistant professor, Suzy D’Enbeau and graduate student, Daniel Socha will be recognized with Top Paper awards from the National Communication Association (NCA). The award recipients will be awarded at the NCA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Aaron Bacue, assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, was recently selected to participate in Kent State’s Global Faculty Scholars Group.

Bacue was nominated by Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information.

Experience beautiful, exotic Chengdu, China, – the “Land of Abundance” or 丰(豐)富 Fēngfù – through the eyes and lenses of the inaugural group of College of Communication and Information Sichuan University Summer Immersion Program Scholars. This photography exhibit captures eye-opening interactions, culturally diverse friendships and enriched global perspectives that answer the question: Can two weeks in a foreign country truly change a student’s life?

The exhibit is on display in the Quiet Study Area on the first floor of the University Library during regular library hours.

School of Communication Studies associate professor Jeffrey Child, Ph.D., has accepted the opportunity to serve as editor of the Journal of Family Communication. In this role, Child will manage submissions and publications for issues published from 2018 through 2020. He will begin his work mid-2017. As editor, Child will select reviewers for journal article submissions, make decisions about reviewed manuscripts, encourage submissions to the journal from various interest groups and work with issue production processes for the journal.

The School of Communication Studies will host its second colloquium on Friday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall, Room 312/314. 

This discussion will be presented by political science professor and graduate coordinator, Ryan Claassen, titled, “Will Sexism be the Presidential Election’s November Surprise?”. 

School of Communication Studies graduate student Daniel Socha will be receiving the Ohio Communication Association (OCA) Distinguished Graduate Student Award.

Socha was nominated by communication studies professor and graduate coordinator, Nichole Egbert. In order to receive this award, award winners had to demonstrate academic and community service achievements and be a member of the OCA.

Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies hosted its annual Global Issues Forum on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center. This semester’s topic revolved around radicalization and nationalism. The panel discussion was led by two Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting journalists, who have both reported on radicalization and nationalism throughout Europe.

Megan Carrasco, a 2016 graduate of Kent State University School of Communication Studies, will be recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) for her senior honors thesis.

Kent State University global communication studies graduate student Daniel Socha’s research on a non-profit organization’s efforts to support youth education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently caught the attention of National Public Radio (NPR). In May, Socha traveled to the DRC to study and report on Project Kirotshe, a non-profit that provides funding for youth in the village of Kirotshe and surrounding areas to attend school.

Socha’s travel was funded through a fellowship by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He was one of only 31 students nationwide to receive a fellowship to complete an international reporting assignment; the center provides funding for students to report on international issues as part of the center’s Campus Consortium educational initiative. One of the stories Socha developed for his reporting assignment was published on NPR’s website.

“It was awesome to see my article on NPR’s website,” Socha said. “To see my words and to know that I did that – I wrote that – was amazing.”

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