School of Communication Studies

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies will host an international student orientation for all new and current international students enrolled in the College of Communication and Information (CCI).

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies welcomes Rachel Gill and Alexa Thomas to the public relations and marketing team. Both students join the team as PR/Marketing assistants to the school. 

Gill is a senior public relations major with a marketing minor and is looking forward to graduating this May. 

Are you friends with your parents on Facebook? Or have you blocked all family members from seeing what you post?

Interim director of Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies Jeff Child, Ph.D. recently provided his expertise on privacy management in the book Family Communications in the Age of Digital and Social Media, edited by Carol J. Bruess.

Students in the School of Communication Studies are invited to apply for scholarships before the March 1, 2016 deadline.

Any undergraduate or graduate student interested in applying for a scholarship or award should visit scholarships.comm.kent.edu. Log in to the website using your Kent State University Flashline username and password.

The School of Communication Studies will host its spring Colloquium Series beginning Friday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in Taylor Hall, room 146. The series will kick-off with Paul Sommer, assistant professor of communication studies from Kent State Stark.

Sommer will present his dissertation “The Communicative Accomplishment of Knowledge Work: An Investigation of the Domestic Construction Industry.”

A pair of videos was recently created to highlight why current students chose to attend Kent State University and major in communication studies. The first video explains the field of communication studies and highlights why domestic students chose to study communication studies. The second video focuses on international students and their reasons for selecting Kent State and the School of Communication Studies. Both videos can be viewed on the school's YouTube channel.

School of Communication Studies assistant professor Suzy D’Enbeau recently published a joint research project concerning changes in the workplace and the Millennial generation.

The Millennial generation - those born between 1982 and 2000 - is known to be the largest generation since the Baby Boomers, with an estimated population of 80 million in the workplace.

Senior applied communication major Megan Carrasco is currently working on a communication studies-related honors thesis. Her endeavor began as she came across an online article that piqued her interest called “Forbes Top 100 Sites for Millennial Women.” She immediately recognized this to be an appropriate topic for a communication studies thesis. Carrasco then was able to elaborate on possible research questions for the thesis with the help of her advisor, Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau, which they narrowed to “how millennial women are discursively constructed online.”

The School of Communication Studies Colloquium Series will continue on Friday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in Taylor Hall, room 146, with a presentation by Dr. Cat Goodall, associate professor. The title of Goodall’s research is “Audience and Message Variables Moderating Emotional Reactions to Local News Coverage of Alcohol-Related Crimes, Accidents and Injuries.”

What is more likely to curb an addiction to pornography? Messages centered around religion, health concerns, or relationship dissatisfaction?

FOX 8’s Suzanne Stratford talks with Java Murniadi, a doctoral student in Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies about his research on the most appealing messages used to reduce excessive Internet pornography use.

Murniadi’s study focuses on Christian men in a romantic relationship.

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