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School of Communication Studies

The School of Communication Studies will host a robotics demonstration on the third floor of the Kent State Library, Rm. 330, Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4 p.m.

The session entitled, “Celebrity social media and parasocial relationships: The role of social presence,” will be presented by assistant professor for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University Jihyun Kim on Friday, May 5.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies (COMM) will hold its annual Hyde Park Forum competition in which select students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course will deliver persuasive speeches for a panel of judges.

Scholarships are awarded to first, second and third place winners, and the audience will name its favorite with the People’s Choice Award.

On Tuesday, May 2, the Organizational Communication Training and Development in the School of Communication Studies will hold a showcase of its diversity research work on the third floor of the University Library. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 12:15 p.m. with the program beginning promptly at 12:45 p.m.

The School of Communication Studies (COMM) will host its annual Lambda Pi Eta induction and student awards and scholarships reception Friday, April 7.

Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D. Ponder, Ph.D.

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.

April 14 event postponed. To be rescheduled for Fall 2017.

Erin Hollenbaugh, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator for the School of Communication Studies (COMM) at Kent State Stark, will lead COMM’s third spring colloquium Friday, April 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rm. 109 of the Art Building,

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.”