“To me, being global means to recognize that everyday there is a new place to go, a new story to tell, and new people to meet. Being global means that one action can have an effect on another community near or far away, whether we like it or not. People can be global without leaving their county. It is a mental understanding on your life. We may never go to a place like Indonesia where our T-shirts are made, but we certainly can watch a documentary about Indonesia. We may never venture to Antarctica, but we can read about how climate change is causing icebergs to melt. I believe being global is important because every day we live on this planet should be filled with asking questions, starting conversations, and learning about others. And if we are so lucky to have the chance to hop on a plane and explore a new region of the world, then we are truly blessed. It is our job to see new places and talk about them to those who do not get the chance to go. Being global is about discovery and enjoying the journey rather than the place.”

--Michael Gallagher
Communication Studies, Class of 2019

  • “I always want to immerse myself in the vibrant beauty of cultures and traditions, to respect diversity and stand united. With every little opportunity, I have learned to embrace my life, as we are the citizens of the world.”

    --Amrita Datta
    Visual Communication Design, Class of 2019

  • “I want to understand other cultures and why they do the things they do, which may help us understand why we do the things we do. And perhaps by thinking globally we can alleviate the suffering of others or even help to alleviate the suffering within ourselves. Humanity is connecting more than ever before and we owe it to our neighbors, our children, and our environment to think globally and work together.”

    --Morgan Frantz
    Senior, Global Communication major

  • “I believe we are called to be stewards of the earth as individuals and as a community. Being aware and concerned for the well-being of our fellow man and the environment around us is, to me, what it means to be global.”

    --Ava Moss
    Public Relations, Class of 2018

  • “Being global is a state of being, where we recognize our role in shaping the interconnected existence of all humans, not just our immediate tribe. Those who are global seek to not only understand, but to connect with and learn from cultures and communities in distant lands, and neighboring countries. Most importantly, those who have the resources to be global are incredibly privileged, and should always use their privilege to advance the lives of others in the world.”

    -- Daniel Henderson
    Senior, PR major and Kent State Army ROTC cadet