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Communication and Influence

Students in two sections of this class participated in experiential learning. In Professor Rekha Sharma’s section of this class, students raised money and awareness for groups related to Cleveland’s Hope Lodge (families seeking treatment for childhood cancers) and Kent State’s LGVTQ Emergency Fund (which aids LGBTQ students dealing with homelessness, food insecurity and other challenges. Students in Professor J.D. Ponder’s section produced a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products or money to purchase these products for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. The program, “Assist Your Sister,” drew attention to the tax on feminine products; two pending bills in the House of Representatives seek to end the tax because it is discriminatory.