Taylor Hall Reopening & Celebration of Schools | Communication & Information | Kent State University

The College of Communication and Information – the academic home to five innovative, professional schools whose work spans the disciplines of communication, information and technology – will celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Taylor Hall, Sept. 21-23. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the college, the 85th anniversary of the School of Communication Studies, the 80th anniversary of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the 5th anniversary of the interdisciplinary School of Digital Sciences.

The School of Visual Communication Design has moved from the Art Building into its new home in Taylor Hall, joining the School of Communication Studies in the historic building whose interior has been transformed to become the home of these dynamic programs. The new Taylor Hall features a signature gallery, photo and design studios, updated classrooms and a centralized student advising space. The School of Digital Sciences will also spend this academic year in Taylor Hall.

CCI’s celebration of Taylor Hall and its schools will bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Kent State community. The events will include celebrations that honor and showcase the accomplishments of our alumni across the college; panels that will help students with careers and internships; and opportunities for alumni and students to network and build community.

Join the College of Communication and Information and our five professional schools for the reopening of Taylor Hall on Sept. 21-23, 2017. Highlighted events are open to everyone.

Parking Maps, Directions & AccoMmodations

Joining us for an event?  You can find maps and directions via Parking Services.  We recommend the following parking lots:

  • Taylor Hall R-3 lot
  • Street parking along Midway Drive
  • Prentice Hall and Verder Hall lot
  • Commuter lot behind Verder Hall

Events from Our Schools

Taylor Hall Exterior

Communication Studies Moves Home to Taylor Hall

In its 85th year as a discipline on the Kent State University campus, communication studies continues to evolve with the times. The School of Communication Studies will kick off the 2017 – 2018 academic year with one of its biggest transformations yet!

Taylor Exterior

Digital Sciences Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The School of Digital Sciences (now officially part of the College of Communication and Information) celebrates its 5th anniversary alongside the opening of its new home in Taylor Hall.

Franklin Hall Starsphere Sculpture + Taylor Hall

Journalism & Mass Communications' 80th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni & Friends Awards Ceremony

JMC will join the College of Communication and Information in celebrating Taylor Hall's grand reopening.

Library Exterior

School of Information Welcomes Friends & Alums to Kent State Library

The School of Information (iSchool, formerly School of Library & Information Science), while still located in the Kent State Library, encourages friends and alums of the College of Communication and Information to visit their facilities and meet their faculty & staff during the Taylor Hall reopening.

Support Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall will be the new home to both the schools of Communication Studies and Visual Communication Design.

Unifying the School of Communication Studies and the School of Visual Communication Design in Taylor Hall presents the opportunity to better assimilate the many and different aspects of communication and design theory, research, use and practice. This is because each focuses on elements and means of creating, managing, using and evaluating messages and on information components and processes that are central to communication interaction.

Your gift will ensure an exceptional teaching and learning facility offering leading-edge research and programming. We encourage you to partner with us to provide a first-class education for the next generations of communicators and leaders.

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