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Monday, May 10, 2021 - 4:50pm
At the end of a challenging year, we celebrate the Kent State School of Communication Studies Class of 2021! Our faculty recognize students who have overcome so much and persevered in the face of global worry and uncertainty.
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:58am
Food is all around us — and it’s not just a means for survival, but a way of learning about culture, a mode of sharing celebrations and entertainment, a category of media consumption. In Fall 2021, the Kent State course “Media, Food & Foodways” will explore the way food conne...
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:44am
Since 2015, Bournemouth University’s Center for Health and Media Research has conducted an election analysis, including rapid responses and contributions from several leading U.S. and international academics, which, this year, includes four from Kent State University.
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:20am
This reflection is by Stephanie Danes Smith, an Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Information. Before she began sharing her passion and vast knowledge of communication with Kent State students, she spent 27 years working for the U.S. Federal government, 25 o...
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Kent State students and faculty joined together on October 23 to discuss elections, politics, political and social polarization and civil discourse at the interactive teach-in, Don’t Hate - Debate.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:05pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:27am
A team of Kent State faculty along with a pediatrician from Akron Children's Hospital have created a language identification tool to help in improving healthcare outcomes.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:17pm
The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University is proud to announce Paul Haridakis, Ph.D., as Interim Director.
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 4:08pm
When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Kent State University students immediately recognized an issue that almost nobody else was talking about: Not all homes are healthy homes. 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 2:17pm
Great strife inspires great change. My hope is that you will persist and meet these challenges. The country needs communication specialists like you with an ability to talk about difficult subjects; and nothing is harder than conversations about racism.

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6 months ago
Our own Dr. Mei-Chen Lin was part of the National Communication Association podcast with professors Jeffrey Hall and Jordan Soliz about the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it's having on communication in families and romantic relationships. Listen here: https://t.co/aqILOK6hVH https://t.co/488qxVUBZn
10 months ago
Longtime Professor Paul Haridakis will serve as Interim Director, effective today. Read more about Dr. Haridakis: https://t.co/ZkPQk7k2Hy https://t.co/rMxhpe2E0g