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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:13am
Students are getting real-world experiences in classes across campus as they work with local organizations. For Communication Studies’ Counterterrorism and Communication class, the lessons are getting real very quickly. Students last semester worked with the Cleveland Police Depa...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 3:14pm
A cross-disciplinary team of students from Kent State’s College of Communication and Information earned commendation for their work on You Can Now’s (YCN) Student Awards, an international, creative...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:42pm
The Kent State University School of Communication Studies has named communication scholar Paul Leonardi, Ph.D., the L. Leroy Cowperthwaite Communication Lecturer. Professor Leonardi will visit campus Sept. 17-19 to meet one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students and facu...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:59pm
Kent State University’s University Teaching Council (UTC) awarded Aaron Bacue, an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), a 10-week Summer Teaching Development Grant (STDG) to test two software applications aimed at impro...
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:18pm
Anything your heart desires will come to you, especially if you put in the work. Just ask Sarah Heavner of Kent State University at Trumbull. Ms. Heavner, who is majoring in communication studies and minoring in theatre, recently earned an internship with Walt Disney World for th...
Communication Studies major Matti-Lynn Chrisman is shown during the talent portion of the Miss Ohio 2018 competition. Photo credit: Lou Whitmire, Mansfield News Journal
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:17pm
Beauty, brains, poise and talent were on full display at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 16 where Kent State University student Matti-Lynn Chrisman bested 19 other beauty queens to win the crown and title of Miss Ohio 2018.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:41am
A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its g...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:51pm
2017’s “People’s Choice” award winner at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was William Kelvin, a part-time instructor in the School of Communication Studies who is working toward his Ph.D. in Communication and Information. This was Kelvin's third time at 3MT, and his topi...
School of Communication Studies soon-to-be alumni wait patiently to hear their names called at graduation.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:40am
“I’m Batman!” Those were Michael Keaton’s final words during his Spring 2018 graduation ceremony address at a packed Dix Stadium on May 12. Not only did the Oscar-nominated actor impart wisdom as the university’s commencement speaker, but he also joined more than 3,000 graduates...
Rachael Parks
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:52am
When the national head of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) asks you to lunch, you don't turn him down.  


1 year 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:
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Longtime Professor Paul Haridakis will serve as Interim Director, effective today. Read more about Dr. Haridakis: