Kent State Graduate Students to Present at Symposium

Four Kent State University School of Communication Studies graduate students will participate in the 31st annual Kent State Graduate Student Symposium Friday, April 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Kent State Student Center. 

This event is the largest annual research event on campus, with last year’s event showcasing nearly 300 individual presentations. The oral and poster presentations feature graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines. 

The communication studies graduate students presenting, their topics and presentation times are as follows:

  • Bill Kelvin: Quiet champions or energy wasting nags? Interpersonal advocacy of pro-environment behavior in the workplace at 11:50 a.m. in KSC 306B.
  • Zach Humphries: How athletes of race are portrayed in the media: The portrayal of Latino and Asian baseball players on ESPN: Sunday Night Baseball at 12:05 p.m. in KSC 318. 
  • Shawn Starcher: Trauma, anxiety, and depression at 12:20 p.m. in KSC 208.
  • Daniel Socha: Rationalizing resettlement: Construction of the ideal refugee in cultural orientation resources at 12:20 p.m. in KSC 319.

Faculty and graduate students serve as judges for groups of presentations sharing similar themes or representing common areas of study. The symposium will conclude with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters. 

The graduate students will hold a practice session this Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in Taylor Hall Room 129 to prepare for the big presentations later this week. Students are encouraged to stop by to offer feedback to the presenters. 

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 09:42 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2023 10:14 PM
Rachel Gill