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Veteran Journalist Eric Mansfield Joins Kent State As Executive Director, University Media Relations

WKYC-TV anchor and reporter Eric Mansfield will become Kent State University’s new executive director for university media relations. The award-winning journalist and Akron native begins his new position with the university on June 1.
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2012 Mcgruder Lecture and Awards Luncheon Takes Place March 26

Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor Debra Adams Simmons, editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and 2012 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity, at an awards luncheon and lecture on Monday, March 26, on the Kent Campus. The award, fr...

Kent State Honors Cleveland’S Plain Dealer Editor With r 2012 Mcgruder Award for Media Diversity on March 26

Debra Adams Simmons, editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, has been named the 2012 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professional...

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer Editor Named 2012 McGruder Award for Media Diversity Winner

Debra Adams Simmons, editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, has been named the 2012 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media profession...

Kent State Professor to Fly 1,670 Miles to Fund Annual Scholarship

This spring, two Piper J3 Cubs will set out on a journey to the place where aviation began. It will be the first flight to Wright Brothers Airport via all of Ohio's 88 counties and will honor the 75th anniversary of the airplane that taught nearly a half-million pilots to fly. J...

First Annual CCI Film and Photography Gala to Benefit the ESL in Franklin Hall

The first annual College of Communication and Information (CCI) Film and Photography Gala invites Kent State University students to submit photography and short films for a juried competition to be held on Friday, March 30 at 5 p.m. in Franklin Hall. CCI, in conjunction with Kent...

Kent State Student Named Top Finalist in National Awards Program

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation awarded a Kent State University broadcast journalism student the top television finalist award, along with a $2,600 scholarship. Jeannette Reyes, a Kent State senior and TV2 reporter and anchor, submitted two of her broadcast stories to the...

Faculty Members Open Stores in Acorn Alley II

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) family can be found many places in Kent, from campus to downtown. CCI faculty members are bringing their entrepreneurial skills to Acorn Alley II, a new hot spot for small business owners. Tree City Coffee & Pastry
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Cleveland’s Plain Dealer Editor Named 2012 McGruder Award For Media Diversity Winner

Debra Adams Simmons, editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, has been named the 2012 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity from Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage...

Through Our Lenses: CCI Students Document Their Studies Abroad

A juried photo exhibit spotlighting study abroad students in the College of  Communication and Information (CCI) is now on display in the Kent State University Library. Forty remarkable photos were selected to provide a glimpse of how CCI study abroad students see the world, a...

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