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As politicians, delegates, media and communications professionals from across the country descend upon Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, so too will students from Kent State University, using the skills they’ve learned to gain valuable work experience.

What do you think it would be like to intern for the 2016 NBA national championship team, the Cleveland Cavaliers? Recent Kent State University and School of Communication Studies alumna, Katrina Hall can tell you all about it! Hall has spent the past two years interning with the Sales and Services Crew for the Cavaliers and has enjoyed every winning moment.

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State University who studied broadcast journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. 

Photo of banner created by Kent State advertising studentsTeam will present integrated marketing campaign to V8®+Energy brand team

Daniel Socha, a global communication studies graduate student, has been selected as Kent State University’s student fellow from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Socha was one of only a small group of students nationwide to receive a fellowship for an international reporting project for the opportunity to travel abroad to cover under-reported stories. 

How do you mourn the loss of a loved one? Do you take your feelings to social media? Journalists from all over the country did when two of their own were killed in an on-air shooting in Roanoke, Virginia. School of Communication Studies assistant professor, Rekha Sharma, and School of Journalism and Mass Communication assistant professor, Gretchen Dworznik, worked to examine the conversation on Twitter as journalists remembered and honored the two WDBJ television reporters who lost their lives during a live broadcast in August 2015.

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:

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies hosted its annual Hyde Park Forum on April 12, 2016, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom of the Kent State Campus. The forum is an opportunity for students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication class to engage in persuasive public discourse for an audience of peers, family and faculty. 

The School of Communication Studies hosted its annual Graduate Student Recognition Reception on April 8 at the Patton House in Kent. The accomplishments of the graduate students were recognized with a presentation of awards for scholarship, teaching and achievement.

“This event is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our graduate students,” Jeff Child, interim director, said. “These students contribute so much to the school so we enjoy recognizing all of their hard work.”

Photo from Inspire, Kent State's Design AcademyReduced tuition rate available for those who sign up by April 15