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Kent State public relations major Sarah Matthews stands near the Cleveland script sign at North Coast Harbor’s Voinovich Park with the city in the background. She is one of several Kent State students involved in the 2016 Republican National Convention. 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. Public relations major Sarah Matthews from Kent State’s School of...

image of Katrina Hall with a cavs championship trophy 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...

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The award recognizes outstanding work by student journalists. (Photo credit: Gary Hanson) 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. The Radio Television Digital News Association presents only three of these awards every year – one each for audio,...

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The award recognizes outstanding work by student journalists. (Photo credit: Gary Hanson) Team will present integrated marketing campaign to V8®+Energy brand team For the first time, a team of Kent State University students and alumni will compete as finalists in the Collegiate Effie Competition later this month. The students – Ellie Schering, ’17, of Malvern, Ohio; Emily Wahl, ’16, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Matt Varga, ’16, of...

pulitzer fellowship logo 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...

pulitzer fellowship logo 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...

pulitzer fellowship logo 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...

Hyde Park 2016 winners 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...

all graduate student award recipients pose together 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...

all graduate student award recipients pose together Reduced tuition rate available for those who sign up by April 15 Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design will host its annual pre-college design academy, Inspire, which explores all areas of graphic design, from June 20-24. During Inspire, students engage in projects combining basic research tactics, brainstorming and...