College of Communication and Information

Note: Gretchen Hoak is a former television reporter/anchor and current assistant professor of journalism in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research survey, “Are We Teaching Trauma?”,  focused on how universities prepare young journalists for the trauma they may endure in covering violence. Kent...

An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty will participate in a $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve educational outcomes for Nigerian children. The USAID grant has been awarded to American University of Nigeria with partners Kent State and Columbia University for the three-year...

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 topic was the Shen Yun Chinese dance company and its complex...

When the national head of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) asks you to lunch, you don't turn him down.   School of Communication Studies (COMM) junior Rachael Parks earned one of those coveted invitations following her stellar performance on a case study she completed on the ROTC program for an organizational communication course...

A team of Kent State University public relations students are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition after working on a public relations campaign that would increase funding for childhood cancer research. Each year, the annual competition, hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), calls for PRSSA college...

Gretchen Dworznik, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present her research on Friday, April 20, as part of the Spring 2018 College of Communication and Information (CCI) Research Colloquium.   Dworznik will present her research titled, “Hurricane Harvey: PTSD in Journalists” at 2:15 p.m. in...

College of Communication & Information

New students are encouraged to tour or schedule a visit to Kent State University, the College of Communication and Information (CCI) to learn about the campus, our schools and majors. Parking for all of these programs is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street.  Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college...

Jeffrey Child, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies, will lead a student-career development webinar at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 titled, “Operation Social Media Clean Up,” as part of the “You’re Hired! Tips for Getting the Job” series offered by McGraw-Hill Education. Child will share best practices on...

Jerry D. Feezel, Ph.D., an emeritus professor at the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM), will be featured in the “Scholar Conversations” series at the 2018 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention April 4 – 7 in Milwaukee.   Former executive director and past CSCA president Scott A. Myers,...

The next Spring 2018 CCI Research Colloquium presentation will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in Rm. 332 of the University Library.   Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., the College of Communication and Information interim associate dean for research and graduate education, will present her research titled, “Developing a Research...