College of Communication and Information

The University Library is located in the heart of the Kent State University campus. U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State University in the top 20 Best Library and Information Studies Programs in the country in its 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Kent State is the only Ohio institution included in this ranking. Overall, Kent State is recognized in 12 new national rankings in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate...

The University Library is located in the heart of the Kent State University campus. The following list is just a small sample of the many scholarship opportunities available at Kent State University, in the College of Communication and Information, and through outside organizations. Our students with diverse identities and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for all scholarships available to them. This list only highlights...

Center for International & Intercultural Education

Picture of Latinos in the Media Poster On February 19, 2020, CIIE held a Cultural Dialogue, Latinos in the Media: The World Outside and the Pictures in our Heads, at 200 (Read Room) White Hall. The Dialogue was presented by panelists from Kent State School of Communication Studies; Dr. Elizabeth Graham, School Director; Dr. Yesim Kaptan; Dr. Rekha Sharma; and Dr. Ikram Toumi. Sign...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

School of Theatre and Dance

Brian Michael Smith; Photo by Ben Esner Kent State University alumni Brian Michael Smith, a 2005 graduate with a B.S. in T.V. and Film Programming and a Minor in Theatre, is making television history as the first black transgender man to be featured as a series regular in a broadcast network show.  This week, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Smith will join the cast of Fox's 911:...

Covering the Carnage: Journalists Risk Own Mental, Physical Health In Reporting From Dayton, El Paso 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 seeks to improve educational opportunities in Nigeria thanks to a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant. 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...

COMM part-time instructor Bill Kelvin earned the 2017 People 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...

Rachael Parks was asked to lunch by the national head of the ROTC based on her excellent performance on a case study project she did on the program in an organizational communication course. 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...