College of Communication and Information

Assistant Professor for the School of Communication Studies Yesim Kaptan, Ph.D., published a chapter in the book, From Tahrir Square to Ferguson: Social Networks As Facilitators of Social Networks.   Written by Juliette Dee, Kaptan co-authored the chapter, “Laughing with Tear Gas in Our Eyes: Use of Satirical...

Advertising major Michael Weber performs on MTV Kent State University advertising student Michael Weber balances a 4.0 GPA with a thriving passion for music – a passion that recently propelled him to win first place on MTV’s talent show, “Amazingness.” The episode featuring Weber, ’19, aired nationally on Jan. 5, 2018. It featured six acts competing for a $10,000 prize, which Weber...

Advertising major Michael Weber performs on MTV COMM Assistant Professor Cristin A. Compton, Ph.D., co-authored “Organizing Sexuality: Silencing and the Push-Pull Process of Co-Sexuality in the Workplace” in the Journal of Communication Vol. 67, Issue 6, 2017, 874-896.   The article was co-authored by Debbie S. Dougherty from the University of Missouri....

Alumnus Brandon Arroyo is a contestant on Season 12 of Worst Cooks in America. Since his graduation in 2013 with a Kent State University degree in communication studies, alumnus Brandon Arroyo has worked in broadcast journalism throughout Northeast Ohio. His busy schedule led to a desire to learn how to cook, which prompted an audition for the Food Network's “Worst Cooks in America." Arroyo secured a spot and joined...

Alumnus Brandon Arroyo is a contestant on Season 12 of Worst Cooks in America. Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Kent State University provost and senior vice president, has appointed COMM Associate Professor Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., to the university-level Promotion Advisory Board (PAB) for AY 2017-18.  According to Sue N. Averill, Ph.D., associate provost for Faculty Affairs, the PAB is made up of two panels, each of which deals with...

Alumnus Brandon Arroyo is a contestant on Season 12 of Worst Cooks in America. The School of Communication Studies adopted a family through the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties to help make a family’s holiday season a bit brighter.   "We wanted to do something meaningful so we 'adopted a family' and provided the children with shoes, clothing, bed sheets, pillows and more items that would improve...

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Alumnus Brandon Arroyo is a contestant on Season 12 of Worst Cooks in America. Applied communication junior Julia Hazel was the winner of this year’s fifth annual Kent State LaunchNET Elevator Pitch competition. The competition gives students 90 seconds to pitch a business idea or personal skills to a panel of judges for a chance to win prize money. Judging this year’s competition was Kristin Williams, executive director...

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Alumnus Brandon Arroyo is a contestant on Season 12 of Worst Cooks in America. The College of Communication and Information celebrated Giving Tuesday 2017 with a “give thanks” event held in the CCI Commons in Olson Hall. Students, staff and alumni gathered to say thank you to the donors who supported the First Passport Fund and Student Media Fund. Guests made handmade thank-you cards for donors and holiday crafts for...

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Rich Breiner Toastmasters three-time world champion of public speaking and Kent State University alumnus Rich Breiner, Ph.D., ’80, visited campus recently for the first time since graduation nearly 40 years ago. School of Communication Studies (COMM) marketing assistant Mikala Lugen sat down with Breiner to talk about his college experience, his successful...

Panelists discussed how the global refugee crisis impacts Kent State students and people around the world at “Redefining Panelists spoke to a packed house of approximately 80 people at the "Redefining 'Refugee': Stories from a Global Crisis" discussion held Nov. 17.  Speakers included: Eka Anthony, a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo; Anuj Gurung, a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Kent State University; Brooke Davis,...