College of Communication and Information

Nearly 150 attendees packed into Rm. 226 in Taylor Hall to hear international journalist Malia Politzer talk about her reporting of the refugee crisis in Niger, Italy, Germany and Turkey.

The University Teaching Council (UTC) will host the 24th Annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference on Friday, Oct. 20 in the Kent Student Center for a day of dialogue with Kent State University faculty, featuring interactive roundtables and engaging poster sessions.

At the UTC conference, Lisa Waite, senior lecturer in the School of Communication Studies at Stark, will co-present “To Pun or Not to Pun: That is the Question” with Jerry Lewis, Kent State sociology professor emeritus of sociology.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) held its September 2017 “Super-Regional” BEA On-Location conference at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn.


The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG) held its 40th annual conference, themed “40 Shades of Purple: Four Decades of Feminisms,” Oct. 5 – 8 in Omaha, Neb. 

Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information – the academic home to five innovative, professional schools whose work spans the disciplines of communication, information and technology – will celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Taylor Hall, Sept. 21-23. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the college, the 85th anniversary of the School of Communication Studies, the 80th anniversary of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the 5th anniversary of the interdisciplinary School of Digital Sciences.

Four Kent State University alumni were honored on Friday, Sept. 22, at the School of Communication Studies Alumni Awards & Reception in Taylor Hall. The event was part of the College of Communication and Information's celebration of Taylor Hall's reopening, Sept. 21 - 23, 2017.

Three distinct awards are given at the annual celebration:

Kent State's Christopher Darling helps recovering drug addicts paint murals as part of a revitalization project.

Kent State’s student newspaper, The Kent Stater, is the best collegiate daily (published three times per week or more) in Ohio, according to the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest.

Alumna Neville Hardman, ’16, and journalism major Kelly Powell, ’18, also received individual honors – first and second place respectively – for best collegiate feature writing, in the contest sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of SPJ.

The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

In each category, SPJ chooses one winner and up to two national finalists from student journalists’ submissions from across the United States.