College of Communication and Information

The School of Communication Studies recognized alumni JaRel Clay, Arianne Gasser, Carol Wilder and Scott Myers at its 2017 Alumni Awards. 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: ...

Christopher Darling created a program to paint murals on the Oriana House Hough Building as part of a revitalization project. A few brushes - a little paint - and a lot of creativity. They are the tools of treatment for dozen of recovering drug addicts in Cleveland. The idea came from Christopher Darling, assistant professor it Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information. With the help of a grant, Darling created a program to paint murals on the...

Jimmy Miller, a 2017 Kent State graduate who served as editor of The Kent Stater, takes notes while talking to a fellow student in the student media newsroom in Franklin Hall. 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...

Burr Fall 2016 Staff 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...

Tales from the Curb MuseLab Exhibit The idea for the latest MuseLab exhibit grew out of a Museum Communications course, and was later implemented by students completing their culminating experience: Four chairs rescued from a curb in Kent, Ohio. Four tales of an imagined past. Explore their unique "stories" in this new exhibit. Watch for blog posts on June 1 and July 1 about this...

A class of communication studies students earned top prize in the Outstanding New Service Initiative category at the Kent State University’s Office of Experimental Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) annual awards program. A class of communication studies students earned top prize in the Outstanding New Service Initiative category at the Kent State University’s Office of Experimental Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) annual awards program. Students enrolled in “Communication as Community: Communication in Small Groups and Teams,” taught by part-time...

School of Media and Journalism

Emeritus Professor Gary Hanson Gary Hanson, beloved emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, died on May 18, almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. Calling hours will take place Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m., and on Thursday, May 25, from 10-11 a.m., with a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. All...

A faculty member works with a digital sciences major during a course. At its spring meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the integration of the School of Digital Sciences (DSCI) into the College of Communication and Information (CCI) effective July 1, 2017. By adding the School of Digital Sciences to its family of schools, CCI becomes the only college in the nation that combines a mix of...

School of Communication Studies

School of Communication Studies graduate student Natalie Moses recently earned the National Award of Excellence for her feature-length movie script at the annual Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Broadcasters conference. School of Communication Studies alumna Natalie Moses recently earned the National Award of Excellence for her feature-length movie script at the annual Broadcast Education Association and National Association of Broadcasters (BEA/NAB) conference in Las Vegas. Moses was a graduate student at Kent State University who graduated in May 2017.   ...

School of Media and Journalism

Hearst Awards Kent State finished among the top 20 programs in the nation and first in the state of Ohio in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for 2016-2017. Students and alumni also earned several top individual honors.  Known as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” the Hearst Awards Program presents scholarships to students for outstanding...