College of Communication and Information

As a graduate student, Andrew Badger overcame endless obstacles to turn his admiration for anime into a trustworthy business.

The Fashion School Store will officially re-open April 27 by holding an event from 6 to 8 p.m. in the store to celebrate the students work. The re-opening will align with the Fashion School’s annual runway show. Anyone is encouraged to stop by and see the new look of the store. The Fashion School Store is located at 201 E. Erie St. in Downtown Kent. 

Kent State University students learn online skills, including storytelling and resume creation, through the School of Digital Science’s My Story on the Web course.


The School of Communication Studies will host a robotics demonstration on the third floor of the Kent State Library, Rm. 330, Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4 p.m.

A Kent State Visual Communication Design (VCD) class is stepping outside the box this semester. VCD students from Assistant Professor Jessica Barness’ Interaction Design class have teamed up with a group of students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) to reimagine the Akron Innerbelt.


The session entitled, “Celebrity social media and parasocial relationships: The role of social presence,” will be presented by assistant professor for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University Jihyun Kim on Friday, May 5.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies (COMM) will hold its annual Hyde Park Forum competition in which select students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course will deliver persuasive speeches for a panel of judges.

Scholarships are awarded to first, second and third place winners, and the audience will name its favorite with the People’s Choice Award.

Fusionist. Cybernetic Director. Chief Drone Experience Designer. Avatar programmer.

User experience designers at Google, Microsoft, Android, Chrome and Artefact have predicted that these job titles are among the most important design jobs of the future, according to an article in Fast Company Co.Design, the world’s leading progressive business media brand focused on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas and design.

On Tuesday, May 2, the Organizational Communication Training and Development in the School of Communication Studies will hold a showcase of its diversity research work on the third floor of the University Library. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 12:15 p.m. with the program beginning promptly at 12:45 p.m. To help the class prepare for you, please RSVP. 

New rankings released by U.S. News & World Report place Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in library and information science – again.