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Senior public relations major Daniel Henderson recently accepted a prestigious internship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C. Henderson will be interning in the External Affairs Department and working specifically with the Foreign Policy Program. “CFR’s mission is to inform, not to influence, and they are...

College Commemorates World Press Freedom Day Today, communities around the globe are celebrating World Press Freedom Day. It is a day for recognizing what fundamental freedom of the press means for global democracy. World Press Freedom Day was officially announced by the U.N. General Assembly in December of 1993, and has been celebrated on May 3 every year since. Today, we not only...

Doctoral student William Kelvin presents his poster at last year Four School of Communication Studies (COMM) graduate students were named first place award winners at Kent State University’s 32nd Graduate Research Symposium April 21, 2017. Master’s students Daniel Socha, Kelsey Husnick and Kelsey Phillips and doctoral student William Kelvin shared their research in an oral presentation or as a poster. Each...

Students compete for scholarships and the coveted People’s Choice Award in the annual Hyde Park Forum. Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies recently hosted its annual Hyde Park Forum, an event in which stand-out students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course deliver persuasive speeches for a panel of judges. Students compete for scholarships and the coveted People’s Choice Award. Student Erin Davis...

VCD students in the Retail Design: Concept Through Fabrication class helped to re-design the Fashion School Store. 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...

Andrew Badger holds up a poster from his anime collection. If you don't know much about the world of animation, then you probably have not heard of anime. But chances are you have seen it, or at least passed over it while channel surfing. Anime is a distinctive art form of hand-drawn animation that originated in Japan. Its look is colorful - its characters eccentric - and its themes fantastical. Put that...

VCD students in the Retail Design: Concept Through Fabrication class helped to re-design the Fashion School Store. 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...

Students Develop Career-Ready Skills Through My Story On The Web Course 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.   This in-person and online course held each semester allows students, regardless of their major, to dive into web design, multimedia projects, social media and ethical...

Visiting Researchers to Discuss Study of Communication Between Humans, Robots on April 21 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. Chad Edwards, Ph.D., and Autumn Edwards, Ph.D., will discuss the role that perception plays in human-robot interactions. The team investigated the relationships between humans and social...

Visiting Researchers to Discuss Study of Communication Between Humans, Robots on April 21 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.   Barness was approached by...