College of Communication and Information

School to host final colloquium of the semester on social media. 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. Kim will present research findings related to her personal and academic interests about celebrities’...

Kent State Communication Studies Hosting Annual Hyde Park Event 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...

UXD Wireframing 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...

The students in Molly Taggart’s Organizational Communication Training and Development class have started a company to utilize what they are learning in their coursework. 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...

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. The school 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. Kendra S. Albright, who became director of Kent State's School of Library and Information Science in July 2016, acknowledges...

Traveling Stanzas: poets share their stories A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

Ben Orner, Journalism major Ben Orner, '18, placed in the top 10 for the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 2016-2017 Journalism Awards Program’s Television Broadcast News Competition. Orner placed ninth out of 69 entrants from 39 schools, earning a certificate of merit.   “I didn’t think I would place at all,” Orner said. “I thought the...

The School of Communication Studies hosts an annual program recognizing top graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Communication Studies (COMM) will host its annual Lambda Pi Eta induction and student awards and scholarships reception Friday, April 7. The school will induct its newest class of Upsilon Chapter Lambda Pi Eta members in a private ceremony at 5 p.m. in Lowry Hall, Room 143. Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National...

Course Project to Build Awareness, Gather Donations of Feminine Products for Kent State Women’s Center Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D....

The College of Communication and Information and School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host the annual conference on April 21, 2017, in Franklin Hall. The tenth YouToo Social Media Conference has confirmed its keynote speakers, bringing Disney digital media powerhouse Greg Josken and digital branding expert Juntae DeLane to headline the milestone conference. Josken, digital marketing and social media manager for the Disney Theatrical Group, will open the conference as the morning speaker on...