College of Communication and Information

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...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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...

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 Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) will host its first-ever Diversity Week from April 24 – 28. The week-long event is the culminating activity to come out of CCI’s new Office of Academic Diversity Outreach headed by coordinator Amanda Leu. The office, which works closely with student, faculty and staff...

Kent State students traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to learn about human trafficking and local organizations working to eradicate it. I  had no idea what human trafficking was until I came to Kent. My freshman year, I was shown the documentary “Nefarious” that completely broke my heart for the people who have fallen into the shadows of society as victims of human trafficking. I found my passion in life and began getting involved on campus to learn more about this topic. I...