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Marrakesh, Morocco market. Photo by Annie Spratt on Upsplash

Food is all around us — and it’s not just a means for survival, but a way of learning about culture, a mode of sharing celebrations and entertainment, a category of media consumption. In Fall 2021, the Kent State course “Media, Food & Foodways” will explore the way food connects us. Offered through the School of Communication Studies, students will learn about the relationship between food, communication and culture and examine how these relationships affect how we understand our identity, culture and environment. It is open to students of all majors. The course is something Ass...

Aidan Taylor Shares His Views on American's History with Racism

Note: The following essay was crafted by Aidan Taylor. Taylor is a senior pursuing a double major in Digital Media Production and Pan African Studies. His essay contains strong language.                                                                                         The Second Coming                    &nbs...

Mikey Indriolo

While locked down in their apartments or family homes, students in the Kent State course Journalism and Documentary are telling a story that future generations and historians will one day discuss: What was college life like when the coronavirus pandemic changed the world?  At the beginning of the semester, students were given an assignment to create shortened versions of their final project, a five to 10-minute documentary, for social media. But as the semester shifted to remote instruction in early March, a unique set of challenges arose, and instructors Jacqueline Marino and Christop...

Kent State University is pleased and proud to announce the return of “We the People,” a photography exhibition that shines a light on our common humanity. The exhibition will return to the Kent Campus, on the Lefton Esplanade, from Sept. 6-30, overlapping with the Kent Creativity Festival, and will include featured events like speakers, films and discussion sessions. “We the People” is a series of 25 large portraits of Northeast Ohio residents, mostly from Akron, who are also refugees from various countries. With images by photographer Erin LaBelle, the project is sponsored by ...

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Starting in Spring 2019, CCI will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a semester in Lisbon, Portugal, studying at the Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, or UCP) in the Faculty (School) of Human Sciences. CCI students can take courses in English taught by UCP faculty members with deep expertise in social, cultural and organizational communication, photography, digital media production, marketing, public relations, advertising and journalism. This program provides the benefits of studying in an international academic environment with s...

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University welcomes new assistant professor, Yesim Kaptan, Ph.D., to the global communication concentration beginning the Fall 2016 semester. Prior to coming to Kent State, Kaptan was associate professor in the Faculty of Communication at Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey. She was also a visiting scholar at the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Kaptan received her undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in political s...