College of Communication & Information

College of Communication & Information

The Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography The Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship is a competitive merit- and need-based scholarship supporting student tuition costs and enriching, out-of-classroom experiences to help photography students develop strong portfolios. The funds come from the largest single gift ($4.2 million) ever...

Students work in the TV2 production area in Franklin Hall during a live broadcast of the news. Gretchen Dworznik, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, shares her opinion on how the current age of politics is strengthening the study and practice of journalism. When the political atmosphere turns against the press, Dr. Dworznik expresses the importance of working...

Assistant Professor Aaron Bacue congratulates the participants in the Hyde Park Forum as the 2018 champion, Alexa Kwiatkowski, whispers to her instructor David Zachrich. The Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) hosted the annual Hyde Park Forum on Tuesday, April 24, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.  The top three student speakers from both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Introduction to Human Communication courses delivered their persuasive speeches to an audience of about 375 attendees....

Dana Lawless-Andric (left) and Vice President Alfreda Brown (right) present Amy Reynolds, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information, with the 2018 Unity Award for Diversity. Dean Reynolds accepted the award on behalf of the college. Kent State’s College of Communication and Information was recognized with the 2018 Unity Award for Diversity for implementing a variety of diversity courses as part of its curriculum, creating successful diversity programs, and dedicating faculty and staff to diversity initiatives within the college and the university. The College of...

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Gene Policinski (left) and David L. Hudson, Jr. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) Students, faculty, staff and...

Kent State at Trumbull Teams up with State and County to Fight Opioid Addiction According to the Ohio Department of Health statistics, Trumbull County had the second highest number of overdose deaths in Northeast Ohio in 2015. In March of 2016 alone, 26 people died from overdoses. To help fight the growing trend and save lives, Kent State University at Trumbull is working with the county’s Mental Health and Recovery Board...

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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...

Andrew Badger holds up a poster from his anime collection. Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., the interim associate dean of the College of Communication and Information, spoke at the International Scientific Conference on the Digital Communication in the Age of Social Transformations at Ajman University in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, April 16. Coombs was the keynote speaker at the conference's opening...