The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University is pleased to announce a gift of $10,000 from Brokaw, an independent, global marketing, advertising and design agency headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. CEO Gregg Brokaw has given the gift in support of the School of Visual Communication Design's Taylor Hall Gallery Exhibitions and Lecture Series. 

A cross-disciplinary team of students from Kent State’s College of Communication and Information earned commendation for their work on You Can Now’s (YCN) Student Awards, an international, creative advertising competition.


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.

Jerry D. Feezel, Ph.D., an emeritus professor at the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM), will be featured in the “Scholar Conversations” series at the 2018 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention April 4 – 7 in Milwaukee.


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Typically held each fall and spring semester, the School of Communication Studies hosts the Global Communication Issues Forum in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to address the global effect of a topic and how it is communicated to a world-wide audience by the media. Reporters from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting serve as keynote speakers and share their personal and professional perspectives on how a topic is covered.

Toastmasters three-time world champion of public speaking and Kent State University alumnus Rich Breiner, Ph.D., ’80, visited campus recently for the first time since graduation nearly 40 years ago.

School of Communication Studies (COMM) marketing assistant Mikala Lugen sat down with Breiner to talk about his college experience, his successful public speaking career and his tips for leading a happy and prosperous life.

The College of Communication and Information has created a series of high-impact, immersive educational experiences that debuts this upcoming spring semester. The “Media and Movements” initiative will enable CCI undergraduate and graduate students to apply their communication, research, multimedia storytelling, design, advocacy, data, information and knowledge management skills to significant and highly relevant social issues.

CACM Director Patrick Coy has published a chapter in a new book focused on constructive conflict management. Coy’s chapter, “Communication, Constructiveness, and Asymmetry in Nonviolent Action Theory and Practice,” is chapter two in Perspectives in Waging Conflicts ConstructivelyCases, Concepts and Practice, Bruce Dayton and Louis Kriesberg, editors, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017. Here is a link to reviews: