Communication Studies

Imagery from students When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Kent State University students immediately recognized an issue that almost nobody else was talking about: Not all homes are healthy homes. The students were enrolled in the College of Communication and Information course...

Photo of YES! Magazine Editions lying side by side. Two Kent State Honors College students were recently recognized in YES! Magazine’s Fall 2019 National Student Writing Competition. Madison Greene, a junior majoring in communications studies, was recognized as the contest’s University Winner for her essay, “Carrying the Torch.” The essay written by Jenna Robinson, a junior honors student...

College of Communication & Information

Photo of YES! Magazine Editions lying side by side. JaRel Clay | Communication Studies | Class of 2011 Watch: JaRel discusses how his job has changed during COVID-19: Since graduating from Kent State less than 10 years ago, JaRel Clay has traveled the United States while working for Edelman, one of the country’s largest public relations firms; created a digital media platform for a national...

Photo of YES! Magazine Editions lying side by side. The Kent State University School of Communication Studies has named communication scholar Paul Leonardi, Ph.D., the L. Leroy Cowperthwaite Communication Lecturer. Professor Leonardi will visit campus Sept. 17-19 to meet one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to review their research agendas; to visit classes to discuss his...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. COMM Assistant Professor Jennifer L. McCullough, Ph.D., co-authored “How Do You Like Your Forgiveness? Communication Style Preferences and Effects” in Communication Studies Vol. 68, No. 5, 2017, 568-587.  Her co-writers included: Andy J. Merolla, Ph.D., an assistant professor of interpersonal communication at the University of California -...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University welcomes Mikala Lugen as a new member of the public relations and marketing assistant intern team. Lugen is a second year public relations major and is anticipated to graduate in May 2019. She is originally from Forestville, New York, approximately three hours away from the city of Kent....

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies will host its annual Cowperthwaite Communication Lecture on Sunday, July 17, at 3 p.m. in University Library, third floor Lobby. This year, the free lecture will be given by Dawn O. Braithwaite, Ph.D., department chair and Willa Cather professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her...

The School of Communication Studies has moved to the Art Building for the 2016-2017 academic year. The School of Communication Studies temporarily moved from Taylor Hall to the Art Building this summer and will remain there through the 2016-2017 academic year while renovations are made to the interior of Taylor Hall. Once renovations are complete, the School of Communication Studies will move back to Taylor Hall, along with the School of Visual...

The School of Communication Studies has moved to the Art Building for the 2016-2017 academic year. Bill Kelvin, a third-year Ph.D. student within the College of Communication and Information recently participated in the 31st annual Kent State University Graduate Student Symposium and received Most Outstanding Presentation in the Human Behavior Panel. Kelvin presented his research: Quiet champions or energy wasting nags? Interpersonal advocacy of...