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College of Communication & Information

CCI Diversity Days 2019-2020 Diversity and inclusion are important in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) all throughout the year. To more accurately reflect this priority, CCI Diversity Week will be celebrated as CCI Diversity Days beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. The week of events and activities will now take place...

College of Communication & Information

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) has created a new office and position in its college in an effort to better support the needs of its underserved and underrepresented students. The Office of Academic Diversity Outreach (OADO) provides diversity education, support and resources to the faculty, staff and...

College of Communication & Information

The following list is just a small sample of the many scholarship opportunities available at Kent State University, in the College of Communication and Information, and through outside organizations. Our students with diverse identities and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for all scholarships available to them. This list only highlights...

College of Communication & Information

EMBRACE. EDUCATE. EMPOWER. CCI Diversity initiatives advocate for and provide diversity support (EMBRACE), education (EDUCATE), and resources (EMPOWER) to the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Communication and Information (CCI). We work to serve ALL people in our college and ensure that EVERYONE feels welcome and supported. All...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Annual DiversiFEST  As part of Kent State University’s annual homecoming celebration, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts the annual DiversiFEST . This festival is a celebration of Kent State University's culture and diversity. Attendees have the opportunity to learn more about the services and events provided by the...

Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a third consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in...

On Wednesday, Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, was honored at the 12th annual Robert G. McGruder awards lecture and luncheon, with the distinguished guest lecture award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism. The luncheon and lecture are co-sponsored by...

As part of Autism Awareness Month in April, Kent State University presents “Living With Autism,” which kicks off with a presentation that will be followed by a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students studying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The events begin on April 9 at 7 p.m. Faculty, staff, students and the entire...

Notable Casting Director Tapped for Media Distinguished Leadership Award Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, has been named the 2015 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Guest Lecture and Award for Diversity by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. The award recognizes the accomplishments...

In less than two years since he’s been with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Professor Federico Subervi, Ph.D., has not only dedicated his time and efforts in educating future journalists, he has also served as a pioneer in the development of a Latino-Oriented News Literacy (LONLit) program.  Subervi, an expert about Latino...