Globally Engaged

china As part of its commitment to building global scholars and citizens, CCI sent the largest cohort in the college’s history to Chengdu, China, this July to participate in the prestigious Sichuan University Summer Immersion Program (UIP). CCI’s Sichuan Scholars took classes with a cohort of students from select programs around the world, taught by...

College Commemorates World Press Freedom Day Today, communities around the globe are celebrating World Press Freedom Day. It is a day for recognizing what fundamental freedom of the press means for global democracy. World Press Freedom Day was officially announced by the U.N. General Assembly in December of 1993, and has been celebrated on May 3 every year since. Today, we not only...

College Commemorates World Press Freedom Day 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...

Traveling Stanzas: poets share their stories A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

Kent State students traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to learn about human trafficking and local organizations working to eradicate it. I  had no idea what human trafficking was until I came to Kent. My freshman year, I was shown the documentary “Nefarious” that completely broke my heart for the people who have fallen into the shadows of society as victims of human trafficking. I found my passion in life and began getting involved on campus to learn more about this topic. I...

Kent State students traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to learn about human trafficking and local organizations working to eradicate it. The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is sponsoring a visiting scholar from China to research scientific collaboration and academic information behavior at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS). Weiwei Yan, Ph.D., comes from Wuhan University’s School of Information Management, where he has served as a lecturer...

CCI students can spend a semester studying in Prague taking journalism courses that will apply to their degree program and other relevant electives that are important for all communication majors. Starting in Fall 2017, College of Communication and Information (CCI) students can spend a semester studying in a truly international environment for what they would spend on the Kent Campus – while taking journalism courses that will apply to their degree programs and other relevant electives that are important for all communication majors. In...

CCI students can spend a semester studying in Prague taking journalism courses that will apply to their degree program and other relevant electives that are important for all communication majors. The iSchool at Kent State University will be represented at the iConference at Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, from March 22 to 25, by Drs. Marcia Lei Zeng and Marianne Martens, along with School director Dr. Kendra Albright. A poster co-created by SLIS Professor Dr. Yin Zhang will be presented by Jiming Hu of Wuhan University. Note: Drs. Zeng and...