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First the Tinker Tour came to Kent State.  Now Kent State has joined the Tinker Tour.

The faculty-led Diversity and Globalization Committee will form a student advisory board, the Student Voice Team (SVT), in early November to help advance JMC’s diversity and globalization goals and to ensure that student views and concerns are heard.

It was an evening of introductions, recognition and exhibition. The 2013 Freshman Welcome and Photography Awards brought undergraduate photojournalism students and faculty, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton, CCI DeanStan Wearden and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten to JMC’s third-floor exhibit space and FirstEnergy Auditorium on October 7. 

JMC celebrated the outstanding achievements of five alumni and one extraordinary “friend” at its annual Alumni Awards and Friends Reception and Ceremony on October 4. JMC alumni, faculty, staff, students, as well as family, friends and colleagues of the award recipients, were on hand for the evening celebration hosted by Thor Wasbotten, JMC’s Director, and kicked off by Stan Wearden, Dean of CCI. 

Undergraduate students across campus can now learn about the technology that has made smart phones such a success in a new course titled “Be Smarter Than Your Phone.”

John West, trustees research professor in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute created the course based on his career in science and technology. West is teaching this course with JMC professor Gary Hanson and Marketing and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor in the College of Business Administration Colin Campbell.

When journalism professor Ann Schierhorn was a high school student at Florida State University School in 1966, she knew she was witnessing a story that needed to be told. Her classmates Keith Neyland and Mahlon C. Rhaney, Jr. were the first African American students to desegregate the formerly all-white university high school.

 

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Brazilian Students

A group of Brazilian students from Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) are visiting Kent State University this month to work on multimedia storytelling projects focused on American media and culture.  

Celebrities are followed by the paparazzi, have minimal privacy and are constantly in the public eye, yet they still want and need fans and attention. That attention, in the form of entertainment media ethics, is the focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State University Media Ethics Workshop, “That’s Entertainment?” The ninth annual event will take place at Kent State’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 19.

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