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During the upcoming Republican National Convention, Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information will partner with Purple America, a national initiative aimed at refocusing the American conversation to a civil, productive and respectful dialogue on common values, to lead discussions important to information and media-related disciplines and democracy.

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.

Two Kent State University students are competing for the coveted title of Miss Ohio 2016.

Veronica Garey, a junior in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information, and Erin Simonek, a freshman in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, are among 20 contestants in this year’s pageant.  

Senior Martha Arbogast of the School of Visual Communication Design spent her summer as an intern at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

“Kent State’s VCD program is wonderful at teaching the details,” Arbogast said. “This gave me an edge and honestly helped me to even impress my superiors. I was not overwhelmed by the amount of work coming my way either because the VCD program at Kent State is like that itself, which constantly teaches you how to manage your time and work efficiently.”

A national investigation by Carnegie-Knight News21, a multi-university investigative project that included Jacob Byk, ’15, a visual journalism graduate from Kent State JMC, has captured one of the nation’s top digital journalism awards. Byk was a student when he participated in the project.

Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and its School of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to its faculty this spring.

Schultz, who graduated from Kent State with her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1979, is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate.

Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies will host the sixth Centennial Award Celebration on Friday, Oct. 2, to honor two alumni and one professor emeritus. The annual event is an opportunity for the school’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to celebrate and recognize the achievements of communication studies professionals.

The following individuals will be honored:

Attend in person all day or for specific sessions, live web stream available for main presentations

Covering trauma – a tragic accident, a horrendous attack, a sickening court case, a catastrophic weather event – exposes journalists and victims to complicated questions about ethics, privacy and responsibility. This year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will delve into significant topics including re-victimization, extreme crisis communication, campus sexual assault and the impacts of social media on trauma incidents and victims.

Attend in person all day or for specific sessions, live web stream available for main presentations

Covering trauma – a tragic accident, a horrendous attack, a sickening court case, a catastrophic weather event – exposes journalists and victims to complicated questions about ethics, privacy and responsibility. This year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will delve into significant topics including re-victimization, extreme crisis communication, campus sexual assault and the impacts of social media on trauma incidents and victims.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Associate Professor Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., will speak at the Akron Roundtable Thursday, Aug. 20.

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