Public Relations

A team of Kent State University public relations students are finalists in the national Bateman Case Study Competition after working on a public relations campaign that would increase funding for childhood cancer research.

Senior public relations major Daniel Henderson recently accepted a prestigious internship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C.

Henderson will be interning in the External Affairs Department and working specifically with the Foreign Policy Program.

“CFR’s mission is to inform, not to influence, and they are non-partisan,” said Henderson.

This May, JMC students are taking their communications talents across the pond. Twenty students in the Global Advertising and Public Relations course are traveling to Dublin and London May 14-30, 2015.

Communications professionals will discuss the role of social media in public relations and marketing at the eighth annual YouToo Social Media Conference Friday, April 10, at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall.

Photo of Michele EwingThe Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) inducted Kent State University’s Michele Ewing, APR, into its College of Fellows at the 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C. Ewing is a public relations associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and a longtime resident of the Youngstown, Ohio, area.   

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named Kent State University the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at its National Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Kent State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) excelled at the 2014 PRSSA National Conference and PRSA International Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 10 -14. PRSSA Kent earned multiple awards and was selected to present during a session at the national conference.


PRSSA Kent won Outstanding Chapter Award

Professor Michele Ewing, APR, joined an elite group of 300 professionals who have dedicated more than 20 years of excellence to the public relations industry. Less than two percent of PRSA members are accepted into the College of Fellows.

“I’m really honored to be joining such an elite group of PR professionals,” Ewing said. “I feel like one of the cool kids in the industry now.”

Ewing was inducted with 14 other professionals at a dinner Oct. 11, escorted by alumnus Rick Batyko, APR, president of the Regional Marketing Alliance (Cleveland Plus).

JMC professors Wendy Wardell, Stephanie Smith, Jan Leach and Joe Murray will offer their perspectives and examine the moral, ethical and business implications on advertising, public relations, digital media and journalism, as well as what it means for students entering the workforce.

JMC Director Thor Wasbotten will moderate the discussion and encourages students to attend and contribute their ideas and opinions.

Industry professionals from more than a dozen companies and organizations across our region will offer relevant career advice at Communications Connection, a networking event sponsored by Kent State’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) and Franklin Advertising  Associates (FAA, formerly JMC’s Ad Club). The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Franklin Hall first-floor lobby.