Two teams of Kent State University public relations students are competing in this year’s 2013 Bateman Case Study Competition where they have been presented with the challenge to develop a campaign to increase awareness and inform key audiences about the effects of bullying.
“This class is different from PR Campaigns, the senior capstone class, because the students have to implement and evaluate their plan,” said Tim Roberts, School of Journalism and Mass Communication lecturer and Bateman class advisor.
The Kent State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) won three national awards at the PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco.
PRSSA Kent won the Teahan Award, the most prestigious PRSSA award, for its website, and the Star Chapter Award for its achievement of Chapter and professional goals. PRSSA Kent was selected from more than 300 chapters across the country for the Star Chapter Award.
For some students graduating from Kent State University on Saturday, Dec. 15, their walk across the stage at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center will be their first time actually stepping foot on campus. On that day, 16 students from around the country graduate from Kent State’s online master’s degree concentration in public relations. Many of them are traveling to Kent to celebrate their achievement as inaugural graduates of the two-year, completely online degree program.
Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched an internship database designed to streamline communication between students and intern employers.
Michele Ewing, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the public relations internship coordinator, helped create the database after recognizing an opportunity to use the Web to help better connect students to potential intern employers.