School of Communication Studies

All applicants must be Communication Studies majors.  This year's application will be released by Spring 2020. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE Students Arnold And Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship Award amount: $200  Required concentration: Global Communication Other criteria: Student must be an undergraduate who has demonstrated academic...

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies has named communication scholar Paul Leonardi, Ph.D., the L. Leroy Cowperthwaite Communication Lecturer. Professor Leonardi will visit campus Sept. 17-19 to meet one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to review their research agendas; to visit classes to discuss his...

Anything your heart desires will come to you, especially if you put in the work. Just ask Sarah Heavner of Kent State University at Trumbull. Ms. Heavner, who is majoring in communication studies and minoring in theatre, recently earned an internship with Walt Disney World for this coming fall. While there, she will dress and play the role of a...

Beauty, brains, poise and talent were on full display at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 16 where Kent State University student Matti-Lynn Chrisman bested 19 other beauty queens to win the crown and title of Miss Ohio 2018. Ms. Chrisman follows in the footsteps of former Kent State students Heather Wells and Sarah...

A mix of faculty and students from the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) will present their latest research during the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 24 to 28 in Prague. With more than 80 percent of its global communication faculty presenting papers and several other...

2017’s “People’s Choice” award winner at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was William Kelvin, a part-time instructor in the School of Communication Studies who is working toward his Ph.D. in Communication and Information. This was Kelvin's third time at 3MT, and his topic was the Shen Yun Chinese dance company and its complex...

“I’m Batman!” Those were Michael Keaton’s final words during his Spring 2018 graduation ceremony address at a packed Dix Stadium on May 12. Not only did the Oscar-nominated actor impart wisdom as the university’s commencement speaker, but he also joined more than 3,000 graduates in wearing their caps and gowns as he received an honorary...

When the national head of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) asks you to lunch, you don't turn him down.   School of Communication Studies (COMM) junior Rachael Parks earned one of those coveted invitations following her stellar performance on a case study she completed on the ROTC program for an organizational communication course...

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) hosted its annual Scholarships and Student Awards Reception on Friday, April 20, with nearly 80 students, parents, donors, faculty and staff members in attendance.   The ceremony celebrated the successful academic year of the school’s top undergraduate and graduate students,...

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) hosted the annual Hyde Park Forum on Tuesday, April 24, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.  The top three student speakers from both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Introduction to Human Communication courses delivered their persuasive speeches to an audience of about 375 attendees....