School of Communication Studies

All applicants must be Communication Studies majors.  The 2020-2021 application will be released soon. 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 excellence...

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...

Kent State University at Trumbull student Sarah Heavner will play the role of a costumed character during her internship at Disney World this fall. Ms. Heavner is a communication studies major and minoring in theatre. 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...

Communication Studies major Matti-Lynn Chrisman celebrates after being crowned Miss Ohio 2018. Photo credit: Matti-Lynn Chrisman 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...

The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is in Prague from May 24 to 28, 2018. 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...

COMM part-time instructor Bill Kelvin earned the 2017 People 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...

School of Communication Studies alumnus Nicholas Peters waves to his parents as he walks across the stage at graduation. (photo by University Communications and Marketing) “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...

Rachael Parks was asked to lunch by the national head of the ROTC based on her excellent performance on a case study project she did on the program in an organizational communication course. 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...

Donor Stephanie Smith (center) celebrates with the recipient, a communication studies student, of the Arnold & Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship which is named in honor of her parents. 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,...

Assistant Professor Aaron Bacue congratulates the participants in the Hyde Park Forum as the 2018 champion, Alexa Kwiatkowski, whispers to her instructor David Zachrich. 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....