School of Communication Studies

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....

Assistant Professor Aaron Bacue congratulates the participants in the Hyde Park Forum as the 2018 champion, Alexa Kwiatkowski, whispers to her instructor David Zachrich. Gretchen Dworznik, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will present her research on Friday, April 20, as part of the Spring 2018 College of Communication and Information (CCI) Research Colloquium.   Dworznik will present her research titled, “Hurricane Harvey: PTSD in Journalists” at 2:15 p.m. in...

College of Communication & Information

Assistant Professor Aaron Bacue congratulates the participants in the Hyde Park Forum as the 2018 champion, Alexa Kwiatkowski, whispers to her instructor David Zachrich. New students are encouraged to tour or schedule a visit to Kent State University, the College of Communication and Information (CCI) to learn about the campus, our schools and majors. Parking for all of these programs is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street.  Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college...

Assistant Professor Aaron Bacue congratulates the participants in the Hyde Park Forum as the 2018 champion, Alexa Kwiatkowski, whispers to her instructor David Zachrich. Jeffrey Child, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies, will lead a student-career development webinar at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 titled, “Operation Social Media Clean Up,” as part of the “You’re Hired! Tips for Getting the Job” series offered by McGraw-Hill Education. Child will share best practices on...

Assistant Professor Aaron Bacue congratulates the participants in the Hyde Park Forum as the 2018 champion, Alexa Kwiatkowski, whispers to her instructor David Zachrich. Jerry D. Feezel, Ph.D., an emeritus professor at the Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM), will be featured in the “Scholar Conversations” series at the 2018 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention April 4 – 7 in Milwaukee.   Former executive director and past CSCA president Scott A. Myers,...

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 next Spring 2018 CCI Research Colloquium presentation will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in Rm. 332 of the University Library.   Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., the College of Communication and Information interim associate dean for research and graduate education, will present her research titled, “Developing a Research...

The School of Communication Studies will host the Spring 2018 Hyde Park Forum on Tuesday, April 24 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. The Kent State University School of Communication Studies will host the Spring 2018 Hyde Park Forum on Tuesday, April 24 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m.   The event is an opportunity for students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course to participate in a speech competition in front of an audience of peers, family...