School of Communication Studies

Dedicated fans of Community saw a television show worthy of an internet-based grassroots campaign to save a favorite show. Rekha Sharma saw a case study that demonstrated the power fans wield when interacting with show's producers and a TV network to influence a program's content. Sharma's study in fandom also explores how organizations and power...

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University has a new website and logo, viewable at www.kent.edu/comm. Launched in October, the school aims to provide a web presence that is reflective of the experience students have in the school. The site uses responsive design for mobile, offers easy integration to social platforms such as...

Justina Kennefick, student in the School of Communication Studies, is contributing to a communications campaign as part of the Communication and Influence course, taught by James D. Ponder, Ph.D. The campaign is for a fundraising event benefiting Autism Speaks. The Beta Tau chapter of Alpha Xi Delta, one of Kent State University’s seven...

McKenzie Pittman, a master’s student in the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University, will receive the inaugural Dominic A. Infante Communication Scholarship at the 2013 Centennial Awards Celebration on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The annual event takes place during Kent State’s Homecoming weekend, and brings alumni and current...

A special celebration honoring the career of Carole Barbato (Ph.D. 1994, M.A. 1975, B.A. 1971) will be hosted in 125 Taylor Hall, on Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. A special viewing of the May 4 Visitors Center located on the first floor of Taylor Hall will follow the reception. The school will present Barbato with the Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday...

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University invites its alumni and friends to a three-day Homecoming celebration from Oct. 3-5. RSVP to attend the Centennial Awards Celebration, a lecture by distinguished alumnus Gerald (Gerry) Sargent, and a celebration of the career of Carole Barbato, Ph.D. Email comm [at] kent.edu to RSVP for...

Students in the Communication and Influence class taught by James Ponder, Ph.D. sought to bring a positive message to college students through a campaign to boost positive thinking and self-esteem as part of the Kent State University student organization, Body Acceptance Movement (BAM).   "Love yourself for everything you are," and "You are...