School of Communication Studies

College Commemorates World Press Freedom Day Today, communities around the globe are celebrating World Press Freedom Day. It is a day for recognizing what fundamental freedom of the press means for global democracy. World Press Freedom Day was officially announced by the U.N. General Assembly in December of 1993, and has been celebrated on May 3 every year since. Today, we not only...

Doctoral student William Kelvin presents his poster at last year Four School of Communication Studies (COMM) graduate students were named first place award winners at Kent State University’s 32nd Graduate Research Symposium April 21, 2017. Master’s students Daniel Socha, Kelsey Husnick and Kelsey Phillips and doctoral student William Kelvin shared their research in an oral presentation or as a poster. Each...

Students compete for scholarships and the coveted People’s Choice Award in the annual Hyde Park Forum. Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies recently hosted its annual Hyde Park Forum, an event in which stand-out students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course deliver persuasive speeches for a panel of judges. Students compete for scholarships and the coveted People’s Choice Award. Student Erin Davis...

Visiting Researchers to Discuss Study of Communication Between Humans, Robots on April 21 The School of Communication Studies will host a robotics demonstration on the third floor of the Kent State Library, Rm. 330, Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4 p.m. Chad Edwards, Ph.D., and Autumn Edwards, Ph.D., will discuss the role that perception plays in human-robot interactions. The team investigated the relationships between humans and social...

School to host final colloquium of the semester on social media. The session entitled, “Celebrity social media and parasocial relationships: The role of social presence,” will be presented by assistant professor for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University Jihyun Kim on Friday, May 5. Kim will present research findings related to her personal and academic interests about celebrities’...

Kent State Communication Studies Hosting Annual Hyde Park Event At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies (COMM) will hold its annual Hyde Park Forum competition in which select students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course will deliver persuasive speeches for a panel of judges. Scholarships are awarded to first, second and third place...

The students in Molly Taggart’s Organizational Communication Training and Development class have started a company to utilize what they are learning in their coursework. On Tuesday, May 2, the Organizational Communication Training and Development in the School of Communication Studies will hold a showcase of its diversity research work on the third floor of the University Library. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 12:15 p.m. with the program beginning promptly at 12:45 p.m. To help the...

The School of Communication Studies hosts an annual program recognizing top graduate and undergraduate students. The School of Communication Studies (COMM) will host its annual Lambda Pi Eta induction and student awards and scholarships reception Friday, April 7. The school will induct its newest class of Upsilon Chapter Lambda Pi Eta members in a private ceremony at 5 p.m. in Lowry Hall, Room 143. Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National...

Course Project to Build Awareness, Gather Donations of Feminine Products for Kent State Women’s Center Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D....

Kent State students traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to learn about human trafficking and local organizations working to eradicate it. I  had no idea what human trafficking was until I came to Kent. My freshman year, I was shown the documentary “Nefarious” that completely broke my heart for the people who have fallen into the shadows of society as victims of human trafficking. I found my passion in life and began getting involved on campus to learn more about this topic. I...