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Written by former student Bryan Kelly, the terror-filled tale weaves the story of five young actors who reenact a grisly murder-suicide that occurred at Heathridge University 20 years ago. However, they come to realize it’s not just a simple reenactment. The students soon learn one thing – evil is real. At this time, more than 50 aspiring...

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JMC senior Kelli Fitzpatrick is heading to New York City this summer to spend 10 weeks working at Reader’s Digest as part of the prestigious American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) internship program. For nearly 50 years, ASME has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program, a 10-week program for rising college juniors at magazines in New York...

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A first-of-its-kind job and internship fair, a School-wide pizza party, and an awards reception and scholarship dinner rank among the many highlights of JMC’s first Student Success Week, April 26 through May 3. The week of events is intended to highlight student opportunities and celebrate student achievements, according to Director Thor...

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JMC student photojournalists and photojournalism instructors won 12 awards – including Best of Show – last week at the Ohio News Photographers Association's (ONPA) 2012 annual contest, making 2012-2013 the most award-winning year for JMC's photojournalism program in the last 30 years.JMC photojournalists have already won significant awards...

Sixteen students and three faculty members traveled south of the equator for two weeks in March to tell the story of the people, places and things in Curitiba, Brazil. The students were members of the College of Communication and Information's International Storytelling course. "I've never stepped foot outside of the United States until this...

Alumna Brooke DiDonato (’12) has earned another significant JMC “first”: her award-winning photo illustration, Exorcism, is the cover photo of the 33rd Annual Spring Photographer’s FORUM Best of College and High School Photography (2013). Exorcism is one of 365 photos from DiDonato’s astounding one-year conceptual photo diary—the first...

Daniel Moore, a junior majoring in newspaper journalism, is one of 24 student journalists from 12 universities around the country conducting a national investigative reporting project on post-9/11 veterans as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 in-depth journalism program. Moore is the first JMC student to be awarded a prestigious News21 Fellowship....

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JMC students won five of seven Akron Press Club scholarships this year. Four JMC students have been selected for scholarships in memory of longtime Akron Beacon Journal Editor John S. Knight and public relations professional Ludel Sauvageot; a fifth has been selected for a $3,000 Akron Press Club scholarship. This year’s Knight scholars are...

For the first time, a team of Kent State University students will compete as finalists in the  Public Relations Student Society of America's annual Bateman case study competition. The Bateman competition requires students to create, implement and evaluate a public relations plan for a real client. For the 2013 competition, students were given...

The Akron Area Public Relations Society of America recently awarded a scholarship to Taylor Titus, a senior public relations major, from funds raised by its award-winning YouToo Social Media Conference. YouToo Scholarship applicants must be full-time students majoring in public relations or communication and currently attending Kent State...