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Center for International & Intercultural Education

Picture of Panelists Last Wednesday, February 12, 2020, we held a Cultural Dialogue celebrating the month of love at Read Room (200), White Hall, with a focus on social media's influence on intercultural dating. Higher Education Administration intern Esther Sijuwade, from Nigeria, facilitated the program. The panelists included Lindsay Nelson, Master's student in...

Graphic of cartoon Flash holding a red Valentine that says "Our Love? We Kent State it more strongly! Love, Flash" Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate the day dedicated to love than celebrating something we all have in common - Kent State. Kent State’s University Communications and Marketing department asked their student employees to list the 21 things they love about Kent State.  1. Black squirrels   Black...

Students Thank Professor with Signs during a Zoom Call This year has been challenging for all – and for the students and educators maneuvering the new world of remote learning, it’s no different. But, these obstacles have brought us together and allowed many students to find a new level of appreciation for their instructors.  And due to a trend on TikTok, a group of students were inspired to plan...

Kent State student doing homework The Pew Research Center found in 2019 that 72% of Americans use social media. The percentage of teen and young adult users is even higher. At the same time, “I’m bored” is a constant refrain, uttered as if boredom relief is a perplexing mystery. Researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., and Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College...

A student peers at her laptop while on Kent Campus. From Tiger King costumes to TikTok dances, viewing social media the last several months has been interesting to say the least. Also during this time, many young people have utilized these resources to further their professional development. For example, Kent State alumna Jenna Palek produced a TikTok video to show the organization why she should...

A sunny day illuminates Eastway Complex on Kent Campus at Kent State University For months, members of Kent State’s reopening committees have been working to develop a plan to return to campuses this fall. Consulting with national, state and local authorities, along with our own health experts, the return to campus plan has been crafted to prioritize the health and safety of the entire Kent State community.   Monday, Aug....

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A sunny day illuminates Eastway Complex on Kent Campus at Kent State University Bryan Webb | Public Relations | Class of 2015 Bryan Webb’s job as a digital producer and social media manager for The Ty Bentli Show begins each day before the sun comes up — at 3:15 a.m. to be exact. The internationally syndicated country morning show airs beginning at 5 a.m. As it is broadcast on airwaves in Nashville (where the show is...

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A sunny day illuminates Eastway Complex on Kent Campus at Kent State University Brittany Neish | Communication Studies | Class of 2011 From creating content and going on photoshoots, to working with influencers, no two days are the same for Kent State alumna Brittany Neish. As the senior global social media strategist for Fortune Brands’ Global Plumbing Group (GPG), Brittany manages 37 social accounts for Moen, the number...

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A sunny day illuminates Eastway Complex on Kent Campus at Kent State University Dan Armelli | Public Relations | Class of 2017 (Photo courtesy of Washington Nationals) As the Washington Nationals marched their way toward a World Series victory in 2019, Kent State alumnus Dan Armelli was the face behind the team’s social media presence. The Mentor, Ohio, native earned a degree in public relations from Kent State in 2017,...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...