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Senior applied communication major Megan Carrasco is currently working on a communication studies-related honors thesis. Her endeavor began as she came across an online article that piqued her interest called “Forbes Top 100 Sites for Millennial Women.” She immediately recognized this to be an appropriate topic for a communication studies thesis. Carrasco then was able to elaborate on possible research questions for the thesis with the help of her advisor, Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau, which they narrowed to “how millennial women are discursively constructed online.”

Applied communication student Claudia Hoyser from Fairport, NY has had some interesting opportunities in the past couple of years connecting her passion of the performing arts to her academic and professional life. She said that her communication studies major is to thank for that success. Hoyser has secured an acting role and composed and performed music for a film called “Wildflower.”

Senior applied communication major Jada Hobson has had the opportunity to begin her career early and create INDI, which is a startup media platform for artists. It started in 2013 when she went to South Africa for a student business and charity trip. There she met six entrepreneurs whose goal was to inspire young people to start their own businesses.

Each year the Kent State University School of Communication Studies helps the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting promote its Student Fellowship program in which students and journalism professionals obtain stipends for the purpose of traveling internationally to cover under-reported stories. Its mission is to enable people to share stories from abroad that don’t get enough attention.

Seven delegates from one of China’s top ten universities, Sichuan University in Chengdu, will be visiting from Oct. 5 to Oct. 17. The goal of the visit is to form a partnership agreement between the College of Communication and Information (CCI) and Sichuan University College of Literature and Journalism. The relationship between Kent State’s CCI and Sichuan University has been cultivated since May of 2013 when their dean signed a memorandum of understanding. In June of 2013, communication studies faculty members Dr. Rozell Duncan and Dr.

Hannah Firsdon, a senior public communication major graduating in May, was recently nominated for the 2015 Homecoming court. Nominees for Homecoming court are students who have been sponsored by a campus organization for the honor of representing Kent State University during the Flashes football game against the Miami University Redhawks on Oct. 3.

Amanda Bevington, senior communication studies major, was recently nominated for Homecoming court. Homecoming court members are sponsored by student organizations and are chosen to represent Kent State University during the Flashes football game on Oct. 3 against the Miami University Redhawks.

Bevington has always dreamed of being on Homecoming court. She said that receiving this honor is a demonstration of her Kent State University pride and honors everything that she does with “passion and love” at her beloved university.

The School of Communication Studies will host an orientation for international students (including graduate students) on Friday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in Room 146 of Taylor Hall. The main purpose of the meeting is to introduce students to faculty, staff and one another. All students are welcome to attend the orientation, not just international students. In addition, ways to get involved, develop leadership skills and organizational skills, meet new people and improve one’s overall experience as a student at Kent State University will be examined. 

Have you considered that studying abroad could be just as accessible as domestic study? Graduate students now have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester (Fall 2016) in Lisbon, Portugal by way of the Global Scholar Exchange Program. Although this study abroad program is focused toward Communication Studies students, other CCI students may apply with advisor approval.

The curriculum for the semester at the prestigious Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) includes classes taught in English with a focus in global media systems. Course options include:

The Kent State School of Communication Studies welcomes Vincent Siciliano to the student marketing team for the school. Siciliano is a senior within the applied communication concentration and graduates this December.