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‘Innovation and creativity’: CCI works to create well-rounded curriculum

Danielle Stehle, Reporter March 17, 2023

Around the 2017-2018 academic year, the College of Communication and Information decided a part of their college needed to be amended. The School of Digital Sciences was created in 2011 by computer science...

Mizell Stewart III speaks in Franklin Hall  March 1, 2023 at the third annual Dix lecture in media and ethics.

Mizell Stewart III tackles ‘the greatest ethical challenge’ in Dix Media Ethics Lecture

Danielle Stehle, Reporter March 3, 2023

As everyone took their seats and the chatter died down, journalism associate professor Gretchen Hoak checked the mic. She straightened her posture and greeted everyone with a smile as she introduced the...

Swaths of people attend Kent States May 4 Commemoration in the memory of those who were lost.

Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shootings where four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory Bell on the Commons below Taylor Hall in their memory...


CARES Act funding supports updates to Franklin Hall classrooms

Austin Monigold Reporter April 6, 2021

Franklin Hall is using CARES Act funding for technology updates intended to help professors and students connect as smoothly as possible during the transition back to in-person classes and beyond.Kent...

CCI Dean Amy Reynolds (left), CCI Student Recruitment Specialist Debra Lamm (top right) and CCI Assistant Dean Matt Rollyson (bottom right).

Arts, Communication and Information undergraduate programs see decrease in spring enrollment

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 22, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 have led some students to take a semester off and some have considered other options, overall leading some programs to see a decrease in enrollment. The College of Communication...

Journalism professor Jeff Fruit is the current interim director for School of Library and Information Science. The school is currently searching for a new director, after the former director resigned last year.

JMC change to MDJ creates more inclusive school name

Auston Monigold Reporter March 4, 2021

The history of media at Kent State reached a new milestone when the School of Journalism and Mass Communication changed its name to the School of Media and Journalism, becoming more inclusive to its umbrella...

Emily Metzgar was named the new director of Kent States School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Courtesy of Kent State University 

Emily Metzgar announced as JMC director

Brady Warmbein Reporter February 20, 2020

Emily Metzgar, the director of undergraduate studies for the Media School at Indiana University, was announced as the next director for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on February 20.Metzgar...

Marino teaches feature writing and business of publishing. 

JMC Professor Jacqueline Marino wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 10, 2019

When journalism professor Jacqueline Marino spent the semester as part of Kent State’s Washington Program in National Issues, she knew she was meant to be a journalist. Marino teaches in the School...

Kent State recognizes college, professor with diversity awards

Gershon Harrell February 6, 2018

During the MLK celebration the College of Communication and Information and economics professor Kathryn Wilson were honored with this years Unity Award for Diversity and the Diversity Trailblazer Award.Wilson...

CCI launches new global initiatives brand

Molly Spillman February 13, 2017

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) is focusing on international learning with the launch of the CCI Global brand, which plans to promote study abroad opportunities and global resources...

Search for new CAED dean comes to a close

Adrian Leuthauser February 15, 2016

The College of Architecture and Design narrowed down its search for a new dean with the final three candidates of Mark Mistur, Brook Muller and Maria Bellalta.Each candidate had approximately 45 minutes...

Guests and members of the Kent State Faculty Senate listen and wait to hear their name during roll call on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Faculty Senate approves changes to photo-illustration

Megan Hermensky November 9, 2015

Kent State’s Faculty Senate approved revisions to the photo-illustration major at its November meeting Monday.Currently, the School of Visual Communication Design offers a Bachelor of Science degree...

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