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IdeaBase, located on the 3rd floor of Franklin Hall, celebrates there 10-year anniversary in April 2023.

Marketing student looks to highlight IdeaBase in essence of 10-year anniversary

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 26, 2023

Editor's Note: Dylan Walker, digital communications specialist at IdeaBase, serves as an opinion writer for The Kent Stater and KentWired. Given his role and relationship to the story, KentWired interviewed...

The audience watches as CrossCountry Mortgages Eric Wilson presents a video detailing his previous work with Chipotle and the game Chipotle Scarecrow during the Faces Behind the Brand event on Nov. 1, 2022.

Franklin Advertising showcases CrossCountry Mortgage executives at Kent State

Anthony Zacharyasz, Staff Reporter November 2, 2022

Correction: The story has been updated to correctly state Lucy Todaro's previous employment. Rebranding, branching out and being smarter than the competitor were some of the topics covered by CrossCountry...

Franklin Advertising to host networking event for Kent State MDJ students

Anthony Zacharyasz, Staff Reporter October 25, 2022

Franklin Advertising, a student organization at Kent State University, is set to host an event for media and journalism (MDJ) students geared toward marketing, advertising and networking. The event...

Screenshot of tweet Kaitlyn Finchler used as an insurance policy in case she got a ticket from parking services on Feb. 1

Opinion: Kent Read, Kent Write, Kent Park

Kaitlyn Finchler General Assignment Editor February 8, 2022

Picture this: you leave work at noon, driving over to the Rockwell parking lot for your 12:30 p.m. class in Franklin Hall. Should be fine right? Wrong. We might as well not even have cars at Kent State...

Kelly Krabill began taking street portraits during her time at Youngstown State University. She worked on the series for a few years and wanted to tell a visual story of each person in the image.

OPINION: How photography led me to a journalism career

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

The bulletin boardIn 2007, I spent many hours at Youngstown State University dodging and burning my pictures in the color darkroom. I can still remember the room’s appearance. When entering the lab,...


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...

Anti-Asian violence pervasive throughout coronavirus, follows historical trend of hate

Cameron Aloway reporter April 5, 2021

On March 16, eight people died following a mass shooting in three massage parlors in Atlanta, six of whom were identified as Asian women. This shooting was one of thousands of hate crimes committed against...

Photo of rocks from the “Civility Rocks” campaign.

Bateman Competition teams prepare for judging phase after engaging audiences

Austin Monigold Reporter March 15, 2021

The annual competition for PR students is reaching its final stretch after COVID-19 presented the participating teams with challenges not unlike last year when an abrupt transition moved the competition...

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...

Student design agency joins College of Communication and Information in Franklin Hall

Jessica Cobb Reporter November 25, 2020

IdeaBase, a Kent State student-powered design agency, has a new home on the third floor of Franklin Hall this year, providing new opportunities for College of Communication and Information students.  Students...

President Todd Diacon tests out the green screen at the TV2 studio on February 13, 2020.

University President Diacon visits newsroom

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor February 13, 2020

“Well this just in: it’s cold,” said University President Todd Diacon as the cameras roll on the Thursday night newscast. Today, as a part of a series of visiting the different colleges at Kent...

Information on Strategic Esports, including the class schedule and CRNs, can be found on this flyer.

First semester of Kent State’s Esports course coming in spring 2020

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter November 18, 2019

Kent State is introducing a course entirely covering esports for the spring 2020 semester. Esports is competitive online gaming.“This course is one of the first Esports classes to be offered in Northeast...

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