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Members of the Bateman Blue team working on a blanket.

Public relations students run blanket making workshop for annual Bateman Competition

Angie Bowman, Reporter March 17, 2024

Twelve Kent State public relations students are competing in a national competition through the Public Relations Student Society of America called the Bateman course.   The Bateman course is an invite-only...

One of the slides displayed from Bohushs discussion during the PRSSA event Monday

PRSSA gains insight into working in Ukraine as a PR specialist

Sarah Petrovich, Reporter October 24, 2023

Editors Note: Both MacPaw's website and employee amount were published initially incorrectly, and both have been corrected. We've also included an additional link to the MacPaw Foundation, where donations...

Kent State students compete in national public relations case study competition

Chong Chen, Reporter March 18, 2022

Lighting up the library, having people sign paper hearts and hosting a trivia night were some of the strategies the Bateman teams used to raise awareness for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.   Bateman...

“Around the Sphere” focuses on different areas in MDJ

Chong Chen, Reporter March 6, 2022

Editor's Note: Maddy Haberberger, guest of the podcast, serves as the social media manager for The Kent Stater and KentWired. Given her role and relationship to the story, KentWired interviewed her as...

Haymakers Farmers Market Header

Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

Kent State’s esports arena during the “Gaming 4 Kids Charity Stream.”

Collegiate esports opens doors for students looking for careers in esports industry

Zachary Shepherd Reporter May 11, 2021

When Paul Rondeau came to Kent State, he was in the ROTC and was planning on pursuing a military career, but when his captain told him he needed extra points to get into a specific branch, he decided to...

Genevieve Menyhart (right) poses in her cap and gown as she graduates from her living room with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in May 2020. Menyhart is a wedding photographer and is hopeful for the future of wedding photography this summer.

The class of COVID-19: 2020 graduates navigate the lasting impacts of graduating during a pandemic

Zoë Blank Reporter May 6, 2021

College graduation is called commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning, but COVID-19 posed new challenges for the class of 2020.  A June 2020 study found that millions of students worldwide...

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,...

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...

CCI alumna Brenna Parker shares Kent State experience, work on the Biden campaign

Jessica Cobb reporter November 25, 2020

Brenna Parker starts her morning meetings pushing public policies and media content for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, along with her colleagues who are spread across five time zones. Parker works...

PRSSA Bateman teams transition online after coronavirus concerns

Brady Warmbein Reporter March 24, 2020

Students competing in a national public relations competition canceled in-person events on campus and switched to online campaigning for the remainder of their events March 13.The Bateman Case Study Competition...

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