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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...

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...

State lawmakers are pushing to curb governors’ virus powers

DAVID A. LIEB, AP January 28, 2021

Irritated by the sweeping use of executive orders during the COVID-19 crisis, state lawmakers around the U.S. are moving to curb the authority of governors and top health officials to impose emergency...

900,000 Americans filed for unemployment in Donald Trump’s last full week as president

Spencer Platt January 21, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: People walk down a nearly empty sidewalk in Manhattan on October 15, 2020 in New York City. As American workers continue to struggle in an economy brought down by COVID-19,...

Women’s basketball forced to pause operations for a second time

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports Reporter January 13, 2021

Kent State’s women’s basketball team announced it would be pausing all team related activities due to COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.This is the second time the team has entered a pause with the first...


Samuel Corum January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital...

New CCI directors find home at Kent State despite challenges of pandemic

New directors in the College of Communication and Information came into their roles at a difficult time, but are working toward greater involvement despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Among these administrators...

Ohio elections chief OKs drop boxes inside, outside boards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's secretary of state adjusted his one-box-per-county restriction Monday to say counties may collect absentee ballots both at their buildings and at locations outside, an update...

Kent State announces date adjustment for spring break 2021

Troy Pierson Reporter October 1, 2020

Manfred van Dulmen, interim associate provost for academic affairs at Kent State, released an email this afternoon announcing an adjustment to the spring 2021 semester.Spring break has been moved from...

College of Communication and Information (CCR) Diversity Director AJ Leu speaks to visitors at the Christopher Darling Memorial Gallery Show. The gallery is located in Taylor Hall, while the mental health discussion followed after in Cartwright Hall.

Johns Hopkins professor discusses mood disorders at Christopher Darling art gallery

Brady Warmbein Reporter January 31, 2020

Artists and other creative people could be linked with mood disorders, a national mental health expert told visual communication design students, faculty and other attendees Thursday.“There is a very...

Robert Walker, director of the School of Digital Sciences, presents to faculty during the School of Digital sciences third birthday party Thursday. Oct. 30, 2014.

Digital Sciences shows increase in graduate student enrollment

Karl Schneider February 21, 2016

The School of Digital Sciences’ graduate program increased its graduate student enrollment by more than 100 percent this semester.The school had 315 graduate students last spring and has increased to...

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