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A classroom in the newly renovated Taylor Hall on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

VCD Senior Show to show work of seniors’ college careers virtually and in Taylor Hall

Austin Monigold reporter April 24, 2021

Character designs, typography art and more will be displayed at the end of the month online and on the walls of Taylor Hall in a space organized and designed by VCD students. Seniors in the School of...

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...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

Image of Thor done by Chad Lewis that was featured at San Diego Comic-Con. 

Comic book art offers hero-worthy skills for VCD students

Austin Monigold Reporter March 6, 2021

For advice on storytelling through comics, students can look to Assistant Professor Chad Lewis in the School of Visual Communication Design, who has created intellectual properties that include Marvel...

Grant Fletcher, an adjunct visual communication design professor, looks at Emerge poems created by visitors of the Traveling Stanzas exhibit in Taylor Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2019.

Wick Poetry Center celebrates 10 years of its ‘Traveling Stanzas’ project

Alexandra Sobczak February 5, 2019

This pencil is a rope  that pulls my heart and brain  onto the paper.  This pencil is a ladder  I climb to heaven.Third-grader Hei Nay Tha wrote these words, which hang on a poster designed by...

Advanced typography project begins for Visual Communication Design

Lauren Garczynski September 29, 2017

In the School of Visual of Communication Design’s advanced typography class, four letters will occupy the minds of students until April: ISTD.The project is not as simple as those letters suggest, however....

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IdeaBase experiments with virtual reality technology

Molly Spillman February 21, 2017

Since September, Kent State's IdeaBase has been incorporating virtual reality equipment into their design firm and have enhanced student portfolios by teaching them specialized and unique skills.IdeaBase...

Amy Reynolds, dean of Kent States College of Communication and Information, talks to sophomores at the CCI Sophomore Appreciation Lunch in Olson Hall Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 in Olson Hall. 

VCD students struggle following sophomore portfolio review

Molly Spillman January 31, 2017

Sophomore year, or as some call it, "the sophomore slump," has many students questioning their path in college and what opportunities their school has to offer.For students in Kent State's School of Visual...

09/29/16 Spirit Day

Spirit Days welcome students back

Hayley Dillow September 28, 2016

Kent State's School of Communication Studies and the School of Visual Communication Design hosted Spirit Days on Tuesday and Wednesday to welcome students back to the fall semester.“We are hosting this...

Sophomore review keeps students in the dark

Latisha Ellison April 29, 2016

Sophomore review is a crucial milestone in a visual communication design (VCD) student’s college career; however, the criteria for passing is the school of VCD’s best kept secret.Sophomore review is...

Visual Communication Design professor helps sophomore Emily Gommel on her still life assignment during a Design Illustration Techniques I class on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Assistant VCD professor strives to make a difference

Latisha Ellison April 3, 2016

Christopher Darling is an illustrator who is using his talents to try to make the world a better place—he also happens to be an assistant professor in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD)."I...

Former Professor Passes Away at 65

Kyle Samec January 18, 2016

The word "friend" came to mind when Mike Mahan, a former School of Visual Communication Design professor at Kent State, reflected on one of his former professors, associate professor Steven Timbrook.“Steve...

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