By Emily Carle
It has been a busy semester for the School of Communication Studies and there is no stopping in sight. Most recently, here are the headlines from Spring 2011 in COMM:
The School of Communication Studies welcomes two new faculty members
With the expansion of the programs offered, the School of Communication Studies has announced Sally Planalp, Ph.D & George Cheney, Ph.D will be joining the faculty at Kent State University in Fall 2011. Both Dr. Planalp and Dr. Cheney will instruct at the undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D level in the College of Communication and Information. Specifically, Dr. Planalp will be involved with interpersonal and health communication concentrations and Dr. Cheney with global, organizational and applied communication concentrations.
More information on Dr. Planalp & Dr. Cheney can be found here.
School of Communication Studies Relay for Life Team raises over $3,700 towards the fight against cancer
This year, the School of Communication Studies participated in Relay for Life at Kent State University April 16-17 at the Liquid Crystal Track. Through online and on-site fundraising, COMM raised over $3,700 and placed 3rd overall and online out of 78 teams as well as winning Best Decorations. Led by team captain and Kent Communication Society president, Arianne Gasser, the team easily surpassed their fundraising efforts from 2010 all with the support from students, Kent Communication Society & faculty members.
Members of Kent Communication Society
School of Communication Studies Open House
On Thursday, April 21 from 3:00-5:00 PM, all recently declared COMM majors are welcome to stop by Taylor Hall 125 to meet with current students, faculty and staff and learn about the School of Communication Studies. New students are encouraged to stop by as their schedule permits and connect with the program. Any student not able to attend can drop by Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Jeffrey Child’s office and say hello!
Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony
This Thursday, April 21, the newest class of Lambda Pi Eta members will be inducted into the Upsilon Chapter of Kent State University at 5:30 PM in Taylor Hall 125. This year, there were 34 members selected for the honor. Lambda Pi Eta is a national honor society affiliated with the National Communication Association (NCA) and members are selected based on GPA and class standing.
Communication Studies Graduate Student Award Ceremony
Communication graduate students were recognized at their annual reception through the School of Communication Studies & Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) on April 14 at the Masonic Center in Kent, Ohio. Awards include:
Research Award: Jason Sabo and Jenny Rosenberg
Teaching Award: JD Ponder
Collegiality Award: Nicole Reamer
CGSA Mentoring Award: JD Ponder
CGSA Service Award: Jenny Rosenberg
Dr. Larry Hugenberg CGSA Faculty Mentoring Award: Dr. Jennifer Chakroff
CGSA Officers: President, JD Ponder; Vice President, Nicole Reamer; Treasurer, Kathryn Golsan; Mentoring & Social Chair, Jared Hargis; Research & Information Chair, Phillip Reed; Graduate Student Senate Representative, Jared Hargis; Graduate Studies Committee Representative, Jenny Rosenberg; Representative to Communication Undergraduates, Java Murniadi; College Doctoral Policy Committe, Margaret Garmon
Special Thanks: Alice Kopunovitz, Dr. Mei-Chen Lin, Kelly Schobinger, Jared Hargis, CGSA Awards Committee
Emily is a senior applied communication studies major and a marketing assistant for the College of Communication & Information