Rita Cosby to visit Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

No matter what anyone says, the idea of meeting someone famous is pretty exciting. It could be a child going to Disney World and seeing Mickey Mouse for the first time or an adult meeting his or her favorite author, either way, humans get excited when meeting someone important. For college students specifically, meeting a role model can carve out a clear career path, give direction and inspire motivation.

For students interested in a broadcast journalism career or have dreams of covering the news, look no further than Kent State University. On Monday, February 7, 2011, the College of Communication & Information along with the Friends of Poland Student Group will host Emmy award winning TV host and bestselling author, Rita Cosby. The event will take place in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall on Kent State’s campus from 5:30-7:00 PM. Free and open to the public, Cosby will be speaking about her latest book, Quiet Hero: Secrets of my Father’s Past, a tribute to her father and his experiences in World War II. There will be book sale and signing before and after the event. All proceeds will benefit Friends of Poland Student Group at Kent State.

Flyer for Rita Cosby Event
Flyer for Rita Cosby event created by Chris Sharron

Cosby’s visit to the Cleveland area is sponsored by the Ohio Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation, a center for Polish culture, the Friends of Poland Student Group at Kent State University as well as KSU’s College of Communication & Information and Office of International Affairs

Come early or stay late for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear from one of America’s revered television host and author. Cosby has hosted several primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC as well as the recipient of three Emmy Awards, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

RSVP for the event on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119963718077362

For more information about Cosby and her book, visit http://www.ritacosby.com or http://www.quiethero.org.


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