Updates from CCI Commons

image001Adobe Skills

Two sophomore senseis from the School of Visual Communication Design will host an Adobe Skills Workshop at 8 p.m. today in the Design Studio in Olson Hall. Learn the ins and outs of Adobe before you learn them in class!

Rock Hall

CCI Commons residents will take a field trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Friday, Oct. 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to see a special exhibit on rock & politics. Cost is $18 each. Those interested in going must register and pay for the trip ahead of time by contacting CCI Commons DirectorMarianne Warzinski or graduate assistant Jenelle Bayus. School of Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Mark Goodman will attend, as well, to discuss freedom of speech and music censorship.

Dissecting the Election

You know who’s running; you’ve seen the ads and the debates; but what does it all mean? Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Olson Hall Lounge for a discussion called, “Dissecting the Presidential Campaigns” with Danielle Coombs, Ph.D. Professor Coombs is the interim associate dean in the College of Communication and Information and is an expert in media messages and audience analysis. She’s also the author of The Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries and is regularly featured by mainstream media, such as WKYC, NPR and Canadian Radio, for her knowledge of the presidential race.

image003CCI Study Abroad Lunch

Samantha Antoine, a CCI advisor serving the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, visited the CCI Commons on Oct. 5 during a Commons Lunch to talk with students about CCI Study Abroad opportunities. For more information, visit the CCI Study Abroad website:http://www.kent.edu/ccistudyabroad.

Wasted Talent Mediaimage005

Wasted Talent Media was born from the creative talents of owners Todd Volkmer and Erin Ludlam, who met with CCI Commons students late last month to talk about their film and video production company. They shared with students the importance of humility and hard work when entering the workforce and stressed the need for storylines that capture the audience’s attention and create an emotional appeal. After the presentation, students were able to meet with them one-on-one to talk about the industry, the importance of understanding business and the ability to relate to their clients.

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