Category Archives: Current Students

Kuhlin Center Update


Newly Named Michael & Sara Kuhlin Center

High-tech home for School of Media and Communications to open this fall

SMC Academic Spotlight


Emerging Media Research Cluster Spring Open Presentations


Emerging Media Research Cluster

School of Media and Communication

Spring 2016  Open Presentations
West Hall 310


March 25  Friday     1:30 p.m

  1. “Effects of Data Collection Mode and Response Entry Device on Survey Response Quality” 

by Louisa Ha, Chenjie Zhang and Weiwei Jiang

(2016 Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Conference (ITERA) Katherine Snow Research Award Finalist)

  1. “Persuasion Knowledge and The Third-Person Effect in the World of User-Generated Content: the Use of YouTube Product Review Videos, Electronic Word-of-Mouth and Online Video Advertising”

by Louisa Ha, Chang Bi, Ruonan Zhang, Chenjie Zhang, Liu Yang, Tao Zhang, Jarrett Connelly, Mohammad Abuljadail and Ling Fang (Work in Progress)


April 15 Friday  1:30 p.m.

“Current Citation Trends of Journalism and Mass Communication Scholarship and the Role of Total Online Access as a Predictor of Citations” 

by  Louisa Ha, Weiwei  Jiang, Chang Bi, Ruonan Zhang, Tao Zheng and Xiaoli Wen

(Paper accepted by the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, July, 2016)

April 22  Friday 1:30 p.m.

  1. “Smartphone Literacy, Loneliness, and Ego-Integrity Among Older Adults”

by Kisun Kim (Paper accepted by the 2016 International Communication Association Conference”

  1. “Parasocial Interaction with YouTubers”

by Ruonan Zhang (Work in Progress)


The Secrets to Effective Communication

Association For Women in Communications and the Women’s Center invite you to join us for the Sister-to-Sister event “The Secrets to Effective Communication.” This workshop will feature discussions and activities to foster effective communication skills for all college students.

In particular, we will explore verbal and nonverbal communication. We will practice elevator speeches. We will also learn about different types of leadership styles.  The highlight of this workshop will be salary negotiation activity.  All activities and discussion will help build effective communication skills for everyday life, the classroom, job interviews and beyond!SistertoSister

Public Relations Students participate in Rally to fight Heroin Epidemic


Students from the senior capstone public relations campaigns class in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations participated in a rally against heroin sponsored by Team Recovery. The rally took place on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Zepf Center in Toledo.  The students in Dr. Terry Rentner’s class are working this semester with the Wood Co. Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Services  Board  (ADAMHS) to create a campaign to address the stigmas of heroin addiction, provide help for those with heroin and prescription drug addictions, provide support for their families and friends, and reduce  the heroin epidemic in Northwest Ohio.

Drew Ashby-King is awarded a Spring Research Grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship

Drew Ashby-King, a COMM major and Honors student, was awarded a Spring Research Grant from BGSU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS). Working with co-advisors Dr. Lisa Hanasono & Dr. Krishna Han, Drew’s research project focuses on social media activism, communication skills, and diversity.

COMM Scholarships and Awards 2016

1423485718622Each spring, scholarships and awards are earned by Communication students, recognizing dedication and excellence within the field. Scholarships and awards are conferred each spring at the annual school and department honors ceremonies: This year the ceremony is scheduled for April 8, 2016. Application deadline for the scholarships and awards is 5pm, Friday, February, 19, 2016. Application packet can be downloaded here.

The last SMC colloquium of this semester: Friday (Dec. 4, 2015) 3:30-4:45 PM

SMC Research Colloquium
December 4, 2015, Friday, 3:30-4:45 PM,121 West Hall
Space, Place, and Method

Presenters: Drs. Josh Atkinson & Clayton Rosati, Associate Professors, School of Media and Communication

This presentation explicates different methods and approaches to the study of space, place, and material environments. Drawing on past research and their own research experiences, the presenters illustrate the ways in which scholars can utilize interviews, focus groups, and textual analysis to explore these important topics. Before this presentation, the first 15 minutes of the colloquium will be devoted to a SMC graduate student Dinah’s NCA research paper, “The Breast Cancer Fanfare: Embracing Opportunities of Feminist Scholarship for Women’s Health in Ghana.”

“We Are One Team” (WA1T) – Speaker Event


On this year’s International Day for Tolerance on Monday, November 16, WA1T will host a speaker presentation titled “What Does It Mean To Be A Transgender Athlete? The Story Of An Athlete In Transition,” from 6 to 8 PM in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 201. At the event, a transgender student-athlete will share his experiences with the audience.












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