School of Communication Studies   Homecoming 2012   Celebrating our 80 th       Anniversary
AwardRecipients  2012
Centennial Award Recipient    Dominic Infante, Ph.D., 1971
Distinguished Alumni Award   Deborah Easton-Bentley, M.A. 1983
Outstanding Young Professional     Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D., 2007
Outstanding Doctoral Student         Jenny Rosenberg
Outstanding Master’s Student         Kaitlin Banduch
OutstandingUndergraduate Student      Daniel Smith
Beginnings: 1932Department of Speech established by Board ofTrustees: Minutes of meeting April 11, 1932. “It was    moved ...
Beginnings: 1932 E. Turner Stump, A. B.,A. A., is named Professor     and Head of the Department of Speech                ...
Beginnings: 1932 National honorary forensic         fraternityKappa Gamma Alpha Chapter   founded at Kent State.Sources: P...
Cherubs Speech Faculty and Students on Rockwell Hall Steps circa 1937       Image Courtesy of Archives and Special Collect...
Kent Communication Society in front of Taylor Hall.. The school’s 2011 version of the Cherubs of 1937.
BeginningsFor the 1935-1936 academic year, speech isamong departments approved for a graduateminor by graduate council, th...
Beginnings: 1930Oratory1930 was the first year KentState College sent a studentrepresentative to a statecontest in oratory...
Beginnings: 1931NationalrecognitionE. Turner Stump waselected president ofKappa GammaNational ForensicFraternity.Kappa Gam...
Beginnings: 1930The Men’s DebateTeam was formed in1929.The 1930 teamearned the distinctionof being the onlyteam in the Nor...
Beginnings: 1930The Women’s DebateSquad was formed in1930.Debates were held atAkron University, HiramCollege and Mt. Union...
Beta SigmaShoveling speechand a sense ofhumorMembers:BullsCalvesIn PastureMotto:Moo, Moo, Moo             Source:  1931 Ch...
1932:Men’sVarsityDebateSquad         Source:   Chestnut Burr
Growing years: 1938-1939From Department to SchoolThe School of Speech is establishedunder the Division of Language andLite...
Growing years: The 1940sCourses offered in the School of Speech included:•   Fundamentals of Speech•   Argument•   Voice a...
World War II yearsTraining U.S. Servicemenincludes speech classesSpeech is among the subjects included incurriculum for tr...
Baby boomer years1953:L. LeRoy Cowperthwaitenamed new head ofSchool of Speech  Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of ...
Baby boomer years1957: Plans forMusic and Speechbuilding areapproved. The $3.5million structure willinclude a 500-hundred ...
Baby boomeryears1958-1959:Speech is seventh among top 10departments in which thegreatest increases in courseofferings occu...
1953: KentDebate Teamis Top winnerKent Debate Teamchampions took firstplace in Carnegie TechTartan Tourney,Pittsburgh.Seat...
1956 and1958:WomenDebateChampionsOhio WomensIntercollegiateDebateChampions, 1956and 1958. Left toright: Joan Koehler,   Ph...
Hyde Park Forum Speech Competition. Spring 2012
Hyde Park Forum Speech Competition. Spring 2012
1960: Music and Speech Building, new home to the School of Speech is completed. At the time, the building was the largest ...
1960: Doctoral program proposed.1968: Inauguration of speech as adoctoral program.Kent State’s academic program follows na...
The latest technology for the school ofspeech classroom in the 1970s.
More cutting edge technology for theschool of speech classroom in the 1970s.
School of Communication Studies moved into Taylor Hall in 2008.Taylor Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places ...
1984: Cowperthwaite Lecture Series createdThe Cowperthwaite Lecture series is created after the retirement of Dr. L. LeRoy...
1971: First Ph.D. graduate is Dr. Dominic Infante.2003: Dr. Angela Planisek is 100th Ph.D. graduate.   From Graduation Day...
Kent Communication Society members assist with Homecoming 2011
The School of Communication Studies hosted a gathering in the MACC loge fora Kent State basketball game in 1997.From left ...
Kaitlin Banduch and Phil Reed, graduate students and members ofCommunication Graduate Student Association in Spring 2012.
School of Communication Studiesmourns the passing of passing ofD. Ray Heisey, Ph.D.D. Ray Heisey, Ph.D., was ProfessorEmer...
Kent Communication Society at Homecoming 2011
2012:Dr. PaulHaridakisis nameddirector of theSchool ofCommunicationStudies
The Centennial Award for 2010 was presented to Drs. Alan Rubin and RebeccaRubin on behalf of the School of Communication S...
A donation from Beth Brumbaugh, right, established the ElizabethBrumbaugh Health Education Suite in the School of Communic...
Daniel Smith, left, was among the students recognized in the school’s first SeniorScholars Award presentation held in 2011...
The Spotlight is on Senior Scholars for 2011.
Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta celebrates            20th anniversary in 2012 Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communicatio...
Lambda Pi Eta inductees for 2012
Michael Dubetz ScholarshipAmong the scholarships offered by the school forundergraduates is the Michael Dubetz Scholarship...
Lambda Pi Eta induction reception, Spring 2011. Lambda Pi Eta  is the official communication studies honor society of the ...
The 1970s started a t-shirt tradition that is still withthe school today, as the next slide shows.
Senior Seminar Class members were so happy to be apart of the school (and ready to graduate), they hadtheir own special t-...
Practicum students for Fall 2012: Khalil Dixon, JonathanJackson, and Michelle Griffin.
Music and Speech was home to the School of Communication Studies from           1960 until the school’s move to Taylor Hal...
Dr. Paul Haridakis, director of the school, presents the Research Award to thendoctoral candidate James Ponder, now Dr. Po...
School of Communication Studies annual picnic. 2001.    Dr. Nichole Egbert and her spouse Stephan.
School of Communication Studies joins CCIFour academic programs united in July 2002 toestablish the College of Communicati...
School of Communication Studies faculty for 2011-2012 academic year.
Celebrating 80 Years: Kent State University's School of Communication Studies
Celebrating 80 Years: Kent State University's School of Communication Studies
Celebrating 80 Years: Kent State University's School of Communication Studies
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This slide show was originally shared at the School of Communication Studies Centennial Awards Celebration during the Kent State University 2012 Homecoming weekend. It depicts historical facts and information about the School in its eightieth year at Kent State.

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  1. 1. School of Communication Studies Homecoming 2012 Celebrating our 80 th Anniversary
  2. 2. AwardRecipients 2012
  3. 3. Centennial Award Recipient Dominic Infante, Ph.D., 1971
  4. 4. Distinguished Alumni Award Deborah Easton-Bentley, M.A. 1983
  5. 5. Outstanding Young Professional Adam Earnheardt, Ph.D., 2007
  6. 6. Outstanding Doctoral Student Jenny Rosenberg
  7. 7. Outstanding Master’s Student Kaitlin Banduch
  8. 8. OutstandingUndergraduate Student Daniel Smith
  9. 9. Beginnings: 1932Department of Speech established by Board ofTrustees: Minutes of meeting April 11, 1932. “It was moved by Judge Rockwell, seconded by Miss Zinninger, that the Board approve Dr. Engleman’srecommendation that a Department of Speech and a Department of Journalism be established as departments coordinate with the Department of English. Up to the present they have beensubordinate to a part of the English Department. Roll was called; motion carried unanimously.”
  10. 10. Beginnings: 1932 E. Turner Stump, A. B.,A. A., is named Professor and Head of the Department of Speech Source: Kent State University Board of Trustees. Minutes of meeting May 9, 1932.
  11. 11. Beginnings: 1932 National honorary forensic fraternityKappa Gamma Alpha Chapter founded at Kent State.Sources: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent State University 1910-1960 published by Kent State University Press 1932 and 1933 Chestnut Burr yearbooks
  12. 12. Cherubs Speech Faculty and Students on Rockwell Hall Steps circa 1937 Image Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections Kent State University Libraries
  13. 13. Kent Communication Society in front of Taylor Hall.. The school’s 2011 version of the Cherubs of 1937.
  14. 14. BeginningsFor the 1935-1936 academic year, speech isamong departments approved for a graduateminor by graduate council, the members ofwhich included the president, deans of thecolleges of education and liberal arts, theregistrar, and the dean of the department ofeducation and psychology. Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent State University 1910-1960 published by Kent State University Press (p. 140)
  15. 15. Beginnings: 1930Oratory1930 was the first year KentState College sent a studentrepresentative to a statecontest in oratory.The subject was “Peace.”Pictured:James HolmRalph McGinnisPhil BarryEldon Scoutten Source: 1931 Chestnut Burr
  16. 16. Beginnings: 1931NationalrecognitionE. Turner Stump waselected president ofKappa GammaNational ForensicFraternity.Kappa Gamma membersare chosen foroutstanding performancein debate and speechactivities.Alpha Chapter formed atKent in 1930.
  17. 17. Beginnings: 1930The Men’s DebateTeam was formed in1929.The 1930 teamearned the distinctionof being the onlyteam in the NorthernOhio League to defeatthe Akron Universityteam.Source:1931 Chestnut Burr
  18. 18. Beginnings: 1930The Women’s DebateSquad was formed in1930.Debates were held atAkron University, HiramCollege and Mt. UnionCollege.“State Medicine”was the subject ofarguments.Source:1931 Chestnut Burr
  19. 19. Beta SigmaShoveling speechand a sense ofhumorMembers:BullsCalvesIn PastureMotto:Moo, Moo, Moo Source: 1931 Chestnut Burr
  20. 20. 1932:Men’sVarsityDebateSquad Source: Chestnut Burr
  21. 21. Growing years: 1938-1939From Department to SchoolThe School of Speech is establishedunder the Division of Language andLiterature. Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent State University 1910-1960. Kent State University Press.
  22. 22. Growing years: The 1940sCourses offered in the School of Speech included:• Fundamentals of Speech• Argument• Voice and Diction• The Teaching of Public Speaking• The Rehabilitation of Speech• Psychology of Speech• Principles and Practices of Speech Correction• High School Institute in Speech Source: Kent State University Bulletin, 1941
  23. 23. World War II yearsTraining U.S. Servicemenincludes speech classesSpeech is among the subjects included incurriculum for training of 500 crewmen ofthe 336th College Training Detachment(Aircrew) when they arrive on campusMarch 30, 1943. With the coming of the336th, the campus was virtuallytransformed into an army camp. During thenext 18 months approximately 2,000enlisted men completed the program atKent. Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent State University 1910- 1960 published by Kent State University Press. Photo from Kent State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
  24. 24. Baby boomer years1953:L. LeRoy Cowperthwaitenamed new head ofSchool of Speech Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent State University 1910-1960.
  25. 25. Baby boomer years1957: Plans forMusic and Speechbuilding areapproved. The $3.5million structure willinclude a 500-hundred seatauditorium for theschool of speech andfacilities for radioand televisionbroadcasting.Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent StateUniversity 1910-1960 published by Kent State University Press.
  26. 26. Baby boomeryears1958-1959:Speech is seventh among top 10departments in which thegreatest increases in courseofferings occurred. Curriculargroups for speech includedfoundation and service courses,public speaking, dramatic arts,radio and television, and speechpathology and audiology. Source: Phillip R. Shriver (1960) Years of Youth: Kent State University 1910-1960 Students study in the main reading room of published by Kent State Rockwell Library, second floor. University Press. Chestnut Burr, 1954
  27. 27. 1953: KentDebate Teamis Top winnerKent Debate Teamchampions took firstplace in Carnegie TechTartan Tourney,Pittsburgh.Seated, left to right:Professor Jon Hopkins,Joan Webster and GaryBanas. Standing, left toright: Tom McManus,Ron Rice and ProfessorRobert Kent. Photo from Kent State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
  28. 28. 1956 and1958:WomenDebateChampionsOhio WomensIntercollegiateDebateChampions, 1956and 1958. Left toright: Joan Koehler, Photo from Kent State University DepartmentSheila Gethin, of Special Collections and ArchivesAnne Rankin andTreva Pamer.
  29. 29. Hyde Park Forum Speech Competition. Spring 2012
  30. 30. Hyde Park Forum Speech Competition. Spring 2012
  31. 31. 1960: Music and Speech Building, new home to the School of Speech is completed. At the time, the building was the largest classroom building.Source: Martin K. Nurmi, dean of Graduate School, in his chapter The Years of Growth, 1955-1970published in A Book of Memories: Kent State University 1910-1999. Kent State University Press(1993).
  32. 32. 1960: Doctoral program proposed.1968: Inauguration of speech as adoctoral program.Kent State’s academic program follows nationalrecognition of the discipline.Kent State University has been a part of thegrowing area of speech and has initialed newprograms and developments to meet newneeds. Source: Proposal for a Doctoral Program in Speech prepared by the Graduate Faculty of the School of Speech, College of Fine and Professional Arts. June 1966)
  33. 33. The latest technology for the school ofspeech classroom in the 1970s.
  34. 34. More cutting edge technology for theschool of speech classroom in the 1970s.
  35. 35. School of Communication Studies moved into Taylor Hall in 2008.Taylor Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places for theevents of May 4, 1970.
  36. 36. 1984: Cowperthwaite Lecture Series createdThe Cowperthwaite Lecture series is created after the retirement of Dr. L. LeRoyCowperthwaite to honor his service, leadership and dedication to the School of Speechand the College of Fine and Professional Arts.Each year a renowned communication scholar is invited to campus to present theCowperthwaite Lecture and teach a graduate seminar in his/her area of expertise. Visiting Scholar David R. Ewoldsen, Ph.D., far left, and Communication Studies graduate students gather for a photo op in front of Taylor Hall during August 2012.
  37. 37. 1971: First Ph.D. graduate is Dr. Dominic Infante.2003: Dr. Angela Planisek is 100th Ph.D. graduate. From Graduation Day 2003, from left, are Dr. James Gaudino, Dean of the College of Communication and Information; Dr. Infante; Dr. Planisek; Dr. Rebecca Rubin, professor and dissertation advisor; and Dr. Carol A. Cartwright, President of Kent State University.
  38. 38. Kent Communication Society members assist with Homecoming 2011
  39. 39. The School of Communication Studies hosted a gathering in the MACC loge fora Kent State basketball game in 1997.From left ,are alum Doug Grayson, and Dr. Johnny Miller, emeriti professor.Grayson was a star basketball player for the Flashes during the late 1960s.
  40. 40. Kaitlin Banduch and Phil Reed, graduate students and members ofCommunication Graduate Student Association in Spring 2012.
  41. 41. School of Communication Studiesmourns the passing of passing ofD. Ray Heisey, Ph.D.D. Ray Heisey, Ph.D., was ProfessorEmeritus and Director Emeritus ofCommunication Studies. He passedaway May 20, 2011.Heisey joined the Kent State faculty asan associate professor in 1966. Heserved as coordinator of the Divisionof Rhetoric and Communication from1980 to 1983 and as acting director ofthe School of Speech Communicationfrom July through December 1993. Hewas then appointed Director of theSchool of Communication Studies, apost he held until June 1996.
  42. 42. Kent Communication Society at Homecoming 2011
  43. 43. 2012:Dr. PaulHaridakisis nameddirector of theSchool ofCommunicationStudies
  44. 44. The Centennial Award for 2010 was presented to Drs. Alan Rubin and RebeccaRubin on behalf of the School of Communication Studies. From left, Alan Rubin,Rebecca Rubin, Dr. Paul Haridakis and Dr. Stanley Wearden, Dean of the College ofCommunication and Information. Alan Rubin and Wearden are past directors ofthe school. Haridakis is the present director.
  45. 45. A donation from Beth Brumbaugh, right, established the ElizabethBrumbaugh Health Education Suite in the School of Communication Studies.Beth, picture here with her husband Greg Hackett, was honored duringHomecoming 2011 for her gift.
  46. 46. Daniel Smith, left, was among the students recognized in the school’s first SeniorScholars Award presentation held in 2011. Presenting the award is Dr. JeffreyChild, Undergraduate Coordinator for the school.
  47. 47. The Spotlight is on Senior Scholars for 2011.
  48. 48. Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta celebrates 20th anniversary in 2012 Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-yearcolleges and universities. The Kent State Chapter was founded in 1992.
  49. 49. Lambda Pi Eta inductees for 2012
  50. 50. Michael Dubetz ScholarshipAmong the scholarships offered by the school forundergraduates is the Michael Dubetz Scholarship.Michael Dubetz was a 1947 graduate of Kent StateUniversity and a member of the speech faculty for32 years until his retirement in 1980. He joined theKSU faculty as a speech instructor in 1948 and wasdesignated an emeritus professor upon hisretirement. He was a member of the Department ofRhetoric and Communication and also served asdirector of the Student Speakers Bureau for eighteenyears.
  51. 51. Lambda Pi Eta induction reception, Spring 2011. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. 34 members were inducted, the largest number to date for the school.
  52. 52. The 1970s started a t-shirt tradition that is still withthe school today, as the next slide shows.
  53. 53. Senior Seminar Class members were so happy to be apart of the school (and ready to graduate), they hadtheir own special t-shirts made.
  54. 54. Practicum students for Fall 2012: Khalil Dixon, JonathanJackson, and Michelle Griffin.
  55. 55. Music and Speech was home to the School of Communication Studies from 1960 until the school’s move to Taylor Hall in 2008.
  56. 56. Dr. Paul Haridakis, director of the school, presents the Research Award to thendoctoral candidate James Ponder, now Dr. Ponder, during Homecoming 2011.
  57. 57. School of Communication Studies annual picnic. 2001. Dr. Nichole Egbert and her spouse Stephan.
  58. 58. School of Communication Studies joins CCIFour academic programs united in July 2002 toestablish the College of Communication andInformation.The Schools of Communication Studies, Journalismand Mass Communication, Library and InformationScience and Visual Communication Design joined inone college to create a unique learning community inthe fields of communication, information andintegrative research.
  59. 59. School of Communication Studies faculty for 2011-2012 academic year.
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