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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

 A. Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Kansas State University
105 Kedzie Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1501

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A letter from our director about the fall 2020 semester

Dr. Steven Smethers

Hello JMC family,

As we move into our fourth week of distance learning, I wanted to reach out to our JMC family to address some of the uncertainties felt by many of you concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and your continued education:

What if K-State isn't able to open back up in the fall?

What if I'm not able to come back to school for some reason?

Will the classes I need be available online?

No one can predict whether campus will be open for in-person classroom instruction in August and Provost Taber has already announced that summer classes will be strictly online.

With all this in mind, I want to reassure you that regardless of what happens, the A.Q. Miller School’s full slate of classes will be offered this fall. If campus is open, our faculty are prepared to offer courses in the classroom. If K-State is unable to open the campus for resident living and teaching, we are prepared to offer our entire curriculum online so that you can resume your studies from anywhere and graduate on time.

Have questions or concerns? Don't keep them to yourself. Reach out to your JMC family:

We are here to help you find a path toward continuing and completing your education.


Dr. Steven Smethers
Director, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications