The Communications Building gained a new three-story wing with an attached annex that was dedicated to Paul Miller, an alumnus and chairman of the board of the Gannett Company.
The new space was desperately needed since the number of students seeking majors in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting had swelled to over 700, making it the school with the largest enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Several media groups around the state helped prompt the renovation by supporting the call for additional space and Gannett Company made a $300,000 contribution.
The new space was quickly filled by classes and labs that included a larger television studio to give more students the "hands-on" training to prepare for careers in a growing jobs market. The building also housed radio stations that were staffed largely with students, including KOSU-FM (classical music and news) and KVRO (rock music format and news).
Mr. and Mrs. Miller attended the dedication (see photo) on March 16, 1976.
Find out more about Miller's personal dedication to journalism and his commitment to his alma mater.