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Linda Spurlock, 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient

Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

The series will feature monthly discussions that will showcase many various research areas conducted by faculty at Kent State. Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, will introduce the series.

The Honors College is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

The Honors College invites nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award. The Distinguished Honors Faculty Award recognizes excellence in Honors teaching based upon years of service, advising of independent work, and a proven record of strong teaching performance.

Honors Art Show 2015

The 9th Annual Honors College/College of the Arts Student Art Show will officially begin Thursday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. with its opening reception.

Gary Shteyngart, Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Jewish Studies program at Kent State University, the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series presents New York Times Bestselling Author Gary Shteyngart on March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA.

Academics

The Honors College at Kent State University provides students with a liberal arts education at a large, public research institution. Demanding courses, stimulating discussions, international study, and research projects will challenge your intellect and enhance your education.

Admissions & Scholarships

The Honors College seeks to recruit a diverse student body that fosters a community of academic excellence. As a student in the Honors College, you will be a part of both a large university and an intimate community of dedicated scholars. You will have at your disposal the resources of a major public research institution while attending small classes with diverse topics that emphasize participation in dynamic discussions.

Senior Honors Thesis/Project

The Senior Honors Thesis/Project is a 6-credit-hour independent project. It may be a research, creative, or applied project and is completed under the direction of a faculty member.

Study Away & Study Abroad

The Honors College encourages all of its students to acquire broader national and global perspectives and appreciate cross-cultural values and achievements.