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Honors College News

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:52am
Students walking onto campus from downtown Kent.

The Kent State University Honors College will host the 37th annual conference of the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) April 10-12.


Friday, January 23, 2015 - 4:15pm
Dr. Jessica Maisano and Dr. Sharon Mosher, Dean of the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences

Dr. Jessica Anderson Maisano, ’94, has been named the recipient of the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences 2014 Staff Excellence Award in recognition of her management of the High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility. 

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 2:19pm
Sister Outsider Poetry

Award-winning duo Sister Outsider Poetry will deliver a spoken word performance as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Thurs., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Parker J. Palmer, world-renowned author, activist, and founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal, will speak as part of the Kent State University Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the African Community Theater located in Ritchie Hall.

Palmer is the author of nine books including best-selling and award-winning titles Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Brainchild, the art and literary magazine of the Mid-East Honors Association, launched its spring 2014 issue April 7.

Brainchild is an annual literary and arts publication comprised of exceptional work completed by undergraduate honors students from across the Mid-East Honors region.   

This is the magazine’s 2nd year in publication but its first year featuring a regional submission base.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm
Jean Druesedow, 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient
2014 Recipient
School of Fashion Design & Merchandising
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

As the final project for the semester-long Democracy Symposium Seminar, undergraduate students in the Honors College will present multi-disciplinary performances addressing issues of democracy, citizenship, and voice on Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Occurring on the second day of the 2014 Symposium on Democracy, the event features a Legislative Theater Workshop with Katherine Burke, School of Theatre & Dance.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

Award-winning author, activist, and academic Raj Patel to speak on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center in Room 306.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

Carter Strang, '73, just concluded his term as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Kent State University honored Strang with a full page advertisement used at the CMBA Annual Meeting in June.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:34pm

Four international Honors College students recently participated in the celebration of world poetry sponsored by the Wick Poetry Center.

The World Poetry Reading was held on Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center. Students participants shared poetry from around the globe. Poems were read in the participants' native languages.

Among Honors College students featured at the event were Mariam Makatsaria (Georgia), Valentina Peralta (Venezuela), Shen Wen Tan (Malaysia), and Gyorgi Mihalyi (Hungary).


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