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Kent State Students Experience Elizabethan-Era Shakespeare Performances

Students engage in discussion during a tour at the American Shakespeare Center.
by Aaron Hanlin
October 29, 2014 - 11:22am
Honors College students took a trip back in time to the Renaissance era to experience the works of William Shakespeare in a similar manner a playgoer during the Elizabethan era would have enjoyed. Students enrolled in an Honors course called “Shakespeare in Performance” traveled to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19 where they received the opportunity to

Student Robin Bonatesta Becomes First University Innovation Fellow for Kent State

by Emily Vincent
October 23, 2014 - 3:49pm
Kent State University student Robin Bonatesta, a junior computer science and fashion merchandising major from Branchburg, N.J., has been named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell (formerly NCIIA). 

Cuban-American Novelist, Poet Cristina García to Present “Reading Fiction in the Modern World” on Oct. 9

Cuban-American Novelist and Poet Cristina García
by Aaron Hanlin
August 26, 2014 - 1:22pm
Cuban-American novelist and poet Cristina García will deliver a lecture titled “Reading Fiction in the Modern World” on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA as part of the Kent State University Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series.

Recent Honors College Graduate Becomes Seventh Portz Scholar from Kent State University

Allison Moats was named the 7th Portz Scholar from Kent State University as a result of her undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis/Project. Photo by Wesley Moats.
by Aaron Hanlin
August 6, 2014 - 2:39pm
Recent Kent State University graduate Allison Moats has been named one of four 2014 Portz Scholars by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Moats graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in biology. She earned University Honors from the Honors College with distinction in anthropology. Moats is also a member of the Kent State University chapter

Honors Students Publish Regional Art and Literary Magazine

Brainchild is a regional arts and literary publication comprised of exceptional work completed by undergraduate honors students from across the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) region.
by Mariam Makatsaria
April 14, 2014 - 10:58am
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.

Director of KSU Museum Named 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient

Interim Dean Donald F. Palmer recognized Jean Druesedow as the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award recipient at the 2014 Senior Honors Luncheon.
by Aaron Hanlin
April 12, 2014 - 2:10pm
Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum, has been named recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award. The Distinguished Honors Faculty Award was established in 1991 to recognize excellence in Honors teaching. The recipient is selected by Honors students in association with the dean on the basis of strong teaching performance, advising of independent work, and

Honors College Students to Present Multi-Disciplinary Performance at the 2014 Symposium on Democracy

by Aaron Hanlin
April 10, 2014 - 2:08pm
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,

Contemporary Artist Diana Al-Hadid Recognized as Distinguished Honors Alumna

Diana Al-Hadid, class of 2003, was named recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award.
by Aaron Hanlin
March 12, 2014 - 2:10pm
Diana Al-Hadid, class of 2003, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. An internationally known sculptor, Diana Al-Hadid earned a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A in Art from Kent State University in 2003. She graduated summa cum laude and earned graduation with honors for her thesis “Digital D@d@.”

Honors Students Recognized at Annual Art Show

Margalit Schindler, senior art history major, was awarded first place for her piece "Nurture Nest" during the opening reception.
by Aaron Hanlin
March 7, 2014 - 2:16pm
Honors students were recognized for their artistic abilities and talents at the opening reception of the 8th Annual Honors College, College of the Arts Celebration of Student Work held Thursday, March 6. This collaborative effort is an opportunity for Honors students in the College of the Arts to showcase their creative work. Eight students submitted art work for the show with over a dozen pieces

World-Renowned Writer, Speaker, and Activist Parker J. Palmer to Deliver Lecture on Democracy at Kent State University

Parker J. Palmer was featured as the Guest of Honor in spring 2014.
by Aaron Hanlin
January 23, 2014 - 12:13pm
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,