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Honors College news is meant to highlight current college opportunities and the successes of the students and alumni who participate in the Honors College academic experience. Students and alumni are encouraged to tell us about their academic, personal, and professional accomplishments.

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Honors students take a photo during the annual Honors Community Picnic held during Welcome Weekend.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:36am

This fall, the Kent State University Honors College enrolled 421 new freshmen at the Kent campus. The 2016 freshman class is up 2.2% from last year's freshman class and beats the previous record of 419 enrolled students in 2013.

Author, Political Consultant, and Social Critic Naomi Wolf will present "Empowered Citizenship" on October 5.
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 12:15pm

Author, political consultant and social critic Naomi Wolf will present “Empowered Citizenship” on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the KIVA as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series.

One of the world’s most influential femin...

The Honors College will hold Thesis Information Meetings on September 27, October 21, and November 22.
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:07pm

The Honors College will hold three Senior Honors Thesis information meetings during the fall 2016 semester. The meetings will be held in 55 Johnson Hall at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, September 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
Research Uncorked is a series sponsored by the Honors College that connects the Kent community with Kent State research.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:03pm

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

Research Uncorked
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:40am

Wednesday, May 4
5:30 p.m. -  Venice Cafe

Public places such as parks and streets have historically been...

Martha Arbogast (left) and Rachel Kozy (right) with their Silver Addy Award
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:33am

The 2015 edition of the Kent State Honors College literary and arts magazine, Brainchild, has been awarded Silver twice for its elegant but striking design by the American Advertising Federation.

The American Advertising Awards, or ADDY, are the adve...

Elizabeth Howard
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:49pm

Elizabeth Howard, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English at Kent State University, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Hilary Horn Ratner, 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award Recipient
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:25pm

Hilary Horn Ratner, class of 1974, has been named the 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award recipient.

She earned undergraduate degrees in both psychology and sociology and completed an undergraduate honors thesis titled "Interference effects on children's recall," ear...

Senior Honors Luncheon 2015
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:03pm

On April 9, the Student Center Ballroom will be filled with Honors College seniors and their family members.

Each year the Kent State University Honors College recognizes the accomplishments of Honors College seniors who will be graduating. This year’s luncheon marks 30...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:32am

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt will be coming to Kent State University on Thursday, April 7 to speak to the University community.

Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, has been a force to be reckoned with on the politi...