Honors College students were among top winners at the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.
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Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and associate director of the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, will be the featured researcher at the next Research Uncorked. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.
Each academic year, the Department of English at Kent State University awards student prizes in creative writing, critical writing and writing in freshman English courses.
This year, 14 students who are members of the Kent State Honors College were recipients of various awards.
The Virginia Perryman Awards are awarded to freshmen, and all three of the Kent campus recipients are Honors College students including Hailee Zendlo, Morgan Starkey and Lydia Stater.
Duffy earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Kent State University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude and earned graduation with general honors for his undergraduate honors thesis titled "Nitrations and Transfer Nitrations of 2-HALO AND 2, 6-Dihalopyridines." After graduation, Joe pursued graduate study at Harvard University where he earned his doctorate in 1996. Since that time, Dr. Duffy has been at Merck Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, NJ. Merck Research Laboratories is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Joe has served as a research scientist (1996-2007), director of medicinial chemistry (2007-2010), senior director of medicinal chemistry (2010-2012), and, currently, executive director of medicinal chemistry.
Lyndsey Schley, senior newspaper journalism major and an Honors College student, will be published in the upcoming issue of Watcher Junior on April 3.
Watcher Junior is an online, peer-reviewed journal that publishes undergraduate work related to studies of Joss Whedon. Sponsored by the The Whedon Studies Association and Nebraska Wesleyan University, the journal is published twice a year in both April and October.
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 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.
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.
The student art show demonstrates a collaborative effort between the Honors College and College of the Arts. The exhibit features tweleve creative pieces completed by eight undergraduate Honors students.
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.