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Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series Features Activist, Author Raj Patel

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.
by Aaron Hanlin
June 30, 2014 - 2:22pm
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.

Honors Alumnus Carter Strang Honored with Full Page Advertisement

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June 30, 2014 - 2:19pm
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.

Honors Students Participate in World Poetry Reading

by Aaron Hanlin
June 30, 2014 - 2:18pm
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

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
June 30, 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

Director of KSU Museum Named 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient

by Aaron Hanlin
June 30, 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

Contemporary Artist Diana Al-Hadid Recognized as Distinguished Honors Alumna

by Aaron Hanlin
June 30, 2014 - 2:10pm
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 College Students to Present Multi-Disciplinary Performance at the 2014 Symposium on Democracy

by Aaron Hanlin
June 30, 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,

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
May 23, 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.

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,