Summer 2015

William Scharlott and Aoife Mooney, M.A.

William Scharlott reviews his undergraduate research project with his faculty mentor Aoife Mooney, M.A., assistant professor of Visual Communication Design. Scharlott researched and designed dynamic typography to reinvigorate The Illiad for a modern reader. Learn more about undergraduate research.


Courtesy Special Collections & ArchivesA Lasting Photo Op

by Jan Senn

One man’s memories of a 1941 course in news photography led to a gift that will help students pursue their passions for years to come.

Jacknife BridgeMaking the Most of Year One

Our photo album highlights key moments of President Beverly Warren’s whirlwind first year. (Seen here, she joins students in a photo booth at an Inauguration event hosted by Kent State University at Salem.) 

Traveling StanzasTraveling Stanzas

Children from Holden Elementary School Writer’s Club wrote a poem welcoming Beverly Warren to Kent State, and she wrote a praise song in response. An animated video of both poems were part of her Inaugural celebration. 

Meeting of the MindsMeeting of the Minds

by Jan Senn

These undergraduate students and their faculty mentors exemplify the collaborative research, scholarship and creative activity that generates a rich learning environment.


Toxic Threat

Toxic Threat 

by Tamar Nordenberg

How Kent State researchers are helping find solutions to Lake Erie’s harmful algae blooms.  

Cece Bell 12 Fast Facts about Cece Bell

by Jan Senn

Learn more about alumna Cece Bell, whose graphic novel, El Deafo, received a Newbery Honor Award for her funny, poignant account of growing up hearing impaired. 



Career and Community Studies Completion Along the Esplanade

Got This! | Take Five | I, Robot | By the Numbers | Tree Campus | Strong Finish

Leslie HeaphyAcross the Region

Learn more about baseball from Ohio's College History Teacher of the Year and associate professor at Kent State University Stark, Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D. 

Michelle Darvis

Alumni Life

Douglas Graham ’05 | Michelle Darvis | Class Notes | Losses

Rowboat Regatta, LIFE ArchivesFlashback

Kent State's Rowboat Regatta ran from 1939 to 1969. Here's a glimpse of this lost tradition. 

Rowboat Regatta, LIFE ArchivesHats Off to Our New Graduates!

A selection of decorated mortar boards from the Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremonies.