News

by College of Education, Health and Human Services
August 1, 2014 - 10:19am
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services announces the appointment of Vicki Haywood Doe, Ph.D., ACSM-HFS, as its 2014 Diversity Catalyst. Doe, a resident of Niles, Ohio, will work on behalf of Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services and its Office of Diversity Outreach and Development during the 2014-15 academic year on diversity and community outreach efforts, while also connecting with disciplines within the college that fit her line of work.
by Bob Burford
July 30, 2014 - 3:57pm
An evacuation of Kent State’s Cunningham Hall and the neighboring Cunningham Hall Annex has now been lifted after a strange odor mandated their immediate closure.  Staff members reported smelling the odor around 11:30 a.m., and Kent Fire fighters immediately evacuated about 100 people from the building and the annex as a precaution. There were no injuries or road closures.
by College of Business Administration and School of Communication Studies
July 29, 2014 - 4:06pm
Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies and College of Business Administration offer an opportunity to obtain two degrees at once: a Master of Arts in Communication Studies (M.A.) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), beginning this fall. This unique dual-degree program is particularly attractive for managers, professionals and Bachelor of Arts students looking to enhance their communication skills to influence business in emerging global markets, while also developing skills to augment their own professional careers.
by Emily Vincent
July 28, 2014 - 3:04pm
Iris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, is among the 2014 Women of Note and was recognized on July 24 at LaCentre of Westlake, Ohio. She is one of 15 women selected by Crain’s Cleveland Business for its 2014 class, honoring the women whose passion, dedication and strength led to success, not only for themselves, but their organization and colleagues as well.
by Kelli Fitzpatrick
July 28, 2014 - 10:34am
Kent State University’s Dining Services is now serving burgers, tacos, salads and more from its first food truck this summer.
by University Communications and Marketing
July 25, 2014 - 5:27pm
The Piano Institute is a highly intensive program for talented piano students in grades 7-12. It is hosted each summer by the Piano Division at Kent State University's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.
by Bob Burford
July 25, 2014 - 10:08am
On March 22, 2014, a massive fire swept though historic Garrettsville, Ohio, destroying an entire commercial block and 13 businesses. Residents in the quaint Portage County village of just over 2,200 people immediately began pulling together, with efforts to relocate the local food bank, which was consumed in the blaze. Some business owners promised to rebuild, but it was clear that the tragedy dramatically changed the character of the village forever.
by Emily Komorowski
July 24, 2014 - 3:41pm
The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center has won two awards for the center’s exhibits. The Kent State May 4 Visitors Center received the American Association for State and Local History’s (AASLH) 2014 Award of Merit.
by Alumni Relations
July 21, 2014 - 4:41pm
The Kent State University Alumni Association has announced the five recipients of the 2014 Alumni Awards. The awards recognize and honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at Kent State. The following alumni have been selected for 2014: Andy Baskin, ’90, Distinguished Citizen Award. Baskin resides in Northeast Ohio and serves as sports director for WEWS NewsChannel5 in Cleveland.
by Bob Burford
July 21, 2014 - 3:28pm
Kent State University is being recognized again as one of the nation’s best. Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based on a survey of more than 43,516 employees at 278 colleges and universities, The Chronicle’s 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes small, medium and large institutions for specific best practices and policies.