Dr. Ann Stankiewicz, class of 1976, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award recipient. The Distinguished Honors Alumni Award was established in 1997 to recognize an outstanding Honors College alumna or alumnus for her or his professional success, contributions to her or his community, contributions to Kent State University, and contributions to the Honors College.
Honors College News
Dr. Brian Greene, world-renowned physicist for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, will deliver a lecture titled "The Drive to Innovate: Stories from the Frontiers of Discovery" as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series at Kent State University on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the KIVA.
On December 3, 2016, The Honors College hosted a Donor Recognition Event celebrating alumni and friends who so generously supported our students and programs in FY16. Guests mingled with our students and learned more on how their contributions impact academic success. English professors Dr. Elizabeth Howard and Dr. Don-John Dugas topped off the afternoon’s activities by presenting their latest research.
How do age-related events contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's disease?
Senior biochemistry major Paige Bidinotto hopes that her thesis research will help provide some insight.
Bidinotto is completing her undergraduate thesis under the direction of Dr. Gemma Casadesus-Smith, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, who studies Alzheimer’s through the lens of the aging process.
Sophomore Honors student Nathaniel Seres spent the fall 2016 semester studying abroad in Chengdu, China to study the country's history, culture, and language. Seres is pursuing degrees in both English and teaching English as a second language, with a minor in Chinese.
Prior to this experience, Seres had never travelled abroad. He indicated that his courses were rigorous and very different from the approach to teaching that he was familiar with in the United States. The Chinese education he received placed heavy emphasis on writing, analysis, and often extensive lectures.
How can design increase the awareness of diversity in the arts?
Natalia Roman is a senior communication studies major who is currently investigating the messages Latina college students receive in regards to gender and career.
Roman is completing this study for her Senior Honors Thesis under the direction of Dr. Suzy D'Enbeau, assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies.
Natalia says getting to know the stories of Latina undergraduates and comparing how they differ based on their immigration status and other factors impacting their narratives has been the most rewarding part of her thesis experience thus far.
The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.
"When the View from My Office was a Castle" will feature Candace Perkins Bowen, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Communication & Information.