Honors College News

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:42am
Natalia Roman, senior communication studies major, presents a poster session on her thesis research.

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.

Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:29am
Research Uncorked is a series sponsored by the Honors College that connects the Kent community with Kent State research.

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.

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:36am
Honors students take a photo during the annual Honors Community Picnic held during Welcome Weekend.

The Honors College welcomes a record-setting freshman class.

This fall, the Kent State University Honors College enrolled 421 new freshmen at the Kent campus. The 2016 freshman class is up 2.2% from last year's freshman class and beats the previous record of 419 enrolled students in 2013.

This year's class has an average unweighted GPA of 3.85 and an average ACT composite score of 29. The class of 2020 also has a record number of underrepresented students enrolled in the Honors College (5.44% compared to the previous high of 5% in fall 2013).

Posted: Friday, September 2, 2016 - 12:15pm
Author, Political Consultant, and Social Critic Naomi Wolf will present "Empowered Citizenship" on October 5.

Author, political consultant and social critic Naomi Wolf will present “Empowered Citizenship” on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the KIVA as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series.

One of the world’s most influential feminists and the bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf doesn’t just comment on the world’s most pervasive problems, she aims to solve them. Dr. Wolf gives people specific ways to change the world by encouraging people to take charge of their lives and communities.

Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:07pm
The Honors College will hold Thesis Information Meetings on September 27, October 21, and November 22.

The Honors College will hold three Senior Honors Thesis information meetings during the fall 2016 semester. The meetings will be held in 55 Johnson Hall at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Students interested in completing an undergraduate Honors thesis can learn more about completing a Senior Honors Thesis/Project.

Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:03pm
Research Uncorked is a series sponsored by the Honors College that connects the Kent community with Kent State research.

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:40am
Research Uncorked

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Venice Cafe in downtown Kent.

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:33am
Martha Arbogast (left) and Rachel Kozy (right) with their Silver Addy Award

The 2015 edition of the Kent State Honors College literary and arts magazine, Brainchild, has been awarded Silver twice for its elegant but striking design by the American Advertising Federation.

The American Advertising Awards, or ADDY, are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. Brainchild initially won silver for design in Akron but has since gone on to win silver for design in the regional competition. The regional ADDYs included competitors from Cleveland, Dayton, and West Virginia.

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:49pm
Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth Howard, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English at Kent State University, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:25pm
Hilary Horn Ratner, 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award Recipient

Hilary Horn Ratner, class of 1974, has been named the 2016 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award recipient.

She earned undergraduate degrees in both psychology and sociology and completed an undergraduate honors thesis titled "Interference effects on children's recall," earning her graduation with departmental honors from the Honors College.

After graduation from Kent State University, Ratner went on to earn both her master's and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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