Honors College News

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 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. 

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:03pm
Senior Honors Luncheon 2015

On April 9, the Student Center Ballroom will be filled with Honors College seniors and their family members.

Each year the Kent State University Honors College recognizes the accomplishments of Honors College seniors who will be graduating. This year’s luncheon marks 30 years of honoring student accomplishments as the Honors College welcomes the students into the family of Honors College alumni.

Kent State President Beverly Warren will be in attendance and provide remarks.

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:32am
Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt will be coming to Kent State University on Thursday, April 7 to speak to the University community.

Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, has been a force to be reckoned with on the political issue of climate change. In her book Merchants of Doubt, Oreskes boldly speaks about the ways in which issues like acid rain, climate change, tobacco usage and the destruction of the ozone has been, and is being, denied by political figures and organizations.