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Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:49am
Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University

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.

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:18pm
On Monday, February 20, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon, Ph.D., announced that three candidates for Dean of the Honors College will be on campus during the week of March 6.
During the visit, each candidate will hold a public presentation on the following topic: "Components of top notch honors programs and how the candidate has worked to achieve those successes thus far."
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:28pm

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.

Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:53pm

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.

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:47am

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.

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:47am

How can design increase the awareness of diversity in the arts?

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.