News Archive

by Cindy Weiss
August 25, 2014 - 4:56pm
Four research groups at Kent State University have been awarded more than $1.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for projects that will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals and further their development in new materials and technologies, such as advanced displays, detection of chemical warfare agents and biomedical sensors.
by Foluke Omosun
August 25, 2014 - 3:58pm
Six recent high school graduates who will be starting classes at Kent State University this fall got a head start on their college education by studying abroad at Kent State’s Florence Summer Institute in Florence, Italy.  
by Aaron Chimenti
August 25, 2014 - 3:38pm
The Kent State University football team opens its 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, hosting Mid-American Conference East Division rival Ohio University at 6 p.m. inside Dix Stadium. The Kent State Golden Flashes won their final two games of the 2013 season, while the Bobcats earned a spot in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. Throughout the season, the Kent State football players will have the number 54 on one side of their helmets to honor Jason Bitsko, following their teammate’s unexpected death last week.
by Jim Maxwell
August 25, 2014 - 12:57pm
Mindy Farmer, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her new position on July 1. Farmer also will teach public history courses in Kent State’s Department of History as an assistant professor starting in spring 2015. She most recently served as an education specialist at the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
by Beverly Warren
August 25, 2014 - 9:18am
Dear Members of the Kent State Family,
by Foluke Omosun
August 22, 2014 - 3:47pm
The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) has named Allison Moats, a recent graduate of the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, as a Portz Scholar for 2014. Allison is a native of Ravenna, Ohio, and received her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Anthropology. Each year, the Portz Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate honors theses submitted by honors college students from across the country.
by Jennifer Kramer
August 21, 2014 - 2:57pm
Big data. Big search. Big opportunities. Big complications. And big implications for the First Amendment, privacy, information security and the media. The tenth annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will focus on the big question of “Data Minefields?” and will take place in Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 18.
by University Communications & Marketing
August 20, 2014 - 2:25pm
Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.
by University Communications and Marketing
August 20, 2014 - 1:58pm
Members of the Kent State University community welcome new and returning students to campus for the start of the 2014 Fall Semester. Students, faculty and staff members highlight various aspects of the university.
by University Communications & Marketing
August 20, 2014 - 1:37pm
Kent State University mourns the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 20.  Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.

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