2012 News Archive

by Todd Vatter, Intercollegiate Athletics
December 11, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State battled Northern Illinois into two overtimes but saw its hopes of claiming the school's first Mid-American Conference football title in 40 years and an improbable BCS bowl berth fall just short at Detroit's Ford Field. Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 44-37 victory over Kent State in Friday night's Marathon MAC Championship.
by Katie Fickle
December 11, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University theatre alumni came back to campus to give aspiring School of Theatre and Dance students advice about building a successful career and surviving life in New York City. John Moauro, ’07, who starred in Hair; Laura Beth Wells, ’00, from Spiderman; and New York City Casting Director Michael Cassara were part of a special guest panelist event in the School of Theatre and Dance EZ Black Box Theatre. They provided advice to theatre and dance students about auditioning, dancing and singing. Offering Insight to Students
by Emily Vincent
December 11, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University's College of the Arts recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its Steinway Campaign, raising $2.7 million dollars - enough to purchase nearly 70 new pianos. Generous gifts of donors such as the estate of Elizabeth Fennell, Audio-Technica U.A., the Kent State University Foundation Board, David and Carol Pulk, an anonymous donor and many others who sponsored the effort, enabled the college's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music to be designated as an All-Steinway School.
by Emily Vincent
December 11, 2012 - 10:33am
School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State marks inaugural graduating class of 16 professional communicators
by Megan Confer
December 11, 2012 - 10:33am
In the fall of 2010, a team of people from five different Kent State University colleges sat down to design the digital sciences degree program. Launching a program in one year is uncommon, but when approvals for the proposed programs happened in the spring of 2011, Kent State’s School of Digital Sciences set a new bar. Both an interdisciplinary school and an independent school, Kent State’s School of Digital Sciences offers unique program options.
by Olivia Arnette and Megan Confer
December 11, 2012 - 10:33am
The fall semester is winding down quickly, and finals week, one of the most stressful times of the semester, begins Dec. 10. To ease the stress of finals week, Kent State University Libraries is holding a Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 3-5 p.m. Pet therapy dogs are returning this year, and there will be free popcorn and drinks for all. The Stress-Free Zone event also will provide Wii games and much more. It is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
December 11, 2012 - 2:55am
For some students graduating from Kent State University on Saturday, Dec. 15, their walk across the stage at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center will be their first time actually stepping foot on campus. On that day, 16 students from around the country graduate from Kent State’s online master’s degree concentration in public relations. Many of them are traveling to Kent to celebrate their achievement as inaugural graduates of the two-year, completely online degree program.
by Eric Mansfield
December 7, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University will hold its fall commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,963 degrees, including 1,531 bachelor’s degrees, 370 master’s degrees, 59 doctoral degrees and 3 educational specialist degrees.
by Department of Physics
December 6, 2012 - 2:00am
Urbana—In order to examine the workings of the smallest bits of matter, particle physicists smash subatomic particles together at tremendously high speeds and then analyze the resultant sprays (called jets) of even smaller particles, following them through their various decay paths. Huge quantities of data are taken from thousands upon thousands of collisions, the data are analyzed by powerful computers, and the ultimate findings contribute to our understanding of how our world and everything in it works on the most fundamental level.
by Emily Vincent
December 5, 2012 - 10:33am
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12. The Board will convene at 2 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library. Trustees will retire into executive session at 8:30 a.m. in the Urban Conference Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” Board committees will meet as follows: