If three fantastic bands, terrific food and wine sampling sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday evening, then join in the fun at a special tailgate party going on before the Centennial Campaign Concert at Kent State University’s Dix Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 8. The concert features headliner Sheryl Crow, along with O.A.R. and Los Lonely Boys.
The start of a new school year is a busy and exciting time, especially for incoming freshmen. The residence hall move-in process can be stressful for both students and parents.
To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council (KIC) sponsors the Movers and Groovers program. Each fall during freshman move-in day, Kent State faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled in their new university accommodations.
Blistering sound bites, attack ads and pack journalism are all parts of “dirty politics.” The focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop will reflect upon the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting at the eighth annual event at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.
“Pop Up City,” a project of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, will be exhibited at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale that takes place from Aug. 29 to Nov. 25 in Venice, Italy, with the theme “Common Ground.”
Founded in 1895, the Venice Biennale is considered one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world and has been pivotal in showcasing new artistic trends. The exhibition will feature the works of artists that have been selected from more than 50 nations.
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved a $3 million award to Kent State University. The award is part of the more than $21 million in grants recommended by the commission through the Ohio Third Frontier Open Innovation Incentive and the Ohio Third Frontier Innovation Platform Program to support innovation activities in the state.
Seven alumni will be recognized at third annual awards ceremony
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) will honor seven distinguished alumni at its third annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the event are $38 per person and include hors d’ oeuvres, followed by a sit-down meal.
The third class in the 2012 College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame includes:
Kent State University will hold a two-day symposium from Sept. 26-27 to celebrate its traditional strength in liquid crystal research and showcase the latest developments in flexible liquid crystal devices.
Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. The university held its summer commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,590 degrees, including 942 bachelor’s degrees, 391 master’s degrees, 79 doctoral degrees, 163 associate degrees and 15 educational specialist degrees.
The Kent State University Alumni Association Inc. announces the following new members for its National Alumni Board of Directors:
John Garofalo, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, continues his role as president of Kent State University’s Alumni Association National Board of Directors. Garofalo is vice president of community investment for the Akron Community Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in community health education in 1987 and a Master of Education in health education in 1993 from Kent State.
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