2012 News Archive

by Emily Vincent
June 22, 2012 - 10:34am
Kent State University’s Golden Flashes baseball team will be honored at a “Season of Champions” celebration event on Thursday, June 28, at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 7 p.m.
by Emily Vincent
June 22, 2012 - 10:34am
Marcello Fantoni, Ph.D., of Kent State University has been appointed the university’s new associate provost for global education. Fantoni currently serves as director of Kent State University in Florence, Italy, and the university’s Europe manager. He also teaches historical studies in architecture and urban design. 
by Intercollegiate Athletics
June 20, 2012 - 10:34am
The Kent State baseball team made its 12th NCAA tournament appearance this year and advanced to the Super Regional for the first time this season. The team also played in the College World Series for the first time in program history, which dates back to 1915. The Golden Flashes edged out top seed Florida in its second game at the College World Series. Kent State University’s Golden Flashes baseball team was honored at a “Season of Champions” celebration event on June 28, at the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
by Bob Burford
June 19, 2012 - 10:34am
Kent State University's School of Art Galleries presents the exhibition Painting in the Dark by Northeast Ohio Painter Patricia Zinsmeister Parker. The show will run from June 20 through July 14 at the Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main Street in Kent, Ohio. In support of the exhibition, there will be a reception on Thursday, June 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. which is free and open to the public.
by Emily Vincent
June 19, 2012 - 10:34am
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University has hired Thor Wasbotten as its new director. Wasbotten will join the university July 1 to replace Jeff Fruit, who steps down after 10 years as the school's leader to teach full time.
by Intercollegiate Athletics
June 18, 2012 - 1:49pm
After taking a 4-0 lead, the Golden Flashes hold on to eliminate the top-seeded Gators. The Kent State baseball team (47-19) fended off a late Florida rally Monday evening in its elimination game at the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, as the Golden Flashes tallied a 5-4 victory over the Gators to remain alive in the national championship.
by Bob Burford
June 14, 2012 - 10:34am
The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is an advanced training institute operated by Kent State University in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center. This summer intensive program presents public performances by distinguished artist faculty and talented young musicians. The festival is under the direction of Kent State faculty members and esteemed musicians Danna Sundet (oboe) and Keith Robinson (cello). 
by Emily Vincent
June 14, 2012 - 10:34am
Kent State University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon has announced that Stephen Nameth, Ph.D., has been named dean and chief administrative officer of the Kent State University Columbiana County campuses. Nameth currently serves as the director of The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio. Nameth will lead Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem, two of the regional campuses in the university’s eight-campus system. He begins his position at Kent State on Aug. 1.
by Bob Burford
June 13, 2012 - 10:34am
The Portage County Regional Planning Commission is spearheading an effort to connect local producers with local consumers through the creation of a food hub built around the aggregation, packaging and distribution of agricultural products. The goal of the project is to increase market access for local food producers, service local institutional and commercial buyers and satisfy consumer demand for fresh, locally grown produce.
by Eric Mansfield
June 12, 2012 - 10:34am
Three associate professors from Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising are donating their time to design and create more than 30 costumes for a local dance troupe headed to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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