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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Mitchell, Ph.D., a sport pedagogy professor at Kent State University in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, is the new president-elect of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). He was elected to the position this past spring at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s (AAHPERD) annual national convention in Boston.
At its June 6 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:
Trustees Endorse FY 2013 University Budget that Supports Major Campus Improvements
The Board approved a balanced educational and operating budget for Kent State University’s eight-campus system as it commended the university’s leadership for demonstrating sound and strategic management through difficult financial times.
Since June 2011, faculty research activities in the sciences have included many publications, grant awards, and invited presentations which have contributed to the research mission at KSU. Recent sciences research includes work by Maxim Dzero & Carmen Almasan, Songping Huang & Soumitra Basu, Laura Leff, Jonathan Maletic, Marilyn Norconk, and Alison Smith.
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