Watch highlights from the 2013 Fall for the Arts Fiesta! This year's theme is AsianFest, and will take place Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at Risman Plaza on the Kent Campus.
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services will honor seven distinguished alumni at its fifth annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the event are $35 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down meal.
The fifth class in the 2014 College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame includes:
Once again, Kent State University has earned a coveted spot in the first-tier list in the Best National Universities category with its inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State ranks 194 on the prestigious list, improving from last year’s ranking of 201.
Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier. This is the fourth time in five years that Kent State has appeared on the first tier of the Best National Universities rankings.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17. 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 meet as a Committee of the Whole from 8-10 a.m. This will be followed by Board standing committee meetings as follows:
A Kent State tradition for 33 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival took place Friday, Sept. 5, from 12-6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. The event included live music, inflatables, rock climbing wall, photo booth, food, local vendors, student organizations and thousands of giveaway items.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., Kent State University’s Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus.
The purpose of this annual exercise is to familiarize students and employees with building evacuations and precautions to be taken in event of a fire or any other type of emergency.
The 2014 Kent State University Aviation Heritage Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Event and Parking are FREE!
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.
The Kent State University campus is a student’s home away from home, and each year, family members are invited to make it theirs as part of Parents’ and Families Day. This year, Parents' and Families Day will occur Saturday, Sept. 6.
Kent State University has launched a national search for a new Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
The purpose of the Division of Institutional Advancement is to promote awareness among Kent State benefactors of the impact their contributions make to the growth and future success of the university.