On Oct. 9, Kent State University will host a seminar by Harvard Chemistry Professor George M. Whitesides at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The seminar, “Simplicity as a Component of Invention,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
President Barack Obama visited the Kent Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 26, where he addressed students and supporters. It has been 100 years since a sitting president visited Kent State. The campus was buzzing with excitement after getting word Obama was coming to speak at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).
Program approved by Ohio legislature shortens time to graduation for students
Kent State University has created a selection of accelerated degree programs that will allow students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in three years. The programs are in line with a three-year degree program proposed by Gov. John Kasich and adopted by the Ohio legislature. The state requires that public universities in Ohio transition 10 percent of their baccalaureate degree programs to three-year degree options in 2012, and expand that number to 60 percent by 2014.
Kent State University’s College of Nursing has been selected as a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award. The awards program recognizes the outstanding work of AACN member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change.
Academy Award-winning actress, author and deaf advocate Marlee Matlin will be the keynote speaker at an event marking October as disAbility Awareness Month at Kent State University. Matlin’s address on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom is free and open to the public.
*This press release was updated Sept. 25.
President Barack Obama will be a special guest of the Kent State College Democrats for a campaign rally Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Kent State University’s Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are required for entrance. Tickets were distributed Sept. 24 on a first-come, first-served basis and are no longer available.
The 46th Kent State Folk Festival once again lays claim to its autumnal residency with concerts and events lined up from Thursday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 22. The Kent Stage hosts concerts each night with Folk Alley ‘Round Town driving up the musical temperature throughout Kent on Friday and a big move downtown for the free Saturday workshops.
Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Jim Petro and his wife Nancy Petro will read from their co-authored book “False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent” at the Kent State University Library on Friday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m.
Kent State University hosted a two-day symposium on Sept. 26-27 to showcase cutting-edge university research and industry innovations in flexible liquid crystal devices such as displays, e-writers, eyewear, photovoltaics, sensors and biomedical devices.
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