2012 News Archive

September 24, 2012 - 5:01am
Kent State University will host a seminar by Harvard Chemistry Professor George M. Whitesides at the Kent Student Center, Kiva on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. The seminar, Simplicity as a Component of Invention is free and open to all faculty members, staff, students, and the public.
by Emily Vincent
September 23, 2012 - 10:33am
*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 Tickets are required for entrance. Tickets were distributed Sept. 24 on a first-come, first-served basis and are no longer available.
by Ann VerWiebe
September 21, 2012 - 10:33am
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.
by Emily Vincent
September 21, 2012 - 10:33am
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.
by Jim Maxwelll
September 21, 2012 - 10:33am
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.
by Department of Physics
September 21, 2012 - 3:25am
Former KSU postdoctoral researcher Jinhui Chen has been awarded the 2012 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize by the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of work done while he was a Kent employee. 
by Kent State Athletics
September 20, 2012 - 10:34am
After going 4-1 to close out the 2011 season, the Kent State football team is primed to pick up where it left off, returning most of its key players on both sides of the ball.
by Emily Vincent
September 20, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University holds a grand opening of its Blackstone LaunchPad program on Friday, Sept. 28, celebrating the establishment of the entrepreneurial initiative at the university.
by Effie Tsengas
September 19, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University's College of the Arts, in conjunction with The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, is proud to present the community with two unique opportunities to see Tony award-winning performer Ben Vereen. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, he and his band will perform "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen" in E.
by Emily Vincent
September 18, 2012 - 10:33am
After the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, like most young people her age, Kent State senior English major Alexandria Rhodes of Tallmadge, Ohio, turned to Twitter for updates about the disaster. But rather than just monitor events from across the pond, she was moved by the plight of the victims and went a step further by getting involved. With help from friends, Rhodes decided to raise funds to help the victims. What began as a goal to raise $5,000 resulted in the team collecting close to $70,000 within just three months.