2013 News Archive

by University Communications and Marketing
December 20, 2013 - 10:33am
Kent State University will operate on a holiday schedule at the end of December. The holiday schedule will run from the first shift on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. During that time, all nonessential operations will be closed at all Kent State campuses. Regular university operations will resume with the start of the first shift on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
by Bob Burford
December 20, 2013 - 10:31am
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Health System and Summa Health System recently completed a Community Health Needs Assessment that will help the three hospital systems prioritize and guide their efforts in the next three years.
by Emily Vincent
December 19, 2013 - 10:31am
Ashley Watson, a Kent State University graduate nursing student from New Philadelphia, Ohio, was selected as one of the 2013 recipients of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) scholarship. Each year, the OAAPN awards four $1,500 scholarships to students to promote the professional development of advanced practice registered nurses. Watson is in her third year in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Kent State.
by Emily Vincent
December 18, 2013 - 10:31am
A new book co-authored by Kent State University researcher Phillip D. Rumrill Jr., Ph.D., advises the “sandwich generation” of adults who care for both children and aging family members on how to manage stress, avoid burnout and find resources for help.
by Emily Vincent
December 17, 2013 - 10:33am
The State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Program announced on Dec. 13 that Kent State University was awarded three of the nine Phase I awards given through its Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund (TVSF). The goal of the TVSF is to create greater economic growth in Ohio-based start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other Ohio not-for-profit research institutions.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 17, 2013 - 3:23am
Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor’s degrees, 390 master’s degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
by Alyssa Hunnell
December 13, 2013 - 2:03pm
As Chairman of the Country Music Association Board of Directors, Ed Hardy is among the influential leaders in the ever-growing field of country music. A 1971 Kent State University graduate in General Speech, Hardy attributes his success in large part to his experience as a broadcast major under the guidance of John Weiser, Ph.D., former Coordinator of the Radio TV Department, with sharing his expertise in broadcast media with other students. 
by Victoria Humphreys
December 13, 2013 - 1:57pm
Students in the Communication and Influence class taught by James Ponder, Ph.D. sought to bring a positive message to college students through a campaign to boost positive thinking and self-esteem as part of the Kent State University student organization, Body Acceptance Movement (BAM). "Love yourself for everything you are," and "You are beautiful," are examples of positive messages posted in Kent State women's bathrooms across campus. The handwritten messages on blue notes promoted the goal of boosting confidence and bringing smiles to viewers' faces .
by Meghan Caprez
December 13, 2013 - 1:52pm
Communication Studies professor James Ponder, Ph.D., challenged his students to conduct a campaign. That was the only instruction he gave to his Communication and Influence class for its semester-long project: Conduct a campaign.
December 12, 2013 - 2:20am
Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) will host a rededication ceremony and guided tour of its renovated clean room facility and microscopy laboratory on December 13 at 1:30 p.m. The clean room, originally built for liquid crystal device prototyping in 1997, will have expanded capabilities to address emerging needs in flexible microelectronics and biomedical applications of liquid crystals and soft materials and be more accessible to a wider range of users when it re-opens in late December.