2013 News Archive

by Emily Vincent
December 6, 2013 - 10:31am
Today, smartphones are central to college students’ lives, keeping them constantly connected with friends, family and the Internet.  Students’ cell phones are rarely out of reach whether the setting is a college classroom, library, recreational center, cafeteria or dorm room. As cell phone use continues to increase, it is worth considering whether use of the device is related to measurable outcomes important for student success, such as academic performance, anxiety and happiness. 
by Bob Burford
December 5, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University recently signed an agreement with CommutAir, a regional airline that operates as United Express in the Midwest and Northeast, to provide a development and bridging program for qualified graduates of the university’s acclaimed aeronautics program. The partnership will mutually benefit the recruiting goals of Kent State and CommutAir, and will provide significant employment opportunities for graduates.
by Effie Tsengas
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University senior music performance major Yang Zeng has been offered a contract to be part of the first violin section of the Akron Symphony. Zeng, originally from Kunming, Yunnan, China, has been a student at Kent State’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music since 2010. He started studying music at age 6.
by Emily Vincent
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University will hold its fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor’s degrees, 390 master’s degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and remarks from Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State University’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Professor Kirk Mangus, head of the ceramics program at the Kent State University School of Art, died of an aneurysm on Nov. 24.
by Bryan Webb and Amanda Lang
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
A new four-legged friend has come to the Kent Campus as Kent State University’s Police Services welcomed Coco, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who, together with her partner Officer Anne Spahr, form Kent State Police Services’ first K-9 unit. Coco is trained in evidence search and recovery, area searches and tracking, but is mainly trained for explosives detection and can recognize more than a dozen related odors.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Scholar of the Month Darice Polo Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting College of the Arts 2004-present
by Emily Vincent
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s Board of Trustees today (Dec. 4) approved a comprehensive, six-year capital plan that requests state funding for key building and renovation projects for the university’s eight campuses for the period 2015-2020. All of Ohio’s public colleges and universities are required to submit such long-range plans to the Ohio Board of Regents every two years, and all plans are contingent upon the levels of capital appropriations that will be made by the Ohio General Assembly.

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