Liquid crystal doctoral candidate Andrew Konya awarded $25,000 for reMesh
Technology that gives groups of people a united voice to communicate by harnessing their collective intelligence is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund.
Kent State University Libraries held its Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of the University Library. The Stress-Free Zone offered the opportunity for a study break for students and an avenue to reduce stress for faculty and staff members as the fall semester comes to an end.
Pet therapy dogs returned this year to help ease the stress of finals week. There was free popcorn and beverages for all.
Kent State University Police Services has received law enforcement accreditation for the seventh consecutive time since 1991 from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Kent State Police Services received the Advanced Accreditation with Excellence Award from CALEA. The Excellence Award required the agency to submit to the more demanding Gold Standard Assessment format that focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies.
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.
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.
Caroline D'Angelo, social media editor at the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, spoke to two courses in the School of Communication Studies. D'Angelo visited campus to moderate the panel presentation, Social Media and Democracy: Giving a Voice to the Silenced, which featured Director of the School of Communication Studies Paul Haridakis, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science Steven W. Hook, Ph.D., and Jenna Krajeski, a Pulitzer Center journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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