2013 News Archive

by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
September 18, 2013 - 4:32am
When journalism professor Ann Schierhorn was a high school student at Florida State University School in 1966, she knew she was witnessing a story that needed to be told. Her classmates Keith Neyland and Mahlon C. Rhaney, Jr. were the first African American students to desegregate the formerly all-white university high school.
by Emily Vincent
September 17, 2013 - 10:31am
New Kent Campus freshmen boast an average GPA of 3.3; Kent Campus also reaches new all-time high in total enrollment and applications
by Emily Vincent
September 17, 2013 - 10:31am
For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center is set to launch its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.
by Aaron Hanlin
September 16, 2013 - 2:19pm
Carter Strang, '73, just concluded his term as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Kent State University honored Strang with a full page advertisement used at the CMBA Annual Meeting in June.
by Emily Vincent
September 16, 2013 - 10:31am
The fall 2013 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will follow at 8 a.m. The featured speaker is Marcello Fantoni, Ph.D., associate provost for global education at Kent State. Fantoni will speak on the topic “The International City of Kent.”
by Emily Vincent
September 13, 2013 - 10:31am
Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D., curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will speak about “The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” at Kent State University on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture is presented by Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy.
by Bob Burford
September 13, 2013 - 10:31am
To meet current U.S. coal demand through surface mining, an area of the Central Appalachians the size of Washington, D.C., would need to be mined every 81 days.  
by Bob Burford
September 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Information technology drives our global economy and promises transformational approaches to the world’s most serious challenges, including healthcare, education and environmental. Yet a smaller percentage of American high school and university students take computer science courses today than they did 20 years ago. L. Gwenn Volkert, associate professor of computer science at Kent State University, has been selected to participate in the second phase of a national effort aimed at increasing and broadening participation in computer science.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
September 12, 2013 - 3:41am
Celebrities are followed by the paparazzi, have minimal privacy and are constantly in the public eye, yet they still want and need fans and attention. That attention, in the form of entertainment media ethics, is the focus of this year’s Poynter Kent State University Media Ethics Workshop, “That’s Entertainment?” The ninth annual event will take place at Kent State’s Franklin Hall on Thursday, Sept. 19.
by Bob Burford
September 11, 2013 - 10:31am
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18. The meeting will be held in the new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. The Board will convene at 2 p.m. in the McGilvrey Conference Room on the lobby level. Trustees will retire into executive session at 8 a.m. in the Presidents Boardroom on the second floor of the hotel to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” Board committees will meet as follows:

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