2013 News Archive

by Bob Burford
August 23, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University students returning for the Fall 2013 Semester can expect more variety at the university’s dining centers. To expand their knowledge about fruits, herbs and seasonal vegetables, executive chefs from Kent State visited the Culinary Vegetable Institute of the Chef’s Garden in Milan, Ohio, where they had a culinary retreat. The Culinary Vegetable Institute provides the world’s most innovative chefs with a place to share knowledge, experiment and discover techniques for growing and preparing flavorful varieties of vegetables.
by Emily Vincent
August 22, 2013 - 10:31am
Gov. John Kasich has named Virginia Albanese of Akron, Ohio, to serve on the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Her appointment is from Aug. 21, 2013, through May 16, 2022.
by Eric Mansfield
August 21, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University will host more than 200 delegates representing the business community, technology sector, academia, nonprofit, civic and government organizations, and the broader workforce to consider how the university’s newly created Knowledge Sciences Center can help organizations meet the challenges of the 21st-century knowledge economy. The Knowledge Sciences Symposium will take place Sept. 4 and 5 at the University Center, Kent State University at Stark in Canton, Ohio, and on Sept. 10 and 11 at the National Transportation Library at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
by University Communications and Marketing
August 17, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. Summer 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus were held Aug. 17 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,593 degrees, including 836 bachelor’s degrees, 455 master’s degrees, 83 doctoral degrees, 198 associate degrees and 21 educational specialist degrees.
by Bob Burford
August 15, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University has been awarded a grant for $81,445 from the Ohio Department of Public Safety for research on the impact of traumatic injury on child patients and their families. The Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the State EMS Board created grants from fines collected from seat belt violations to improve trauma patient care and emergency medical services in Ohio.
by Kent State University Communications and Marketing
August 14, 2013 - 10:31am
As Kent State welcomes new and returning students, the Opening of School Master Schedule of University Services is a useful tool for departments, parents and students alike.  This schedule lists the days and hours various university service areas are open from the week before school starts through the first week of classes, Sunday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 30.  
by Emily Vincent
August 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Take the Internet seriously. As crazy as that sounds, if a threat is made and feels real, report it. That’s the advice Kent State University student Zoë Burch offers as she reflects on her experience.
by Beth Thomas
August 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Today’s smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.
August 9, 2013 - 4:57am
(from left to right): Zachary Fejedelem, Mary Waddington, Rohan Dassanayake, Yang "Joe" Zhou, Dr. Nicola Brasch and Dr. Paul Sampson. Not pictured: Nawar Al-Lami.
by Bob Burford
August 8, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One grant, for research on physical activity levels and obesity, totaled $384,192, and the second grant, for stress-induced noradrenergic modulation of neuroinflammation research, totaled $441,600. The grants were part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Academic Research Enhancement Awards.