2013 News Archive

by Eric Mansfield
August 8, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University has formed a search committee to recruit its 12th president, who will succeed retiring President Lester A. Lefton. In April, Dr. Lefton announced his retirement from the presidency of Ohio's second largest public university, effective July 1, 2014. He has served as Kent State's chief executive officer since July 1, 2006.
by Bob Burford
August 7, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University will hold its summer commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,593 degrees, including 836 bachelor’s degrees, 455 master’s degrees, 83 doctoral degrees, 198 associate degrees and 21 educational specialist degrees.
by Intercollegiate Athletics
August 6, 2013 - 10:31am
Jeff Duncan, former associate head coach at Purdue University, was named the new head baseball coach at Kent State on June 25, as announced by Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen.
by University Communications and Marketing
August 5, 2013 - 10:31am
Scholar of the Month John Hoornbeek Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2006-present
by Bob Burford
August 1, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University has announced the promotion of two officials in its Center for Corporate and Professional Development. Both will have expanded responsibility for enhancing and expanding relationships with major employers in the state and beyond, and to strategically connect corporations and business enterprises with Kent State’s many assets.
by Bob Burford
July 30, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University Professor of Psychology Mary Ann Parris Stephens, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2013 Developmental Health Award by the Aging and Health Committee of the American Psychological Association. Stephens will receive the award and give an invited address at the association’s 121st annual convention taking place from July 31 to Aug. 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The American Psychological Association’s Developmental Health Award is a biennial award established in 1996 to recognize individuals for their scholarly contributions to health and aging.
by Eric Mansfield
July 30, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s College of Nursing is one of nine schools of nursing named National League of Nursing (NLN) Centers of Excellence by the organization’s Board of Governors. Six of the nine honored are new designations in their respective categories of excellence. All Centers of Excellence are selected by competitive applications which are reviewed by a panel of leaders in nursing education. Kent State is being acknowledged as a Center of Excellence in the category “Creating Environments that Advance the Science of Nursing Education.” 
by Kent State University Communications and Marketing
July 29, 2013 - 10:31am
The Kent State University School of Art Galleries will present work by Kent State School of Art faculty members Michael Loderstedt and Lori Kella at the Eells Gallery on the grounds of the Blossom Music Center, Aug. 3–Sept. 1. The Eells Gallery is open two hours prior to and through the intermission of every Cleveland Orchestra performance.
by Kent State University Communications and Marketing
July 29, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been awarded two grants from the Ohio Arts Council. A sustainability grant of $13,308 will go toward general programming, and an arts partnership grant of $13,958 will support the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas Community Arts Project.
by Emily Vincent
July 24, 2013 - 10:31am
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $330,000 National Science Foundation grant to Kent State University’s Atmospheric Research Group for its project titled “Measurements of Amines during the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS) Field Campaign.” The project will be led by Shanhu Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental health sciences in Kent State’s College of Public Health.

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