For the second year in a row, Kent State University’s TV2 has taken top honors in the College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards, earning the 2013 TV Station of the Year award at the CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans. TV2 is Kent State’s nationally award-winning, high-definition digital TV station.
The Agenda, TV2’s topical comedy-satire show, also won Best TV Entertainment Program.
Graduate students from Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the combined home of the urban design graduate program and the public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, won the Excellence in Student Planning Award from the American Planning Association of Ohio (APA-Ohio) on Sept. 27, 2013.
Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) took home a total of seven design awards at the 2013 conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA). Three faculty members and three students picked up awards at the conference, which took place in New Orleans from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Board will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the third floor boardroom at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, which is located at 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd. in Independence, Ohio. The Board will meet as a committee of the whole. No individual committee meetings will be held.
Trustees will retire into executive session at 8 a.m. in the third floor boardroom to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”
Four international Honors College students recently participated in the celebration of world poetry sponsored by the Wick Poetry Center.
The World Poetry Reading was held on Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center. Students participants shared poetry from around the globe. Poems were read in the participants' native languages.
Among Honors College students featured at the event were Mariam Makatsaria (Georgia), Valentina Peralta (Venezuela), Shen Wen Tan (Malaysia), and Gyorgi Mihalyi (Hungary).
A new survey that focuses on faculty involvement with the public through the news media recognizes Kent State University on its inaugural lists. The Faculty Media Impact Project, developed by the Center for a Public Anthropology, ranks social science departments at nearly 100 universities based on the number of times faculty members were cited in the news media.
The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) selected Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., professor of physics at Kent State University, to receive the Distinguished Award of Council. The award was presented at the 66th Annual ACESS Honors and Awards Banquet on Nov. 7 at Guy’s Party Center in Akron, Ohio.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is back at Kent State and quickly gaining new ground.
NABJ Kent is an organization of journalists, students and media professionals that encourages students of color to work in student media. NABJ membership is open to all JMC students and majors, and to all Kent State students who are interested in student media. Kent’s chapter was originally established at JMC by the late Dr. Evonne Whitmore, but went inactive in 2009.
A Kent State University research group led by Oleg D. Lavrentovich (pictured) has reported a new type of liquid crystal.
A research group at Kent State University has described the structure of a new type of liquid crystal that had been predicted theoretically but never seen.
To attract and retain the strongest journalism and mass communication students in the nation, Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) is introducing a financial award program specifically designed for first-time freshmen in Fall Semester 2014.
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