2013 News Archive

June 20, 2013 - 2:06am
Tom Mahon, Lead IT User Support Analyst in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) will move to a full-time role in the College of the Arts and Kent State Information Services on July 1. Mahon has devoted almost 17 years to Kent State, previously serving in the Schools of VCD and Art as LAN Administrator and System’s Coordinator.
by Carla Wyckoff
June 19, 2013 - 11:33am
Kent State University faculty, staff and students collected 299,552 pounds of recyclables during the 2013 RecycleMania challenge. This year, 523 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada participated in the eight-week competition that ranks schools based on how much recycling, trash and food waste is collected.
by Effie Tsengas
June 19, 2013 - 10:31am
Kulas Foundation Guest Artist, clarinetist David Shifrin, and pianist Spencer Myer will perform Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall at Kent State University as part of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Faculty Concerts. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. A complimentary Meet-the-Artist reception will take place immediately following the concert in the Roe Green Center lobby.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
June 19, 2013 - 4:36am
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University finished in eighth place in the overall national championship of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The school also earned seventh place rankings in both the photojournalism and multimedia categories. It will receive medallions for each award.
by School of Visual Communication Design
June 18, 2013 - 4:24am
Students in the Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Kent State University earned Student Notable Honoree status, placing them in the top six of all national entries, in the Core77 2013 Design Awards for their Healthcare Visuals Kibera project. This is the second award the team has earned this month, with Metropolis Magazine naming it runner-up in its Next Generation Design Competition.
by Emily Vincent
June 17, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton announced today a $5 million gift from John and Fonda Elliot through the family’s foundation which will create the “Elliot Studios for Design” at the new building planned for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State. The gift also will fund endowments for The Elliot Program for Healthcare Design, The Elliot Scholars and The Elliot Professorship in Healthcare Design.
by Emily Vincent
June 17, 2013 - 10:31am
Incoming freshmen to Kent State University’s Kent Campus will bring impressive credentials this fall as their class boasts a 3.3 grade point average (GPA) with nearly 75 percent having at least a 3.0 GPA. It’s another sign of the continued commitment of high-achieving students to pursue and earn their degrees from Kent State.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
June 17, 2013 - 3:31am
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism has selected Mark Goodman, JMC professor and Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, to be part of a team of national researchers and educators that produces lessons plans, classroom activities and research assignments for high school, community college and college teachers interested in journalism’s digital transformation. The new curriculum will be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Washington, D.C., in August.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
June 17, 2013 - 3:02am
Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication student photojournalists and photojournalism instructors won 12 awards, including Best of Show, at the Ohio News Photographers Association’s (ONPA) 2012 annual contest, making 2012-2013 the most award-winning year for the school’s photojournalism program in the last 30 years. The journalism school’s photojournalists previously won significant awards in the Hearst, College Photographer of the Year and Society of Professional Journalists competitions.
by Josh Perkins
June 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Destination Kent State has returned! The June and July advising and registration program is a one-and-a-half-day experience that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. Students are encouraged to invite family members to participate in the program. The students explore important topics, including the differences between high school and college, and navigating the university and properly preparing to be a college student.