Kent/Blossom Art will present a free guest lecture from acclaimed abstract painter James Siena on Thursday, May 30, as part of Kent State’s College of the Arts Public Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 202 of the Art Building on the Kent State campus. It is free and open to the public.
Kent State University announces a partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to provide a unique learning experience focused on igniting entrepreneurship.
Incoming freshmen will read Who Owns the Ice House? by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger as this year’s Common Reading book – an annual assignment to connect new students to the Kent State academic community while providing common ground to stimulate conversation with their peers.
Robert Sines has been named interim dean of Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, effective immediately through June 30, 2015.
“Robert is an excellent choice for this key leadership position,” said Kent State Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Todd Diacon. “He has faithfully served Kent State with a track record of success going back more than a quarter century, and his experience and guidance will be invaluable to the college and to the university as a whole.”
JMC student journalists and student media outlets continue to earn regional awards in the most award-winning academic year in JMC’s history.
Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards
The Press Club of Cleveland honored several JMC student journalists with Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, in the first year that the competition has included a student-run media category. Award presentations will take place on June 7.
The 2013 winners include:
Best Print News Story, 4-Year School
The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named a team of Kent State University students as the second-place finisher in the national PRSSA 2013 Bateman Case Study Competition. The team consisted of five Kent State seniors majoring in public relations, and its team name was KSU Blue. The announcement was made May 10.
UPDATE: Campus Lifeline: A Report on College Suicide, the ground-breaking student project that examined college suicide, has been honored with a prestigious national award: the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students. APME was unanimous in its selection of this Campus Lifeline for this prestigious award. This is the first time a JMC student project has received this APME award. More details are available here.
Todd Diacon, Kent State University senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, today announced two new leadership appointments in the Division of Academic Affairs. The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for all academic programs at the university, including all of Kent State’s colleges, campuses and a variety of other initiatives.
Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has received funding, estimated at $80,000, from Ohio Campus Compact for two AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members who will support student retention at the university through the Connect2Complete program.
Kent State University earned a Gold SABRE Award for its “Experience for Life” television campaign at the Americas 2013 SABRE Awards that took place on May 7 in New York City. The SABRE Awards is the world’s largest and most-sought after public relations awards competition that recognizes superior achievement in branding and reputation. More than 800 public relations and marketing industry leaders attended the awards gala.
Prior to the end of the semester, Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual pinning ceremony at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort for the 2013 graduating class. Forty-seven students received nursing pins signifying their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork and future profession. The following students were honored at the event:
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