2013 News Archive

by Bob Burford
April 3, 2013 - 10:32am
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins visits Kent State University on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom as part of the Wick Poetry Center’s annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. The reading is free and open to the public.
by Bob Burford
April 3, 2013 - 10:32am
Two Kent State University lighting design students placed first and third place in a national lighting design competition at the 64th Annual Southeastern Theatre Conference in Louisville, Ky.
by Emily Vincent
April 2, 2013 - 10:32am
After holding a competition that drew the interest of internationally recognized architects, the architecture team that will design the new $40 million building for Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design has been determined.
by Megan Tomkins
April 2, 2013 - 10:32am
Principal investigator Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of environmental health sciences, and James Ferrell, biological sciences graduate student, have been collaborating with Sterionics since 2008. The subcontract to Kent State will extend bench research on the Sterionics device, which uses proprietary technology to kill bacteria. The grant totaled $150,000; $50,000 of which went to Kent State, the remainder to Sterionics.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
April 1, 2013 - 10:46am
JMC student photojournalists and photojournalism instructors won 12 awards – including Best of Show -- last week at the Ohio News Photographers Association’s (ONPA) 2012 annual contest, making 2012-2013 the most award-winning year for JMC’s photojournalism program in the last 30 years. JMC photojournalists have already won significant awards in the Hearst, College Photographer of the Year and Society of Professional Journalists competitions.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
April 1, 2013 - 3:18am
Jeff Fruit, professor and former JMC director, has been named the 2013 chapter adviser of the year for Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), the national college honor society for journalism and mass communications.
by University Communications and Marketing
March 31, 2013 - 10:32am
The university is aware of the social media report that a Kent State student has died following an accident on I-65 in Alabama. At this time, we cannot confirm that information through official channels. University officials are investigating. As soon as official information can be obtained, the university will issue a statement.
by Foluke Omosun
March 29, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Kent State has been named to the honor roll seven times since 2006.
by Jim Maxwell
March 28, 2013 - 10:32am
Three Kent State University faculty members were recognized during a ceremony on March 19 as the university honored its Outstanding Research and Scholar Award recipients. The recipients of the 2013 award are Michael Loderstedt, School of Art; Katherine Rawson, Department of Psychology; and Carrie Schweitzer, Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark.
by Emily Vincent
March 28, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University’s College of Public Health recently received the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Grant while partnering with Sterionics Inc. for work on advancing and commercializing a wound therapy biotechnology product.

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