2013 News Archive

by School of Communication Studies
November 15, 2013 - 1:25pm
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in the School of Communication Studies Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., was honored as an Outstanding Alumnus by his undergraduate alma mater, Wayne State College (WSC). Child completed a degree in speech communication with minors in mathematics and computer sciences from WSC in 2002, before going on to complete his doctoral degree from North Dakota State University in 2007. Child was given the award during the college's Homecoming weekend at the Outstanding Alumni Banquet on Sept. 27.
by Emily Vincent
November 14, 2013 - 10:31am
A new four-legged friend has come to the Kent Campus as Kent State University’s Police Services welcomed Coco, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who, together with her partner Officer Anne Spahr, form Kent State Police Services’ first K-9 unit. Photo of CocoCoco is trained in evidence search and recovery, area searches and tracking, but is mainly trained for explosives detection and can recognize more than a dozen related odors.
by University Communications and Marketing
November 14, 2013 - 10:31am
Husband-and-wife duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy, were the featured presenters at the fourth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Nov. 14 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kristof and WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement.
by Emily Vincent
November 13, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State’s College of Business Administration announces prominent global innovation and entrepreneurship researcher Joakim Wincent, Ph.D., as visiting scholar and endowed chair Swedish researcher and professor Joakim Wincent, Ph.D., has joined Kent State University’s College of Business Administration faculty as a visiting professor and newly appointed Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing. Wincent is a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.
by Emily Vincent
November 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has been named Kent State University’s new dean of its College of Nursing. Broome currently serves as associate dean, professor and chair of the Community-Mental Health Department at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. The announcement was made by Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
November 12, 2013 - 3:41am
JMC students are encouraged to attend an information session with Dr. Trevor Brown, Professor Emeritus and retired Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, who will visit JMC from Nov. 12-14, as part of JMC’s reaccreditation process. Dr. Brown is a member of the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The student session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall. Students may come late or leave early, as their schedules dictate.
by Department of Pan-African Studies
November 11, 2013 - 4:20am
Kent State University’s African Community Theatre will premiere its production of No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs written by John Henry Redwood and directed by Terrence Spivey on Nov. 21 in Ritchie Hall on the Kent Campus.
by College of Nursing
November 11, 2013 - 3:24am
Kent State University College of Nursing faculty member Yvonne Smith was awarded the 2013 Excellence in Political Action Award by the Ohio Nurses Association. Smith was recognized for outstanding leadership and participation in political action. “I am honored to be selected for this award,” says Smith. “One of the most significant acknowledgements of our work is to receive recognition from our colleagues.”
by Alyssa Hunnell
November 7, 2013 - 11:13am
Communication Studies students, Kaitlyn Fridley, Erica Torre, Kyle Jones, Mary Betz and Victoria Humphreys make up the team of Lambda Pi Eta officers for the 2013-2014 school year. Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. Dr. Rozell Duncan, the faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta, recognizes the honor and importance of leadership in this organization.
by Emily Vincent
November 7, 2013 - 10:31am
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will gather for a special meeting Friday, Nov. 8, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the corporate offices of The Davey Tree Expert Company, which are located at 1500 N. Mantua St. in Kent, Ohio. No committee meetings will be held, and no recommendations or votes will be discussed or taken. Trustees will retire into executive session during the meeting to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”