Thomas V. Melillo, D.P.M., who served as chief executive officer of Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine, died Oct. 22 after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Melillo led one of the largest and most respected podiatric medical education institutions in the country and the only accredited podiatry school in Ohio since August 1984. The college was known as the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine before becoming a part of Kent State in July 2012.
byKent State University Communications and Marketing
October 23, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics will host Lawrence Venuti, a leading translation studies scholar, during the fourth annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series. Venuti will speak about the genealogies of translation theory on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom.
WKSU Assistant News Director Amanda Rabinowitz was presented a prestigious National Murrow Award from Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA) at an Oct. 14 ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The award was presented by ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn during the live-streamed formal event.
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, will speak at the fourth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kristof and WuDunn were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement.
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Metro Life Flight Makes Helicopter Visit to Kent State on Oct. 22
University and hospital system collaborate to offer new clinical experiences on medical helicopter to graduate nursing students
Kent State University has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The announcement was made Oct. 17 by the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Kent State University hosts its inaugural Water Research Symposium, titled “Human Impacts on Water: Ohio’s Most Important Natural Resource” and co-sponsored by the Cleveland Water Alliance, on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. The purpose of this symposium is to provide opportunities for scholarly interactions between regional and international aquatic scientists and for the general public to learn more about the importance of water.
The Kent State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Alumni Awards. These awards recognize graduates in the area of leadership, service, character and professional development.
“The alumni association is proud to recognize notable, accomplished graduates,” said Joy Foreman, Kent State’s assistant director of alumni relations. “These awards not only bring distinction to the alumni who receive them, but to the university as they showcase the contributions Kent State graduates make to their professions and society.”
The Disabled American Veterans’ Mobile Service Office will be making a stop at Kent State University on Oct. 22. As part of its tour of college campuses, the Mobile Service Office program will be outside of the Schwartz Center on the university’s campus in Kent from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mobile Service Office program travels the country providing counseling to veterans and their families and helping them to develop and file claims for benefits. One of the focal points of the program is to reach recently discharged veterans in college who are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
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