2013 News Archive

by Effie Tsengas
October 11, 2013 - 10:31am
The Kent State University Museum will display the work of acclaimed jewelry artist Arthur Koby in its upcoming exhibition “Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye.” The exhibit will include works on loan from clients who have amassed collections of Arthur Koby’s jewelry, as well as from the designer himself. The exhibition runs at the Kent State University Museum from Oct. 25, 2013, to Oct. 5, 2014.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
October 11, 2013 - 3:44am
It was an evening of introductions, recognition and exhibition. The 2013 Freshman Welcome and Photography Awards brought undergraduate photojournalism students and faculty, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton, CCI DeanStan Wearden and JMC Director Thor Wasbotten to JMC’s third-floor exhibit space and FirstEnergy Auditorium on October 7. 
by Emily Vincent
October 10, 2013 - 10:31am
A Kent State University faculty member whose research found that weight loss after bariatric surgery can improve brain functioning will speak at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2013 Medical Innovation Summit in October.
by Emily Vincent
October 9, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have recently completed a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio. The study was funded through a “quick strike” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Practice Based Research Network, managed by the University of Kentucky and the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement based at Case Western Reserve University.
by Emily Vincent
October 8, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has named former Congressman Louis Stokes as the 2013-2014 Kent State President’s Ambassador. The President’s Ambassadorship, a one-year, part-time appointment that begins in the fall, is designed to bring distinguished local minority leaders and professionals to share their knowledge and experience with the Kent State community.
by Emily Vincent
October 7, 2013 - 10:31am
Chelsea Atkins, a junior aeronautics major at Kent State University, was recently awarded an Ohio Space Grant Consortium Junior Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Atkins, from Detroit, is one of approximately 100 students from 25 Ohio universities and colleges to receive this scholarship.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
October 7, 2013 - 3:11am
Ten students from the College of Communication and Information (CCI), including three students from JMC 
by Adam Zaleski
October 6, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University celebrated its Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s Homecoming theme, “New and Old, Forever Blue and Gold,” honored Kent State’s past while looking forward to the university’s future. The Golden Flashes lost 38-24 to Northern Illinois in a rematch of last year's Mid-American Conference Championship Game.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
October 5, 2013 - 2:47am
JMC celebrated the outstanding achievements of five alumni and one extraordinary “friend” at its annual Alumni Awards and Friends Reception and Ceremony on October 4. JMC alumni, faculty, staff, students, as well as family, friends and colleagues of the award recipients, were on hand for the evening celebration hosted by Thor Wasbotten, JMC’s Director, and kicked off by Stan Wearden, Dean of CCI. 
by Bob Burford
October 4, 2013 - 1:49pm
The Kent State University Esplanade will be named the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade honoring Kent State President Lefton. The announcement was made Friday, Oct. 4, by Jane Murphy Timken, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees, at a community event held at the new University Esplanade arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent. The event celebrated the solid partnership between Kent State University and the city of Kent and the official opening of the University Esplanade extension that now connects the university to downtown Kent.