2013 News Archive

by University Communications and Marketing
September 26, 2013 - 10:31am
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke to a capacity crowd at the third Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Sept. 25 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. High demand claimed all tickets to the free talk within days of Tyson’s announced Kent State appearance. To accommodate the strong interest in the event, Tyson’s talk was simulcast in the Kent Student Center Kiva, which also was filled to capacity.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
September 25, 2013 - 4:12am
Mary Beth Tinker, who was at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on student rights, will visit Kent State University as part of a nationwide civics education tour to American high schools and colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 1to share her personal story and the significance of the Court's decision with its declaration in 1969 that neither teachers or students "shed their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate."
by Eric Mansfield
September 24, 2013 - 10:31am
Akron General Health System, a national leader in promoting wellness and disease prevention, and Kent State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, have formed a new collaborative for the study and promotion of wellness programs. The goal is to improve health and reduce the impact of chronic lifestyle-related disease on the U.S. population.
by Emily Vincent
September 24, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University will celebrate its Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s Homecoming theme, “New and Old, Forever Blue and Gold,” will honor Kent State’s past while looking forward to the university’s future.
by Department of Physics
September 23, 2013 - 10:56am
The Kent State University Planetarium will present Introduction to the Autumn Sky, the first in its series of free public shows for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program, which will take place Friday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. nightly, will be presented by Brett Ellman, Ph.D., director for Kent State’s Planetarium.
by Bryan Webb
September 23, 2013 - 10:31am
What do you get when you cross a passion for crossword puzzles with a student enrolled in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Kent State University? You get a medical terminology crossword puzzle app on your favorite iOS device.
by Kent State University Communications and Marketing
September 20, 2013 - 10:31am
On Sept. 20, 2013, a male Kent State University student reported being a victim of a robbery to Kent State Police. The incident occurred on Sept. 15, 2013, between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. The student suffered injuries consistent with being assaulted. He reported missing some personal items. He suffered memory loss resulting from head injuries. This incident occurred at an unspecific location on or near the western portion of the Kent Campus. No description of the suspect(s) is available at this time.
by Emily Vincent
September 20, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration will host a co-lecture, “The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings,” to be given by two of Northeast Ohio’s experts in Middle East politics and political economy on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Room 483 of the College of Business Administration Building, home of Kent State's College of Business Administration.
by Nicole Gennarelli
September 19, 2013 - 1:38am
Undergraduate students across campus can now learn about the technology that has made smart phones such a success in a new course titled “Be Smarter Than Your Phone.” John West, trustees research professor in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute created the course based on his career in science and technology. West is teaching this course with JMC professor Gary Hanson and Marketing and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor in the College of Business Administration Colin Campbell.
by Bob Burford
September 18, 2013 - 10:31am
Meeting in the newly opened Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center and looking out at a downtown buzzing with new businesses, the Kent State University Board of Trustees joined with Kent City Council today (Sept. 18) to pass a joint resolution that celebrates and reaffirms the town-gown partnership that led to the revitalization of downtown Kent.