2013 News Archive

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.
by Meghan Caprez
September 18, 2013 - 4:44am
A group of Brazilian students from Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) are visiting Kent State University this month to work on multimedia storytelling projects focused on American media and culture.   JMC assistant professorMitch McKenney is helping Brazilian professors organize the trip. McKenney taught International Storytelling Spring 2013, and 16 Kent State students visited PUCPR in Brazil to work on their own multimedia stories.  “This is an academic program,” McKenney said. “They’re doing our project - DatelineBrazil - in reverse.” 
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
September 18, 2013 - 4:32am
When journalism professor Ann Schierhorn was a high school student at Florida State University School in 1966, she knew she was witnessing a story that needed to be told. Her classmates Keith Neyland andMahlon C. Rhaney, Jr. were the first African American students to desegregate the formerly all-white university high school.
by Emily Vincent
September 17, 2013 - 10:31am
New Kent Campus freshmen boast an average GPA of 3.3; Kent Campus also reaches new all-time high in total enrollment and applications
by Emily Vincent
September 17, 2013 - 10:31am
For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center is set to launch its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.