Kent State University graduate students Jeff Jasinski of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Matt Dureiko of Stow, Ohio, both enrolled in the architecture and urban design program, placed second in an international design competition. The DawnTown 2014 Alternative Mobilities design competition, sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, asked designers to create a central hub where routes people take to move around downtown could meet. The proposal would boost Miami’s transportation network.
WKSU, a public radio station and service of Kent State University, was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with 12 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony held June 6 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland. The station won three first-place and two best-in-show awards, including Best Website in Ohio – a category that drew from the best of radio, TV, newspaper and magazine websites – and Best Newscast. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.
Continuing the tradition of presenting world-class chamber music in Northeast Ohio, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival will again feature its highly anticipated Faculty Concert Series from June 25 to July 23, which features performances by some of the region’s most-coveted musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class soloists.
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration was recently recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a 2014 Top University for Professional Sales Education.
Ellen Daniels, faculty member of the College of Business Administration at Kent State, said this is quite an accomplishment.
Walter F. Wagor, Ph.D., has decided to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark for the past four years. His last day as dean is June 30, 2014.
In the April 25 issue of Physical Review Letters, Kent State University scientists revealed promising indications of a phase transition never previously observed that may help us better understand the early universe’s transformation and the nuclear matter that makes up 99.973 percent (by weight) of our everyday world.
“We are excited to establish the Kent State University chapter of the Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund,” said Sergey Anokhin, Ph.D., interim director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “This offers unique educational opportunities to students interested in entrepreneurship and venture financing.
WHAT: The Kent State University Alumni Association will host Alumni Weekend on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. Alumni and the community are invited to take part in activities that include a golf outing, tours of campus and downtown, canoe or kayak trips down the Cuyahoga River, a rock concert and Alumni College. Alumni College will focus on health and wellness topics and conclude with an interactive wellness session at the Kent State Recreation and Wellness Center featuring chair massages, fitness assessments, cooking demonstrations and more.
Kent State University faculty, staff and students will notice a new building on the Kent Campus this fall when the university welcomes the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology to the Science Mall. A midpoint construction event, themed “Science Springs Forward,” took place Wednesday, April 23, on the Science Mall in front of Henderson Hall and the construction site of the new building.
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