News Archive

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:15am

As part of Autism Awareness Month in April, Kent State University presents “Living With Autism,” which kicks off with a presentation that will be followed by a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students studying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The events begin on April 9 at 7 p.m. Faculty, staff, students and the entire community are invited to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and hear real-life experiences from someone who was diagnosed with this “difference” at a young age and has written two books on the topic.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:06pm

Hazel and Kamden are in. Waldo and Sherwood are out.

When it comes to naming a baby, 15 names are facing extinction. 

The Independent newspaper in Massillon, Ohio talked with Kent State University Professor Emeritus Jerry Lewis about what is in a name. Lewis shares how society plays a role.

Read more on IndeOnline.com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:09am

The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center kicks off the 45th Annual May 4 Commemoration by hosting a multimedia presentation by Lauren Onkey, Ph.D., vice president of education and public programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:19pm

Kent State University Day at the Cleveland Film Festival is slated for March 26 at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland. Members of the Kent State community will receive a $2 discount on tickets to any film showing any day of the festival. Kent State alumni, students, faculty and staff should use the code KSU to obtain the special discount. To see the films playing on Kent State Day at the Cleveland Film Festival, visit www.clevelandfilm.org/schedule and select Thursday, March 26.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:15pm

What do sleep quality, post-traumatic stress disorder and smoking have in common?

That’s the question on which Celeste Weise, a Kent State University senior psychology and sociology major, presented her research at the university’s second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held March 11.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:17pm

The Kent State University Mass Notification System will undergo campuswide testing on Tuesday, March 24, between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

The testing is required due to updates to the system that will expedite the process of alerting campus to threats and improve the overall ease of use. Select office phones marked with a red sticker that reads “MNS” will now display a written message in addition to the recording that plays on campus. Additionally, the changes will simplify the process for dispatchers when alerting the campus community.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:43am

Kent State University senior fashion design major Jay Lewis had his modern-day fairy tale look displayed at the flagship JC Penney store in New York’s Manhattan Mall.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:42am

Rural and underserved Ohio students are able to receive speech-language therapy services through Kent State University via an innovative online videoconferencing system.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 4:49pm

Notable casting director tapped for Media Distinguished Leadership Award

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Kate O’Brian, president of Al Jazeera America, the 2015 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Guest Lecture and Award for Diversity. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism.

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