Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D., an architectural researcher at Kent State University, is particularly attuned to the needs of older adults whose eyesight or balance may be poor or who may live with dementia. Calkins, who has consulted for many healthcare institutions and elderly housing communities, joined Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design this fall as coordinator of its Healthcare Design program. Calkins is one of the featured speakers at the inaugural Kent State Symposium on Aging, “Life in the Balance: Fall Prevention From Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” on Nov.
Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a Kent State Golden Flashes win of 39-17 over the Army Black Knights. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community came together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.”
Kent State University will celebrate the newly renovated Tri-Towers residence hall complex on Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Outspoken transgender advocate Laverne Cox will visit Kent State University to give her “Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood” presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public, but a wristband is required. Required admission wristbands can be reserved starting at 8 a.m. on Oct. 15 at www.eventbrite.com and selecting the “Laverne Cox at Kent State” event. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. the day of the event.
Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to come together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.”
Kent State University’s Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center will host “Improving Student Achievement: A Summit on Learning and Education” at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, on Oct. 9-10. Researchers from across the country (and one from Australia) in the fields of cognitive and educational psychology will present their cutting-edge work on evidence-based approaches to improving student achievement.
Danielle Hupp, Kent State University’s assistant director of annual giving, was honored as one of the recipients of the “30 for the Future” award by the Greater Akron Chamber.
Over the vast expanse of Lake Erie, sampling the water to test for potentially toxic algae blooms may seem like using a medicine dropper in an ocean. It takes days to collect enough data from enough spots to determine if the algae pose a danger.
Each year, droughts cost crop farmers dearly. They experience not only a loss in yield, but also a reduction in the quality of the crops produced. But, what if new breeds of plants could be created that still thrive even without a drop of rain for weeks?
Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program, called Honoring All Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and remarks from Kent State President Beverly Warren. Chief Petty Officer Timothy S. Flannery will be the guest speaker for this event.