Scholar of the Month
Kimberly S. Schimmel
Associate Professor of the Sociology of Sport
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.
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.
The school year is coming to an end and finals, along with the stress that comes with them, are quickly approaching.
Kent State University students, faculty and staff can melt their stress away at the Stress-Free Zone event held by University Libraries on May 5 and 6 from 3-5 p.m. Therapy dogs will return to the first floor of the University Library to help reduce the pressures of finals week and offer a study break to students.
Jasmine Jefferson, First-Year Experience librarian, said students really enjoy the Stress-Free Zone event.
Swedish psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, M.D., will share his work, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), at a symposium hosted by Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, July 24-30.
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.
“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.
Kent State University has increased enrollment, surpassing last year’s record and reaching a new all-time high with the release of the university’s official 15th day census data. For the eight-campus system, Kent State reports a strong enrollment of 42,513 students for the Fall 2012 semester. In Fall 2011, overall enrollment was 42,185 students. The unduplicated (or preponderant) headcount at the Kent Campus increased by 2.85 percent to 27,706 students with the number of full-time equivalent students, or FTEs, up 3.16 percent, so students are taking more hours.
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.