Kent State University’s Department of Residence Services will host a Google+ PowerPoint presentation titled, “Your Identity, Your Leadership. OUR COMMUNITY,” to mark Kent State’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The presentation, which will be streamed live on YouTube (watch live on “Charles Holmes-Hope” YouTube channel), is scheduled for Jan. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Studio A in Twin Towers. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to the presentation.
Godspell, the beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin, will be performed Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy and Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will enter into an articulation agreement on Monday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The signing will take place in the Urban Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Kent State University Library in Kent, Ohio.
This partnership will make it possible for students to obtain their undergraduate and Pharm. D. degrees in just seven years, rather than the typical eight years it takes to complete both.
Kent State University will hold its 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees has elected Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., FACSM, currently provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as its next university president at a special board meeting held Jan. 8, 2014. Warren will begin serving as Kent State’s 12th president on July 1, 2014. She will succeed retiring President Lester A. Lefton, who has served as Kent State's chief executive officer since July 1, 2006.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Rockwell Hall Atrium on the Kent Campus.
The purpose of the special meeting will be to consider matters related to the employment of a public employee or official.
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Scholar of the Month
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Regional College Kent State University at Trumbull
Hai Dinh is an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Kent State University at Trumbull. His research interests include Algebraic Coding Theory and Ring and Module Theory.
A new book co-authored by Kent State University researcher Phillip D. Rumrill Jr., Ph.D., advises the “sandwich generation” of adults who care for both children and aging family members on how to manage stress, avoid burnout and find resources for help.
Kent State University Libraries held its Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of the University Library. The Stress-Free Zone offered the opportunity for a study break for students and an avenue to reduce stress for faculty and staff members as the fall semester comes to an end.
Pet therapy dogs returned this year to help ease the stress of finals week. There was free popcorn and beverages for all.
Technology that gives groups of people a united voice to communicate by harnessing their collective intelligence is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund.