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by Eric Mansfield
August 6, 2014 - 10:49am
Gov. John Kasich has appointed two new trustees to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Kasich named Stephen A. Perry of Canton, Ohio, to a nine-year term as a trustee and Perry “PJ” Kimmel of Canfield, Ohio, to a two-year term as an undergraduate student trustee. Perry’s appointment ends May 16, 2023, while Kimmel’s appointment concludes May 16, 2016. 
by Ann Schierhorn
August 4, 2014 - 4:56pm
A civil rights exhibit created by Kent State University Professor Ann Schierhorn and featuring photography by Kent State Lecturer David LaBelle has won a national Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
August 4, 2014 - 4:12pm
Scholar of the Month: Wendy UmbergerProfessorCollege of Nursing2002-present Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain and inflammation, and the use of complementary therapies in pain management. 
by University Communications and Marketing
August 4, 2014 - 11:33am
It has come to our attention that a Kent State University professor posted an online statement charging scholars with responsibility for civilian deaths in Gaza. We condemn the professor’s statement as reprehensible and irresponsible.   At Kent State, we value collegiality and mutual respect. Assailing the public with broad statements of culpability violates these principles. 
by University Communications and Marketing
August 1, 2014 - 2:52pm
Kent State University at Geauga celebrated its 50th Anniversary on July 19 with an outdoor concert headlined by the Cleveland POPS Orchestra. Watch the video for concert highlights!
by College of Education, Health and Human Services
August 1, 2014 - 10:19am
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services announces the appointment of Vicki Haywood Doe, Ph.D., ACSM-HFS, as its 2014 Diversity Catalyst. Doe, a resident of Niles, Ohio, will work on behalf of Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services and its Office of Diversity Outreach and Development during the 2014-15 academic year on diversity and community outreach efforts, while also connecting with disciplines within the college that fit her line of work.
by Bob Burford
July 30, 2014 - 3:57pm
An evacuation of Kent State’s Cunningham Hall and the neighboring Cunningham Hall Annex has now been lifted after a strange odor mandated their immediate closure.  Staff members reported smelling the odor around 11:30 a.m., and Kent Fire fighters immediately evacuated about 100 people from the building and the annex as a precaution. There were no injuries or road closures.
by College of Business Administration and School of Communication Studies
July 29, 2014 - 4:06pm
Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies and College of Business Administration offer an opportunity to obtain two degrees at once: a Master of Arts in Communication Studies (M.A.) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), beginning this fall. This unique dual-degree program is particularly attractive for managers, professionals and Bachelor of Arts students looking to enhance their communication skills to influence business in emerging global markets, while also developing skills to augment their own professional careers.
by Emily Vincent
July 28, 2014 - 3:04pm
Iris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, is among the 2014 Women of Note and was recognized on July 24 at LaCentre of Westlake, Ohio. She is one of 15 women selected by Crain’s Cleveland Business for its 2014 class, honoring the women whose passion, dedication and strength led to success, not only for themselves, but their organization and colleagues as well.
by Kelli Fitzpatrick
July 28, 2014 - 10:34am
Kent State University’s Dining Services is now serving burgers, tacos, salads and more from its first food truck this summer.

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