By using a unique teaching approach of incorporating technology with presentations, discussions and lectures, Uma Krishnan, associate lecturer of English at Kent State University, is able to reach her students in a variety of ways.
On Dec. 11, Microsoft will begin moving Kent State University Exchange email accounts to a new, updated version of Office 365. This upgrade will provide Kent State faculty and staff members with expanded online features while maintaining the current features of the Outlook desktop client.
With the Office 365 upgrade, you will receive:
The Kent State University School of Art will exhibit the work of numerous faculty members now through Jan. 10 during the Foundations Faculty Show at the Downtown Gallery in Kent. The faculty members to be included in the show are active, professional artists who also teach the Foundations classes required for all undergraduates students. The Downtown Gallery is located at 141 East Main St.
Kent State University will hold its fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor’s degrees, 390 master’s degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
Kent State University Libraries will hold its Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-5 p.m. each day on the first floor of the University Library. The Stress-Free Zone offers 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 will return this year to help ease the stress of finals week. There will be free popcorn and beverages for all.
Today, smartphones are central to college students’ lives, keeping them constantly connected with friends, family and the Internet. Students’ cell phones are rarely out of reach whether the setting is a college classroom, library, recreational center, cafeteria or residence hall. As cell phone use continues to increase, it is worth considering whether use of the device is related to measurable outcomes important for student success, such as academic performance, anxiety and happiness.
Kent State University recently signed an agreement with CommutAir, a regional airline that operates as United Express in the Midwest and Northeast, to provide a development and bridging program for qualified graduates of the university’s acclaimed aeronautics program.
Kent State University’s Board of Trustees today (Dec. 4) approved a comprehensive, six-year capital plan that requests state funding for key building and renovation projects for the university’s eight campuses for the period 2015-2020. All of Ohio’s public colleges and universities are required to submit such long-range plans to the Ohio Board of Regents every two years, and all plans are contingent upon the levels of capital appropriations that will be made by the Ohio General Assembly.