Kent State University’s Department of Psychology will host U-Night to End Stigma on April 14 from 5-9 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Attendees can come and go as their schedule allows. This event will provide a platform for students, community members, professionals and activists to speak about their insights and experience in the following domains: mental illness/difference, cognitive and physical disabilities/differences, sexuality, gender and addiction.
Kent State University’s Vice President for University Relations Iris E. Harvey and Trustee Virginia Albanese were honored at the 2014 Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Awards dinner on March 14 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel in Akron, Ohio.
Byron Pitts, ABC news anchor and chief national correspondent, has been named the 2014 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. The award recognizes the accomplishments of media professionals who encourage diversity in the field of journalism.
The state-of-art studies at Kent State will soon be state of the art in every way. The Kent State University Board of Trustees today (March 12) authorized the university to continue full-speed ahead with a project to build a new facility for its nationally respected School of Art. The new Center for Visual Arts will bring together the school’s studio, classroom and gallery spaces for the first time in more than 50 years.
On Thursday, February 27th, the Kent State Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) hosted a workshop on “Effective Research Poster Presentations.” Sponsored by the local Akron Section of the American Chemical Society, the group saw over forty students in attendance from a variety of campus departments including Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, the Liquid Crystal Institute, Physics, Psychology and Geology. Many of the attendees perform research on campus and have not previously had the experience of presenting a poster.
The Center for Innovation in Transition and Employment at Kent State University will host the 2014 Kent Transition Symposium on May 2-3. The symposium, which will be held at the Kent Campus and the new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center located in downtown Kent, is intended for students, parents, school educators and administrators.
Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) is now offering a Master of Fashion (MFash) degree program. Launching in fall 2014, the program is designed for highly creative and motivated fashion industry professionals who wish to conduct intensive practitioner-based research. The Fashion School at Kent State is the first school anywhere in the United States to offer a Master of Fashion degree.