Kent State University graduate students Jeff Jasinski of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Matt Dureiko of Stow, Ohio, both enrolled in the architecture and urban design program, placed second in an international design competition. The DawnTown 2014 Alternative Mobilities design competition, sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, asked designers to create a central hub where routes people take to move around downtown could meet. The proposal would boost Miami’s transportation network.
WKSU, a public radio station and service of Kent State University, was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with 12 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony held June 6 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland. The station won three first-place and two best-in-show awards, including Best Website in Ohio – a category that drew from the best of radio, TV, newspaper and magazine websites – and Best Newscast. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.
Continuing the tradition of presenting world-class chamber music in Northeast Ohio, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival will again feature its highly anticipated Faculty Concert Series from June 25 to July 23, which features performances by some of the region’s most-coveted musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class soloists.
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services welcomes its inaugural class of the Summer Experience for Emerging Diverse Scholars (SEEDS) program on June 16. The SEEDS program promotes graduate education within the college to prospective graduate students of diverse backgrounds, specifically African-American, Latino American, Asian-American and Native American. It is co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State.
The Aeronautics and Technology Building, opening in spring 2015, will be the new facility for Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. The building is approximately 55,200 gross square feet and will include air traffic control training rooms in a lower level, classrooms and shop areas on the first floor, and faculty offices and classrooms on the second floor.
Kent State University’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development now provides Lean training and consulting for local government entities. The state of Ohio’s Local Government Efficiency Program is offering funding for local government entities to learn and apply Lean strategies to innovate, provide better service and save money. This is a new opportunity for Ohio political subdivisions to receive funding, training and assistance to improve their organizations and processes.
Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) held its annual Fashion Show on Saturday, April 26, dazzling an audience that included Macy’s executives and prominent designers mixed in with students, parents and faculty.
Kent State University’s College of Nursing graduated 352 nursing students at Spring Commencement ceremonies on May 9-10 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. Held during National Nurses Week, the 195 bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) and 157 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree graduates have now officially begun their professional careers as nurses.
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration was recently recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a 2014 Top University for Professional Sales Education.
Ellen Daniels, faculty member of the College of Business Administration at Kent State, said this is quite an accomplishment.
In early May, Kent State University's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Fashion School, powered by the Division of Finance and Administration, hosted the Garment Games -- Inclusion By Design, a fashion sportswear design competition.
The diversity event was developed to promote inclusion across all university campuses and surrounding communities and to celebrate and support the 2014 Gay Games (GG9) coming to Cleveland/Akron in early August.
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