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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 3:21pm

Photo of Swathi Ravichandran

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has conferred its 2014 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award on Swathi Ravichandran, Ph.D., Kent State University associate professor of hospitality management. Ravichandran is receiving the award at the association’s annual meeting Jan. 11-14 in Chicago.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:53pm

The view through a Kent State airplane making its final approach to the Kent State University AirportKent State University just welcomed two new airplanes to its fleet. The planes are Piper single-engine trainers used to gives students an easy transition as they move to a more complex aircraft.

The arrival of the planes is spotlighted in an article on

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:25pm

Kate Harmon knows that inspiring great ideas oftentimes involves generating them in inspirational environments. As associate director of Kent State University’s Blackstone LaunchPad, which has helped hundreds of students and employees become entrepreneurs, Harmon is always looking at the outside factors that help generate creative sparks.

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 9:56am


Cover your right eye and put a blinder on the outside of your left eye – that’s how Kent State University sophomore Katie Kimble, from Rocky River, Ohio, sees the world after nine eye surgeries. 

“I’m not cool with it, but I accept it,” Kimble said. “I’m thankful for the vision I have.”

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 3:18pm

Photo of Kathy SpicerIt is so easy to put on, but so difficult to take off. That is why Kathy Spicer, outreach program manager at Kent State University in the Office of the Provost, turned to Facebook to lose weight.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:31am

Photo of Maureen McFarlandMaureen McFarland, senior academic program director for Kent State University’s Aeronautics Program, is one of 15 newly appointed members of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC). State Representative Rick Perales of Beavercreek, Ohio, recently announced the new public members to the committee.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:04pm

Photo of Julian BondKent State University will hold its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Julian Bond, a leader of the civil rights movement, will serve as keynote speaker at the event.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 3:01pm

Photo of Chelsea Griffin (Photo credit: Akron Beacon Journal)Kent State University graduate Chelsea Griffin, 23, wants multiracial students to feel like they’re a part of the whole culture at school.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 4:32pm

Photo of John Crawford

John R. Crawford, Ed.D., Kent State University’s dean of the College of the Arts, was recently inducted as the 19th president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Crawford will serve a two-year term as its president.