MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
JAN. 30 – FEB. 1
Fashion-Technology Overlap Subject of Symposium and “Hackathon” at Kent State
Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechSyleLAB
Academic conference on digital textile design and production
Friday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Rockwell Hall, Kent State University
Lance Grahn, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. Grahn was chosen following a national search. He currently serves as a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Grahn begins his new appointment at Kent State Trumbull on July 1, 2015.
Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, executive director of employee engagement, climate and outreach in Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, has been named president of the Portage County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito swore her in at a ceremony earlier this month.
Virginia C. Albanese to be honored at the Spirit of Women in Business Conference on March 4
Virginia C. Albanese, president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical and alumna of Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, is the 2015 recipient of Kent State’s Spirit of Women in Business Award.
Kent State University graduate student Ryan Schoeneman of Parma, Ohio, fell in love with guitars when he was a child. He wasn’t just obsessed with their sound, but more so their look.
“I started designing them long before I ever learned to play,” said Schoeneman with a big smile on his face. “It’s a skill I picked up in shop class in high school.”
E. Timothy (Tim) Moore, assistant dean emeritus in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emeritus in the Department of Pan-African Studies, has been awarded the university’s 2015 Diversity Trailblazer Award. The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State.