A Kent State tradition for 33 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival took place Friday, Sept. 5, from 12-6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. The event included live music, inflatables, rock climbing wall, photo booth, food, local vendors, student organizations and thousands of giveaway items.
Kent State University and Ohio University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.
Kent State President Beverly Warren and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis have known one another and worked together for many years, dating back to their time at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In observance of Labor Day, Kent State University will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The University Library will be open 24 hours on Labor Day.
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center will have adjusted hours – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Ruth E. Ludwick, Ph.D., CNS, RN.C, Kent State University alumna and professor emerita at the university’s College of Nursing, has been selected as one of 168 nurse leaders to be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the academy’s “2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference” on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. The inductees are selected based on their leadership in education, management, policy and work to improve the health of the nation.
Kent State University’s 18th Aviation Heritage Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow, Ohio. The fair, a celebration of aviation education past, present and future, is presented by Kent State’s Aeronautics Program.
WKSU has named veteran journalist Andrew Meyer as the station’s next news director. His roles include managing WKSU reporters and working with senior staff to set coverage priorities and build relationships within the Northeast Ohio community. The WKSU news staff currently comprises seven full-time reporter/producers stationed in the station’s main broadcast facility in Kent, Ohio, and satellite studios in Cleveland, the Cultural Center in Canton and downtown Akron.
The Kent Student Center and the Center for Student Involvement invite students, faculty and staff to enjoy a week of Kent State spirit (and free food) to start the academic year with Welcome Back Week, from Aug. 25-29.
Four research groups at Kent State University have been awarded more than $1.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for projects that will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals and further their development in new materials and technologies, such as advanced displays, detection of chemical warfare agents and biomedical sensors.
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