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Kent State University Museum Explores the Work of Noël Palomo-Lovinski (01/15/2009)
The exhibition Confessions and the Sense of Self: Works by Noël Palomo-Lovinski 2003-2009 highlights the connections of popular culture, image, fashion and art by examining the act of confessing in a contemporary context.

Kent State Names Chandler Senior Associate Provost (1/13/09)
Dr. Timothy J. L. Chandler, dean of the College of the Arts, has accepted the position of Senior Associate Provost.  Dr. Chandler will assume his new administrative role on January 15.

Remembering Dr. King and Honoring President-Elect Obama (01/08/2009)
Kent State University faculty, staff and students are invited to join community residents at the King Kennedy Community Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is at the King Kennedy Community Center, located at 6660 Garfield Road, Ravenna, Ohio.

Kent State Alumni to Fund Creation of Performing Arts Library (01/07/2009)
Kent State alumni Carlton and Victoria Thornbury, and their son, Alex, have committed to make the lead gift in support of the creation of a Performing Arts Library at the university. The gift will fund a planned space in the under-construction Roe Green Center for the Performing Arts that will integrate theatre, dance and music collections, including books, videos, scores and sound recordings.

Kent State Trumbull Announces Scholarship Program for those affected by layoffs (1/02/09)
Kent State University’s Trumbull campus will provide a one-time scholarship to new students who have been recently laid off from a full-time position, effective for the semester that begins Jan. 20. The offer is available on a pilot basis for the spring 2009 semester and can be applied to the tuition cost of up to 12 credit hours.

Kent State Continues to Focus on Student Financial Needs in Tough Times (12/30/08)
In a time of economic instability regionally and nationally, Kent State University’s administration is reassuring current and future students and their families – as well as residents contemplating returning to the classroom – of the university's continued commitment to providing the financial resources to assist them in completing their college education, President Lester A. Lefton announced today.

Tri-C, Cleveland State and Kent State Create New Dual Admissions Program (12/17/08)
Ohio’s 10-year Strategic Plan for Higher Education took a major step forward today with the announcement that Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Cleveland State University, and Kent State University have created a dual admissions program that for the first time will allow University System of Ohio students to select both a community college and a university at the time of admission into a community college.

Physics Professor Elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society (12/17/2008) 

 

Kent State to Announce $13.5 Million Gift Tuesday (12/12/08)
KENT, Ohio – On Tuesday, Kent State University and officials from its College of Technology will announce the largest in-kind gift in university history – $13.5 million in cutting-edge software from Appropriate Technology, authorized Solutions Partner to Siemens’ PLM Software.

Kent State-led Design Contest Selects Winners for Fairfax Intergenerational Housing Design Competition (12/11/08)
A juried design competition lead by the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative at Kent State University recently chose three winners for housing ideas to serve grandparents raising grandchildren. Fourteen submissions were evaluated in a competition open to architects from the United States and Canada.

Kent State College of Nursing Participates in Smiles for Ohio Program (12/11/2008)
Children enrolled in the Ravenna Head Start program are brightly smiling thanks to the efforts of Kent State University College of Nursing faculty and students.

Liquid Crystal Institute Lures Nanotechnology Expert from Japan (12/10/08)
Hiroshi Yokoyama will conduct research as part of Ohio Third Frontier $15.2 million grant to Kent State, eight partners
Kent State University’s extensive international search for a world-class liquid crystal experimentalist to hold its Ohio Research Scholar post has resulted in the appointment of Dr. Hiroshi Yokoyama to the position of research scholar and professor of chemical physics at Kent State’s internationally renowned Liquid Crystal Institute.

Kent State to Hold Fall 2008 Commencement Ceremonies (12/9/08)
Two prominent speakers will address new graduates at Kent State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 13. An evening ceremony for those receiving doctoral degrees will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Kent State University Museum Displays Roaring 20s Glass Pieces (12/08/2008)
From the foyer to the dining room and the kitchen, American-made glassware could be found in virtually every home in our nation during the Roaring '20s and the Depression Era. "Great American Glass: The Roaring '20s and Depression Era" a new exhibition at the Kent State University Museum, features more than 60 items from the museum's extensive collection of American glass.

Associate Director of Kent State Liquid Crystal Institute Elected as Fellow of National Physics Organization (12/5/08)
Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Kent State University professor of Chemical Physics and associate director of the Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI), has been elected  Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Palffy-Muhoray is being recognized for his outstanding contribution to physics, especially for his creative exploration and contributions to the understanding of light-matter interactions in liquid crystalline systems.

Kent State Fashion School Receives $1 Million Grant from Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation (12/02/2008)
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation on Nov. 24 formally presented Kent State University with a $1 million grant in support of the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Kent State Expert Can Discuss Americans' Mental Health and the Impact of Mumbai Attack (11/28/08)
While the attacks in Mumbai may seemingly take place half a world away, they are a real reminder that the threat from extremists is ever present. Additionally, feelings of helplessness, despair, fear and uncertainty, as well as death and destruction, are left in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

Kent State School of Theatre and Dance Premieres Second Life Theatre Productions, Dec. 9-11 (11/26/2008)
Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance will present the Kent Second Life Ensemble performing in two plays from the Wakefield Mystery Cycle, The Creation and The Second Shepherd’s Play, at 7:40 p.m., Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 11, and at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 10 in Stump Theatre in the Music and Speech Center. This presentation will allow audience members to view the “live” and “virtual” performance of the actors.

Kent State Nursing Experts Instrumental in the Future of Nursing (11/26/2008)
Two Kent State nursing professors are collaborating on a project that will help prepare nursing students for 21st century practice.

Research Study: Want to be happier? Be more grateful (11/25/08)
Want to quickly improve your happiness and satisfaction with life? Then the pen may be a mighty weapon, according to research done by Kent State University’s Dr. Steven Toepfer.

Kent State’s Gaudino Named President of Central Washington University (11/25/08)
Dr. James Gaudino, dean of Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information, has been appointed president of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. Gaudino will assume his new administrative role on January 1.

Partnership for the Minority Business Accelerator Class Introduction, Nov. 21 (11/20/08)
The Partnership for the Minority Business Accelerator (PMBA), a consortium of Kent State University, Akron Urban League and Akron SCORE will reveal its client companies at Kent State’s 2008 Entrepreneurship Extravaganza.

Kent State, Battelle Snare Six-Figure Air Force Contract to Advance Fuel Cell Development (11/19/08)
Kent State University will help international science and technology enterprise Battelle commercialize a new generation of advanced fuel cells.

Kent State University Inks Lease for Anchor Tenant in Centennial Research Park (11/18/08)
AlphaMicron deal commits three-quarters of facility to high-tech venture

Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and AlphaMicron CEO Dr. Bahman Taheri today announced that a lease agreement has been executed that will enable AlphaMicron to expand its manufacturing operations into most of Kent State’s Centennial Research Park.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, Nov. 13 (11/13/08)
At its Nov. 13 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:

KSU's Wick Poetry event honoring First Book winners and judges (11/13/2008)
What: Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center's "Welcoming First Book Authors and Judges," an event honoring past First Book winners and judges.

Kent State Aeronautics Students Earn First Prize at Regional Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (11/6/08)
Students in Kent State's Aeronautics Program recently earned first place in the annual Region III Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON), sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association. The students will go on to represent the region at the national competition at St. Louis University in Illinois in May 2009.

Veterans Day Program Set for Nov. 12 (11/06/2008) 
Kent State University will celebrate veterans this Veterans Day with a program titled Celebrating our Hometown Heroes. The program will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 306 of the Kent Student Center and is open to the community, with a special invitation to faculty and staff in the military or who have family members in the military.

Kent State Hosts Third Annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza, Nov. 20 and 21 (11/04/2008)
Learn more about starting your own business during the third annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza held Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 at Kent State. Hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, events will include various speakers, workshops, round tables and networking events focused on building awareness and interest in entrepreneurship.

Kristallnacht After 70 Years: Speaker, Film at Kent State Commemorate Anniversary of “Night of Broken Glass” (11/4/08)
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State’s Jewish Studies Program, PRIDE Kent and the Kent Hillel Jewish Student Center present “Kristallnacht After 70 Years,” which combines the keynote speech of Holocaust survivor Betty Gold with a screening of a film on the fate of gay men during the Nazi regime. The event takes place Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent State University Kent Campus.

Kent State University Museum Explores the World of Embroidery (10/31/2008)
More than 80 dazzling garments and textiles from across the world spanning more than 200 years of creativity and innovation are featured in the Kent State University Museum’s exhibition, The Art of the Embroiderer.  From haute couture gowns to Japanese kimono and Saudi Arabian caftans, the exhibition captivates through colors, materials and sheer beauty. 

Kent State Study Seeks Caregivers and Male Stroke Survivors (10/29/2008)
Kent State University is seeking male stroke survivors and their female caregivers to participate in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Online CARE for Stroke program. In this study, caregivers are given access to important information, education and support on how to better take care of their husbands and themselves.  

Kent State Researchers and Barack Obama’s “Rope-a-Dope” Style: How nonverbal cues in presidential debates are interpreted by voters (10/29/08)
Research on nonverbal vocal communication in the presidential debates, published by two Kent State University sociology professors, demonstrates that subtle, non-consciously perceived cues in candidates’ voices may provide a clue to dominance in electoral contests. While the researchers, Drs. Will Kalkhoff and Stanford W. Gregory Jr. were able to draw conclusions that predicted popular vote victors in prior races, this year’s contest proved to be more of a challenge, when attempting to balance nonverbal vocal dominance against Gallup polling results.

Teaching Conference Commemorates 15th Year with Annual Teaching Awards, Aligns with National Education Initiatives (10/28/2008)
Kent State University’s Celebrating College Teaching Conference celebrates its 15th year with internationally recognized speakers, round table discussions, break-out sessions and the annual teaching awards ceremony. Kicking off the event is the Read Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Kiva. Prince Cedza Dlamini, founder of the Ubuntu Institute for Young Social Entrepreneurs, will speak on “The Millennium Development Goals.”

Cedza Dlamini Presents Millennium Goals at Read Lecture Series, Oct. 30(10/27/2008)
Cedza Dlamini, founder of the Ubuntu Institute for Young Social Entrepreneurs, which provides young African leaders with the leadership and professional skills they need to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, will present as part of the University Teaching Conference, Gerald H. Read Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Kent State Pilliod Lecture Focuses on Leadership, Nov. 5 (10/27/2008)
One of the world’s top “headhunters,” specializing in recruiting the best CEOs, COOs and business unit leaders, Scott Kingdom will speak at Kent State University on Wednesday, Nov. 5, as part of the university’s Charles J. Pilliod Lecture Series. Kingdom, global managing director, industrial market for Korn/Ferry International, will discuss “Leadership – The Most Valuable Capital in the World,” at 6:30 p.m. in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Noted Chinese Journalist, Promising Journalism Students Visit Kent State Campus to Report on American Elections (10/24/08)
Six students from the Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China, along with faculty and Cao Jing Xing, a well-known television anchor on par with network news anchors in the United States, will be visiting Kent State University for four days in late October. The journalism and mass communications students and faculty members are in the United States to experience the presidential election.

Kent State Names Averill Associate Provost (10/23/08)
Sue N. Averill has been named associate provost for faculty affairs and curriculum, Kent State Provost Robert G. Frank announced today.  Averill, who replaces Dr. Gayle Ormiston who left the university last month to become provost at Marshall University, will join Kent State on Dec. 1, 2008.

EXPERT: Social Media and the Presidential Election: Kent State University Professor Examines, Explains and Evaluates Impact of You Tube, My Space (10/21/08)
Dr. Paul Haridakis, associate professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University and a long-time scholar in the area of the impact of media on the political landscape in the U.S., has trained his eye on the impact of hugely popular social media’s impact on the upcoming presidential contest.

One-of-a-Kind Flexible Liquid Crystal Display Production Line Celebrated at Oct. 27 Event (10/21/08)
Due to advances in flexible, liquid crystal display technology born in Kent, Ohio, soon electronic devices such as cell phones, portable music players, or computer skins will be able to display and change their colors on demand.

Kent State Hosts Municipal Clerks Program, Oct. 20-24 (10/17/08)
The Ohio and West Virginia Municipal Clerks Program provides the educational component for municipal clerks pursuing the Certified Municipal Clerk Award and the Master Municipal Clerk Award.

Kent State Board of Trustees Meeting, Oct. 20 (10/16/08)
The Kent State Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center, Aurora.

What’s Not Being Said in the Presidential Debates: Kent State Researchers Hone in on Vocal Cues in Candidate Speech to Predict Outcomes (10/16/08) 
Research on nonverbal communication to be completed after last night’s final presidential debate will help two Kent State University professors form an opinion on which candidate showed dominance in the debate, and may ultimately have an impact on the vote in November. This research builds on similar studies from previous presidential election contests, where the Kent State scientists accurately were able to predict the winner of the popular vote.

Can Carrots Aid Economic Development? Liquid Crystals Emerging as NE Ohio Economic Engine (10/16/08)
Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute, founded more than 40 years ago to pursue research in a then-emerging scientific field, today brings millions of dollars and the promise of jobs to the local economy. What began as a scientific curiosity discovered by experimenting on carrots has been identified as a potential economic engine for the Northeast Ohio region.

Kent State Featured in Princeton Review’s 'Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition' (10/15/2008)
The Kent State University Graduate School of Management’s MBA program is among the best, according to the Princeton Review’s 2009 edition of the “Best 296 Business Schools.”

Kent State Research Study: Trees Become Killers in Extreme Weather (10/13/08)
Wind-thrown trees during severe weather, including hurricanes and high wind, result in dozens of deaths each year, according to new research being conducted Dr. Thomas Schmidlin, meteorologist and Kent State professor of geography.

College of Business Administration Dedicates John S. Brinzo Entrepreneurial Lab for Applied Business Research, Oct. 10 (10/6/08)
Kent State’s College of Business Administration will dedicate the John S. Brinzo Entrepreneurial Lab for Applied Business Research, a space that provides the tools for students to bring life to their entrepreneurial ideas, on Friday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. The lab, located within the College of Business Administration, is the result of a generous leadership gift from 1964 alumnus John S. Brinzo.

A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS AND OVER THE FREEWAY: Kent State’s Urban Design Center Hosts Another Pop Up Event (10/3/08)
“Bridge Mix: A Night Under the Stars and Over the Freeway” is a one-night outdoor celebration with music, art and stargazing at the West11th Street pedestrian bridge over I-490 in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. It is one of a series of Pop Up City events which exist for only one night on the urban landscape of Cleveland.

College of Nursing Receives $100,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship Grant (10/1/2008)
Kent State’s College of Nursing is pleased to be among the first institutions in the United States to receive a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The grant will assist with increasing the number of students enrolled in Kent State’s Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

Walker Named Kent State Vice President for Human Resources (9/29/08)
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton announced today the appointment of Willis Walker as vice president for human resources and chief university counsel, effective immediately.

Harvey Named Kent State Vice President for University Relations (9/29/08)
Iris E. Harvey, associate vice president for marketing and communications at Wright State University, has been selected as vice president of university relations, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton announced today.

Kent State’s Lefton Outlines Roadmap for University’s Future (9/25/08)
In his second State of the University Address, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton outlined a nine-point roadmap for the university’s future, focusing on the need both to honor its unique traditions while also embracing change.

Fighting Bioterrorism Through Single Molecule Detection(9/25/08)
Kent State Research to Seek Hazards at the Smallest Levels
Kent State University’s Qihuo Wei, an assistant professor of the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, recently received a grant to support research that may lead to better detection of bioterror agents at the molecular level.

Kent State Study Finds Peace Organizations Historically Support U.S. Troops (9/25/08)
While many malign those advocating peace and alternatives to violence during  war, peace movement organizations are in fact some of the troops’ most staunch supporters, according to Dr. Patrick G. Coy, director of Kent State University’s Center of Applied Conflict Management and co-author of a recent study exploring what it means to “support the troops.”

Kent State President to Deliver Annual "State of the University" Address Thursday (9/22/08)
Kent State President Lester A. Lefton will deliver his second annual “State of the University” address. Please join members of the Kent State University Board of Trustees, executive officers and members of the university community to hear Dr. Lefton discuss critical issues and outline top priorities for the 2008-09 academic year and beyond that will help Kent State fulfill its excellence agenda in numerous areas from student success to research to inclusiveness. 

Heisler to Lead Kent State’s College of Business Administration (9/19/08)
Robert B. “Yank” Heisler Jr., the retired chairman of KeyBank and retired chief executive officer of McDonald Financial Group, has been appointed as dean of the Kent State University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, Provost Robert G. Frank announced today.  The appointment is effective Oct. 20.

College of Education, Health and Human Services to Host Jennings Lecture Series (9/19/2008)
Kent State University’s College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services will host the 2008-2009 Martha Holden Jennings Lecture Series, starting on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Kent Student Center.

Early Planning for Small Business Owner's Exit Retains Jobs (9/18/08)
The Ohio Employee Ownership Center will present a series of seminars for small business owners on exit planning in Akron and Youngstown.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, Sept. 17 (9/17/08)
At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:
Establishment of Northeast Ohio’s Only Graduate Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management
To help meet the growing demand for professionals in the field of hospitality and tourism management, the Board established a master’s-degree program in hospitality and tourism management, effective fall semester 2009. 

New Manufacturing Process Represents Next Step in Flexible, Liquid Crystal Display Technology
Innovative Process Places Kent Displays Inc. at Forefront of Industry (9/16/08)
Kent Displays Inc. (KDI), a Kent State University partner, yesterday took delivery of a roll-to-roll production line which enables the manufacture of flexible displays, representing a significant change in the way liquid crystals will be used in everyday products. This production line, the first of its kind in the world,will increase the supply of flexible, low-power displays for unique product applications such as credit cards, curved surfaces, product tags, and other ePaper applications.

Saunders Named to Lead Kent State's International Affairs Unit (9/16/08)
Dr. Mary Anne P. Saunders has been appointed director of Kent State University’s Office of International Affairs, Provost Robert Frank has announced. Saunders appointment is effective Sept. 15.

Pakistan, Afghanistan and U.S. National Security, Lemnitzer Center Lecture Topic, Sept. 24 (9/15/08)
The Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies at Kent State University will host speaker Ambassador Charles Dunbar (ret.), professor of international relations at Boston University on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

New Tool Helps Business Owners Plan for Succession (9/15/08)
The Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University is offering a new tool to help family-owned businesses, An Owner's Guide to Business Succession Planning.

ADVISORY: Kent State Board of Trustees Meeting at Kent State Stark, Sept. 17
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Board will convene at 2 p.m. in the Deuble Foundation Room in the Professional Education and Conference Center operated by Kent State’s Stark Campus.  

Ethics in the Blogosphere is Topic of Kent State Journalism School Event
“Whose Rules?” brings together new media experts, students to discuss cyber media (9/12/08)
Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and The Poynter Institute will present the fourth annual Media Ethics Workshop “Whose Rules?” on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Franklin Hall on the Kent Campus.

Hitler’s Priests, Topic of Jewish Studies Speaker Series, Sept. 22 (9/12/08)
The Rev. Kevin P. Spicer, author of Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism and visiting associate professor of history at University of Notre Dame, will visit Kent State at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 315 Kent Student Center.

Mayors Call for Elimination of Term Limits and a Constitutional Convention (9/9/08)
The Northeast Ohio Mayor’s Think Tank and Kent State’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy have released a report outlining the relationship between term limits, the over-use of constitutional amendments and the erosion of municipal home rule in Ohio.

Kent State Recognized as Top Workplace With NorthCoast 99 Award (9/4/08)
For the second year in a row, Kent State University has been ranked one of the 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Research Council. A recipient of a 2008 NorthCoast 99 Award, Kent State previously received the honor in both 2007 and 2005. Kent State is the only local university honored this year.

Does Making Sense of Tragedy Help? New Study by Kent State Professor Links Early Explanations of 9/11 to Long-term Adjustment (9/2/08)
According to new research led by John Updegraff, a Kent State University professor, individuals who are able to quickly make sense of collective traumas such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks cope better in the long run.

Kent State Journalism Students Participate in Political Convention Process (8/28/08)
A class of Kent State journalism students participated in the Democratic National Convention media coverage through an innovative partnership with a Colorado news organization and cutting-edge technology. In addition, three broadcast journalism majors from the same Reporting Public Affairs class are en route to the Republican National Convention as employees of a major news network.

Media Advisory: Annual Liquid Crystal Day Set for Sept. 19 on Kent State Campus (8/28/08)
Kent State will host events to bring together students, scientists and industrial professionals to discuss the liquid crystal field and highlight the achievements in science and engineering of liquid crystal research at Kent State

Kent State University Names Indiana State’s Floyd Vice President for Finance (8/28/08)
Gregg S. Floyd has been named Kent State University’s vice president for finance and administration, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton announced today.


Kent State Board of Trustees Approves Contract and New Bachelor Program (08/27/08)
KENT, Ohio – Meeting in special session today, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the collective bargaining agreement between the university and the Kent State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-KSU).  Additionally, the Board approved a new bachelor of applied career studies major to address the evolving needs of adult learners in the state.

Iconic Photographer Harry Benson to Speak at Kent State (8/27/08)
Renowned photojournalist Harry Benson will present his career retrospective as part of Kent State University’s Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series on Monday, Sept. 22. The Scottish-born Benson will show images from his more than four decades as a photographer in the Kent Student Center Ballroom beginning at 7 p.m. Following the lecture, Benson will be available for a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Kent State University Roe Green Center Groundbreaking Celebration Scheduled Aug. 28 (8/26/08)
The groundbreaking celebration for Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance’s Roe Green Center will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the E. Turner Stump Theatre on the Kent campus. When completed in 2010, the estimated $12 million, 70,000-square-foot project will unite the school’s divisions of theatre and dance under one roof for the first time since the two programs merged in 1994.

Kent State Announces Flight 93 Week of Education Activities (8/26/08)
Kent State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the “93 cents for Flight 93” campaign have announced a weeklong schedule of educational events titled “Flight 93: An Education on Everyday Heroes” on the Kent Campus during the week of Sept. 8.

Kent State University Hosts 2008 Aviation Heritage Fair, Sept. 6 (8/15/08)
Kent State University’s Aeronautics Program once again will host families from throughout the region during the 2008 Aviation Heritage Fair. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio. An average of nearly 25,000 people typically attend the event, which is now in its 14th year.

Kent State Alumni Association Appoints National Board of Directors’ Officers and New Members (8/7/08)
The Kent State University Alumni Association Inc. announces new board members and appointments of officers in preparation for its August 15 meeting.

Kent State Doctoral Student, NEOUCOM Researcher Finds that Rapid Growth Aided Dinosaur Survival (8/6/08)
A study recently published in a prestigious scientific journal and lead authored by Kent State doctoral student Lisa Noelle Cooper offers proof that rapid growth proved to be an advantage to dinosaurs that lived at the same time as the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. With long limbs and a soft body, the duck-billed hadrosaur had few defenses against predators such as tyrannosaurs, most commonly known as the T-Rex. But the new research on the bones of this plant-eating dinosaur suggests that it had at least one advantage: It grew to adulthood much faster than its predators, giving it superiority in size.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Featured on Kent State Campus (8/4/08)
Kent State University’s Department of Campus Environment and Operations will host an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rodeo on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for the entire community. The rodeo will take place both days at Risman Plaza on the Kent Campus.

Kent State Aeronautics Students Earn Second Place in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Design Competition (8/1/08)
A team of four Kent State aeronautics students recently finished second in the 2008 Federal Aviation Administration Airport Design Competition for Universities. Their project, titled “Light Emitting Diodes: An Efficient Choice for Airfield Lighting,” earned the award in the category of Airport Environmental Interactions Challenges.

Photo Opportunity: Kent State Hosts Aviation Camp for High School Girls, July 20-22 (7/18/08)
Kent State University’s Aeronautics Program, in partnership with the International Women’s Air and Space Museum, will host the second annual Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aviation Camp on Sunday, July 20, through Tuesday, July 22, on the Kent Campus. The camp serves as an academic outreach and residential program for high school girls and their mothers, introducing young women to the many career opportunities available in aviation and space.

New Bachelor’s Program for Working Adults (7/16/08)
Kent State University will soon offer a new bachelor of applied career studies major to address the evolving needs of adult learners in the state. The first-of-its-kind program would allow students to draw on their competencies based on both life and career experiences and the individual’s learning needs.

Third Annual Piano Institute Brings Young Virtuosi to Campus (7/14/08)
Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and the College of Continuing Studies will host the third annual Piano Institute Sunday, July 20, through Wednesday, July 30.  This program will allow seventh through 12th grade students the opportunity to participate in 11 days of an intensive combination of piano lessons, master classes and performance opportunities.

Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival to Feature Kent State Projects in 3-D (7/10/08)
Cleveland’s Fourth Annual Ingenuity Festival, a celebration of art and technology, will feature technology-come-to-life inventions and creations that have their genesis at Kent State University. The three-day festival gets underway on Friday, July 25 at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland, and promises to dazzle participants until its conclusion on Sunday, July 27.

Ormiston Named Marshall University Provost (07/10/08)
Dr. Gayle L. Ormiston, associate provost for faculty affairs and curriculum, has been appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Marshall University, Provost Robert G. Frank announced today. Ormiston will assume his administrative role at Marshall on Aug. 18.

Dalton Named Dean of College of Architecture and Environmental Design (7/7/08)
James Dalton, interim dean for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, has accepted an extended two-year appointment as dean of the CAED, announced Provost Robert G. Frank. A search will be launched near the end of his appointment for a new dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Stevens to Return to Teaching in 2009 (7/7/08)
After serving more than 20 years as an academic administrator, 13 at Kent State University, Dr. George Stevens has announced his decision to return to teaching full-time as professor of management & information systems, effective July 1, 2009. During the 2008-2009 academic year, Stevens will lead the college in a strategic review to identify areas of opportunity for the college to address in years to come.

Kent State University Releases Northeast Ohio Water Resource Study (7/2/08)
On July 1, Kent State University’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy, in cooperation with the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at Youngstown State University, released a study detailing water resource management needs and opportunities in northeast Ohio.

Kent State Receives Multi-Millions in Grant Awards from State of Ohio: State Funding to Support University’s Projects, Partnerships and Student Scholarships (6/27/08)
Ohio state administration, education and development officials this week announced numerous grants for Kent State strategic scientific programs and innovative economic development projects. The state awards announced included:

Kent State Announces Partnerships with Top Chinese Universities (6/18/08)
Kent State University announced today that it has signed memorandums of understanding on education cooperation with seven leading Chinese universities. Dr. Robert G. Frank, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, led the Kent State delegation, which visited China from June 8-16.

Autism Conference Held at Kent State, June 26-27 (6/17/08)
The seventh annual Topics in Child Development Conference: Effective Use of Behavioral Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders will be held at Kent State University June 26-27 in the Kent State Student Center.

Kent State and Premier Flight Academy Launch Innovative Flight Training Certificate Program for Indian Students (6/13/08)
Kent State University and Premier Flight Academy have partnered to create a groundbreaking, comprehensive and highly-concentrated flight training program specifically targeted to international students from India.

Andrews Named Interim Executive Dean, Regional Campuses (6/9/08)
Dr. Gregory L. Andrews, dean of the Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, will become interim executive dean, Regional Campuses on July 1, Kent State Provost Robert G. Frank announced June 6.

Kent State School of Art is Home to Warhol Photos (6/3/08)
Kent State University’s School of Art is now home to 156 Andy Warhol photos after a recent donation of the pop artist’s original work from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Participants Needed for Kent State, Summa Health System Prehypertension Study (6/2/08)
Participants are needed for a Kent State University/Summa Health System study on the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction and progressive muscle relaxation on people with prehypertension. The Stress Management in Lifestyle Enhancement (SMiLE) study is an eight-week program that examines whether or not adding stress management to a healthy lifestyle will help lower blood pressure.

Porthouse Theatre Celebrates 40th Anniversary (5/29/08) 
Porthouse Theatre, Northeast Ohio’s premiere outdoor summer stock theatre, will celebrate “Forty Years of Dynamite Theatre” this summer. The season includes the debut of three new shows, continuing the venue’s tradition of bringing top-notch theatre to Akron and Cleveland audiences.

Kent State University Board of Trustees Meeting May 28 (5/28/08)
At its May 28 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:

Kent State Cartoonist Honored Among Top Collegiate Journalists by CBS Venture UWIRE (5/28/08)
UWIRE, a membership organization for college student media, announced yesterday the inaugural UWIRE 100, which honors the nation’s top 100 collegiate journalists. Kent State junior Christopher Sharron, an editorial cartoonist with the Daily Kent Stater, and Stow native, was honored as one of the UWIRE 100, selected from more than 500 nominations submitted by students and educators at 132 schools.

Kent State Students Win Statewide Do It Now Organ Donation Promotion Competition (5/22/08) 
Kent State public relations students won the statewide “Do It Now” College Competition, which was aimed at increasing the number of organ and tissue donors in the Ohio Organ Donor Registry. Funded by the Second Chance Trust Fund, Donate Life Ohio, its affiliated organ procurement organizations and tissue and eye recovery agencies, partnered with the colleges throughout the state to significantly increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors.

Kent State Board of Trustees Meeting, May 28 (5/22/08)
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, May 28. The Board will convene at 2 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

Kent State Awarded More than $15 Million to Study Liquid Crystals and Soft Matter (5/20/08)
Kent State University will lead a partnership of nine northeast Ohio entities in a $15.2 million Ohio Research Scholars Program project to establish a Research Cluster on Surfaces in Advanced Materials. 

Kent State’s Dore Named National Humanities Center Fellow (5/20/08) 
Dr. Florence W. Dore, an associate professor in the Department of English at Kent State University, has been named a National Humanities Center Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year. The honor recognizes Dore as one of 42 leading humanities scholars, chosen from a field of more than 400 applicants, who will spend a year at the center working on a substantial, individual research project and sharing ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences.

Annual Cowperthwaite Lecture at Kent State’s Communication School Spells Out “The Three Rules of Life” (5/16/08)
The School of Communication Studies will present the annual Cowperthwaite Lecture on Sunday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 205 of the Music and Speech Center. The talk will be presented by Dr. Dan Canary of Arizona State University, who is an expert in relational and conflict communication.

College of Nursing Ranked Third in the United States for Enrollment (5/15/08)
Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Kent State University’s College of Nursing as the third-largest nursing school in the United States in terms of enrollment.

Research Examines Factors in Delaying or Declining Total Knee Replacement Surgery (5/14/08)
A study led by Dr. Ann F. Jacobson, associate professor in Kent State’s College of Nursing, unveils the reasons why people may initially choose to postpone but ultimately undergo total knee replacement surgery and emphasizes the need for better patient education before and after the procedure.

Kent State AT&T Classroom Celebrates 10-year Anniversary (5/8/2008)
The Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University will celebrate over 10 years of technology-based projects created by teachers and students from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the Moulton Hall Ballroom on the Kent campus.

Barbara Lockhart to Receive First Kent State Interior Design Lifetime Achievement Award (5/6/08)
Designer Barbara Lockhart of Beverly Hills, Calif., has been selected as the recipient of Kent State University’s first Interior Design Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kent State to Hold Spring 2008 Commencement Ceremonies (5/2/08)
Three prominent speakers will address new graduates at Kent State University’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11. An evening ceremony for those receiving doctoral degrees will be held on Thursday, May 8 in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Degrees will be conferred on more than 3,400 graduates of the Class of 2008.

Dior Featured at Kent State Museum for Fashion Week Cleveland (5/2/08)
As part of Fashion Week Cleveland, the Kent State University Museum is hosting “An Evening with Dior” and showing the award-winning film Completely Dior by Stanley Garfinkel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 in Murphy Auditorium in Rockwell Hall.

Kent State Business College Receives International Reaccreditation of Degree Programs (5/2/08)
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration has achieved reaffirmation of accreditation of all its degree programs this spring by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Instant Messaging, A New Language? (5/1/08)
Dr. Pamela Takayoshi and Dr. Christina Haas, Kent State associate professors of English, along with four Kent State undergraduate researchers examined the language of instant messaging. They found that instant messaging is a unique language form differing from Standard Written English.

“Smart” Greenhouse Research Partnership Unveiled (4/30/08)
Cleveland Botanical Garden and Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute today officially launched a pioneering research project to explore the potential of liquid crystal technology for creating more sustainable, energy-efficient greenhouses.

Kent State’s Brodie Receives National Honor from American Library Association (4/28/08)
Dr. Carolyn S. Brodie, a professor in the School of Library and Information Science, has been awarded the 2008 Scholastic Library Publishing Award from the American Library Association. The annual honor is bestowed on a librarian whose extraordinary contributions to promoting access to books and encouraging a love of reading for lifelong learning exemplify outstanding achievement in the profession.

Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh Funds First Talent-based Scholarship at Kent State (4/28/08)
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Walsh, best known as a member of the megagroup The Eagles, has funded the first talent-based scholarship at Kent State University’s College of the Arts. Walsh’s gift, which will provide full-tuition support for a student in the school for the next five years, is intended to assist recipients with strong performing-arts skills.

Kent State University Offers Elected Officials Academy, Geneva, May 9-10 (4/24/08)
Kent State University’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy will be offering a special session of its Elected Officials Academy in Geneva-on-the-Lake, May 9 and 10.

Entrepreneurship Center Director Receives Two Teaching Awards (4/24/08)
Julie Messing, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, has been awarded both the Paul L. Pfeiffer Professional and Creative Teaching Award and the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management Annual Teaching Award.

Juan Williams to Address Democracy Issues in Kent State Appearance (4/22/08)
One of the nation’s leading journalists and political analysts, Juan Williams, will speak at Kent State University April 30. Williams will address changing societal, educational and economic issues in the tradition of the university’s ongoing academic study of the rights and responsibilities of living in a democracy.

New Nursing Simulation Laboratory Provides Realistic Training Ground for Students (4/17/08)
Kent State University’s College of Nursing will hold the grand opening and dedication of the Olga A. Mural Simulation Laboratory, a cutting-edge patient care complex designed to emulate the conditions and situations nurses encounter in realistic settings, at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in Henderson Hall on the Kent campus.

New Dean of Honors College Named at Kent State (4/17/08)
Dr. Donald R. Williams has been named dean of Kent State University’s Honors College, Provost Robert G. Frank announced this week.

Kent State Yom HaShoa Celebration Features Filmmaker, Dance Ensemble, April 28-29 (4/17/08)
In honor of the Jewish holiday Yom HaShoa, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kent State University’s Jewish Studies Program will host “Yom HaShoa: Artists Respond to the Holocaust.” The two-day series of events will take place April 28-29 on the Kent campus.

Akron Businessman Pledges $2 Million to Kent State LGBT Students (4/16/08)
Akron businessman Harry Jackson has pledged at least $2 million to support the first endowment for scholarships and programming for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at Kent State University.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, April 16 (4/16/2008)
At its April 16 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:

Kent State JMC Alumni Reunion, May 23-24 (4/16/2008)
It’s time to travel back to your JMC college years! Kent State is holding an Alumni Reunion Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24.

Kent State to Host 2008 Jennings Scholar Alumni Workshop, April 19 (4/16/08)
The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and Kent State University’s College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services will host the 2008 Jennings Scholar Alumni Workshop on Saturday, April 19 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Current Mortgage/Lending Crisis Topic of Kent State Colloquium, April 23 (4/16/08)
Kent State University’s Department of Political Science will host Dr. Susan Hoffman, associate professor of political science, Western Michigan University, who will provide a colloquium on the current mortgage/lending crisis from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on April 23 in 204 Kent State Student Center.

Future of NATO and Europe’s Relationship with the United States, April 28 (4/16/08)
The Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies at Kent State University will host speaker Lieutenant Colonel Steven Oluic, career Army officer and assistant professor of geography at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Oluic will discuss “NATO and Europe’s Future Relationship with the United States” on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent State Student Center’s Governance Chambers.

Water Quality Expert to Launch Earth Day Fest Film on Healing River, April 20 (4/15/08)
A Kent State University expert in the vitality of fresh water ecosystems will speak at a screening of a film that describes the health history of the Cuyahoga River. Dr. Robert Heath, director of the Kent State University Water Resources Research Institute, will speak at the second annual “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day Festival, on Sunday, April 20.  Heath’s remarks will precede the screening of “The Return of the Cuyahoga,” an environmental film which takes a look at the life, death and rebirth of one of America’s most polluted rivers.

Kent State English Professor Nominated For Cleveland Arts Prize (4/14/08)
Roger Craik, associate professor of English at the Kent State University Ashtabula campus, was recently nominated for the Cleveland Arts Prize. Established in 1960, the Cleveland Arts Prize recognizes the accomplishments of mid-career fine artists with a connection to Northeast Ohio. Two prizes are awarded each year to artists who have received national, regional or local acclaim for their body of work. The public can nominate artists from the visual arts, music, dance, literature and design fields. It is the oldest award of its kind in the United States.

Connecting Businesses, IT Grads Topic of Ann Womer Benjamin Talk (4/10/08)
The Department of Computer Science at Kent State University will host its annual open house on April 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The full day of events includes a talk by Ann Womer Benjamin, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, who will discuss ways to bring businesses and higher education together for the benefit of each.

New Partnership Creates Center for Turkish Studies at Kent State (4/10/08)
This week, Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, and Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, signed an agreement to create a Center for Turkish Studies at Kent State.

Cleveland Library Director Venable to speak at Honors and Awards Dinner (4/9/08)
Andrew A. Venable Jr., director of the Cleveland Public Library, will be the guest speaker at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science’s annual Alumni and Friends Honors and Awards Dinner. The event takes place April 17 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The evening highlights outstanding student scholarship and recognizes exceptional contributions by alumni and professionals in the library and information science profession.

Ceremony to Honor New Partnership Between Kent State and Turkish University, April 8 (4/8/08)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring a new partnership between Kent State University and Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, will take place on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Van Campen Hall, Kent Campus.

Kent State Students Finish in Top 10 During National Sales Competition (4/7/08)
During spring break in March, Kent State University assistant marketing professor Dr. Adam Rapp led four business students to the 10th Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition in Atlanta, Ga. Two Kent State students placed fourth and ninth individually, which positioned the university to tie for seventh place overall out of 53 competing schools.

Portfolio 2008 Honors Express CEO and Celebrates 25th Anniversary (4/3/08) 
Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising will feature junior and senior-level student designs at its annual Portfolio fashion show April 24-26. The show features the collections of 24 fashion design majors.

Obscure Royal-Made Carpet Provides History Lesson (4/3/08)
Dr. Mary Ann Heiss, associate professor of history at Kent State University, has traced the historical background of a carpet made by Queen Mary during World War II.

Presidential Symposium on Research to Address Hypervigilance, April 22 (4/2/08)
Kent State University is hosting the first Presidential Symposium on Research, titled “Hypervigilance: Fact, Fiction or Fault?”, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 22, at the Kent Student Center.

Kent State Experts Invited to Congressional Homeland Security Event, April 2
Kent State Professor Christopher Woolverton, a biosensor expert, and the university’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) have been invited to showcase their innovative anti-terrorism technologies and public health preparedness materials for members of Congress at a homeland security fair Wednesday, April 2. The fair is being held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Kent State to Host Grand Opening Ceremony for New Building: School of Journalism and Mass Communication Transforms Franklin Hall (4/1/08)
The grand opening of Franklin Hall celebrates the completion of a $21 million restoration project, providing students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) with a new state-of-the-art facility that enhances the quality of their education and helps prepare them for jobs in a fast-changing media environment.

Employee Ownership Annual Conference: Job Retention in a Global Economy, April 18 (4/1/08)
Widely regarded as the best one-day conference on employee ownership in the country, Kent State University’s 22nd Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 18, will focus on the theme “Job Retention in a Global Economy”.

Kent State University’s Elected Officials Program Awards 10 Certificates (3/31/08)
This March, 10 local officials graduated from Kent State University’s Elected Officials Program, which serves as a basic orientation for elected council members, focusing on teambuilding, parliamentary procedures, effective media skills and the legal framework of municipalities in Ohio.

Financial Equality of Women in Business, Pilliod Lecture Topic, April 17 (3/31/08)
Watchdog for women’s business/financial equality Linda C. Drake will speak at Kent State University at 6:30 p.m. on April 17 in Cartwright Hall Auditorium as part of the university’s Charles J. Pilliod Lecture Series.

Urban Design Students Envision Ways to Reinvent Parma (3/28/08)
A Kent State University urban design studio class applied theoretical concepts and a healthy dose of imagination into a new vision for Parma, Ohio, an inner-ring suburb of 80,000 largely blue-collar residents.The class, “Parma 2.0: Re-thinking the Suburb”, took a typical working class American suburb which has been buffeted by economic and demographic changes, and unleashed on it the graduate students’ visions for improvements based largely on finding new uses for existing infrastructures with a radical twist.

One Generation to the Next: Program Helps Ohio Businesses Avoid Liquidation (3/28/08)
This spring, Kent State’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center is teaming up with the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council on Smaller Enterprises, the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to present seminars on business succession planning for small businesses in the Cleveland, Canton and Steubenville areas.

College of the Arts Presents Spring for the Arts Week April 19-27 (3/27/08)
Kent State University’s College of the Arts will present Spring for the Arts Week, an event featuring performances and exhibitions by the School of Art, the Fashion School, the School of Music, the School of Theatre and Dance and the University Museum April 19--27.

Scientific Research Funding, Careers, Focus of March 31 Honors College Event (3/26/08)
The Kent State University Department of Biological Sciences will host its annual research symposium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 31, in Room 204 of the Kent Student Center. Symposium activities are free and open to the public. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Clifford Gabriel, senior advisor, Office of Integrative Activities within the Office of the Director of the National Science Foundation.

New Study Examines Traffic Congestion on a University Campus (3/25/08)
In a recent study published in Planning for Higher Education, Dr. David H. Kaplan, professor of geography at Kent State University, and Thomas Clapper, general manager of transportation services at Kent State, examined the special characteristics of traffic congestion in a university setting.

Kent State Names Dean of College of Education, Health and Human Services (3/24/08) 
Dr. Daniel F. Mahony, associate provost for academic planning and accountability at the University of Louisville, will become dean of Kent State University’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services on July 1, 2008, Kent State Provost Robert G. Frank announced today.

Computer Science Chair at Kent State Honored by National Computing Group (3/24/08)
Dr. Robert A. Walker, chair of the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University, will receive the 2007 Outstanding Contribution to the Association for Computing Machinery Award. The 82,000 member association, in existence since 1947, promotes the computing field as a science as well as a profession.

College of Nursing Hosts Driving the Future II: Clinical Conversations About Tomorrow’s Nurse (3/20/2007)
Kent State’s College of Nursing will host Driving the Future II: Clinical Conversations About Tomorrow’s Nurse: Transforming Clinical Education Through Collaboration/Crafting New Competencies for Ohio Nurses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Kent State Students Receive Journalism Awards from National Organization (3/17/08)
Students from Kent State University won 15 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The awards are presented annually in 12 regions for contributions to student-run media operated from college campuses across the nation.

Immigration Expert to Headline Kent State Honors Week, March 30-April 5 (3/17/08)
The 27th Annual Honors Week will take place March 30 through April 5 on the Kent State University campus this year. Highlights will include a lecture on immigration and Latin America, a Department of Chemistry achievement celebration, a forum for undergraduate scholars and artists, various award ceremonies, and an art education exhibit.

School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University to Relocate Columbus Program to State Library of Ohio (3/13/08)
The State Library of Ohio and Kent State University School of Library and Information Science announce the relocation of the school’s Columbus program to the State Library of Ohio. Classes are scheduled to begin this summer in the newly renovated 6,100 square-foot space featuring state-of-the-art classroom facilities, conference and meeting areas, offices, and a technology laboratory.

Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science Announces New Specialization in Digital Librarianship (3/10/08)
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has developed two new curriculum options in digital librarianship to help respond to information organization needs in the 21st century.

Kent State’s School of Music Works Toward All-Steinway Status (3/4/08)
In the world of music, Steinway & Sons boasts a 140-year history of handcrafting pianos and garnering musicians’ stamp of approval around the globe, making it synonymous with instrumental excellence. Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music graces its stages with just that, says school director Dr. Josef Knott.

Author Stephen Post to Discuss Benefit of Kindness, April 1 (3/4/08)
Spend an evening with Dr. Stephen Post, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in the Kent State University Kiva.

First-Ever Nikki Kukwa Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Kent State Aeronautics Student (2/29/08)
Kent State University student Ms. Lannie Marsh, from Hubbard near Youngstown, has been named recipient of the first-ever Nikki Kukwa Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Women in Aeronautics. The $1,250 scholarship was presented to Marsh on Feb. 27.

Do Men and Women View Marital and Parental Time Pressures Differently? (2/28/08)
In a study funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Susan Roxburgh, associate professor of sociology at Kent State University, examined how employment and parenthood influence time pressures pertaining to marital partners and the parental role.

Kent State Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student’s Success Leads to Award Recognition (2/27/08)
Camille Rice thinks that the pediatrician’s office is a family’s first stop for receiving advice and gaining greater insight into how to care for their children. Rice, a pediatric nurse practitioner, who is completing her master’s degree at Kent State University, has worked for the past nine years in the maternity and pediatric fields.

Ohio Board of Regents Announces Foreign Language Academy (2/22/08)
Kent State University, along with partners Bowling Green State University, Oberlin College, University of Akron and the Summit County Educational Service Center, have received an Ohio Board of Regents grant for $267,600 to offer a second Regents Foreign Language Academy for high school students during summer 2008.

Considering a Business Graduate Degree? (2/21/08)
Kent State University’s Graduate School of Management can help you pursue your goal. Graduate Programs Evening, to be held Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6-8 p.m. in 310 Kent Student Center, will provide a convenient forum to learn about what Kent State’s Graduate School of Management has to offer.

Should Stockholders Look Beyond Earnings Per Share? (2/19/08)
In a recent study published in the Review of Accounting and Finance, Dr. Pervaiz Alam, Kent State University professor of accounting, and a colleague found that disaggregated bank earnings are better predictors of next period earnings and stock prices than aggregated earnings.

PRSA and Kent State to Host 'Packaging the Presidency (online!)' March 7( 2/18/2008)
The Internet has brought about a sea change in the way Americans choose a president, and Ohio is at the epicenter again. Just days after Ohio’s primary election, 100 top public relations professionals will convene to discuss the effect of new media on this year’s historic presidential election. “Packaging the Presidency (online!)” is a special statewide leadership summit to be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in Franklin Hall at Kent State University. It is free and open to the public by reservation only.

International Inventive Problem Solving Conference to be Hosted by Kent State, April 13-15 (2/18/08)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, TRIZCON2008, a conference that focuses on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving and the largest international TRIZ conference in the world, will be sponsored by and held at Kent State University's Student Center  in Kent, Ohio, from April 13-15, 2008.

Red {An Orchestra} Visits Kent State to Kick Off Centennial Celebration on March 7 (2/15/08)
Under the baton of Red Artistic Director Jonathan Sheffer, Red {an orchestra} makes its debut appearance at Kent State University at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 as the first event of Kent State’s Centennial Celebration.

Kent State to Offer Variety of Summer Youth Programs (2/14/08)
This year, Kent State’s Summer Youth Programs will include Kent for Kids, Summer Chamber Studies and the Piano Institute.

Entrepreneurs for Sustainability Founder to Be Featured Solomon Speaker, Feb. 25 (2/13/08)
As part of this year’s Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, Holly Harlan, founder of Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S), will discuss “Sustainability Inspiring New Opportunities” at 6:15 p.m., Feb. 25, in the Kent State University Kiva.

Free Lecture Series to Explore Author James Joyce, March 13 (2/12/08)
As part of the Kent Free Library lecture series, Kent State Professor of English Dr. Claire A. Culleton will speak about “James Joyce, Irish Nationalism, and the Irish Literary Revival” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the Kent Free Library lecture hall.

Kent State’s Homecoming Parade to Return (2/11/08)
Back by popular demand, the Kent State University Homecoming Parade is returning Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of this year’s Homecoming festivities.

Kent State Hosts Discussion of Immigration in Northeast Ohio (2/8/08)
KentState University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, as part of the Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series, will hold a facilitated discussion on the topic of immigration in northeast Ohio at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 12 in 306 Kent Student Center.

Creamer Named to Miami University Post (2/8/08)
Miami University today announced the appointment of Dr. David Creamer, Kent State University’s senior vice president for Administration, as Miami’s vice president for finance and business services and treasurer, effective June 1, 2008.

Statewide Financial Aid Event Coming to Kent State Feb.10 (2/5/08)
Kent State University will host the statewide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Room 137 Bowman Hall at the Kent campus.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, Jan. 30 (1/30/2008)
At its Jan. 30 meeting in newly opened Franklin Hall, a once aging structure that was transformed into the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s state-of-the-art home for multi-media education, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:

National Transportation Expert to Speak at Kent State, Feb. 7 (1/29/08)
Dr. Spenser Havlick, a national expert in transportation planning and co-author of Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities, will speak at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 in the third floor Collaborative Class Room of Kent State's Franklin Hall on the university's Kent Campus.

Fulbright Scholar Lectures About ‘Incredible India’ Jan. 29 (1/24/2008)
Dr. Michael Kalinski, faculty member in Kent State’s School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport, will present a brown bag seminar titled “Incredible India” from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Room 200 of White Hall at the Kent campus. 

ADVISORY: Program Change for Kent State Martin Luther King Event, Jan. 24 (1/23/08)
The keynote speaker for Kent State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, has been forced to cancel his appearance due to illness. The keynote address will instead be delivered by nationally respected journalist George E. Curry.

Kent State Board of Trustees Meeting, Jan. 30 (1/22/08)
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 30. 

College of Nursing Receives Five-Year Ohio Board of Nursing Approval (1/10/08)
Kent State’s College of Nursing recently received full five-year approval of its Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science nursing degree programs from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

National Teacher of the Year Lectures at Kent State, Jan. 22 (1/10/08)
National Teacher of the Year award recipient Andrea Peterson, a music teacher from the state of Washington, will visit Kent State and present as part of the 2008 Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Kiva, Kent Student Center.

KSU Press Receives Grant from Mellon Foundation for Ethnomusicology Series (1/10/08)
Kent State University Press, Indiana University Press and Temple University Press have been selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a one-year planning grant, the first phase of a proposed five-year project to establish a collaborative publication series in ethnomusicology.

Kent State to Host 2008 Elected Officials Academy (1/9/08)
Attend the 2008 Elected Officials Academy hosted by Kent State University’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy.

Research Project Aims to Control Sunlight, Extend Growing Season and Conserve Energy (1/9/08)
Cleveland Botanical Garden and Kent State Liquid Crystal Institute team up on greenhouse research project with potential to regulate energy consumption and light, improve plant growth, and develop more efficient greenhouses

Kent State to be Well-Represented at NFL Pro Bowl (12/19/07)
Despite the snow blanketing the ground on the Kent State campus, thoughts of palm trees, leis and hula skirts abound. The visions of paradise came courtesy of the NFL, which announced on Wednesday that former Golden Flashes Josh Cribbs, Antonio Gates and James Harrison were all named starters on the AFC Pro Bowl team.

Kent State and Lakeland to Assess Area College Needs (12/14/07)
The presidents of Kent State University and Lakeland Community College have announced a commitment to work together to expand higher education services to Northeast Ohio in both four-year and two-year degree programs.

New Business Accelerator to Aid Minority Businesses in Medina, Portage and Summit Counties (12/10/07)
Akron Urban League, Akron SCORE and Kent State University have formed a collaboration to propel minority business growth in Northeast Ohio.

Kent State Police Receive National Recognition, Reaccreditation (12/10/07)
The Kent State University Police Department (KSUPD) has been recognized again as one of the nation’s elite agencies by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA).

KSU Research Team Receives $900,000 CDC Grant for Adolescent Dating Violence Study (12/7/07)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded nearly $900,000 to Kent State researchers for a three-year study titled, “Adolescent Dating Violence: Development of a Theoretical Framework.”

Kent State to Hold Fall 2007 Commencement Ceremonies (12/6/07)
Two prominent speakers will address new graduates at Kent State University’s fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 15. An evening ceremony for those receiving doctoral degrees will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Kiva. Degrees will be conferred on more than 1,830 graduates of the Class of 2007.

Can Shopping Behavior Indicate Your Personality Type? (12/6/07)
In his current research, Dr. Paul Albanese, Kent State University associate professor of marketing and author of The Personality Continuum and Consumer Behavior, examined shopping behavior and four levels of personality development.

Kent State Public Relations Students Win Third National Award (11/26/07)
Kent State public relations students were recently honored with a Teahan National Chapter Award presented by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Do Middle-School Students Really Know How Well They Learn? (11/26/07)
Dr. John Dunlosky, Kent State professor of psychology, and his colleague, Dr. Katherine Rawson, Kent State assistant professor of psychology, study metacomprehension, or the ability to judge your own comprehension and learning of text materials.

School of Art Downtown Gallery Presents Sixth Annual Holiday Sale and Competition (11/20/07)
The School of Art Downtown Gallery is holding a Holiday Sale and Annual Small Works Competition Thursday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 2.

'Goin to Chicago' Highlights Kent State Faculty Dance Concert (11/20/07)
The Dance Division of Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance will present “Dance 007: To Live and Let Dance”.  Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in E. Turner Stump Theatre in KSU’s Music and Speech Center.

Scholar to Discuss Future of NATO, Nov. 27 (11/19/07)
The Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies will host speaker Dr. Mark Webber, who will discuss “NATO: Where Is It Coming from? Where Is It at? And Where Is It Going?” on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in 317 Kent State Student Center.

Kent State Aeronautics Program Receives FAA Accreditation (11/15/07)
In late October, Kent State University was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program.

International Scholar to Discuss Business Outlook in China, Dec. 3 (11/14/07)
Kent State alumnus Dr. Ilan Alon will speak at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Governance Chambers of the Kent Student Center as a part of the Fiedler-BorgWarner Speaker Series.

Kent State PR Wins Gold for ‘Hit the Ground Running’ Campaign (11/14/07)
Kent State University faculty members practice what they teach and have earned a gold award in the 2007 MarCom Creative Awards, an international competition for marketing and communication professionals. The award is the result of an image campaign designed by students and faculty members in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Kent State Staff Recognized for 25 Years of Hard Work (11/13/07)
The Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Kent State, along with assistant director Dr. Melinda Holmes, director Dr. John Hoornbeek and director emeritus Dr. James Tinnin, were awarded a proclamation from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for the center’s successful collaboration with the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association (OMCA), Oct. 18.

Religion and Psychology: Can They Work Together? (11/8/07)
As co-editor of The Psychologies in Religion: Working with the Religious Client, Dr. E. Thomas Dowd, Kent State professor of psychology, examines the psychological assumptions that lie behind different religions.

Kent State Launches Cross-Cultural Commission on Inclusion (11/7/07) 
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton today announced creation of the Kent State Commission on Inclusion, a broad-based initiative throughout the university to ensure a welcoming learning, work and social environment for people of all cultures, views and beliefs.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, Nov. 7 (11/7/07)
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items: Establishment of Unique Entrepreneurship Major and Construction of Entrepreneurship Classroom and Lab To expand Kent State’s national leadership in providing education in the high-demand discipline of entrepreneurship and to help fulfill its economic-development mission, the Board established a new bachelor of business administration major in entrepreneurship,

National Issues Forum Explores Immigration Nov. 13 (11/6/07)
Kent State University will host the National Issues Forum, “The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do,” on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in room 306 of the Kent Student Center at the Kent campus.  The forum is part of the university’s Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Motivational Moves: Student Helps Homeless with Dance Lessons(11/6/07)
Kent State student Melissa Knestaut was able to increase happiness and motivation among residents at a homeless shelter in New Philadelphia, Ohio by using dance.

Effken Presents “An Ecological Approach to Clinical and Administrative Decision Support: It’s Not About Trees — Or Is It?,” Nov. 8 (11/5/07)
Kent State’s College of Nursing welcomes nursing researcher and practitioner Judith Effken as she presents “An Ecological Approach to Clinical and Administrative Decision Support: It’s Not About Trees — Or Is It?” on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Henderson Hall Auditorium at the Kent campus.

Computerized Mannequins Provide Human-like Responses For Future Health Professionals(11/2/07)
High-tech, human-like computerized mannequins help educate tomorrow's health care professionals. Patient simulators at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) enhance learning and allow complex information and procedures to be learned and practiced more effectively. The center employs full-body computerized mannequins and task trainers (devices that simulate specific body parts) such as airways and limbs, so that students may practice procedures.

It’s About the Design of the World: Controversial Designer Bruce Mau Presents Nov. 13(10/30/2007)
Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design welcomes Bruce Mau of Bruce Mau Designs, Toronto, as he presents “It’s About the Design of the World,” as part of the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in University Auditorium, Cartwright Hall, on the Kent Campus.

Kent State Aeronautics Students Receive $5,000 Scholarships to Help Them Soar (10/30/07)
The Cleveland National Air Show Charitable Foundation Inc. presented three scholarships to Kent State University Aeronautics Program students at 11 a.m., Oct. 30, in Van Deusen Hall.

Kent State to Host Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Don Bartletti, Nov. 1 (10/30/07)
Photojournalist Don Bartletti, recipient of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, will present the Gerald H. Read Lecture at 7 p.m., Nov. 1, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Bartletti’s speech, “The Roads Most Traveled — Photographs and Lecture of Migration,” is free and open to the public.

Pulitzer Prize-Winner to Discuss African-American WWII Experience, Nov. 5 (10/29/07)
Leon F. Litwack, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and A.& M. Morrison Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak about the African-American experience during World War II in his lecture titled “Pearl Harbor Blues” at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in the Kent State University Kiva.

New Contract with Ohio Employee Ownership Center Helps Retain Ohio Jobs (10/29/07)
The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) has awarded the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) at Kent State University a new, two-year contract as part of the state’s emphasis on retaining Ohio jobs.

Study Examines Ethnic Differences in Sleep Quality and Blood Pressure (10/26/07)
In this month’s issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, Dr. Joel Hughes, Kent State assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues examine the possibility that sleep quality may help account for ethnic differences in blood pressure dipping.

The New Anti-Semitism: Deborah Lipstadt to Discuss Her Trial Against David Irving, Nov. 13 (10/25/07)
As a part of the Jewish Studies Speaker Series, Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will speak at 8 p.m., Nov. 13, in Rockwell Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Kent State Executive MBA to Be Offered in Medina County (10/25/07)
An information session for the Executive MBA Program that will be offered in Median County will take place at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14, WRH Health System/Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.  

Goodyear Speaker to Kick Off Namesake 2007 Pilliod Lecture Series, Nov. 1 (10/23/07)

The dramatic turnaround of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will kick off the 2007 Charles J. Pilliod Lecture Series at Kent State University at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 1, in the Cartwright Hall Auditorium.

 

Juba Earns State's Distinguished Graduate Student Award (10/18/07)

Scott Juba, one of the first students to graduate from Kent State's new PR master’s program, recently was selected as the Distinguished Graduate Student of the year by the Ohio Communication Association at the 71st Annual OCA Conference held in Youngstown in October.

Pianist Laura Melton Presents Oct. 21 at Kent Keyboard Series Recital (10/18/07)
The Piano Division of the School of Music will present the second event in its Kent Keyboard Series with a performance by pianist Laura Melton at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Ludwig Recital Hall.

Aeronautics Program Receives Wind Tunnel Donation from NASA (10/17/07)
The Kent State Aeronautics Program in the College of Technology received a wind tunnel from NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland this October. The wind tunnel will be used to support course instruction in the Aircraft Design, Applied Flight Dynamics and Structures courses.

Kent State Featured in Princeton Review’s Best 290 Business Schools (10/17/07)
Kent State University’s Graduate School of Management is featured in the 2008 Princeton Review Best 290 Business Schools for its MBA program.

New 150 Million-Year-Old Crab Species Discovered (10/17/07)
Researchers from Kent State University and the University of Bucharest, Romania, have discovered a new primitive crab species Cycloprosopon dobrogea in eastern Romania.

Does Race Still Play a Role in Capital Punishment Sentencing? (10/16/07)
In an ongoing study using survey data from the Capital Jury Project, Dr. Thomas Brewer, assistant professor of justice studies and research fellow for the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University, explores the interaction between race and the ability or willingness of capital jurors to consider mitigation evidence during penalty-phase deliberations in a death penalty trial.

Professor Named Recipient of Prestigious Computer Science Award (10/15/07)
Dr. Kenneth E. Batcher, Kent State University professor of computer science, was named the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award.

Acclaimed Adoption Expert to Speak Oct. 19 on Kent Campus (10/12/07)
Kent State University will host Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and author of the acclaimed book "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America" Friday, Oct. 19 from 1 - 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Australian Artist Nick Mount Kicks Off Glass Artist in Residence Program Oct. 15-26 (10/11/07)
Internationally renowned glass artist Nick Mount, who was among the pioneers of the Australian Studio glass movement, will be kicking off Kent State University’s Glass Artist in Residence program Oct. 15-26. Mount will also give a glass demonstration, open to the public, from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Glass Studio in the Michael Schwartz Center at the Kent campus.

Chancellor Fingerhut to visit Kent State to discuss “Issues Facing Higher Education in Ohio” Oct. 16 (10/11/07)
Eric Fingerhut, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, will discuss “Issues Facing Higher Education in Ohio” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Kent State University in room 306 of the Kent Student Center. The university community and public are welcome to attend this free presentation. Kent State President Dr. Lester A. Lefton will introduce Chancellor Fingerhut to the audience.

Washington Post Columnist Receives 2007 McGruder Award for Media Diversity (10/10/07)
Michelle Singletary, award-winning columnist for the Washington Post and personal finance contributor for National Public Radio’s afternoon program, Day to Day, is the recipient of the 2007 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Guest Lecturer Award.

Research Examines the Connection Between Substance Abuse and Violence (10/9/07)
In the newly published The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, Dr. Daniel Flannery, co-editor of the book, Kent State professor of justice studies and ISPV director, and Dr. Jeff Kretschmar, ISPV project director, examine previously published research to determine general trends in substance use and characteristics of users.

American-Jewish Historian To Visit Kent State, Oct. 16 (10/3/07)     
Deborah Dash Moore, leading American-Jewish history scholar and professor of history at the University of Michigan, will visit Kent State at 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, in 317 Kent Student Center.

Greek Comedy Lysistrata Kicks Off Theatre and Dance Season Oct. 5 (10/2/07)
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is currently preparing to open its first show of the season, the Greek comedy Lysistrata on Friday, Oct. 5. Aristophanes' Lysistrata, is a great comedy of gender politics that has been a hit since 411 B.C.

Statement of President Lester A. Lefton (10/2/07)
As on campuses nationwide and across our society, members of our Kent State community are actively discussing their aspirations and concerns about race relations.   This, unfortunately, includes an incident more than a week ago of racial graffiti found on an outdoor campus building sign and unsubstantiated rumors. 

Moving on Up? Study Examines Social Mobility in the United States (10/01/07)
In a recent study funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, Dr. Kathryn Wilson, associate professor of economics at Kent State University, and colleagues examined social mobility, or the ability to move up or down the economic ladder, in the United States.

Media Mindsets Conference on Oct. 19: How Do Media Adapt When Consumers Call the Shots? (9/28/07)

Kent State’s College of Communication and Information will host the second annual, 2007 Media Mindsets Conference,“The New Agenda Setters: How do Media Adapt When Consumers Call the Shots?” on Friday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom.

Environmental Graphic Design: Wayfinding (9/27/07)
As part of a Kent State University and the Society of Environmental Graphic Design sponsored research project in university wayfinding, the School of Visual Communication Design presents three free public lectures by internationally recognized designers.

Participants Needed for Kent State, Summa Health System Prehypertension Study (9/27/07)
TheSumma Health System study is on the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction and progressive muscle relaxation on people with prehypertension. The Stress Management in Lifestyle Enhancement (SMiLE) study is an eight-week program that examines whether or not adding stress management to a healthy lifestyle will help lower blood pressure.  

Fall Art Enrichment Youth Program (9/25/07)
For nine weeks, young people ages four to 14 will engage in a visual quest to explore the power of art. Participants will project their personal visions in an empowering final art exhibit.

Free Lecture Series to Explore Outstanding Authors: Ernest Hemingway Gets the Spotlight October 11 (9/25/07)
Kent State University’s Graduate Program in Literature and the Kent Free Library are pleased to announce a co-sponsored series of lectures on outstanding authors. The second lecture in this series focuses attention on American modernist, Ernest Hemingway. Professor Robert W. Trogdon, an expert on Hemingway, textual editing, and the history of the book, will deliver his lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Kent Free Library’s spacious lecture hall.

Financial Leader Yank Heisler to Join Kent State (9/21/07) 
Robert B. “Yank” Heisler Jr., retired chairman of KeyBank National Association and retired chief executive officer of McDonald Financial Group, has been named special assistant to the president for community and business strategies, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton announced today.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, Sept. 19 (9/19/07)
At its Sept. 19 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:

Top Philosophy and Anthropology Scholars Headline 2007 Celebration of Scholarship (9/11/07)
This 12th annual event is a showcase of research and creative activity, will be held Sept. 24 – Sept. 27. Highlights will include keynote addresses by Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah and Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, as well as a performing arts concert featuring Jerry Wong and Eric van Baars.

Kent State Hosts Second Annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza, Oct. 4-5 (9/19/07)
Hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, the second annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza provides students at Kent State and members of the business community with a variety of workshops, panel discussions and speakers focused on building awareness and interest in entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio.

Physics Professor Lauded for NSF Efforts with Prestigious Award (9/18/07)
Kent State Professor of Physics Dr. Satyendra Kumar recently was honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with its Director’s Award for Excellence for recognition of exceptional performance in coordinating merit review of interdisciplinary condensed matter physics proposals. In all, seven program directors received the distinction during a ceremony held inArlington, Va.

Kent State University to Hold French Film Series (9/13/07)

The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) has selected Kent State to host a film series this fall featuring recent French films.  Through The Tournées Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture support the showing of popular new French film offerings at campuses in the United States.  

Kent State Honored Again as One of the Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio (9/6/07)
For the second time, Kent State University has been chosen as a NorthCoast 99 Award recipient, recognized as one of the “great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio” by the Employers Research Council. The university had also received the award in 2005.

Researchers Develop New Drug Paradigm, Liquid Crystal Pharmaceuticals (9/6/07)
A partnership between Kent State University, Summa Health System and IC-MedTech Inc. has yielded an innovative liquid crystal technology that offers the promise of new drugs which may more effectively manage cancer and other diseases.

Middle Schoolers to Participate in NSF-Funded Project Sept. 4 (8/31/07)
More than 75 middle schoolers will converge on Kent State University’s AT&T Classroom to test learning modules designed by Kent State researchers in the Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) to improve data literacy among our nation’s students.

Kent State Enters International Counter-Terrorism and Bio-preparedness Partnership (8/29/07)
A collaborative partnership between Kent State University and the Jerusalem-based Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) will advance knowledge and expand research opportunities in areas including bio-preparedness, emergency response and counter-terrorism, as well as provide training to first-responders and others involved in global counter-terrorism efforts.

Kent State Hosts 2007 Aviation Heritage Fair (8/28/07)
The 2007 Kent State University Aviation Heritage Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Kent State Airport. The event celebrates Ohio’s aviation heritage as well as Kent State’s aeronautics and flight program.

Kent State University Museum Features the New House of Vionnet (8/28/07)
The exhibition Vionnet 2007 presents a selection of garments from the newly launched House of Vionnet’s first collection designed by Sophia Kokosalaki.

New Study Examines Memory and Aging (8/20/07)
In a recent Psychology and Aging study funded by the National Institute on Aging, Dunlosky and colleagues examined whether aging affects metacomprehension, or the ability to judge your own comprehension and learning of text materials.

“String” Theory Offers Insight into Catastrophic Failure (8/16/07) 
What do a centuries old gambling puzzle, thread and catastrophic failure have in common? A simple experiment conducted by Kent State chemical physics professor Peter Palffy-Muhoray and graduate student Jake Fontana reveals the answer.

Kent State Board of Trustees Special Meeting, Aug. 13 (8/10/07)
The Kent State Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting this Monday, Aug. 13, for the sole purpose of meeting in executive session to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” No actions will be taken and no public business will be discussed.

An Early Ape Shows Its Hand (8/8/07)
Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, Kent State University Professor of Anthropology, comments on a study published in the latest journal issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences that reports on the structure of the hand of Hispanopithecus, a critically important fossil from an ape that lived during the late Miocene of Spain.

Creative Writing Amongst Scorpions: Workshop in Arizona Inspires Student Writers (8/7/07)
Last week six students of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing consortium program (NEOMFA) had an opportunity to combine writing, learning and looking out for scorpions at the second annual NEOMFA Creative Writing Workshop in Bisbee, Arizona.

New Master's Level PR Course Explores Values and Ethics Management (7/23/07)
Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication will offer a new course – Values & Ethics Management – in the fall semester. The goal is to increase participation by public relations professionals and other business managers (both for-profit and non-profit organizations) in the full spectrum of managing those issues. 

From One Generation to the Next: Program Helps Northeast Ohio Businesses Avoid Liquidation (7/19/07)
In an effort to help business owners, Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center is teaming with the Greater Akron Chamber to present the Akron Business Succession Planning Program.

Device Helps Physically Disabled Turn On Computer (7/17/07)
A large percentage of persons with disabilities that have little or no use of their hands have difficulty turning a computer on and off. Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science, and colleagues have found a solution.

New Study Examines Effectiveness of Tailored Health Messages (7/11/07)
In a newly published Journal of Experimental Social Psychology article, Dr. John Updegraff, assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, and colleagues examined whether the strength of health messages regarding the importance of dental flossing had any effect on the recipient’s attitude or behavior.

Second Annual Piano Institute Inspires Musical High School Students (7/5/07)
The second annual Piano Institute on Sunday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 24 will give students in grades 7-12 opportunities to participate in an intensive combination of piano lessons, master classes and performance opportunities

LIFE Program Supports Single-parent Students and Families (7/5/07)
Being a single parent and a college student is not easy. Single parents earning college degrees share concerns about finding time to study, affordable day care, and balancing school with raising their child.With approximately 14 million single parents in the United States today, raising an estimated 21.6 million children, according to 2006 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the need for college programming that supports single parent families is evident.

Do People Listen to Heat Warnings? (7/2/07)
Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Scott Sheridan, Kent State associate professor in geography, recently conducted a study on how effectively heat warning systems have been implemented in four cities, including Dayton, Ohio, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto, Ontario.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions, Sept. 19 (9/19/07)
At its Sept. 19 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items:

Top Philosophy and Anthropology Scholars Headline 2007 Celebration of Scholarship (9/11/07)
This 12th annual event is a showcase of research and creative activity, will be held Sept. 24 – Sept. 27. Highlights will include keynote addresses by Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah and Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, as well as a performing arts concert featuring Jerry Wong and Eric van Baars.

Kent State Hosts Second Annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza, Oct. 4-5 (9/19/07)
Hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, the second annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza provides students at Kent State and members of the business community with a variety of workshops, panel discussions and speakers focused on building awareness and interest in entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio.

Kent State President Lefton Delivers His First State of the University Address (9/18/07)
Kent State University students, faculty and staff were challenged by President Lester A. Lefton to “put excellence into action every day,” in Lefton’s first State of the University Address, delivered today on the Kent Campus. In an address Web cast and viewed on all eight Kent State campuses, Lefton reported on his “freshman year as president,” recapping the year’s highlights and confirming his vision of Kent State as a “bastion of academic excellence, student success, and community engagement.”

Physics Professor Lauded for NSF Efforts with Prestigious Award (9/18/07)
Kent State Professor of Physics Dr. Satyendra Kumar recently was honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with its Director’s Award for Excellence for recognition of exceptional performance in coordinating merit review of interdisciplinary condensed matter physics proposals. In all, seven program directors received the distinction during a ceremony held in Arlington, Va.

Kent State University to Hold French Film Series (9/13/07)
The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) has selected Kent State University to host a film series this fall featuring recent French films.  Through The Tournées Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture support the showing of popular new French film offerings at campuses in the United States.  

Kent State Announces Increases in Fall Semester 2007 Enrollment (9/11/07)
KENT, Ohio – Kent State University announced today increases in system-wide enrollment, new freshman and students enrolled in graduate programs.

Kent State to Host National Fire Safety Kickoff Event, Sept. 12 (9/10/07)
The national kickoff of Campus Fire Safety Month will be held on the Kent Campus of Kent State University. The event is a safety awareness partnership between Kent State, the City of Kent and the Ohio Fire Safety Coalition.

ADVISORY: Kent State Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 19 (9/10/07)
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19.  The Board will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

Kent State Honored Again as One of the Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio (9/06/07)
For the second time, Kent State University has been chosen as a NorthCoast 99 Award recipient, recognized as one of the “great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio” by the Employers Research Council. The university had also received the award in 2005.

Kent State Police Advisory (9/6/07)
Kent State University Police received a third-party report that, in the early morning hours of Sept. 6, a woman returning from an off-campus party was forcibly restrained and sexually assaulted by three males in a residential building on or near campus.  The exact location is unknown.

Researchers Develop New Drug Paradigm, Liquid Crystal Pharmaceuticals (9/6/07)
A partnership between Kent State University, Summa Health System and IC-MedTech Inc. has yielded an innovative liquid crystal technology that offers the promise of new drugs which may more effectively manage cancer and other diseases.

Middle Schoolers to Participate in NSF-Funded Project Sept. 4 (8/31/07)
More than 75 middle schoolers will converge on Kent State University’s AT&T Classroom to test learning modules designed by Kent State researchers in the Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) to improve data literacy among our nation’s students.

Kent State Enters International Counter-Terrorism and Bio-preparedness Partnership (8/29/07)
A collaborative partnership between Kent State University and the Jerusalem-based Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) will advance knowledge and expand research opportunities in areas including bio-preparedness, emergency response and counter-terrorism, as well as provide training to first-responders and others involved in global counter-terrorism efforts.

Ohio Gov. Strickland to Visit Kent State, Hold Press Conference to Discuss Higher Education – Aug. 30 (8/29/07)
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will tour Kent State University’s 3-D Immersive Classroom and learn about the university’s liquid crystal technology biological applications on Thursday. A press conference will be held following the campus visit to discuss Ohio’s higher education initiatives, including the new University System of Ohio.

Kent State Hosts 2007 Aviation Heritage Fair (8/28/07)
The 2007 Kent State University Aviation Heritage Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Kent State Airport. The event celebrates Ohio’s aviation heritage as well as Kent State’s aeronautics and flight program.

Kent State University Museum Features the New House of Vionnet (8/28/07)
The exhibition Vionnet 2007 presents a selection of garments from the newly launched House of Vionnet’s first collection designed by Sophia Kokosalaki.

New Study Examines Memory and Aging (8/20/07)
In a recent Psychology and Aging study funded by the National Institute on Aging, Dunlosky and colleagues examined whether aging affects metacomprehension, or the ability to judge your own comprehension and learning of text materials.

“String” Theory Offers Insight into Catastrophic Failure (8/16/07)
What do a centuries old gambling puzzle, thread and catastrophic failure have in common? A simple experiment conducted by Kent State chemical physics professor Peter Palffy-Muhoray and graduate student Jake Fontana reveals the answer.

Kent State Board of Trustees Special Meeting, Aug. 13 (8/10/2007)
The Kent State Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting this Monday, Aug. 13, for the sole purpose of meeting in executive session to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” No actions will be taken and no public business will be discussed.

An Early Ape Shows Its Hand (8/8/07)
Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, Kent State University Professor of Anthropology, comments on a study published in the latest journal issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences that reports on the structure of the hand of Hispanopithecus, a critically important fossil from an ape that lived during the late Miocene of Spain.

Creative Writing Amongst Scorpions: Workshop in Arizona Inspires Student Writers (8/7/07)
Last week six students of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing consortium program (NEOMFA) had an opportunity to combine writing, learning and looking out for scorpions at the second annual NEOMFA Creative Writing Workshop in Bisbee, Arizona.

New Master's Level PR Course Explores Values and Ethics Management (7/23/07)
Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication will offer a new course – Values & Ethics Management – in the fall semester. The goal is to increase participation by public relations professionals and other business managers (both for-profit and non-profit organizations) in the full spectrum of managing those issues. 

From One Generation to the Next: Program Helps Northeast Ohio Businesses Avoid Liquidation (7/19/07)
In an effort to help business owners,Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center is teaming with the Greater Akron Chamber to present the Akron Business Succession Planning Program.

Device Helps Physically Disabled Turn On Computer (7/17/07)
A large percentage of persons with disabilities that have little or no use of their hands have difficulty turning a computer on and off. Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science, and colleagues have found a solution.

New Study Examines Effectiveness of Tailored Health Messages (7/11/07)
In a newly published Journal of Experimental Social Psychology article, Dr. John Updegraff, assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, and colleagues examined whether the strength of health messages regarding the importance of dental flossing had any effect on the recipient’s attitude or behavior.

Second Annual Piano Institute Inspires Musical High School Students (7/5/07)
The second annual Piano Institute on Sunday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 24 will give students in grades 7-12 opportunities to participate in an intensive combination of piano lessons, master classes and performance opportunities

LIFE Program Supports Single-parent Students and Families (7/5/07)
Being a single parent and a college student is not easy. Single parents earning college degrees share concerns about finding time to study, affordable day care, and balancing school with raising their child.With approximately 14 million single parents in the United States today, raising an estimated 21.6 million children, according to 2006 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the need for college programming that supports single parent families is evident.

Do People Listen to Heat Warnings? (7/2/07)
Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Scott Sheridan, Kent State associate professor in geography, recently conducted a study on how effectively heat warning systems have been implemented in four cities, including Dayton, Ohio, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto, Ontario.

Kent State Trustees Approve Zero Tuition Increase for All Students (6/29/07)
There will be a zero tuition increase for all Kent State University students – undergraduate and graduate – for the coming academic year, Kent State’s Board of Trustees announced today in approving the university’s fiscal year 2008 budget.   

Do Mentally Ill Patients’ Own Perceptions Affect Their Well-Being? (6/27/07)
In a recently published Social Psychology Quarterly study, Dr. Amy Kroska, Kent State associate professor of sociology, examined how the stigma of mental illness affects patients who have recently been diagnosed with a mental disorder.

School Supply Collection for Hurricane Victims to Begin July 2 (6/26/07)
Beginning July 2, you can make a difference in the lives of children affected by Hurricane Katrina. The community is invited to contribute school supplies to benefit children in Biloxi, Miss. The drive will end July 31.

Advisory: Board of Trustees Special Meeting (6/26/07)
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Friday, June 29. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the university’s budget for fiscal year 2008, including tuition and fees.

Kent State University Museum Features Photographs of Native Americans by Edward S. Curtis (6/22/07)
The exhibition Native Americans through the Prism of Culture: Edward S. Curtis & the Legacy of Collectors is a collaborative effort between two Northeast Ohio cultural institutions, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the Kent State University Museum.  The exhibition features photographs of Native Americans by Edward S. Curtis, as well as artifacts from different tribal groups.

Kent State Students Help Stage U.S. Open Golf Tournament (6/12/07)
Thirty Kent State hospitality management and sports administration students gain first-hand experience this week at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.

New Kent State Research Park to Feature Unique High-Tech Collaboration (6/8/07)
KENT, Ohio – Kent State University announced a new era in focused, 21st-century research and economic development today, unveiling a leading-edge research park in the former bus garage on the Kent Campus. The Research Park will provide space and support for specialized companies to thrive and grow near the university and its other partners.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Kent State Centennial Research Park/FLEXMatters Accelerator
Downloadable Photos from the Centennial Research Park Announcement

Kent State to Offer Content through Innovative Apple’s iTunes University Program (6/1/07)
Starting June 1, Kent State University students will be able to access lectures and digital course materials through an innovative partnership between the university and Apple Inc.'s iTunes University, the pioneering delivery channel for digital audio and video content.

Former U.S. Congressman Eckart Named to Kent State Board of Trustees (6/1/07)
Dennis E. Eckart, Cleveland area attorney and former U.S. Congressman, has been appointed to the Kent State University Board of Trustees by Gov. Ted Strickland.

Study Sheds Light on Earth’s CO2 Cycles, Possible Impacts of Climate Change (5/11/07)
A research team tracing the origin of the large carbon dioxide increase in Earth’s atmosphere at the end of the last ice age has detected two ancient “burps” that originated from the deepest parts of the southern ocean around Antarctica. A paper on the subject appears in today's online edition of Science.

Kent State Student First in United States to Win Prestigious Science Award (5/10/07)
Kent State University doctoral candidate David Wiant will be the sole recipient of the prestigious Otto Lehmann Award for 2007. Wiant will participate in Kent State's May 12 afternoon commencement ceremony.

Kent State Professor Given One of Nation’s Top Scientific Honors (5/9/07)
Kent State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, who is internationally recognized as one of today’s preeminent biological anthropologists in the study of human origins, has been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for excellence in original scientific research.

Kent State to Hold Spring Commencement Ceremonies, May 12-13 (5/4/07)
Three prominent speakers will address new graduates at Kent State University’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13.  Degrees will be conferred on more than 3,300 graduates of the Class of 2007.

Novel System Developed to Turn Data into Real-time, Interactive 3-D Images (5/3/07)
New, innovative data display technology developed at Kent State University will provide doctors with a dramatically improved ability to evaluate medical images produced through commonly used procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scan.

Student-run Promotions Label GTB Records Hosts Music Showcase, May 3 (5/2/07)

GTB Records, a student-run record promotions label at Kent State University, will host a music showcase on May 3 at the Kent Stage in downtown Kent. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5. Students involved with GTB have the unique privilege of earning college credit while working for the label in and out of class.

 

Kent State University Installs Lester A. Lefton as Institution’s 11th President (4/27/07)
KENT, Ohio – Kent State University will emphasize student success, the application of knowledge for the public good, and the “wholehearted and relentless pursuit of excellence,” university President Lester A. Lefton said today during his inaugural ceremonies at the Kent Campus. Lefton, who will lead Kent State as it nears its second century, beginning in 2010, has championed academic and institutional excellence since assuming the presidency last summer.
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