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Profiles of Excellence in Action | 

June 2012

Porthouse Theatre, the outdoor, professional summer stock theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, kicks off its 2012 season with "Damn Yankees" on June 14-16, 19-23 and 26-30 at 8 p.m., and June 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

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Welcome to Profiles of Excellence in Action, a monthly e-newsletter showcasing news and events from Kent State University. In this month's issue, read about new solar panels that will power Kent State’s Field House, the Kent State baseball team advancing to the College World Series, a Kent State employee whose clothing line was featured during Fashion Week Cleveland, a Kent State professor who earned an Outstanding Research and Scholar Award for his liquid crystal research, and the Porthouse Theatre opening its 2012 season with the musical comedy “Damn Yankees.”

New Solar Panels Will Power Kent State University’s Field House

Kent State University is in the process of installing 1,716 solar panels on the Kent State Field House located on the Kent Campus.

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Kent State's Baseball Team Advances to College World Series

A dramatic one-out double by Jimmy Rider to score Derek Toadvine gave the Golden Flashes a 3-2 victory over Oregon in the Eugene Super Regional, hosted by the University of Oregon.

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Kent State Employee Debuts Clothing Line at Fashion Week Cleveland

With all of the fashion students and professors at Kent State, one might expect successful fashion designers, but not many people would have guessed Outreach Program Manager Angie Stevens as one of those people.

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Liquid Crystal Research Earns Kent State Professor Outstanding Research and Scholar Award

Antal Jakli, Ph.D., Kent State faculty member in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program since 2004 and a member of the Liquid Crystal Institute® staff since 1999, recently received an Outstanding Research and Scholar Award for his work in electro-optical, electro-mechanical and rheological properties of ferroelectric liquid crystals.

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