Kent State University’s student-athletes continued their run of success in the classroom during the spring of 2014 by posting the third highest term grade point average (GPA) in recorded history.
The athletic department finished with a 3.085 spring GPA, a number that ranks behind only a 3.11 in the spring of 2013 and a 3.10 in the spring of 2012.
The department’s current cumulative GPA of 3.139 remains the highest in recorded history.
Scholar of the Month: Eric JefferisAssociate Professor of Social and Behavioral SciencesCollege of Public Health2004-present
Eric Jefferis is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on intentional injury, violence prevention and program evaluation.
Beverly Warren, Kent State University’s new president, wants to learn what makes the university so exceptional and how we can share our unique story with the world. On July 1, her first day as the university’s leader, Warren began this quest by embarking on a listening tour.
Destination Kent State has returned! The June and July advising and registration program is a one-and-a-half-day experience for new, first-year Kent State University students that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. Students are encouraged to invite family members to participate in the program.
Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement fosters student growth and development through leadership, civic, cultural, social and involvement opportunities on campus. Joining a registered student organization gives students a unique set of opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni, and network with business leaders through conferences and seminars.
Scholar of the Month: Pratim DattaAssociate Professor of Management and Information Systems and Director of the Ph.D. ProgramCollege of Business Administration2007-present
Pratim Datta is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Information Systems and director of the Ph.D. Program at the College of Business Administration. His research examines global technology and supply chain management in the areas of user experience, design, security and deployment.
Kent State University faculty, staff and students gathered between residence halls Centennial A and B on April 24 for the annual Tree Planting Ceremony to commemorate Arbor Day and to celebrate the winners of this year’s RecycleMania competition.
More than 460 universities across the U.S. and Canada were invited to practice waste minimization during the eight-week competition. Kent State placed second in the state for recycling 263,354 pounds of material, which is equivalent to keeping 67 cars off the road for a year.
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