Success Stories Archive

Presidents of the five higher education institutions that serve Summit and Portage counties gather for the Talent Dividend Prize announcement in Washington, D.C. Pictured (left to right) are Jay Gershen of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Para Jones of Stark State College, Beverly Warren of Kent State University, Lori Varlotta of Hiram College and Scott Scarborough of the University of Akron.
by Emily Vincent
October 29, 2014 - 2:05pm
Kent State University’s efforts to help students succeed and graduate resulted in a big payoff for Northeast Ohio. The university accounted for the largest increase in the number of new graduates among colleges and universities in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Summit and Portage Counties, Ohio, contributing largely to the region’s win of a $1 million prize from CEOs for Cities’ Talent Dividend Prize national competition.
Kent State students from the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class sport Band-Aids on their arms like the ones people receive after getting a flu shot. The students are encouraging fellow students as well as Kent State employees to participate in the university’s annual flu vaccine clinic on Oct. 28.
by Honors Section, Prevention and Control of Disease Class
October 27, 2014 - 9:04am
With the flu season approaching quickly, the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class taught by Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., is working to prevent a flu outbreak by helping to organize and promote student participation in the annual Kent State flu vaccine clinic. On Tuesday, Oct.
Kent State students proudly display the new residence hall plaques for the respective buildings they currently live in during the renovated Tri-Towers dedication.
by Samantha Tuly
October 15, 2014 - 9:05pm
Kent State University celebrated the newly renovated Tri-Towers residence hall complex on Oct. 15. The event was free and open to the public. Kent State President Beverly Warren, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Greg Jarvie and Kent Interhall Council President Brie Jutte spoke during the celebration. Following the remarks, participants toured the renovated residence halls and enjoyed light refreshments. 
Kent State football players celebrate on the field at Dix Stadium following Kent State's 39-17 win over the visiting Army Black Knights.
by Alumni Relations
October 13, 2014 - 9:36am
Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a Kent State Golden Flashes win of 39-17 over the Army Black Knights. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community came together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.”
Two Kent State students from the School of Art look over renderings of the new spaces following the launch event for the school's new home, the Center for the Visual Arts.
by Amanda Knauer
October 9, 2014 - 8:07am
Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive.
Deepraj Mukherjee, an assistant professor of economics in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University at Stark, instructs his students in a classroom in Main Hall. Mukherjee has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
October 6, 2014 - 9:31am
Scholar of the MonthDeepraj MukherjeeAssistant ProfessorCollege of Business AdministrationKent State University at Stark2012-present Deepraj Mukherjee is an assistant professor of economics in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University at Stark. His research focuses on international trade, development, macroeconometrics and cross-cultural issues.
The ceremonial first shovel full of dirt is turned over during the groundbreaking for the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Pictured (right to left) are Allan Renzi of Richard L. Bowen and Associates, Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI, Douglas Steidl of Kent State, alumnus and donor John Elliott, Kent State President Beverly Warren, Kent State student Katelyn Walker, Marion Weiss of WEISS/MANFREDI, Kent State  Architecture Professor Thom Stauffer and Jeff Hutchison of Gilbane Building Co.
by Katie Smith
October 3, 2014 - 8:52pm
The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design occurred Oct. 3. The building will serve as the new home of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, bringing all of the programs of the college under one roof. It will be located between South Lincoln and South Willow streets, just south of the Lefton Esplanade and across the street from Franklin Hall.
by Eric Mansfield
September 29, 2014 - 9:45am
What began as a job to help pay for college and meet new people turned into a bigger reward than Kent State University senior Carissa Deeds could have imagined.  A few months ago, Deeds was awarded the first Kent State University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship. In the essay that secured her award, Deeds wrote about how working at the library helped her meet new people and made the transition from high school to college smoother.  
Kent State President Beverly Warren (center) celebrates the dedication of the new home of the Wick Poetry Center and Poetry Park with a ribbon cutting with (left to right) James Blank, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Wick Poetry Center co-founders and brothers Walter and Robert Wick; and David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center.
by University Communications and Marketing
September 25, 2014 - 2:40pm
For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.
Kent State Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate stands next to her award-winning collection. Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
by Alex Parrott
September 22, 2014 - 12:35pm
Kent State University Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Iafrate, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, beat out finalists from five other institutions to win the award, which carries a $10,000 prize.

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