Success Stories Archive

Glyphix, a student-staffed design studio within Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design, and IdeaBase, a student-run integrated marketing communications firm in downtown Kent, took home awards for their superior work submitted to the 2014 Akron ADDY Awards.
by Shannen Laur
March 31, 2014 - 9:26am
Four creative groups across Kent State University earned 10 awards at the 2014 Akron ADDY Award ceremony, hosted by the American Advertising Federation-Akron (AAF-Akron).
Kent State President Lester A. Lefton sports his famous blue cowboy hat after the unveiling of his official presidential portrait on April 4.
by Foluke Omosun
March 24, 2014 - 9:00am
A reception and celebration to honor Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton was held on Friday, April 4, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The event, hosted by the Kent State Board of Trustees, was open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community. 
Jean Engohang-Ndong, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, and Kent State undergraduate student Jean Wilson Mutambuze are conducting research that has found a promising new alternative to manage a skin disease called Buruli Ulcer.
by Bryan Webb
March 17, 2014 - 3:10pm
Kent State University undergraduate student Jean Wilson Mutambuze and Jean Engohang-Ndong, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, are conducting a research project that has found a promising new alternative to manage a skin disease called Buruli Ulcer. Buruli Ulcer is a skin ailment caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium ulcerans that affects the skin and sometimes bone. Buruli Ulcer has been reported in more than 30 countries, including many African countries.
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns speaks at the MAC Center for the fifth Kent State Presidential Speaker Series.
by University Communications and Marketing
March 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Filmmaker Ken Burns spoke at the fifth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Burns’ appearance was sponsored by Kent State’s Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of the Arts and the College of Communication and Information.
Lester Lefton
by University Communications and Marketing
March 7, 2014 - 10:32am
“I am so proud of where our university is today, and our record-setting performances have exceeded even our own high expectations and captured regional, state and national attention,” Lefton said in an email message to university faculty, staff and students this morning. “Kent State is well-positioned for the future, and the academic and physical transformations we have begun – across our campuses and our home communities, most notably, in Kent – will pave the way for an even more exciting future.”
Elwin Robison, a professor in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, explains the operation of a thermal imaging camera to his architecture class in Taylor Hall. Robinson has been selected as the university’s Scholar of the Month.
by University Communications and Marketing
March 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Scholar of the Month Elwin C. Robison Professor College of Architecture and Environmental Design 1985-present
Kent State’s new Field House locker room will provide a new facility for soccer, softball, field hockey, men’s and women’s track and cross country. In this facility, there will be a locker room, lounge area and satellite training space for athletes. (Provided by Design Build Team of Regency Construction Services and The Collaborative Inc.)
by Taylor Titus
February 25, 2014 - 1:49pm
The Field House locker room will provide a new facility for soccer, softball, field hockey, men’s and women’s track and cross country. In this facility, there will be a locker room, lounge area and satellite training space for athletes. “This project will have a transformational effect on the Dix Complex and the programs it will serve,” said Matthew Geis, Kent State’s senior associate athletic director. “With student-athlete welfare at the forefront of our minds, this locker room project will greatly enrich the student-athlete experience.”
Students enjoy some of the new stores in College Town Kent, a pedestrian-oriented shopping, office and lifestyle center developed by Fairmount Properties and its partners. The 185,000-square-foot development in downtown Kent includes the new AMETEK and Davey Tree buildings. Seen in the background is the new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.
by Bob Burford
February 25, 2014 - 1:49pm
The award was announced April 16 at the Bowman Breakfast, the semi-annual meeting and celebration of town-gown relations in Kent.   “This presentation best exemplified a town and university working together cohesively and promoting partnership and resources between all entities including the town, university, leaders, students, faculty and staff, neighborhood residents and businesses,” said Beth Bagwell, ITGA program director.
President Lefton announces retirement plans.
by University Communications and Marketing
February 25, 2014 - 1:49pm
“I am so proud of where our university is today, and our record-setting performances have exceeded even our own high expectations and captured regional, state and national attention,” Lefton said in an email message to university faculty, staff and students this morning. “Kent State is well-positioned for the future, and the academic and physical transformations we have begun – across our campuses and our home communities, most notably, in Kent – will pave the way for an even more exciting future.”
Kent State students Margaret Suren (left) and Kristen Durkin (right) pose for a picture on the Ponte Santa Trinita looking upon Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Durkin said her study abroad experience gave her the chance to grow as an individual and enhance her cultural awareness. (Photo provided by Kristen Durkin)
by Ryan Collins and Taylor Titus
February 25, 2014 - 1:49pm
Kent State University provides its students with numerous study abroad opportunities to further their college careers and gain multicultural experience. The university’s program in Florence, Italy, is one of the most popular programs, offering inspiring personal, school and work experiences.

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