Success Stories Archive

Student volunteers assist two incoming Kent State students who are making the move into the residence halls during freshman move-in day.
by Emily Komorowski
August 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
Each August during freshman move-in day, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled into their new university accommodations. To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program. Freshman move-in day took place on Thursday, Aug. 21. A host of volunteers welcomed students and parents, and assisted with heavy lifting. The Kent State president’s Cabinet also volunteered to help this year.
Kent State University President Beverly Warren takes a selfie with an ROTC Cadet backstage after commencement
by Foluke Omosun
August 11, 2014 - 4:50pm
Kent State University held its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.
Students from Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design presented 11 proposals reimagining Garrettsville following a fire that swept through the historic downtown commercial area.
by Bob Burford and Foluke Omosun
August 11, 2014 - 12:07pm
On March 22, 2014, a massive fire swept through historic Garrettsville, Ohio, destroying an entire commercial block and 13 businesses. Residents in the quaint Portage County village of just over 2,200 people immediately began pulling together, with efforts to relocate the local food bank, which was consumed in the blaze. Some business owners promised to rebuild, but it was clear that the tragedy dramatically changed the character of the village forever.
Wendy Umberger, a professor in the College of Nursing, teaches a class in Henderson Hall. Umberger has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
August 4, 2014 - 4:12pm
Scholar of the MonthWendy UmbergerProfessorCollege of Nursing2002-present Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain and inflammation, and the use of complementary therapies in pain management. 
The Fork in the Road food truck serves students at FlashFest held on Risman Plaza and the Student Green.
by Kelli Fitzpatrick
July 28, 2014 - 10:34am
Kent State University’s Dining Services is now serving burgers, tacos, salads and more from its first food truck this summer.
Members of the Kent State women’s soccer team line up for a photo at Zoeller Field.
by Kent State Athletics
July 21, 2014 - 12:46pm
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.
Eric Jefferis, an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health, teaches a Ph.D.-level class in Lowry Hall. Jefferis has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
July 7, 2014 - 10:23am
Scholar of the MonthEric 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.
Kent State President Beverly Warren greets Kent State alumni at the Lakehouse Inn located in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, during the first day of the Presidential Listening tour. It also was Warren’s first day as university president.
by Emily Vincent
July 7, 2014 - 9:49am
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. 
Pratim Datta (right) is pictured with students in the Vaughn-Hoover Executive Classroom in the Business Administration Building. An associate professor of management and information systems and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Business Administration, Datta has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
June 2, 2014 - 1:26am
Scholar of the MonthPratim 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.
Kimberly Schimmel (third from the left), an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, meets with some of her students in Bowman Hall. Schimmel has been selected as the university’s Scholar of the Month.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 5, 2014 - 12:13pm
Scholar of the MonthKimberly S. SchimmelAssociate Professor of the Sociology of SportCollege of Education, Health and Human Services1995-present Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.

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