Success Stories Archive

A Kent State student smiles after receiving her diploma during a Commencement ceremony held in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 17, 2013 - 3:23am
Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor’s degrees, 390 master’s degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
A therapy dog is the center of attention during the Stress-Free Zone event held in the University Library during finals week.
by Foluke Omosun
December 11, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University Libraries held its Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of the University Library. The Stress-Free Zone offered the opportunity for a study break for students and an avenue to reduce stress for faculty and staff members as the fall semester comes to an end. Pet therapy dogs returned this year to help ease the stress of finals week. There was free popcorn and beverages for all.
Yang Zeng
by Effie Tsengas
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University senior music performance major Yang Zeng has been offered a contract to be part of the first violin section of the Akron Symphony. Zeng, originally from Kunming, Yunnan, China, has been a student at Kent State’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music since 2010. He started studying music at age 6.
Members of the Kent State ROTC prepare to raise the American flag during the university’s annual Veterans Day observance on Risman Plaza.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and remarks from Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.
Kent State graduate nursing student Katherine Henkels poses in front of the Metro Life Flight helicopter.
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State University’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester.
Kent State Police Officer Anne Spahr poses on Front Campus with Coco, Kent State’s new police dog. Together, they form Kent State Police Services’ first K-9 unit.
by Bryan Webb and Amanda Lang
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
A new four-legged friend has come to the Kent Campus as Kent State University’s Police Services welcomed Coco, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who, together with her partner Officer Anne Spahr, form Kent State Police Services’ first K-9 unit. Coco is trained in evidence search and recovery, area searches and tracking, but is mainly trained for explosives detection and can recognize more than a dozen related odors.
Darice Polo
by University Communications and Marketing
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Scholar of the Month Darice Polo Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting College of the Arts 2004-present
The Kent State TV2 anchors deliver a 5:30 p.m. newscast from the studio in Franklin Hall.
by School of Journalism and Mass Communication
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
For the second year in a row, Kent State University’s TV2 has taken top honors in the College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards, earning the 2013 TV Station of the Year award at the CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans. TV2 is Kent State’s nationally award-winning, high-definition digital TV station. The Agenda, TV2’s topical comedy-satire show, also won Best TV Entertainment Program.
Kent State students Gabriel Fey (left) and Thom Nester (right) from the urban design graduate program at Kent State’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative enjoy a ride and skate after two days of painting and taping to complete the cycle track for their team’s Pop Up Rockwell project in downtown Cleveland
by Shannen Laur
December 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Graduate students from Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the combined home of the urban design graduate program and the public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, won the Excellence in Student Planning Award from the American Planning Association of Ohio (APA-Ohio) on Sept. 27, 2013.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and human rights advocates Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn speak at Kent State University on Nov. 14 as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series.
by University Communications and Marketing
November 14, 2013 - 10:31am
Husband-and-wife duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy, were the featured presenters at the fourth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Nov. 14 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kristof and WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement.

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