Success Stories Archive

Honoring Our 2013 Outstanding Research and Scholar Award Recipients
by Jim Maxwell
March 28, 2013 - 10:32am
Three Kent State University faculty members were recognized during a ceremony on March 19 as the university honored its Outstanding Research and Scholar Award recipients. The recipients of the 2013 award are Michael Loderstedt, School of Art; Katherine Rawson, Department of Psychology; and Carrie Schweitzer, Department of Geology, Kent State University at Stark.
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor speaks during a press conference at Kent State University about the insurance industry and the degree program offered by the university’s Salem Campus. The press conference highlighted Insuring Ohio Futures, the first effort in the nation designed to attract skilled workers to the insurance sector.
by University Communications & Marketing
March 21, 2013 - 10:32am
Insurance companies in Ohio face a dramatic shortage of career professionals, a talent gap that could harm the industry’s standing as an economic engine for the state. A public-private partnership is now taking concrete steps with the launch of Insuring Ohio Futures, the first effort in the nation designed to attract skilled workers to the insurance sector.
Kent State’s MBA Team Wins Regional Competition
by Monique Zappa
March 21, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University’s MBA team took home the grand prize in the Cleveland Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Competition that took place at the Union Club in Cleveland. The regional competition’s case focused on mergers and acquisitions. Members of the winning team include Josh Hostetler, Brad Neumann, Frank Russ and Kaushik Saha, all second-year MBA students who will graduate this May. They won an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, Fla., for the ACG Global Conference in April.
A Kent State student researcher conducts an experiment in a science lab on the Kent Campus.
by Bob Burford
March 21, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University is now accepting applications for a federally funded scholarship program that encourages careers in the sciences. The university’s Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each, to promising science students.
A Kent State player drives to the baseline during the 2012 MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
by Intercollegiate Athletics
March 14, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University’s men’s basketball team won Thursday's quarterfinal game against Buffalo with a final score of 70-68. The Golden Flashes will advance to the semifinals on Friday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. to face the Akron Zips. 
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton greets U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Congressman Tim Ryan at the Kent Central Gateway multimodal transit center in downtown Kent.
by Emily Vincent
March 14, 2013 - 10:32am
Nearly two years after his previous visit, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood returned to Kent, Ohio, on March 8, 2013, to tour the construction site of the new Kent Central Gateway multimodal transit center and celebrate the redevelopment of downtown Kent. Kent State University President Lester A.
Kent State students are rewarded after making use of the university’s recycling bins around campus during this year’s RecycleMania. Once a student recycled a product, they received a prize from the RecycleMania Committee.
by Madalyn Etzel
March 5, 2013 - 10:33am
Kent State University is participating in the annual RecycleMania challenge, an international competition where colleges and universities strive to reduce waste and increase recycling. The month of February marks the official start of the 2013 RecycleMania calendar.
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
March 5, 2013 - 10:32am
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.
A team of Kent State University theatre students is one of 10 finalists in the contest to design the United States National Exhibit for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design.
by Ellen Kirtner
March 5, 2013 - 10:32am
A team of Kent State University theatre students is one of 10 finalists in the contest to design the United States National Exhibit for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design. Designs for an architectural and sculptural space with the theme “Art in Performance Design: Dreams of Here and Now” were accepted through February 8.
A Kent State student walks across the north part of campus on his way to class.
by Danielle DeBord
February 18, 2013 - 10:33am
The Arbor Day Foundation recently honored Kent State University with a Tree Campus USA designation for the fifth consecutive year. Tree Campus USA was created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities across the nation for campus forest management and engagement in conservation goals. Kent State had to meet five standards: maintain a tree advisory committee, develop a campus tree-care plan, dedicate annual expenditures toward trees, host Arbor Day observances and have student service-learning projects.

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