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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:29pm

The Kent State's men's basketball student-athletes select fans of all races to stand with them in solidarity during the national anthem.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:17pm

During International Education Week, which runs from Nov. 14-18, Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design will showcase the creative projects of seniors Zach Barber, Ben Brannan and several others who studied abroad in Florence, Italy, during the past spring semester. The special weeklong exhibit is located in the second floor gallery of the new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, and a special gallery opening will be held Nov. 14 beginning at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:37pm

Kent State University President Beverly Warren again pledged $25,000 to support Kent State on Nov. 29, which is Giving Tuesday. In addition, the Kent State University Foundation is pledging an additional $50,000 to match every gift, dollar for dollar, designated to the Kent State programs and initiatives of the donor’s choice.

 

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 2:27pm

Kent State University President Beverly Warren is the recipient of the 2016 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region IV-East award for her outstanding performance as a university president. She joins an elite group of college and university presidents across the United States honored by NASPA for advancing the quality of student life on campus by supporting Student Affairs staff and programs.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:04pm

Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green at Risman Plaza.

The outdoor program, Honoring All Who Serve, included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs, remarks from Kent State President Beverly Warren and guest speakers. Retired Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Gainer, who currently serves as president of the Kent State Veterans Club, was the guest speaker.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 9:04am

Kent State University’s Strategic Roadmap includes a university-level initiative, the Kent State of Wellness, to create and support a culture of health and well-being across the Kent State system. The Kent State of Wellness team has identified eight health priorities for the Kent State community of students, faculty and staff at all campuses. Join us to hear about the initiative and share YOUR ideas on wellness for an undeniably healthy Kent State. The forums are open to faculty, staff and students.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:38pm

Scholar of the Month
Jessica Barness
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
College of Communication and Information
2012-present

The word “communication” likely makes you think of language, but November’s Scholar of the Month has spent her entire career researching design as a language of its own.

Across various media, Jessica Barness, an assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design, creates her own design-based research model that merges the making of artifacts with critical inquiry.

“I’m interested in the multiple facets of design,” she said. “Design is social, and it’s a professional practice as well as a scholarly discipline. We’re designing artifacts and experiences, but we’re also building the new knowledge necessary to inform and lead those activities. Research through design can be used to better understand people, phenomena, theories or technologies. By approaching design as a sort of hybrid practice, our students learn how to adapt to future needs within our society.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 4:08pm

Scholar of the Month
Jessica Barness
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
College of Communication and Information
2012-present

The word “communication” likely makes you think of language, but November’s Scholar of the Month has spent her entire career researching design as a language of its own.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 9:46am

We all know that we are supposed to exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease. But let’s face it, sometimes the only workout we get is walking from our office to the breakroom, and to the parking lot to drive home. So how then do we get the most out of those short walks? Kent State University researchers suggest putting the cellphone away – it could help you pick up the pace.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:15am

The Kent State University Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. Each year, a two-year institution and a four-year institution are chosen as the recipients for the award. The award focuses heavily on the use of technology and if it can be used as a model for other institutions.

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