Photo of Lance GrahnLance Grahn, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull. Grahn was chosen following a national search. He currently serves as a professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Grahn begins his new appointment at Kent State Trumbull on July 1, 2015.

Photo of Geraldine Hayes-NelsonGeraldine Hayes-Nelson, executive director of employee engagement, climate and outreach in Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, has been named president of the Portage County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito swore her in at a ceremony earlier this month.

The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Memorial Hospital presented Kent State University at Trumbull’s nursing program with a grant in excess of $20,000 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, which will be used for the purchase of a virtual intravenous simulator.

Photo of Julian Edelman (Photo credit: New England Patriots)On Feb. 3, 2008, Julian Edelman and Josh Kline both watched the New England Patriots play in Super Bowl XLII. Three days later, Kline signed a national letter of intent to become Edelman’s teammate at Kent State.

Art exhibition: Irina Koukhanova

Koukhanova uses the mythological figures of folklore to comment on, and explore the spirit of upheaval, in today’s world. Drawing upon numerous sources such as the Brothers Grimm, Robert Browning, and Goethe, Koukhanova’s work uses archetypes like the Pied Piper and the Jester as a vehicle to reveal their similarities to the present moment.