Kent State University’s School of Art Gallery will present “Tiger Legacy: Playing for Your City,” a display of work from the “Tiger Legacy” photographic storytelling project, from September 3 to 25. The “Tiger Legacy” project ( is a visual chronicle of high school football culture in Massillon, Ohio, and is also represented by a second, concurrent exhibition, “Our Tiger Football Family,” which runs September 12 - November 1 at the Massillon Museum.

Kent State University at East Liverpool is offering a course this fall for anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer. The course teaches students about the body, fitness, exercise and nutrition, as well as preparing them for the exam to become a certified personal trainer.

This is a three-credit-hour course and has no prerequisites. 

    PTST 21095 ST: Personal Training
    CRN 17884, Section 300
    Wednesday, 2:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Photo from Wick Poetry Center's Wick Juniors Summer Writing ClubThe Wick Poetry Center, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received two grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

Laura Manns-James, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Nursing at Kent State University, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the March of Dimes.

The scholarship was one of four awarded to exceptional graduate nursing students specializing in maternal-child nursing.

For her dissertation, Manns-James is studying the association between racial discrimination and obesity in young African-American women. She is also investigating whether a positive racial identity influences that association.