The School of Communication Studies hosted its annual Graduate Student Recognition Reception on April 8 at the Patton House in Kent. The accomplishments of the graduate students were recognized with a presentation of awards for scholarship, teaching and achievement.

“This event is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our graduate students,” Jeff Child, interim director, said. “These students contribute so much to the school so we enjoy recognizing all of their hard work.”

Kent State University Independent Films (KSUIF) will debut its fourth full-length feature film, “Unlucky,” on April 28, 2016, in Cartwright Auditorium. The red carpet event will begin at 7 p.m., with food and drinks, a photo booth, a “step and repeat” banner and walkway, and more, with the film beginning at 8:30 p.m.

As part of Autism Awareness Month on April 27, Kent State University presents a student speaker with a panel discussion and a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students enrolled in the autism spectrum disorder graduate certificate. Faculty, staff, students and the entire community are invited to learn more about autism spectrum disorder, hear real-life experiences from a Kent State student who has autism and support Kent State students enrolled in the autism spectrum disorder certificate program. The events are free and open to the public.

The Map Thief

Author Michael Blanding will discuss his compelling nonfiction story about the thefts by map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III who confessed to stealing 97 rare maps from universities valued at more than $3 million. Please register online.


Bad Girl Ventures EXPLORE series

BGV will introduce its newest program, called EXPLORE, in Kent. EXPLORE guides first-time entrepreneurs and early-stage business owners through the exploratory and ideation stage in order to validate a business idea.
EXPLORE classes are taught by successful local business owners and professionals.
Classes meet on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Kent State University library. Free parking is available. View registration and class schedule.
The deadline to register is March 4.
Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) helps women build and sustain well-managed, profitable businesses by providing them with guidance, education and access to capital. Since 2011, BGV has educated more than 300 entrepreneurs, awarded more than $190,000 in loans and facilitated more than $800,000 in additional follow- on funding in Northeast Ohio.
LaunchNET Kent State is a co-curricular, cross-campus program that serves students, alumni, staff and faculty to promote entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation through advising, events, and connections to the greater Northeast Ohio community.]]>

Bus Stop

When a blizzard strands a bus overnight at a diner outside Kansas City,
romantic connections are made and friendships begun.

By William Inge

“BUS STOP" is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play
Service, Inc., New York.