Photo of Kent State students planting a tree for Arbor DayKent State University colleges and departments will hold several events across campus to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 21.

Kent State University placed fifth nationwide in the photojournalism category of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards program.

This fifth place finish marks the fourth year in a row Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) has finished among the top 10 nationwide for photojournalism.

The Hearst Journalism Awards, which awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, are often called the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.

A team of five public relations majors from Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) earned an honorable mention in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s annual Bateman case study competition.

The Bateman Blue team was one of 16 entrants out of 70 from across the country that earned honorable mention. This is the second time in three years and the third time since 2008 a PRKent Bateman team was recognized with an honorable mention. In 2013, a PRKent Bateman team placed second nationally.

Kent State University, in partnership with the University of Akron, will present a “Why Polling Still Matters” forum at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony as part of the “Politically Speaking” public forum series discussing the upcoming general election and Ohio’s role in choosing the next U.S. president.

Kent State University at East Liverpool’s Wall of Fame committee announces that Thomas D. Snow is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Herschel Rubin is being honored with the Friends of Kent State University at East Liverpool Award.

Elizabeth (Beth) Graham, Ph.D., will become the new director of Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies, effective July 1, 2016. Graham currently serves as a professor for the University of Akron’s School of Communication; she served as the school’s director from 2010-2014.

Senior Research Fellow Quan Li, Ph.D., and his research group at Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have published a research article in Nature that could lead to a variety of breakthrough device applications and other industrial opportunities.