Photo of Stephanie HaughStephanie Haugh of Kent State University’s women’s soccer team has been named the female recipient of the 2015 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives. The announcement was made by the league office today.

Kent State University is being recognized again as one of the nation’s best. Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based on a survey of about 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities, The Chronicle’s 2015 “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes small, medium and large institutions for specific best practices and policies. 

Kent State University at Salem horticulture students learn surveying techniques through their studies, but a recent beautification project helped put those lessons into proper historical perspective.

Students involved with the Rural Scholars Program through the Kent State Columbiana County Campuses spent part of their summer breaks in educational workshops that kept their minds and bodies working.

Through three week-long workshops based on the Kent State Salem Campus, the students and their college mentors used hands-on activities to learn lessons in math, science, business, technology, geography and social studies. The students traveled throughout Columbiana County, and into Mahoning County, for many of their lessons.

OSBDC to Offer Free Encore 50+ Seminar

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at Kent State University at Tuscarawas is offering an Encore 50+ Informational Seminar Aug. 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Canal Tavern in Zoar. The event is free and includes a complimentary breakfast.

Topics covered during the session include Learning if Entrepreneurship is Right for You, and Testimonials of Entrepreneurs Who are 50 Years of Age or Older. Attendees will also receive an entrepreneurial resource guide, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Obsessed with getting that perfect selfie with your smartphone? Want to capture an awesome photo while on a scenic trip or vacation?

The Cell Phone Photography class, taught by lecturer David LaBelle in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, can help you learn how to do this and more. Also known as JMC 40095, this special topics course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. this fall. No prerequisites required!

Photo of Doug Steidl with studentsFor a fifth time, university employees give Kent State high marks 

The Kent State University Museum will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, July 25, and will reopen Sunday, July 26. Sunday hours are noon to 4:45 p.m. 

For additional information, please call the museum at 330-672-3450 or visit

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