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.

Photo of Virginia AlbaneseVirginia C. Albanese to be honored at the Spirit of Women in Business Conference on March 4

Virginia C. Albanese, president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical and alumna of Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, is the 2015 recipient of Kent State’s 2015 Spirit of Women in Business Award.

The Kent State University Honors College will host the 37th annual conference of the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) April 10-12.


This week, a site team representing the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) recommended the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) for full accreditation after a three-day visit to evaluate the program.

“We are very thankful for a generous and supportive report by the site team,” said JMC Director Thor Wasbotten. “It demonstrates the commitment of our faculty, staff and students to create a stronger School.”