It has been an exciting year in the AT&T Classroom with classes exploring a variety of innovative tools for teaching and learning.  We have been so impressed and inspired by the work of the visiting teachers and students.

RCET would like to thank the following teachers & schools who have participated during the 2014-15 year:

Headbands of Hope: How One College Student Refused to Wait to Make a Difference

During the summer of her junior year, Jess Ekstrom worked for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. As she interacted with children facing life-threatening illnesses, she discovered that young girls loved to wear headbands instead of wigs after losing their hair to chemotherapy. Armed with inspiration to do good beyond her internships, she soon after founded Headbands of Hope.

HOH creates fun, fashionable headbands, and for every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to childhood cancer research. Since launching the organization in 2012, HOH has been featured on The Today Show, Seventeen Magazine, Forbes, and more. Most importantly, thousands of headbands have been donated to girls coast-to-coast fighting cancer.

So many college students want to make a difference, and plan to do it someday. Jess is living proof that a college student with an amazing idea and a willingness to act on it need not wait. College students can build companies, affect change, and solve problems before graduation, if they have the commitment.

In her campus keynote, Jess shares her journey creating Headbands of Hope, encouraging audience members to change awareness of issues into action. Awareness is only skimming the surface of change, she said. When we focus on action instead of just awareness, things really change.]]>

Earth Day: Soil & Water Conservation

Join the Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District as it presents "Local Heroes, Your Hardworking Pollinators." Learn about how you can help Trumbull County's pollinators and what issues may be negatively impacting their populations. Participants will receive free materials so they can be a conservation "super hero" for their own backyard pollinators. This event will be held in the Kent Trumbull Library.

The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is pleased to announce the 2015 Schwebel Lecture Series speaker. This year’s speaker is author Jacob Tomsky of The New York Times bestselling memoir, “Heads in Beds.” 

Kent State University at Ashtabula's best and brightest were recognized Wednesday night, February 11, at the President's & Dean's List Reception held in the Blue & Gold Room in Main Hall.

The biannual "Celebration of Academic Excellence" lauded nearly 180 students for their performance during the Fall 2014 semester. Each attending student received a certificate from Dean Susan Stocker commemorating their academic achievement. 

Assistant Professor Emeritus Irene Edge and 2014 graduate Rachel Edge delivered the celebratory remarks.

Some Kent State University students are interning in other parts of the country, without ever leaving campus.

It is part of a new virtual internship program designed to connect students to companies in far away places, where commuting is not a viable option.

Watch here as reporter Alyssa Raymond from WKYC TV talked with the students about their big city experience and the connections they are making. 

Kent State University at Ashtabula is proud to announce that our Bookstore was chosen to be featured in College Store Magazine's 9th Annual Store Design Showcase.  The Bookstore is featured alongside bookstores from other colleges, including the University of Wyoming, the University of Missouri, and the University of California at Davis.  The article is featured on page 39 of the magazine.

► College Store Magazine 9th Annual Store Design Showcase