East Liverpool – Kent State at East Liverpool’s Student Government Organization presented a check for $1,000 to the university’s foundation to help fund a memorial scholarship honoring the late Dr. Roxanne Burns.

Burns was a longtime biology professor on the East Liverpool Campus who died last fall. She helped organize several activities on campus, including the annual Environmental Justice Conference held during Earth Week each year, and was active with numerous student organizations.

This May, JMC students are taking their communications talents across the pond. Twenty students in the Global Advertising and Public Relations course are traveling to Dublin and London May 14-30, 2015.

The National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH has awarded Biological Science's Min-Ho Kim  a $1,842,350 five-year grant to develop “nanobombs”, a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform, that can treat biofilm infection in chronic wounds.  Kim notes: "we hope to establish a novel platform for “smart” treatments for the management of antibiotic-resistant chronic wound infections".

To learn more about Kim’s research, visit http://www.openwetware.org/wiki/Min-Ho_Kim_Lab

Photo of Kent State students exercising on treadmillsKent State University researchers Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., as well as Kent State alumni Michael Rebold, Ph.D., and Gabe Sanders, Ph.D., assessed how common smartphone uses – texting and talking – interfere with treadmill exercise.

East Liverpool – Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual nursing pinning ceremony May 6, during which 38 students were recognized for receiving degrees this year through the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program on the East Liverpool campus.

Salem, Ohio – Kent State at Salem held its annual nursing convocation and pinning ceremony at Avian on the Water in Canfield, during which 44 students received their nursing pins and recited the nursing pledge. All are receiving degrees this year through the bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) program on the Salem campus.