Students from the Kent State East Liverpool physical therapist assistant program observed National PTA Month by raising funds that were recently donated to the national Wounded Warrior Project.

The PTA students raised $500 through a basket raffle on campus and decided to direct the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of first-year student Jada Butler, a sergeant in the Army National Guard.

Each year, PTA students from the Kent East Liverpool campus find unique ways to increase awareness about their field, while raising funds for a worthwhile cause.

Diana Fleming, MSN, RN, CNE, Associate Lecturer at Kent State’s College of Nursing was named the first DAISY Faculty Award recipient for the college. The DAISY Faculty Award – part of a national program established by The DAISY Foundation in 1999 – shows our appreciation for our outstanding nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students. Fleming received multiple nominations from students, describing her excellent instruction and helpful mentoring.

The series will feature monthly discussions that will showcase many various research areas conducted by faculty at Kent State. Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, will introduce the series.

Kent State University at Trumbull will host a trio of civic-minded fairs for students, faculty, staff, and the community at large, April 21-23.

Students, faculty and staff of Kent State Trumbull will have the opportunity to connect with a number of local non-profits agencies to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities available to them throughout the community at the Spring Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, April 21, 1-3 p.m., in the Classroom Building.

The goals of the fair are many, including:

East Liverpool – Kent State East Liverpool is preparing for its 13th annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference to be held April 25. Organizers are now accepting papers, posters and online presentations related to environmental justice issues from all students, including area high school students.