Photo of Mark KretovicsMark Kretovics, Ph.D., associate professor of higher education administration and student personnel at Kent State University and a resident of Kent, Ohio, has been named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015. 

Kent State University will hold its Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 15, at Cartwright Hall.

Kent State University at Ashtabula held its annual Spring Commencement ceremony Friday, May 8, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Main Hall Gymnasium.

During the exercises, over 150 students received their degrees while distinguished members of the Kent State and Ashtabula communities were recognized for their professional and civic contributions.

Don Iannone, chief executive officer at Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County, was the keynote speaker.  Bachelor’s degree recipient Diedre Fleming served as the student speaker. 

The School of Visual Communication Design founders awarded the first Walker-Buchanan Scholarship to Best of Show award recipient Joshua Bird at the 2015 VCD BFA Senior Show reception.

Photo of Eboni PringleEboni Pringle, Ph.D., of Kent, Ohio, has been selected as the new dean of the University College (formerly Undergraduate Studies) at Kent State University after an internal search. Pringle has served as interim dean of the college since Oct. 1, 2012. She will begin serving as the permanent dean on July 1, 2015.

Photo of Kent State's 2014-15 Early Intervention Certificate CohortThe Early Childhood Special Education program at Kent State University has received federal funds to prepare individuals at the master’s degree level to work with families of infants and toddlers with disabilities in early intervention settings (home and community contexts).

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work spanned eveningwear, casualwear and sportswear, with a special category for sustainable production. There were also menswear, childrenswear and juniors collections.

East Liverpool – Kent State University at East Liverpool held its 13th annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference last month, during which nearly 100 students presented essays, posters and online videos to address a wide range of related topics.

Hairspray

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written & directed by John Waters

Photo from Kent State CommencementKent State University will hold its Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 15, at Cartwright Hall.

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