WKSU was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony on June 5 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The station won four first-place and the best-in-show award for Best Newscast, which WKSU staff received for the second year in a row. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.

WKSU winners of 2015 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland are:

What do you wish you had known as a freshman in college? Avoid early morning classes? Carry an umbrella, even though it was sunny when you left your dorm?

Photo of Linda ZuccaLinda Zucca, Ph.D., CPA, chair of the Department of Accounting in Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, received the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator award from the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) for her continued efforts to advance student learning.   

This spring, Adobe collaborated with Marvel to make the first-ever, student-illustrated Avengers comic powered by Creative Cloud. The limited-edition origin story comic will officially debut in July at the San Diego Comic-Con, where the students will get one-on-one portfolio interviews with Marvel pros.

To most students, spring break means just that: a break from classes, lessons and campus. For a group of Kent State University nursing students, however, their most recent spring break was an intense learning experience that took them to remote villages in Haiti for a medical mission trip. Among those who made the trip were Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, director of the BSN program at Kent State Salem, and two of her students: Sheila Daniels and Mathew Duck.

New Fuel Cell Postdoc position has been posted on the university’s website at


Position Number: 989324

There is a Graduate Assistantship available for Fall 2015 with the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.


Contact Yanhai Du at YDu5@kent.edu for more information.

Relativistic heavy ion collision experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have made it possible to turn back the clock to approximately one-millionth of a second after the big bang; a time when matter, as we know it, did not exist.  At these times the temperature of the universe was approximately 10^12 Kelvin and the protons and neutrons, which constitute the nuclei of atoms, had not yet been formed. Instead, the universe was a super hot quark-gluon plasma.