A Poetic Celebration

Kent State President Beverly Warren (center) celebrates the dedication of the new home of the Wick Poetry Center and Poetry Park with a ribbon cutting with (left to right) James Blank, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Wick Poetry Center co-founders and brothers Walter and Robert Wick; and David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center.

For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.

Kent State Dedicates the New Home of the Wick Poetry Center and Poetry Park

For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.

Kent State’s Institute for Applied Linguistics Receives NEH Grant to Host Translation Institute

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics (IAL), in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $166,000 grant to host a three-week summer institute on literature in translation as a means of enhancing cross-cultural understanding for 30 college and university teachers from across the U.S. 

Kent State to host Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference

The Jewish Studies Program, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will host the 26th Annual Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference on Sept. 14 – 15 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. Approximately 30 scholars and professionals in Jewish Studies from around the world will attend. Presenters will be coming from Turkey, Austria and Israel as well as North America.

Mindy Farmer Selected as the New Director of Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center

Mindy Farmer, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her new position on July 1. Farmer also will teach public history courses in Kent State’s Department of History as an assistant professor starting in spring 2015. She most recently served as an education specialist at the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.

Kent State Honors College Graduate Named 2014 Portz Scholar

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) has named Allison Moats, a recent graduate of the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, a Portz Scholar for 2014. Allison is a native of Ravenna, Ohio, and received her bachelor's degree from the Department of Anthropology.  Each year, the Portz Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate honors theses submitted by honors college students from across the country.

Kent State Honors College Graduate Named 2014 Portz Scholar

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) has named Allison Moats, a recent graduate of the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, as a Portz Scholar for 2014. Allison is a native of Ravenna, Ohio, and received her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Anthropology. Each year, the Portz Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate honors theses submitted by honors college students from across the country.

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