Honors College

Megan Carrasco, a 2016 graduate of Kent State University School of Communication Studies, will be recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) for her senior honors thesis.

When Joshua Budd thinks about all the places he has traveled up to his senior year of high school, only one has been outside of the United States, and that was a quick jaunt to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Canada. So, the thought of actually living in a foreign country, especially Europe, was well outside of his comfort zone.

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt will be coming to Kent State University on Thursday, April 7 to speak to the University community.

Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, has been a force to be reckoned with on the political issue of climate change. In her book Merchants of Doubt, Oreskes boldly speaks about the ways in which issues like acid rain, climate change, tobacco usage and the destruction of the ozone has been, and is being, denied by political figures and organizations. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Andrea Case discusses causes and significance of variation in gender, focusing on plants and some hermaphroditic animals that have flexible sex expression.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Susan Roxburgh will provide a general introduction to why a sociologist might be interested in focusing on food.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thus far, the campaigns to earn the major party nominations for the 2016 Presidential election have defied expectations and confounded prognosticators and pundits. Dr. Danielle Sarver Coombs will examine what we learned from 2012 and how it can help us make sense of 2016—and, perhaps more importantly, where 2016 breaks from tradition to create a unique (and potentially uncertain) path.

A senior pursuing a bachelor of science in architecture, Adam DeChant is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that explores material connections not covered in the standard curriculum.

For his project, DeChant is utilizing various metals such as steel, wood and other common architectural modeling materials to create a physical model that demonstrates the various material connections in the formulation of a baseball stadium scheme.

Senior applied communication major Megan Carrasco is currently working on a communication studies-related honors thesis. Her endeavor began as she came across an online article that piqued her interest called “Forbes Top 100 Sites for Millennial Women.” She immediately recognized this to be an appropriate topic for a communication studies thesis. Carrasco then was able to elaborate on possible research questions for the thesis with the help of her advisor, Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau, which they narrowed to “how millennial women are discursively constructed online.”

A senior pursuing degrees in both English and vocal performance, Rosemary Heredos is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that provides a perfect fusion of her two areas of study.

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