Honors College

Kent State University College of Nursing faculty member Barbara L. Yoost, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE, ANEF, received the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award for 2013 for her work with nursing honors students.

Kent State University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon has announced that Donald Palmer, Ph.D., has been named interim dean of the Honors College. Palmer currently serves as professor in Kent State’s Department of Geology. He has worked at Kent State for nearly 40 years and has served as chair of the geology department.

Brainchild, the art and literary magazine of the Mid-East Honors Association, launched its spring 2014 issue April 7.

Brainchild is an annual literary and arts publication comprised of exceptional work completed by undergraduate honors students from across the Mid-East Honors region.   

This is the magazine’s 2nd year in publication but its first year featuring a regional submission base.

Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum, has been named recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

The Distinguished Honors Faculty Award was established in 1991 to recognize excellence in Honors teaching. The recipient is selected by Honors students in association with the dean on the basis of strong teaching performance, advising of independent work, and service provided to the Honors College and its students.

Honors students were recognized for their artistic abilities and talents at the opening reception of the 8th Annual Honors College, College of the Arts Celebration of Student Work held Thursday, March 6.

This collaborative effort is an opportunity for Honors students in the College of the Arts to showcase their creative work. Eight students submitted art work for the show with over a dozen pieces participating.

Margalit Schindler, senior art history major, was awarded first place for her piece "Nurture Nest" during the opening reception.

Four international Honors College students recently participated in the celebration of world poetry sponsored by the Wick Poetry Center.

The World Poetry Reading was held on Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center. Students participants shared poetry from around the globe. Poems were read in the participants' native languages.

Among Honors College students featured at the event were Mariam Makatsaria (Georgia), Valentina Peralta (Venezuela), Shen Wen Tan (Malaysia), and Gyorgi Mihalyi (Hungary).

Carter Strang, '73, just concluded his term as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Kent State University honored Strang with a full page advertisement used at the CMBA Annual Meeting in June.

Award-winning author, activist, and academic Raj Patel to speak on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center in Room 306.

Recent Kent State University graduate Allison Moats has been named one of four 2014 Portz Scholars by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Moats graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in biology. She earned University Honors from the Honors College with distinction in anthropology. Moats is also a member of the Kent State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Cuban-American novelist and poet Cristina García will deliver a lecture titled “Reading Fiction in the Modern World” on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA as part of the Kent State University Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series.

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