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.

Recent Honors College Graduate Becomes Seventh Portz Scholar from Kent State University

Allison Moats was named the 7th Portz Scholar from Kent State University as a result of her undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis/Project. Photo by Wesley Moats.

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.

Honors Students Publish Regional Art and Literary Magazine

Brainchild is a regional arts and literary publication comprised of exceptional work completed by undergraduate honors students from across the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) region.Brainchild contains literature, art, photography, and other creative works.Undergraduate students in the Kent State University Honors College were responsible for the publication of Brainchild.

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.

Director of KSU Museum Named 2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient

Interim Dean Donald F. Palmer recognized Jean Druesedow as the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award recipient at the 2014 Senior Honors Luncheon.

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 Recognized at Annual Art Show

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

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.

Honors Students Participate in World Poetry Reading

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).

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