Honors College

Award-winning duo Sister Outsider Poetry will deliver a spoken word performance as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Thurs., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the KIVA.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Honors College students took a trip back in time to the Renaissance era to experience the works of William Shakespeare in a similar manner a playgoer during the Elizabethan era would have enjoyed.

Students enrolled in an Honors course called “Shakespeare in Performance” traveled to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19 where they received the opportunity to expand their learning about Shakespeare plays and performances outside of the classroom.

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