Honors College

Alison Smith will become the new dean of Kent State University’s Honors College, effective July 1. Smith currently serves as the acting chair in Kent State’s Department of Geology and has served in various administrative, research and teaching roles at the university.

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

"When the View from My Office was a Castle" will feature Candace Perkins Bowen, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Communication & Information.

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.