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Photo of Jerry Wong with student at 2014 Piano InstituteThe 2015 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A.

Sarah Hider, a Kent State University graduate student from Wooster, Ohio, has been crowned Miss Ohio 2015 after competing at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 20. Hider is the second Kent State student in the past two years to win the title. Heather Wells, a Kent State broadcast journalism graduate, won the competition in 2013.

Photo of Amanda GoodwinDespite obstacles, student completes public health degree online  

Amanda Goodwin of Akron, Ohio, is no stranger to adversity. When she was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with a progressive liver disease that would eventually require a liver transplant.

It is late in the evening and the house is finally quiet. This is the time when Cathy Walsh transforms from a mother, a grandmother, a caregiver to her elderly mom, and a fulltime employee, into a Kent State University online student.

Walsh is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in public communication in the College of Communication and Information at Kent State.

The 2014 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes and recitals from July 13-19 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 22 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The nine-year-old program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The July 22 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China, Russia and Mongolia.