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Kent State Student Finds Purpose, Passion and Empowerment
For Diamond Lauderdale, Kent State University is not only her chosen college, it is her new home.
While growing up in Akron, Ohio, Ms. Lauderdale’s home life was challenging. She lived with her disabled father and worked two jobs to help make ends meet. Ms. Lauderdale’s father has been unable to walk for many years, and as she got older, her father’s condition worsened. Through it all, Ms. Lauderdale held onto a dream. She wanted to get a college education.
Design Innovation Initiative Fosters Creativity Across Disciplines
Kent State’s newly announced Design Innovation (DI) Initiative will cultivate a culture where students from a wide array of degree programs will collaborate across disciplines and create unique concepts to tackle “wicked” problems, according to J.R. Campbell, inaugural executive director of Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative. Mr. Campbell answers some frequently asked questions about Kent State’s DI Initiative.
“This Is Who We Are and What We Stand For”
Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren challenged the university community to embrace transformation at the annual State of the University Address.
“Serious transformation is never easy,” she said. “It challenges us to let go of predictable ways and embrace something new and unfamiliar.”