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Main Hall to be Renamed After Longtime Dean Susan J. Stocker, Ph.D.
In recognition of the generosity and commitment of James E. Mayer Jr. and Glen and Nancy Warner for their gifts toward a $500,000 endowment, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved on Sept. 20 naming the main building at Kent State University at Ashtabula as Susan J. Stocker Hall.
Kent State Ashtabula Welcomes Scientists of All Ages for Free National Chemistry Week Event on Oct. 14th
Kent State University at Ashtabula will feature over 25 free hands-on demonstrations and experiments for scientists of all ages at “The Healing Powers of Chemistry”, a free community-wide National Chemistry Week event, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Robert S. Morrison Hall (3300 Lake Road West).
“National Chemistry Week is celebrated around the world and it’s very exciting to be able to host a wonderful – and free – event here in Ashtabula and on our campus,” said Ann Abraham, Ph.D, associate professor of chemistry and chair of the Northeastern Ohio loc
Kent State to offer Ohio’s first evidence-based suicide prevention course in partnership with Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
Starting this fall, Kent State University will offer an evidence-based suicide prevention course through funding from the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF). The class will be offered through the Kent State College of Applied and Technical Studies’ Bachelor of Social Work program at the Ashtabula, Salem and Tuscarawas campuses.
Kent State is the first university in Ohio to provide the course to its students outside of the original course developers at the University of Cincinnati, Old Dominion University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Ashtabula Student Receives University’s Out & Proud Student Leader Award
Kent State Ashtabula student Breanna "Bre" Cole was named the Unviversity's 2023 Out & Proud Student Leader Award recipient at the Kent State Lavender Graduation ceremony in May. The award, sponsored by the Kent State LBGTQ+ Center, is given to an LGBTQ+ identified student who exemplifies student leadership. Bre won the award for her work in restarting and growing the KSUA Allies club on campus.
Local mom and now grad headed to Ivy League
Courtney Johnson journeyed from high school to a successful career to start a family, all while moving across the Southern United States and back to Ashtabula, Ohio. After she received her Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) degree at the Kent State Ashtabula Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony, she has one more stop, Columbia University. She will begin her Master's in Information & Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) at the prestigious university this fall.