eInside - Week of Feb. 6, 2017

Kent State students of PRIDE! Kent gather on Risman Plaza. The student organization celebrated its 45th anniversary. (Photo credit: Corey Grau)
On Dec. 8, 2016, the typical navy and gold of Kent State University’s Governance Chambers was muted by vibrant flags, rainbow streamers and exuberant voices of about 100 people gathered in celebration. On an otherwise dreary day in December, students, staff and faculty came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of PRIDE! Kent.
Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., a chemical physics professor and Ohio Research Scholar in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, recently was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, one of the top publishing societies in chemistry worldwide.
Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., receives a prestigious honor from one of the top publishing societies in chemistry worldwide.
A student works on a project during the Fashion/Tech Hackathon at Kent State University.
A partnership of the TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET at Kent State University, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and curricula from across the nation and brings them together with mentors and sponsor companies over a 36-hour period. 
Dancers from the local community will join GroundWorks Dance Theater in a Feb. 11 performance at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.
GroundWorks Dance Theater, a contemporary dance company based in Cleveland, will perform Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Babar Collection of John L. Boonshaft at Kent State University’s Department of Special Collections and Archives is one of the world's largest collections of the lovable elephant.
High up on the 12th floor of Kent State University Library lies a historical wonderland of adventure, where one of the world’s largest Babar collections comes to life.

Dennis Campbell
New Face


Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
Center for Student Involvement​
Kent Campus

Mwatabu S. Okantah
Familiar Face


Associate Professor
Department of Pan-African Studies​
Kent Campus