Week of Nov. 12, 2018

Senior integrated language arts major Maxwell Rees (right) was inspired by his brother, who is on the autism spectrum, in the role of a 15-year-old boy with the same diagnosis in a Weathervane Playhouse production. (Photo credit: Aimee Lambes Photography)
For Maxwell Rees, portraying a teen on the autism spectrum in the Weathervane Playhouse production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" was more than just being in the spotlight; it was about shining a spotlight on autism and its effects on individuals, their families and the community.
As May 4 Commemoration Project Manager, Kent State Alumnus Rodney Flauhaus is taking on the task of planning the 50th anniversary commemoration of May 4, 1970.
Rodney Flauhaus is Kent State University’s new May 4 Commemoration Project Manager.
Highlights from the past year at Kent State University
This year in review video, which was shown during the 2018 State of the University Address, provides highlights from 2017-18. 
Dan Palmer, Ph.D. (center), assistant dean of academic affairs and Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley board member, accepts the 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year Award at Junior Achievement's annual recognition breakfast.
Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley has named Kent State University at Trumbull its 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year.    
The American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index has awarded SILVER-level recognition to Kent State for program design and results for building a culture of health in the workplace.
The American Heart Association has awarded Silver-level recognition to Kent State for building a culture of health in the workplace.