News Archive

Honors College news is meant to highlight current college opportunities and the successes of the students and alumni who participate in the Honors College academic experience. Students and alumni are encouraged to tell us about their academic, personal, and professional accomplishments.

Honors College News

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5:01pm
Sara Newman

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent. In this upcoming talk titled "Insanity, Institutionalization and 19th Century American Medical Language," Sara Newman, Ph.D., will discuss some puzzling case studies she found in The Insane Hospital Reports, a collection of reports from nineteenth-century America insane asylums.

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
Megan Carrasco (left) and Dr. Suzy D'Enbeau (right), assistant professor of communication studies, discuss Carrasco's thesis research.

Megan Carrasco is a senior communication studies major with a concentration in applied communication. She is also pursuing minors in public relations and Spanish. Her Senior Honors Thesis/Project titled "The Ideal Millennial Working Woman: A Thematic Analysis of How Gender and Generation are Constructed Online" is being completed under the direction of her faculty advisor, Dr. Suzy D'Enbeau, assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:14am
Photo of Christina McVay

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:19am
Hagan Whiteleather, senior English major, presents her winning research at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Honors College students were among top winners at the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 9:28am
Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication Studies

Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and associate director of the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, will be the featured researcher at the next Research Uncorked. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 2:53pm
A Senior English Major reads the Daily Kent Stater at the "Behind the Brain Plaza" near Merrill Hall.

Each academic year, the Department of English at Kent State University awards student prizes in creative writing, critical writing and writing in freshman English courses.

This year, 14 students who are members of the Kent State Honors College were recipients of various awards.

The Virginia Perryman Awards are awarded to freshmen, and all three of the Kent campus recipients are Honors College students including Hailee Zendlo, Morgan Starkey and Lydia Stater.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:20pm
Joseph Duffy, 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Alumni Award.

Joseph Duffy, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. Duffy earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Kent State University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude and earned graduation with general honors for his undergraduate honors thesis titled "Nitrations and Transfer Nitrations of 2-HALO AND 2, 6-Dihalopyridines." After graduation, Joe pursued graduate study at Harvard University where he earned his doctorate in 1996. Since that time, Dr. Duffy has been at Merck Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, NJ. Mer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:07pm

Lyndsey Schley, senior newspaper journalism major and an Honors College student, will be published in the upcoming issue of Watcher Junior on April 3.

Watcher Junior is an online, peer-reviewed journal that publishes undergraduate work related to studies of Joss Whedon. Sponsored by the The Whedon Studies Association and Nebraska Wesleyan University, the journal is published twice a year in both April and October.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:32pm
Linda Spurlock, PhD, Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:42pm
Research Uncorked

The series will feature monthly discussions that will showcase many various research areas conducted by faculty at Kent State. Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, will introduce the series.