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Honors students take a photo during the annual Honors Community Picnic held during Welcome Weekend.
This fall, the Kent State University Honors College enrolled 421 new freshmen at the Kent campus. The 2016 freshman class is up 2.2% from last year's freshman class and beats the previous record of 419 enrolled students in 2013.
Author, Political Consultant, and Social Critic Naomi Wolf will present "Empowered Citizenship" on October 5.
Author, political consultant and social critic Naomi Wolf will present “Empowered Citizenship” on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the KIVA as part of the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series.
The Honors College will hold Thesis Information Meetings on September 27, October 21, and November 22.
The Honors College will hold three Senior Honors Thesis information meetings during the fall 2016 semester. The meetings will be held in 55 Johnson Hall at the following dates and times:
Research Uncorked is a series sponsored by the Honors College that connects the Kent community with Kent State research.
The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.
Research Uncorked
Wednesday, May 4 5:30 p.m. -  Venice Cafe Public places such as parks and streets have historically been open to the public to hold public debate and peaceful protests. The Kent State “commons,” located behind Taylor Hall, was a location in which students could gather for peaceful protest prior to the events that took place on May 4, 1970. On this day, 13 students were shot and four were killed by Ohio National Guardsman after protesting students refused to disperse.