Virginia Hamilton Conference Board Seeks Proposals

The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children celebrates its 31st year in 2015 by exploring the role of multicultural literature in building global citizens who will be prepared to serve and lead future generations. Nearly 200 writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, students and scholars will gather for this inspiring, informative event, scheduled for April 9 and 10, 2015, at Kent State University. 

Keynote speakers for 2015 include renowned author and illustrator David Macaulay (photo, right), winner of this year’s Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; Grace Lin, Newbery Honor children's writer and illustrator; and Rita Williams-Garcia, winner of a Newbery Honor Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

The conference board is currently accepting proposals for workshops for the 2015 conference. The deadline for proposals is Sept. 30, 2014. Please submit proposals using the form on the conference website.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 04:33 PM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 12:56 PM
Flo Cunningham

For future filmmakers and video production professionals, there’s almost nothing like being immersed in the film industry in Los Angeles: the creative energy, the professional connections and the buzz of activity.

During summer 2023, that dream learning environment came to life for four Kent State Media and Journalism students who interned in Los Angeles at 1895 Films, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning film and documentary company co-founded by alumnus Tom Jennings, ‘85.  

Four Kent State students and alumni were recognized among the best in collegiate journalism for the 2022-23 academic year, placing in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition.

The Hearst awards are known as the “Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism,” and recognize outstanding student work in categories spanning writing, multimedia, audio, television and photojournalism.

Kent State student Sophia Lucente, '24, has dreamed of becoming an international photojournalist since starting college. A junior journalism major with minors in media advocacy and photojournalism, she got her first taste of what this career might be like on a study abroad course to Colombia with the School of Peace and Conflict Studies in early 2023.