Virginia Hamilton Conference Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, featuring Pat Mora, award-winning Latina author of poetry, nonfiction and children's books; Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times best-selling author of fiction for children and young adults, centered on the lives of modern-day American Indians; and Don Tate, award-winning author and critically acclaimed illustrator.

The conference will take place at Kent State University on April 6 and 7, 2017. For more information and links to registration, visit the Conference website.

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE; contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at or 330-672-3100 for details.

POSTED: Friday, October 28, 2016 11:16 AM

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. 

Students are exploring new methods of storytelling in the latest collaboration between the School of Emerging Media and Technology, Design Innovation and the Reinberger Library Center.

Children’s Literature in Augmented Reality is unlike many other courses on campus. The class examines storytelling, social justice and augmented reality to create new, immersive experiences inspired by children’s literature. This semester, three student groups created dynamic projects that focus on neurodivergence, animal rights and diversity.