Kent State Magazine

Spring/Summer 2019


President Beverly Warren

Celebrating President Beverly Warren: Although she leaves office in July, her legacy will shape Kent State University for generations to come.

Cover Photo: Steve Craighead

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Parting Reflections

Before she leaves office in July, President Beverly Warren reflects on her time as president—and how she would like the Kent State community to remember her tenure.



Partners in Nursing Practice

by Lisa Abraham

Experts predict a national shortage of one million nurses by 2020. To rise to this challenge, Kent State’s College of Nursing is creating unique partnerships that are helping produce high-quality nurses—and more of them.


by Lisa Abraham

Dr. Michael Lehman, the inaugural director of Kent State’s Brain Health Research Institute, is putting together a multidisciplinary team of researchers to explore brain functions and discover new treatments for brain diseases.

The Mean Streets of Cyberspace

by Michael Blanding

Cybercriminals are trying to trick you into giving them information they can use for malicious intent. Kent State’s cybersecurity experts guard the university from cyber attacks—and give you tips to protect your digital identity.


Family Ties

by Matthew Dewald


John Chmura, BBA ’03, and his wife created a company where their eldest son (born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with autism)—and others with disabilities—can support themselves as adults.




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Presidential Perspectives

Todd Diacon, PhD, the university’s executive vice president and provost, begins his term as Kent State’s 13th president on July 1.

Flash Forward

Campus Quote/News Flash | Cool Course | Peacemaker | Sign Up! | Design Innovation Hub Launches | LED Video Boards are Fan Favorites | Lacrosse Team Tallies Up "Firsts" | Coming Together to Help Newcomers | Noteworthy

Alumni Life

Homecoming 2019 is September 21 | Turn of the Page | Mission of Mercy  | What's in a Name  | Class Notes 

The Measles Band


Check out the story behind a photo showing Joe Walsh performing with his first breakout band, the Measles, on the Kent Campus in the fall of 1966.

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Giving Voice

"Witness the River" appears in Speak a Powerful Magic: Ten Years of the Traveling Stanzas Poetry Project.