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Coming to Fruition: Kent State Ashtabula has partnered with a vineyard in the Grand River Valley to provide hands-on experience for students in the viticulture and enology programs—and launch a new Kent State wine label. Read more about Kent State Ashtabula's wine program.

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Features

Photo by Melissa OlsonA Vintage Year

by Jan Senn

A new partnership with Grand River Valley’s Laurello Vineyards provides hands-on experience for students in Kent State Ashtabula’s viticulture and enology programs, including the production of a new Kent State Ashtabula wine label, made from Ohio grapes in the Grand River Valley. A riesling and a cabernet blend were released in December.


Photo by Paul SillaThe Next Big Thing

by Lisa Abraham

Inspired by the grand opening of Kent State’s Integrated Sciences Building, we asked the heads of the chemistry, biomedical sciences, physics and biological sciences departments about the advances they expect to see over the next 10 years.


Illustration by Melissa OlsonOptimal Aging

by Lynette Lamb

Planning for your golden years can be overwhelming, no matter your age. Kent State experts share advice on pertinent topics that may help you and your loved ones optimize the years yet to come. 


Photo by Melissa OlsonOn The Map

by Jan Senn 

As men were leaving civilian employment and entering the armed forces during World War II, Kent State was one of 22 universities to offer a 60-hour course in cartography for women willing to make maps for the war effort. Bea McPherson, BS ’43, took the course, went to Washington, D.C., and has recently been honored for her pioneering work. 


DEPARTMENTS

Feedback Winter 2018Feedback

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Winter 2018 Presidential PerspectivesPresidential Perspectives

President Beverly J. Warren on cultivating an innovation mindset.


Winter 2018 Flash ForwardFlash Forward

Operation: Restoration | Cool Course | Writing Across Borders | Fifty Years On | Fulfilling His Promise | High Performance Recovery Center


Winter 2018 KSU CollectionsKSU Collections

A hidden oasis—selections from the Herrick Conservatory's plant collection 

 


Winter 2018 Alumni Life

Alumni Life

Trip of a Lifetime School Spirit | Flashes Give Back | Time Past | Class Notes In Memory


Winter 2018 Flashback Flashback

Slide On: Looking back at the beloved tradition of tray sledding (or traying) at Kent State.


Illustration by Zuzana Kubišová ’17

Giving Voice

Luwela Esube, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, resettled in Akron, Ohio. He shares his poem, "My Grandfather," written during a poetry writing workshop given by staff of the Wick Poetry Center.