Kent State University’s Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth marks its 30th anniversary this year, celebrating the “Pearls of Wisdom” found in the works of renowned children’s author Virginia Hamilton and those she has inspired over the years. The conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, in the Kent Student Center.
Scholar of the Month
Assistant Professor of Energy and Industrial Technology
College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology
Kent State University recently earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation for the sixth consecutive year. Founded in 2008, Tree Campus USA acknowledges colleges and universities nationwide for campus forest management and commitment to conservation goals.
The excitement of receiving this honor has not diminished for Heather White, grounds manager of University Facilities Management at Kent State.
Scholar of the Month Yanhai Du Assistant Professor of Energy and Industrial Technology College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology 2013-present
Five students from the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University were awarded some of the most prestigious scholarships in the field, earning a total of $35,000 in scholarship funds. [Kent State University fashion merchandising student Elizabeth Heibertshausen was awarded a $15,000 scholarship from the National Retail Federation, presented here by Home Shopping Network CEO Mindy Grossman.]
On Feb. 14, the Kent State University Women’s Center will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising for Justice. The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on Feb. 14, 2013, when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike and dance in the biggest mass action in human history to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
The spring 2014 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, March 18. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m.
Kent State University will celebrate its 2014 Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18. Make plans now to attend the celebration and watch as the Golden Flashes take on the Army Black Knights at Dix Stadium.
Stanley T. Wearden, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University, has announced the appointment of Jeffrey W. Fruit, professor of journalism and mass communication, as interim director of the School of Library and Information Science.