Kent State University congratulates the following employees for achieving anniversary milestones in the month of December.
Kent State University will hold its fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor’s degrees, 390 master’s degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
Kent State University Libraries will hold its Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-5 p.m. each day on the first floor of the University Library. The Stress-Free Zone offers the opportunity for a study break for students and an avenue to reduce stress for faculty and staff members as the fall semester comes to an end.
Pet therapy dogs will return this year to help ease the stress of finals week. There will be free popcorn and beverages for all.
Today, smartphones are central to college students’ lives, keeping them constantly connected with friends, family and the Internet. Students’ cell phones are rarely out of reach whether the setting is a college classroom, library, recreational center, cafeteria or residence hall. As cell phone use continues to increase, it is worth considering whether use of the device is related to measurable outcomes important for student success, such as academic performance, anxiety and happiness.
Kent State University recently signed an agreement with CommutAir, a regional airline that operates as United Express in the Midwest and Northeast, to provide a development and bridging program for qualified graduates of the university’s acclaimed aeronautics program.
Kent State University’s Board of Trustees today (Dec. 4) approved a comprehensive, six-year capital plan that requests state funding for key building and renovation projects for the university’s eight campuses for the period 2015-2020. All of Ohio’s public colleges and universities are required to submit such long-range plans to the Ohio Board of Regents every two years, and all plans are contingent upon the levels of capital appropriations that will be made by the Ohio General Assembly.
The Kent State University Esplanade will be named the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade honoring Kent State President Lefton. The announcement was made Friday, Oct. 4, by Jane Murphy Timken, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees, at a community event held at the new University Esplanade arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent. The event celebrated the solid partnership between Kent State University and the city of Kent and the official opening of the University Esplanade extension that now connects the university to downtown Kent.
Graduate students from Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the combined home of the urban design graduate program and the public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, won the Excellence in Student Planning Award from the American Planning Association of Ohio (APA-Ohio) on Sept. 27, 2013.
After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State University’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester.