Scholar of the Month
Marcia Lei Zeng
Professor of Library and Information Science
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication and Information
Scholar of the Month
Kent State University Fashion School student designers display fabric and garments inspired by Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Orchid Mania show.
Saturday, March 8
Wine and Cheese Reception, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony, 4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, March 12. The Board will convene at 1:30 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.
Trustees will retire into executive session at 8 a.m. in the Urban Conference Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”
Board committees will meet as follows:
Filmmaker Ken Burns will speak at the fifth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).
Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. Summer 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus were held Aug. 17 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,593 degrees, including 836 bachelor’s degrees, 455 master’s degrees, 83 doctoral degrees, 198 associate degrees and 21 educational specialist degrees. Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. Summer 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus were held Aug. 17 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).
Ohio is conducting a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 5, at 9:50 a.m. Kent State University will be participating in this test, along with the city of Kent and other communities. Kent State tests the tornado and emergency mass notification system on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. and on the third Wednesday at 4 p.m. These tests last for three minutes. This statewide test will replace the usual 11 a.m. test in March.
The second annual M.A.L.E. Initiative Conference will take place on Saturday, March 8. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the program runs through 6 p.m. at the Kent Student Center. The conference will feature Tim Storey, an acclaimed author, speaker and life advisor, and Desmond Howard, an ESPN analyst, Heisman Trophy Winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP. Several Kent State University faculty and staff will facilitate dynamic conference sessions covering topics such as Media Profiles, Men and Music and Male Leadership Styles.
Kent State University alumna Judith A. Jones is the first honoree of the Spirit of Women in Business Award. Jones, a 1964 graduate of the College of Business Administration’s Masters of Business Administration program, was the first woman to receive an MBA from the university.
Kent State University hosted a one-day conference bringing together 300 community organizations and leaders to discuss ways to increase college enrollment and graduation of first-generation and academically motivated students in Northeast Ohio. The See You @ College conference took place on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The conference was free and was open to high school and college educators and administrators, community leaders, educational organizations and more.