Kent State University is the recipient of the 2015 Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The center is committed to setting the standard for excellence in supporting students at critical junctures in the educational pipeline, and it seeks to promote intentional and integrative connections within and across institutions and educational sectors to enhance the student transition experience.
On Dec. 1, the Kent State University community gave generously. Watch a special thank you video to learn just how large of an impact the university's amazing contributors created on Giving Tuesday.
Obesity is an epidemic in Stark County. But Kent State University at Stark nursing students have begun providing treatment and educating youth about healthy eating and exercise.
The Stark County Health Department identifies the number one health concern in the area as obesity. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly 70 percent of Stark County adults, as well as more than 33 percent of third graders, were overweight or obese.
The fourth floor of Kent State’s University Library is the ultimate study space, complete with treadmill desks, cozy seats and the Math Emporium. But where are the books?
To make room for custom-made areas like these, more than five miles of shelving – filled with books – moved from the second, fourth and fifth floors of University Library to storage facilities, such as Assure Vault and the Northeast Ohio Regional Book Depository.
After four years of development, Kent State University’s Career and Community Studies program is officially established. Career and Community Studies is a four-year, nondegree program that requires 120 credits to complete.
“These credits are obtained by blending specialized Career and Community Studies and inclusive Kent State courses, using a transition curriculum to assist students in achieving adult roles and a quality of life within their community,” says Vonnie Michali, director of the Career and Community Studies program.
Academic Laboratory Manager
Department of Biological Sciences
Kent State University at Ashtabula
Maintaining biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and cadaver labs. Supporting and assisting the instructors as required.
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Director of Advancement for the College of Education, Health and Human Services
Division of Institutional Advancement
I work as part of the Institutional Advancement team to implement a major gift fundraising program designed to align donor passions with the philanthropic needs of the College of Education, Health and Human Services and Kent State University.
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Following the recommendation of the Kent State University Foot and Ankle Clinic Board of Directors on Sept. 30, 2015, and the support of Kent State Provost Todd Diacon, Kent State President Beverly Warren has appointed Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing, to the Board of Directors of the Kent State Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Theresa L. Sharp, Department of Mathematical Sciences, was presented with the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for “lifetime contribution to mathematics education. Steve Meiring, a retired Ohio Department of Education mathematics consultant, presented the award to Sharp at the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 2015.
Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, and Shu-jiun Chen authored "Alignment of Conceptual Structures in Controlled Vocabularies in the Domain of Chinese Art: A Discussion of Issues and Patterns" in International Journal on Digital Libraries, 2015.