2011 Video and e-Inside Multimedia Archive
Featured Videos/e-Inside Multimedia 2011
Husband-and-wife duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy, were the featured presenters at the fourth Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Nov. 14 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kristof and WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement.
The couple spent the afternoon meeting with Kent State journalism students before delivering their lecture later in the evening.
The University Esplanade is built around the economic development of downtown Kent, and is a vital connection between the university and downtown projects that include PARTA’s new Kent Central Gateway multimodal transit center, private developments from Acorn Alley and Fairmount Properties, and the new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.
Thousands of Kent State University alumni, students, friends and community members visited campus for Homecoming 2013 on Oct. 5. The event featured the Bowman Cup 5k, annual parade, "Kiss on the K," tailgate party and much more. The Golden Flashes football team battled the Northern Illinois Huskies at Dix Stadium.
Music: Broke For Free - Something Elated, Jahzzar – Alive
Oct. 10, 2011 ~ On the Home Front: Civil War Fashions and Domestic Life is now on display at the Kent State University Museum through Aug. 26, 2012. The exhibit focuses on the daily life and experiences of the American civilian population during the Civil War and the years immediately following.
Sept. 26, 2011 ~ Another big milestone in the $100-million redevelopment of downtown Kent, Ohio, was achieved with the groundbreaking of the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center on Sept. 19.
Sept. 19, 2011 ~ Ranked as the 3rd best fashion school in the U.S. and 13th in the world, the Fashion School at Kent State was recently designated an Ohio Center of Excellence.
Aug. 22, 2011 ~ Fairmount Properties, with its partners Premier Development Partners LLC and BUD Kent LLC, and members of the Kent community marked the beginning of construction of a 185,000 square-foot development which will house the offices of the Davey Tree Resource Group, Ametek, Inc. and a number of new retailers and restaurants.
Aug. 8, 2011 ~ Talented piano students, grades 7-12, converge at Kent State University for 11 days of inspiration, learning and application.
Featured music (In order of appearance):
Zuguang Xiao -- Frédéric Chopin's "Fantasie in F Minor, Opus 49"
Aidan Dillon -- Robert Schumann and Franz Listz's "Widmung"
Charles Zhang -- Mozart's "Sonata in G Major, K. 2331"
Sarah Wang -- Claude Debussy's "From Children's Corner, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum"
Recognizing the need to facilitate the transfer of students from Stark State College to Kent State University to pursue and achieve their educational goals, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton and Stark State President John O'Donnell sign an institutional articulation agreement. The agreement eases the transfer process and promotes the closer coordination of academic courses, programs and degrees offered by the two institutions.
Theodore Albrecht, professor of musicology at Kent State, recently received a Distinguished Scholar Award for his work in classical and romantic music.
Kent State University head football coach Darrell Hazell and the university's football coaching staff host an "A" Ladies Must Get "A's" women's football clinic at Dix Stadium. Kent State coaches shared inside knowledge, giving women the opportunity to participate in drills on offense, defense and special teams.
Dr. Sung Tae Shin, senior vice president of Samsung's LCD Center in South Korea, recently visited Kent State to discuss the university's groundbreaking research involving new applications for liquid crystal display technologies. Shin, who received his Ph.D. from Kent State in 1994, met with representatives of the Liquid Crystal Institute and other faculty members to review progress on two research grant projects funded by Samsung.
Declan Keane, a physics faculty member at Kent State, made headlines in 2010 when his research group discovered the heaviest antimatter nucleus in existence.
On March 19, 2011, Kent State junior Dustin Kilgore etched his name into Golden Flashes history, pinning Oklahoma State's Clayton Foster in the 197-pound final.
Kent State University hosts its 9th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center. The event will feature Kweisi Mfume, diversity advocate, TV and radio commentator and former president of the NAACP, as its keynote speaker.