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The Digital Media Production major, housed in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has experienced significant growth in degrees awarded.
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:13pm
Kent State University awarded the largest number of undergraduate degrees in its history in May 2018. One of the majors with the greatest growth from the previous year was Digital Media Production, which saw an increase of 43 graduates.
The 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:02pm
Like last year, Giving Tuesday 2018 is a monthlong event through November, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched.
In their new paper, Kent State Biology Professor David Ward and colleagues asked whether this encroachment of woody shrubs into grasslands in South Africa would increase or decrease the amount of carbon stored in the soil under the plants.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 6:31pm
Ecosystems in today's world are responding to a wide variety of environmental changes. What happens when these changes interact? That was the topic of a recent paper published by David Ward, Ph.D., the Art and Margaret Herrick Endowed Professor of Plant Biology in Kent State Univ...
Coming from a difficult home life, Diamond Lauderdale had many challenges ahead of her in obtaining a college education. But through Kent State's EXCEL program, she has found academic success – and a new home.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:49pm
For Diamond Lauderdale, Kent State University is not only her chosen college, it is her home.
Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 11 Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. Here, Ken Ditlevson, director of Kent State's LGBTQ Student Center, is surprised with his award.
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:19pm
Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 11 Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. President Warren made surprise visits to each recipient’s office with a hearty congratulations and a check for $1,500.
As May 4 Commemoration Project Manager, Kent State Alumnus Rodney Flauhaus is taking on the task of planning the 50th anniversary commemoration of May 4, 1970.
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:34pm
Rodney Flauhaus is Kent State University’s new May 4 Commemoration Project Manager.
Senior integrated language arts major Maxwell Rees (right) was inspired by his brother, who is on the autism spectrum, in the role of a 15-year-old boy with the same diagnosis in a Weathervane Playhouse production. (Photo credit: Aimee Lambes Photography)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:25pm
For Maxwell Rees, portraying a teen on the autism spectrum in the Weathervane Playhouse production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" was more than just being in the spotlight; it was about shining a spotlight on autism and its effects on individuals, their fam...
Dan Palmer, Ph.D. (center), assistant dean of academic affairs and Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley board member, accepts the 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year Award at Junior Achievement's annual recognition breakfast.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:50pm
Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley has named Kent State University at Trumbull its 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year.     Dan Palmer, Ph.D., assistant dean of academic affairs and Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley board member, accepted the award at Junior Achievemen...
The American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index has awarded SILVER-level recognition to Kent State for program design and results for building a culture of health in the workplace.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
The American Heart Association has awarded Silver-level recognition to Kent State for building a culture of health in the workplace.
David Kaplan (center), professor in the Department of Geography, is one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:11pm
Many professors have certain influences that inspire them to teach. For David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in Kent State University's Department of Geography, that inspiration comes from his father.

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