Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center Hosts World Poetry Reading

By Kate Schwanke

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center Reading Series will continue this month with a World Poetry Reading on Nov. 15 and a P. Scott Cunningham and Frank Báez Poetry Reading on Nov. 16.

Kent State international students, staff and faculty members from 15 countries will come together to share poems from their own cultures.

Kent State Hosts Free Big Dream Gathering on Nov. 29

Kent State University is hosting a Big Dream Gathering and everyone is invited – Kent State students, faculty, staff and people in the surrounding community. These events have been taking place around the country, and they provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for people to think about their big dreams and ideas, write them down and then get help to make those dreams a reality.

Upcoming Events

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Save the Date! Select an area below to see the various upcoming events offered from working lunches (lunch provided) offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, workshops and symposiums offered by the Office of Continuing and Distance Education, as well as off-campus and online learning opportunities.

Davin Ebanks, assistant professor and head of Glass at the School of Art, has been awarded second place in the juried exhibition GATHERING:  Contemporary Glass from the Heartland at Ball State University in Indianapolis, Indiana from Sept. 27 – Oct. 28, 2016. The exhibit showcased the best of emerging and established glass artists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin—the heartland of America. This year, 63 works of art by 31 artists were included.

Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Kent State University's College of Business Administration, and colleague William Horrace, Ph.D., of Syracuse University, have been named W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars and will receive a research grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Justice to deepen their exploration of alleged racial bias in the Syracuse, New York Police Department.

"The Real World" Cuba Information Session

The School of Library and Information Science, along with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is offering a study-abroad opportunity in CUBA!

If you are interested in exploring new cultures, and particularly learning more about young people and how they consume culture in another country compared to the U.S., this class is for you.

This four-week open learning course is scheduled for Intersession 2017 (May 15-June 10, 2017). The course is online for three weeks and includes one week of travel in Cuba (May 29-June 3, 2017).

Creating and embracing an inclusive environment is important to the mission of Kent State University. The university recognizes that some students use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves. As such, Kent State has established a process for students to request a preferred name. Students can find information about the process at

“Legal Briefs” appears in e-Inside to keep faculty and staff informed of legal issues and their implications. 

In Ohio, the laws regarding attorney-client privilege ensure that the confidential information disclosed in the attorney-client relationship can remain confidential under certain circumstances. This privilege of confidentiality is held by the client and is intended to encourage full and frank communication between attorneys and their clients.

The Kent Campus may experience power interruptions due to turbine testing on Friday, Nov. 11.

Kent State generates a large portion of the power used on the Kent Campus. The university will be testing the turbines to check on the reliability and operation of control and distribution systems. This exercise tests the turbines’ ability to power the Kent Campus without being connected to the Ohio Edison power grid.