Kent State University President Beverly Warren has appointed entrepreneur and Kent State alumna Sharlene Ramos-Chesnes as the university’s 2016 President’s Ambassador.

The third annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon at Kent State University took place on Jan. 29. Students spent 36 hours building a project of their choice, such as an app or a garment, while getting support from mentors and sponsors.

Kent State University at East Liverpool is hosting the Tri-State Area Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, Feb. 24, beginning at 6 p.m., in Purinton Hall, located at 400 E. Fourth St. The event is open to parents and students from any college or university, not just Kent State.

University representatives will provide important information related to financial aid including how to find and apply for scholarships, grants and loans.

Call 330-385-3805 for more information.

Emad Khazraee, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Epistemic Objects and Embeddedness: Knowledge Construction in Research Networks of Practice" at the Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in Kent, Ohio.

Margarita Benitez, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, wrote a chapter “Sensorial Space: Responsive Interiors Thru Smart Textiles” in the book Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space. Deborah Schneiderman and Alexa Griffith Winton (Eds). (2016). Bloomsbury Publishing.

Summit Economic Leadership Breakfast

Febuary 19

Creating –or Tuning Up– Your Internship Program

Presented by LuAnn Linson Coldwell

Bring your business cards and a friend. Business card drawing for a gift!

Held the third Friday of each month, this is the kickoff semester for a breakfast that promises to be as dynamic as its twenty-five year old counterpart in Geauga County .

This is another opportunity to bring business and industry leaders together to network, learn, and collaborate. 

Twinsburg Chamber members can RSVP on the chamber website. All others email: Denise Milhollan at


Turn your coffee break into a healthy wake-up for your body and mind. Learn some quick stretches and yoga poses you can do throughout the day to keep your muscles limber, your joints moving and your mind clear.

Save the date now for the Office Support Staff Recognition Program held Wednesday, April 27, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This luncheon recognizes university employees who provide office support throughout Kent State’s campuses.