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Mary Burley, director of Human Resources at Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, will be the featured speaker for the Women’s Success Series on April 7 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The session also includes a discussion on the TED Talk based on How to Make Stress Your Friend by Kelly McGonigal. Cost to attend is $15 when paid in advance and $20 if paid at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast. 

Join us in congratulating M.A. student Josh Bickford on his Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Award (SIMA). The Summer Institute takes place over 4 weeks, from June 26th to July 21st at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The program is intended for graduate students who wish to incorporate museum collections into ethnographic research. The program includes housing, and a stipend for food and daily expenses.

 Internationally renowned speaker Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer will present “How Do We Know What We Know About Dinosaurs?” at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on April 6 at 6 p.m. in Founders Hall auditorium. The program, which is appropriate for all ages, is free and open to the public, with no tickets required. Auditorium doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is available on a first come, first served.

Join us in congratulating Danielle Jones on her National Science Foundation grant! The title of Danielle's project is "The role of MAOA polymorphism in aggressive behavior in macaques'. Danielle will travel to the Primate Research Institute (PRI) of Kyoto University in Japan to work with Dr. Yukiori Goto this summer.  

Professor Lovejoy Das and Kent State Tuscarawas Selected for Membership in the National Collegiate Honors Council

Professor Lovejoy Das and Kent State University at Tuscarawas have been selected for institutional membership in the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). Dr. is the Honors Program coordinator, a position he has held for two years, and has been a mathematics professor at the campus for 27 years.

Kent State University at Stark will host its first Run the World race from 8:30 - 10 a.m. on April 15 to raise money for student education-abroad scholarships.

Organized by Kent State Stark, the colleges within Kent State and the Office of Global Education, the race will start at 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton. It will follow a 3.1-mile course with chip timing provided by Western Reserve Racing.


Sociology instructor Les Giesler (pictured) and English instructors Stephanie Greer, Mahli Mechenbier, and Matthew Meduri volunteered as judges at Ohio History Day on March 4 at the Cleveland History Center.   

Middle and high school students from five NE Ohio counties compete for cash regionally, and if they win, move on to a national competition. This year's theme was "Take a Stand."

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Eren and Michelle Bebber on their grant award from the History Fund of the Ohio History Connection. Their award will fund a Berlin Lake archaeological survey, and the announcement was made at the annual Statehood Day advocacy event in Columbus, Ohio on March 1, 2017. While in Columbus, Dr. Eren and Michelle had an opportunity to meet with and thank Senator Eklund, who is instrumental to the efforts of the Ohio History Connection.

Kent State University at Stark’s observance of Women’s History Month in March offers opportunities for the campus community to come together and experience diversity in all its forms. The monthlong commemoration will feature presentations, forums and a documentary about one of the 20th century’s most important female artists. Events are listed below. All are free and open to the public.

The Kent State University at Tuscarawas Engineering Technology Department held the Regional Bridge Building Contest for area high school students on Feb. 23, 2017. Students participated from the following schools: Claymont High School, Dover High School, New Philadelphia High School, and Tuscarawas Valley High School.

There were 142 individual bridges submitted. All students were given a participation award. In addition, the first and second place winners will be given the opportunity to compete in the International Contest to be held in Dallas, TX.