Awards and Honors

For Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., diversity means not just having a campus where everyone should be included, respected and comfortable, but where people actually feel that way.

Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., professor of musicology in Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Dr. Albrecht received the award during the International Beethoven-Days 2017 in Baden, Bad Voeslau and Vienna, an annual, weeklong music festival and conference held in Austria. The award was presented by festival director Eduard Melkus, violinist and conductor, at the House of Art in Baden.

On Sat., Oct. 21, the annual student auditions of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) took place at Youngstown State University. Under the leadership of Kent State professor Timothy Culver, Vice President of the chapter and the coordinator for the event, over 200 students represented high school and college-level independent and collegiate instruction from around the state. The voice area in the School of Music had 23 students performing in several categories, with several placing.

For the ninth consecutive year, Kent State University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus. Military Friendly is the military ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that also publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur®. Military Friendly rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain military veterans as employees and students.

For the ninth consecutive year, Kent State University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus. Military Friendly is the military ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that also publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur®. Military Friendly rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain military veterans as employees and students.

Marilyn Norconk, Ph.D., a Professor Emerita of Anthropology in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Kent State University’s Fashion School has again been recognized in the Business of Fashion’s annual Global Fashion School Rankings. Moving up two spots in the undergraduate program category, Kent State’s Fashion School is ranked No. 17 worldwide in the 2017 review – a two-spot improvement from last year. In the Business of Fashion ranking, the Fashion School continues to be ranked No. 4 in the United States only behind Parsons School of Design, FIT and SCAD.

The Kent Stater, Kent State University’s independent student newspaper, is the best student newspaper in the nation in its class, according to the College Media Association.

The organization announced the annual Pinnacle Award winners at the National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas, Texas. The Kent Stater beat out competition from Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Pennsylvania to take the Pinnacle Award for Newspaper of the Year for 2016-17.

The Kent Stater, Kent State University’s independent student newspaper, is the best student newspaper in the nation in its class, according to the College Media Association.

The Kent State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Alumni Awards. These awards recognize graduates who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at Kent State.

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