Awards and Honors

Photo of Iris E. HarveyIris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board.

Photo of Doug Steidl with studentsFor a fifth time, university employees give Kent State high marks 

Photo of Stephanie HaughStephanie Haugh of Kent State University’s women’s soccer team has been named the female recipient of the 2015 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives. The announcement was made by the league office today.

Photo of Doug Steidl with studentsFor a fifth time, university employees give Kent State high marks 

Photo of N.J. AkbarKent State University’s N.J. Akbar, director of diversity outreach and development in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and Brian Peters, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, have been named “30 for the Future” award recipients by the Greater Akron Chamber.

Photo of Kent State students volunteering at ballparkKent State University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement. 

WKSU is changing its Saturday and Sunday program schedules starting on Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.

The station is adding The Moth Radio Hour and moving Snap Judgment to Saturdays, creating a “storytelling block” with This American Life beginning at noon.

Radiolab moves to 3 p.m. An hour dedicated to limited run specials (like last year’s Invisibilia) and hourlong documentaries will air weekly on Saturdays before All Things Considered.

Photo of Kent State students touring downtown KentKent State University and the city of Kent, Ohio, were awarded the inaugural Catalytic Partnership Award for their collaboration to revitalize downtown Kent and improve the connectivity of the campus and the city.

WKSU was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony on June 5 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The station won four first-place and the best-in-show award for Best Newscast, which WKSU staff received for the second year in a row. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.

WKSU winners of 2015 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland are:

Photo of Linda ZuccaLinda Zucca, Ph.D., CPA, chair of the Department of Accounting in Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, received the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator award from the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) for her continued efforts to advance student learning.   

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