The Jewish Studies Program, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will host the 26th Annual Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference on Sept. 14 – 15 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. Approximately 30 scholars and professionals in Jewish Studies from around the world will attend. Presenters will be coming from Turkey, Austria and Israel as well as North America.

A showcase of rare books from Kent State University's Special Collections Library titled "The Printed World: European Travel Writing in an Age of Global Encounters (1500-1850)" will take place on Friday, May 9  from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Kent State University Main Library, Read Special Collections Classroom, Room 1018, on the 10th floor. Snacks and Refreshments will be served.


The Department of Psychological Sciences  has once again placed all 13 of its Clinical Psychology graduate students who applied for internships at APA-accredited sites this summer.  According to Psychology Department Chair Maria Zaragoza, Ph.D., nationally, the match rate to all internship sites was 80%, and the match rate to American Psychological Association-Accredited internships sites was only 62%.   

"In the clinical psychology field this is the equivalent of medical students being "matched" to a residency," Zaragoza said.  "Needless to say, we are very proud!" 

Barry DunietzCongratulations to Dr. Barry Dunietz, whose proposal, “Charge Transfer, Injection and Mobility in Organic Semi-Conducting Materials: Modelling for Insight on Mechanistic Aspects,” has been recommended for funding by the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation.

Learn  more about Morgan's project on white-faced capuchins and crowd-sourced funding!

Emily Munger was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Student Leadership Award by the College of Arts & Sciences on Thursday, April 24th. Emily's major is Biological Anthropology with a minor in Biological Sciences and has a GPA of 3.96.

Please join us in congratulating Emily on her accomplishments!!

Dr. Lovejoy was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy is one of the oldest learned societies in our nation and was founded in 1780 by a group led by John Adams and James Bowdoin. The distinguished list of members includes George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lovejoy!

To read more about the Academy, please click here.

Passion. Interest. Generosity. For part-time Kent State University math instructor Randy Ruchotzke, these are tools of the trade. For his students, they define qualities that led to Ruchotzke’s being nominated and earning an Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors exceptional nontenure-track and part-time faculty members at Kent State. Sponsored by the University Teaching Council, the awards are given every year to three faculty members for their outstanding achievements in teaching.

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center presents the 13th annual Giving Voice performance on Thursday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The performance features local students (grades 3-12), senior citizens, veterans, medical care providers and patients from area hospitals all performing original poetry.

On March 7, 2014, the Center for Applied Conflict Management (now the School of Peace and Conflict Studies) held a conference in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center's BA degree program, which began in the 1973-74 academic year.  This is one of the country's largest and most robust programs in Peace and Conflict Studies.  This year is also the inaugural years of the Conflict Analysis and Management Doctoral track in the PhD program in Political Science at Kent State.  The March conference celebrated both milestones.