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Radd Ehrman, Ph.D., who teaches languages including Latin, is one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive. All tenured and tenure-track professors are eligible to receive the award which is sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association.

Kent State University Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., confirmed the possibility that increasing amounts of road salt could potentially end up in Ohio’s water supply, but it is very unlikely.

Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received a $375,000 grant that will be used to provide mental health awareness training to personnel in Medina County public schools.

A prominent political strategist, lawyer and advocate for positive change in the political process will serve as the keynote speaker at Kent State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, will join the university in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 

Christina Bloebaum, PhD, joined Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering as its new dean in August, 2018. Dr. Bloebaum comes to Kent State from her previous position as interim department chair of aerospace engineering and the Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor for Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University.

Sarah Rogers, who joined the Kent State University Museum as its new director in July 2018, says the new position appealed to her for its uniqueness.

“Openings for museum directors are rare, especially at an institution with such an outstanding collection, reputation and connection to a university,” says Ms. Rogers, who succeeds Jean Druesedow, the museum’s director for the past 25 years until her retirement. “I have an eclectic background in a variety of museums and nonprofits, and in recent years my interests have focused on fashion, design and contemporary culture.”

Number: POL 40995/HIST 49295: Study Abroad

Name: Modern Germany: Politics, History, Culture

Term: Three-week Intersession, May 21-June 8 (Next year, May 20-June 7, 2019)

Instructors: Mark Cassell, PhD, professor of political science and Anthony Molina, PhD, assistant professor of political science

President Beverly J. Warren, “Kent State Beyond the Shootings: Journey of the Wounded Healer,” Chautauqua Institution in New York, August 15, 2018

Visitors this year to the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York—a historic community that offers nine weeks of programs, classes and community events each summer to advance understanding—were able to experience firsthand the contemplative and creative engagement of Kent State University.

"For ourselves and the world, we are called to assume the role of the wounded healer.”

Kent State University Police Services is celebrating the five-year anniversary – or about 35 dog-year anniversary – of its first K-9 unit, which features 7-year-old German Shepherd Coco and her
Kent State Police Officer Anne Spahr and her K-9 partner Coco.
handler, Officer Anne Spahr.

Kent State University Police Services is celebrating the five-year anniversary – or the 35 dog-year anniversary – of its first K-9 unit, which features 7-year-old German Shepherd Coco and her handler, Officer Anne Spahr.

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