Convocation

Each August during freshman move-in day, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled into their new university accommodations. To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program.

Freshman move-in day took place on Thursday, Aug. 21. A host of volunteers welcomed students and parents, and assisted with heavy lifting. The Kent State president’s Cabinet also volunteered to help this year.

Kent State at Salem held its annual nursing convocation and pinning ceremony on May 7 at Avian on the Water in Canfield, during which 48 students received their nursing pins and recited the nursing pledge. All are receiving degrees this year through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program on the Salem campus.

Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, coordinator of the BSN program at Salem, presented the 2014 class of graduates, while the nursing faculty members presented various awards and the students’ pins.

Prior to the end of the semester, Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual pinning ceremony at The Georgetown in Boardman, during which 59 students received nursing pins signifying their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork and future profession.

Prior to the end of the semester, Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual pinning ceremony at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort for the 2013 graduating class. Forty-seven students received nursing pins signifying their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork and future profession.  The following students were honored at the event:

Salem  – Kent State University at Salem recently held its convocation and pinning ceremony for its 2013 nursing graduates. 

The ceremony was held at The Lake Club in Poland and helped recognize the students’ hard work and dedication to the nursing profession. 

On Friday, May 6, which is recognized as National Nurses Day, 45 Kent State University at Stark bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) graduates will officially begin their professional careers as nurses. Their achievement will be honored at the campus’s annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony, at 2:30 p.m. in First Christian Church, 6900 Market Avenue in North Canton.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.