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It is with heavy and reverent hearts that we share news that Emeritus English Professor Dr. Dolores Noll, trailblazer and pioneer for LGBTQ+ rights and people, passed away at the age of 88 on January 8th. Dolores’s impact is seen today at Kent State University.

What first gained attention in Hollywood has now spread to a classroom at Kent State University, where an English professor is turning the #MeToo movement into curriculum.

Weighing in at barely 100 pounds, Brooke Mullins summoned every ounce of strength she had, and even more she didn’t. Her muscles were shaking; her mind – exhausted. The Kent State University junior had one last shot at overcoming the most grueling portion of a physical exam. If she could pass it, Mullins would follow in her father and brother’s footsteps as a certified volunteer firefighter.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman, Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Ohio Humanities Council and the Cleveland Public Library have partnered to organize a symposium that celebrates the historical trends that have changed the world of comics, American popular culture and feminism. Centering on the Wonder Woman figure and her heirs, the Wonder Woman symposium will be held at the Cleveland Public Library and other locations from Sept. 22-24.

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University will expand its successful Traveling Stanzas project with $125,000 in new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts. 
 
Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders is a partnership between the Wick Poetry Center and the Visual Communication Design program at Kent State to facilitate a global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry. 

A senior pursuing degrees in both English and vocal performance, Rosemary Heredos is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that provides a perfect fusion of her two areas of study.

Photo of Susanna FeinKent State University English Professor Susanna Fein, Ph.D., in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $114,616 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Photo from Wick Poetry Center's Wick Juniors Summer Writing ClubThe Wick Poetry Center, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received two grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Scholar of the Month
Mark Bracher
Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences
1985-present

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