University employees collect, organize and distribute professional attire for students in need of appropriate clothes for job interviews
A good education and a solid résumé aren’t always enough to make a positive first impression. To bridge the gap, a group of Kent State University employees have come together to establish the Kent State Career Closet, a project to collect, organize and distribute professional attire for students in need of something suitable to wear for a job interview.
Kent State University employees Tabitha Martin, Lori Bodnar, Alicia Robinson and Kristin Williams stand in the clothes racks at the Kent State Career Closet, located in the lower level of the Williamson House on the university’s Kent Campus.
Division of Information Services and Communication Studies Faculty Member Honored
Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presented awards for outstanding contributions toward diversity at the university’s 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26.
The Unity Award for Diversity, which honors a Kent State unit for its commitment to implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives, was awarded to the Division of Information Services (IS).
Kent State’s Vice President for Information Services Ed Mahon accepts the Unity Award for Diversity on behalf of the division from Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alfreda Brown.
David Anderson, founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network, to serve as keynote speaker
Kent State University will hold its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for the event is David Anderson, D.Phil. He is founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network (BLN), one of the world’s leading authorities on building bridges across the deep divides of race, faith, culture and wealth.
Molly Merryman, Kent State University associate professor of sociology and founding director of the Kent State Women’s Center, has been awarded the university’s 2016 Diversity Trailblazer Award. The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State who have displayed exemplary contributions to the area of diversity in the university.
Kent State University is showing its support for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual (LGBT) student-athletes via a new video that champions the national You Can Play Project. The video’s release will be promoted on the university’s social media channels beginning Oct. 1, which marks the start of National LGBT History Month.
Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a third consecutive year.