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The fall 2017 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 7 a.m., buffet breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m.

WKSU reporters have won nine awards in the Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The competition recognized station staff for work created in 2016. Highlights of WKSU honors include Best Radio News Operation in Ohio and Best Radio Reporter in Ohio for M.L. Schultze, who submitted a selection of her Election 2016 coverage.

Out with the old and in with the new! Kent State University ushered in the New Year with a brand new website on Sunday, Jan. 8.

The cross-divisional redesign team, composed of team members from Information Services, University Communications and Marketing, all departments across campus and our marketing agency, 160over90, collaborated to create the compelling platform for the new www.kent.edu and more than 340 departmental websites that went live on Sunday.

Photo of Karen B. ClarkeNationally honored strategist aims to dramatically advance Kent State’s reputation, distinction

Following a national search, Wendy Turner has been selected to serve as the new executive director and general manager of WKSU, Kent State University’s award-winning NPR-affiliated radio station. Turner currently serves as vice president of digital and technical operations at Chicago Public Media. She will begin her new role at WKSU on Oct. 31, 2016.

On Monday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m., Kent State students, faculty and staff are invited to join a celebration at the Kent Student Center Ballroom where Kent State President Beverly Warren will shed light on the university’s new brand. This high-energy brand launch event will include live music, food and themed giveaways. 

The celebration then continues on Manchester Field with a special Light the Night Kent State bonfire with s’mores and an opportunity to be part of a unique experience that is undeniably Kent State.

Photo of Paul DiCorletoThe fall 2015 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m.

Kent State University President Beverly Warren began her second year in office by acknowledging that she is at the helm of the university at a time when the university is on an impressive upward trajectory.  In this context, Warren is intent on leading Kent State with a well-defined and bold vision – one that will distinguish the university not only in Northeast Ohio but across the world.

Photo of Iris E. HarveyIris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board.

WKSU was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony on June 5 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The station won four first-place and the best-in-show award for Best Newscast, which WKSU staff received for the second year in a row. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.

WKSU winners of 2015 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland are:

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