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The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses. The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses.   The summit will gather researchers, professionals and students for an evening of open, honest discussion surrounding issues of mental illness among students. The event will feature panels,...

All of the students in the fall 2018 class of the Respiratory Therapy program at Kent State University at Ashtabula have jobs waiting for them when they graduate. The Respiratory Therapy program at Kent State University at Ashtabula is hard to beat. While many students are graduating from colleges across the country only to discover the painful reality that there are no jobs for them, Kent State Ashtabula has a better story tell: 100 percent of respiratory therapy students in the fall 2018 class have jobs...

The Digital Media Production major, housed in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has experienced significant growth in degrees awarded. Kent State University awarded the largest number of undergraduate degrees in its history in May 2018. One of the majors with the greatest growth from the previous year was Digital Media Production, which saw an increase of 43 graduates. The Digital Media Production major at Kent State, housed in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has...

The 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched. Throughout the month of November, alumni, employees and friends of Kent State University have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the lives of students and on the university.   On Nov. 1, the university launched the 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign. Like last year, Giving Tuesday 2018 is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe...

In their new paper, Kent State Biology Professor David Ward and colleagues asked whether this encroachment of woody shrubs into grasslands in South Africa would increase or decrease the amount of carbon stored in the soil under the plants. Ecosystems in today's world are responding to a wide variety of environmental changes. What happens when these changes interact? That was the topic of a recent paper published by David Ward, Ph.D., the Art and Margaret Herrick Endowed Professor of Plant Biology in Kent State University's Department of Biological Sciences, and international...

Coming from a difficult home life, Diamond Lauderdale had many challenges ahead of her in obtaining a college education. But through Kent State For Diamond Lauderdale, Kent State University is not only her chosen college, it is her home. While growing up in Akron, Ohio, Ms. Lauderdale’s home life was challenging. She lived with her disabled father and worked two jobs to help make ends meet. Ms. Lauderdale’s father had been unable to walk for many years, and as she got older, her...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 11 Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. Here, Ken Ditlevson, director of Kent State Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 11 Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. President Warren made surprise visits to each recipient’s office with a hearty congratulations and a check for $1,500. Formerly known as the President’s Excellence Award, the President’s Award of...

As May 4 Commemoration Project Manager, Kent State Alumnus Rodney Flauhaus is taking on the task of planning the 50th anniversary commemoration of May 4, 1970. As the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, shootings approaches, the work of developing a yearlong commemoration that honors the legacy of the past while setting a course for the future is in the hands of Rodney Flauhaus, Kent State University’s new May 4 Commemoration project manager. Mr. Flauhaus, in many ways, has been preparing for the task...

Senior integrated language arts major Maxwell Rees (right) was inspired by his brother, who is on the autism spectrum, in the role of a 15-year-old boy with the same diagnosis in a Weathervane Playhouse production. (Photo credit: Aimee Lambes Photography) Senior integrated language arts major Maxwell Rees says he didn’t hesitate to audition when he heard about the chance to be in one of his favorite plays, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, a story about Christopher, a 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, trying to find out how his...

Dan Palmer, Ph.D. (center), assistant dean of academic affairs and Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley board member, accepts the 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year Award at Junior Achievement Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley has named Kent State University at Trumbull its 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year.     Dan Palmer, Ph.D., assistant dean of academic affairs and Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley board member, accepted the award at Junior Achievement's annual recognition breakfast.    “This is a rewarding...