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Vice President Alfreda Brown (left) and Dana Lawless-Andric (right) present the 2018 Diversity Trailblazer Award to Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., professor of economics. For Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., diversity means not just having a campus where everyone should be included, respected and comfortable, but where people actually feel that way. Now, thanks to her hard work and dedication, that positive feeling is growing exponentially across the entire university. As a professor of economics, Dr. Wilson’s research has...

Kent State University at East Liverpool students helped to build the Walnut Grove Playground, an all-inclusive recreational facility designed for those with special needs. Seventeen second-year students from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Kent State University at East Liverpool rolled up their sleeves, flexed their muscles and went to work to help build the Walnut Grove Playground, an all-inclusive recreational facility designed for those with special needs. Located on Columbiana-Canfield Road in...

Kent State University won the On the Move University Challenge title for the most active university in the country. It’s official! Faculty and staff on TEAM KENT STATE hold the On the Move University Challenge title for the most active university in the country. As the university recessed for the holiday break, nearly 800 Kent State faculty and staff were sprinting to the finish line to complete their commitment to represent Kent State in the first-ever On...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren presents Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., with a Kent State Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award during the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio. “The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health...

Born without legs, Kent State University at Tuscarawas student Zion Clark competes as a member of the Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling team. No excuses. Zion Clark lives by these two words. Born without legs, the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling phenomenon overcomes obstacles and gladly accepts challenges both on and off the mat every day with a contagious smile. “The obstacles I face in wrestling prepare me for everyday life,” Mr. Clark says....

Kent State University graduate scenic design student Patrick Ulrich designed the entire set for Kent State During a thesis competition, it is the norm to see contestants present topics about remedies for natural disasters or solutions to major health crises, but Kent State University graduate scenic design student Patrick Ulrich decided to enter the competition to showcase what the theatre department does for society. He used his platform to talk about...

Robin Vande Zande, Ph.D., associate professor of art education at Kent State University, earned a Distinguished Teaching Award for extraordinary teaching in the classroom. A passion for education, a curious nature and need for empathy are the elements Robin Vande Zande, Ph.D., associate professor of art education at Kent State University, brings to the classroom that has a lasting – and award-winning impact – on her students. Dr. Vande Zande is one of three recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award,...

A Kent State University student listens to a speaker during last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the university. Kent State University will hold its 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event is Bertice Berry, Ph.D. A Kent State alumna and sociologist, she is also an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne. Dr. Berry’s vision is to enable, empower...

Carl Linder, a recent graduate from Kent State University at Stark who is also a military veteran, firefighter and EMT, overcame several obstacles on his path to graduation. The lower floor of Main Hall was familiar to Carl Linder, a military veteran, firefighter and EMT, before he ever enrolled at Kent State University at Stark. As a child, he played there quietly while his mother took evening classes. It was the 1970s and while the single mom of two never completed her degree, Mr. Linder is happy to accomplish a...

Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., accept an award at the Founders Gala held in November 2017 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., have made a $1 million estate gift that will create scholarships at Kent State to support students who wish to engage in the arts. The Cartwright Family Fund for Opportunities in the Arts is an unrestricted endowment that will enable...