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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...

The American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index has awarded SILVER-level recognition to Kent State for program design and results for building a culture of health in the workplace. Employers who invest in their employees by promoting a culture of health with comprehensive workplace wellness practices, evidence-based policies and programs and senior leadership support create a genuine value proposition for their employees.   This often translates into improved employee engagement and a...

David Kaplan (center), professor in the Department of Geography, is one of three educators honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive. Many professors have certain influences that inspire them to teach. For David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in Kent State University's Department of Geography, that inspiration comes from his father.   “My father was a university professor in psychology, and I remember well the dedication he brought to his job and to his students,” Dr. Kaplan...

“I definitely had a purpose going into my college career, and Kent State Stark helped me achieve it,” says Kent State graduate Kent Weaver. Big city dreams. Growing up Mennonite at his family’s Sugarcreek-area farm, Kent Weaver considered Canton a big city. Now this self-described country boy is headed to the state capital. A graduate of Kent State University at Stark, Mr. Weaver said the campus served as a conduit, channeling his sense of purpose that began when he was a child....

The Kent State University women’s rugby team took matters into their own hands when they encountered a tree blocking the road on their way to a match. (Photo credit: Tina Miller) The Kent State University women’s rugby team found themselves facing a literal bump in the road on their way to a rugby match on Oct. 7. The drive to the match stopped short when the players came upon a large tree that had fallen into the middle of Summit Road. Clyde Gesaman of Ravenna Township stood outside,...

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising added a new graduate-level educational experience to its nationally and internationally ranked offerings. This semester, Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, an Ohio Center of Excellence, added a new graduate-level educational experience to its nationally and internationally ranked offerings. The new program, a Master of Fashion Industry Studies (M.F.I.S.), is the first of its kind in the academic world. ...

The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) presented its Annual Excellence in Workforce Development Award to the Multi-County Advanced Manufacturing Corridor, a partnership of Kent State at Tuscarawas and several economic development organizations. The Multi-County Advanced Manufacturing Corridor, a partnership that includes Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has received the Annual Excellence in Workforce Development Award from the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA).   The OEDA presented the award at its 2018 Annual Summit, held earlier this month at the Columbus Renaissance...

Blake Stringer, Ph.D. (right), assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Kent State, and research assistant Kendy Edmonds study the power needs for a new larger generation of drones for a research grant funded by the Army Research Laboratory. A grant from the Army Research Laboratory has a Kent State University researcher flying high.   The grant provides more than $130,000 for Blake Stringer, Ph.D., assistant professor of aerospace engineering in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering, to study propulsion systems for a new generation of intermediate-sized, unmanned...

John D. Johnson, associate professor of biological sciences, received a three-year, $450,000 grant for a study that could provide a better understanding of how we create deeply-ingrained fear memories — and how to stop them. People who suffer trauma will, with few exceptions, never forget what happened to them, but a Kent State University researcher may be able offer them the hope of living without constant fear and anxiety.   John D. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a three-year,...

Jennifer Miller, lecturer in Kent State A luxury trip featuring accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, limousine rides, spa treatments and lunch with one of the most influential women in the world. Jennifer Miller, lecturer in Kent State University’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, experienced these things and...