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Christina Bloebaum Christina Bloebaum, PhD, joined Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering as its new dean in August, 2018. Dr. Bloebaum comes to Kent State from her previous position as interim department chair of aerospace engineering and the Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor for Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. What...

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Sarah Rogers Sarah Rogers, who joined the Kent State University Museum as its new director in July 2018, says the new position appealed to her for its uniqueness. “Openings for museum directors are rare, especially at an institution with such an outstanding collection, reputation and connection to a university,” says Ms. Rogers, who succeeds Jean...

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Kent State study-abroad students at the Reichstag, where Germany’s parliament meets. Number: POL 40995/HIST 49295: Study Abroad Name: Modern Germany: Politics, History, Culture Term: Three-week Intersession, May 21-June 8 (Next year, May 20-June 7, 2019) Instructors: Mark Cassell, PhD, professor of political science and Anthony Molina, PhD, assistant professor of political science Description: Is Germany an exemplar of...

President Beverly J. Warren speech at Chautauqua President Beverly J. Warren, “Kent State Beyond the Shootings: Journey of the Wounded Healer,” Chautauqua Institution in New York, August 15, 2018 Visitors this year to the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York—a historic community that offers nine weeks of programs, classes and community events each summer to advance...

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Courtesy May 4 Visitors Center and Glyphix When Sandy Scheuer was killed on her way to class on May 4, 1970, she was a junior speech therapy major and honors student, a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and active in the local Jewish community. She was also a beloved daughter, sister, friend.  One of the four students killed and nine students wounded during the tragic events of May 4, she...

Courtesy May 4 Visitors Center and Glyphix This spring, 300 incoming freshmen at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center high school visited the Kent Campus to explore firsthand what careers in the areas of design, graphic communication, the performing arts and advanced technology and comprehensive engineering have to offer. The visit was one of the first events to come from Kent...

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Photo by Jana life, BS ’18   Last year, senior Kelsey Merritt attempted to break a Guinness World Record by assembling a team of volunteers to create the world’s largest mural painted entirely by bare feet—measuring 26,787 square feet—on the Kent State Commons during Homecoming 2017. She’s still waiting to hear back from the organization. The effort was item...

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Photo by Jeff Glidden, BS ’87 Partners in Progress: (above) Kent City Manager Dave Ruller and Kent State President Beverly Warren discuss the university’s new economic impact study during a press conference unveiling the report on February 26, 2018. “Sharing this data is creating a solid foundation for the future transformation of both the university and the city of...

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Photo by Melissa Olson On a cold, rainy Saturday at the end of September, a group of volunteers and researchers trudge up a steep, muddy hill in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). They’ve come out to celebrate National Public Lands Day and, despite the conditions, they’re having fun planting over 480 native trees on a site near the Brandywine Ski Resort.  ...

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Photo by Mike Rich Course number: GEOG 40195 (Special Topics) Title: Campus and Community Gardens Instructor: Christopher Post, PhD, associate professor of geography Description: Three-week summer intersession course at Kent State University at Stark that explores the complications of large-scale agriculture and the potential of local community gardening as a...