Environmental Science & Design

Sierra Duncan standing inside in Massillon, Ohio.

Sierra Duncan has been passionate about conservation since she first began volunteering at the Akron Zoo when she was fifteen years old. Now, a junior Honors College student with double-majors in psychology and environmental studies, as well as double-minors in anthropology and park management, Sierra’s passion for conservation is central ...

Tsunami wave hitting Ao Nang in Krabi Province, Thailand. Photo by David Rydevik (email: david.rydevikgmail.com), Stockholm, Sweden, December 26, 2004.

Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology at Kent State University, was part of an international team of researchers that co-authored an article about a deadly tsunami that occurred about 1,000 years ago in Tanzania. The study suggests that the tsunami risk in East Africa could be higher th...

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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. ...

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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 succee...

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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 Germ...

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...

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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 event...

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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 K...

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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 i...

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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 Ke...