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Throughout her time at Kent State Univeristy, Ya'el Courtney completed a Senior Honors Thesis/Project, authored several published peer reviewed journal articles and has presented at several national and international conferences. As she continues her education at Harvard University, she intends to conduct a significant amount of research focusing on psychiatric diseases, specifically the potential cellular, molecular and/or genetic causes thereof and potential therapeutic targets. 

The Kent State University Honors College held its thirty-third annual Senior Honors Luncheon on Saturday, April 6, 2019, honoring senior honors students who will graduate in the spring, summer, or fall of 2019.  To begin the luncheon, Dr. Alison J. Smith, Dean of the Honors College, welcomed those in attendance, followed by remarks from Dr.

The Kent State University Honors College is proud to announce that Honors College student and political science major, Megan Swoger, has been named by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) as a 2018 Portz Scholar. 

Kent State University’s Honors College is a Living-Learning Community where first-year students like Michael Trauman have discovered a home away from home, and a place where they can pursue their dreams.

Alison Smith will become the new dean of Kent State University’s Honors College, effective July 1. Smith currently serves as the acting chair in Kent State’s Department of Geology and has served in various administrative, research and teaching roles at the university.

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

"When the View from My Office was a Castle" will feature Candace Perkins Bowen, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication within the College of Communication & Information.

Megan Carrasco, a 2016 graduate of Kent State University School of Communication Studies, will be recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) for her senior honors thesis.

When Joshua Budd thinks about all the places he has traveled up to his senior year of high school, only one has been outside of the United States, and that was a quick jaunt to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Canada. So, the thought of actually living in a foreign country, especially Europe, was well outside of his comfort zone.

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Water Street Tavern in downtown Kent.

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt will be coming to Kent State University on Thursday, April 7 to speak to the University community.

Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, has been a force to be reckoned with on the political issue of climate change. In her book Merchants of Doubt, Oreskes boldly speaks about the ways in which issues like acid rain, climate change, tobacco usage and the destruction of the ozone has been, and is being, denied by political figures and organizations.