Honors College

Megan Swoger Portz Scholar 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.  As a member of the graduating class of 2018 this past spring, Megan created and submitted her thesis entitled “Analysis of...

Megan Swoger 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. Mr. Trauman is among the hundreds of students who comprise the largest Honors College freshman class ever. Freshman enrollment in 2017 grew by...

Kent State 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. “Alison Smith brings a wealth of experience and excellence to this...

The castle in Prague. In her upcoming presentation, Dr. Candace Bowen will discuss her sabbatical at Anglo-American 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...

The castle in Prague. In her upcoming presentation, Dr. Candace Bowen will discuss her sabbatical at Anglo-American University. 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. Carrasco’s thesis, titled, “The Ideal Millennial Working Woman: A...

Kent State Florence students enjoy the sights of the Italian countryside. 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. As an incoming freshman...

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. Anyone who has visited Barcelona and toured buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi knows that Catalonia’s architecture at the beginning of the twentieth century was marked by an...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi 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...

Andrea L. Case The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent. Many organisms, such as maple trees and clownfish, are hermaphrodites with flexible sex expression, and some switch between male and female based on social and environmental conditions....

Susan Roxburgh, Department of Sociology The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent. Why is a cockroach not a healthy snack?  Why does dessert come at the end of the meal?  What makes something good to eat?  Every bite we take and every meal we make signifies our...