Honors College

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Andrea Case discusses causes and significance of variation in gender, focusing on plants and some hermaphroditic animals that have flexible sex expression.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Susan Roxburgh will provide a general introduction to why a sociologist might be interested in focusing on food.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thus far, the campaigns to earn the major party nominations for the 2016 Presidential election have defied expectations and confounded prognosticators and pundits. Dr. Danielle Sarver Coombs will examine what we learned from 2012 and how it can help us make sense of 2016—and, perhaps more importantly, where 2016 breaks from tradition to create a unique (and potentially uncertain) path.

A senior pursuing a bachelor of science in architecture, Adam DeChant is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that explores material connections not covered in the standard curriculum.

For his project, DeChant is utilizing various metals such as steel, wood and other common architectural modeling materials to create a physical model that demonstrates the various material connections in the formulation of a baseball stadium scheme.

Senior applied communication major Megan Carrasco is currently working on a communication studies-related honors thesis. Her endeavor began as she came across an online article that piqued her interest called “Forbes Top 100 Sites for Millennial Women.” She immediately recognized this to be an appropriate topic for a communication studies thesis. Carrasco then was able to elaborate on possible research questions for the thesis with the help of her advisor, Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau, which they narrowed to “how millennial women are discursively constructed online.”

A senior pursuing degrees in both English and vocal performance, Rosemary Heredos is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that provides a perfect fusion of her two areas of study.

Megan Carrasco is a senior communication studies major with a concentration in applied communication. She is also pursuing minors in public relations and Spanish. Her Senior Honors Thesis/Project titled "The Ideal Millennial Working Woman: A Thematic Analysis of How Gender and Generation are Constructed Online" is being completed under the direction of her faculty advisor, Dr. Suzy D'Enbeau, assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
5:30 -6:30 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Ortiz, professor in the Department of Geology, discusses his research related to climate change, projected global and local climate impacts, and what we might expect in years to come.

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host poet Rita Dove as part of the Fourth Annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading. The event is part of the 2014-2015 reading series and will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Claire Culleton, Department of English, will discuss her research into the FBI's surveillance of modern writers under the directorship of J. Edgar Hoover, and will transition from there into a wider discussion of current privacy issues, Big Data, the NSA spying scandals, and the relationship between surveillance and power and the psychological and moral cost of living under constant watch.