news

A message from the Dean Over the past several days, we have witnessed an entire nation in despair—despair at the pointless deaths of many young black men and women killed for reasons we have difficulty understanding. We bear witness to what happens when people feel hopeless and helpless. It is ironic that the same prejudices, racism, and disrespect I experienced in my...

Division of Institutional Advancement

A message from the Dean Philanthropy Spanning 40 Years Bob Archer’s Kent State University journey began as a result of a tuition assistance program that his first employer, The Hoover Company, provided as a benefit.  “My career goal was to pursue management positions and someday own my own company,” said Bob. “Hoover’s program...

College of Communication & Information

Navigating Fake News2 Thomas J. Froehlich, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the School of Information at Kent State University. He has published extensively about ethical considerations in information professions. Dr. Froehlich teaches and publishes extensivively on misinformation in the public sphere, including a chapter in a recent collection, Navigating Fake News,...

Division of Institutional Advancement

Neff SPOTLIGHT ON LEGACY DONOR JOSEPH H. NEFF ESQ. Joseph H. Neff, B.S. Criminal Justice Studies ’85 honors his father’s legacy by creating The Frank J. and Cecilia G. Neff Endowed Scholarship for Disabled Students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Neff family has a strong family connection to Kent State University. Joseph’s father, Frank,...

Division of Institutional Advancement

ryder SPOTLIGHT ON HERRICK SOCIETY MEMBER KATHLEEN RYDAR Kathleen Rydar, BA English ’67, MA English ’80, former president of That Man May See in San Francisco, CA., supports the College of Arts & Sciences with a focus on the humanities. Following in the footsteps of her late husband, Thomas Wood Boyden, she...

Division of Institutional Advancement

Nicholson SPOTLIGHT ON HERRICK SOCIETY MEMBER KAREN NICHOLSON Karen Nicholson, BA Sociology ’69, MA ’71, one of the first female wardens in the US Bureau of Prisons, recently endowed the Karen Nicholson Corrections Scholarship for deserving Sociology students concentrating in Criminology. After a rewarding career with the Bureau of Prisons, Nicholson...

Division of Institutional Advancement

John Brinzo GIVING BACK FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS John Brinzo’s philanthropic commitment to Kent State began in 1969 with a $10 gift, just after he took a new position in a company that would be his home for the next 37 years, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. “I had just earned my MBA and changed fields and was starting to achieve success in my career and thought it was...

John Brinzo We are committed to the health of our Kent State students and the community. For this reason, effective at 3:00 PM today, March 13, 2020, all College of Nursing (BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD) clinicals are suspended until April 13, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate. For those of you who anticipate a May graduation, we are working to ensure that your...

Kent State nursing students leave Henderson Hall after class Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the Ph.D. in Nursing revised program in the fall semester 2020. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...