Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement

Kent State students traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to learn about human trafficking and local organizations working to eradicate it. I  had no idea what human trafficking was until I came to Kent. My freshman year, I was shown the documentary “Nefarious” that completely broke my heart for the people who have fallen into the shadows of society as victims of human trafficking. I found my passion in life and began getting involved on campus to learn more about this topic. I...

Kent State offers alternative spring break trips for experiential learning As spring break quickly approaches, a growing number of Kent State University students are choosing alternative ways to spend their time off. Instead of indulging in the sun soaked beaches far, far away from northeast Ohio, some students will be rebuilding homes, reaching out to refugees, and helping to feed the homeless all around the country. ...

Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), and 12 Kent State students will travel to Columbus Feb. 24 – 26 with the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) to participate in the ‘Human Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), and 12 Kent State students will travel to Columbus Feb. 24 – 26 with the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) to participate in the ‘Human Trafficking Educational Immersion’ program. COMM student Delaney Cordova is also...

Students team up to prepare meals in the Campus Kitchen at Kent State, located in the second floor kitchen in Beall Hall. The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University is celebrating its fifth anniversary and has launched a new program this summer as part of activities marking its fifth year. The Campus Kitchen’s new pop-up market offers healthy produce and pantry items to children and families at no cost. “At an alternative spring break in Washington, D.C., this...

Kent State student Riley Jernejcic stretches out her arms to hug her new friend during a trip to Nicaragua. The trip was coordinated by the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement. Saying goodbye was more difficult than Riley Jernejcic could have ever imagined. Crouched down on the cobblestone street with her arms stretched out from one end to the other, Jernejcic cried out, “Adios. Abrazo,” which means goodbye and hug in Spanish. About 50 feet away, a little boy, known as Wilder, came running up the hill. “He jumped...

Kent State student Riley Jernejcic stretches out her arms to hug her new friend during a trip to Nicaragua. The trip was coordinated by the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement. A School of Communication Studies student interns with the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) at Kent State University. Amanda Bevington, a senior interpersonal communication major, is a student intern for the OEECE this spring. During her internship so far, Bevington has been working on various projects, such as...

Kent State students, including members of its athletics teams, fraternities and sororities, joined community members to restore the Mitchell/McClelland Ballpark in the McElrath neighborhood of Ravenna Township, Ohio. Kent State University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.  The Corporation for National and Community Service began awarding this honor in 2006 in...

Kent State students, including members of its athletics teams, fraternities and sororities, joined community members to restore the Mitchell/McClelland Ballpark in the McElrath neighborhood of Ravenna Township, Ohio. Kent State University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.  The Corporation for National and Community Service began awarding this honor in 2006 in...

Kent State students Kyle Snyder, Nilufar Nurinova and Vincent Shannon have gained valuable experiences through internships and co-ops. They are pictured in the new Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Earlier this year, the state of Ohio designated the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day.” The purpose of the day, which falls on April 14 this year, is to raise awareness of the value of internship and co-op opportunities in this state and promote the establishment of internship and co-op programs at...

Kent State student Celeste Weise stands near her research poster during the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Kent Student Center. What do sleep quality, post-traumatic stress disorder and smoking have in common? That’s the question on which Celeste Weise, a Kent State University senior psychology and sociology major, presented her research at the university’s second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held March 11. PREPARING FOR THE SYMPOSIUM As a research...