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Photo of Joey PompignanoKent State University’s Latino Networking Caucus (LNC) and the Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) will host the fifth annual Hablemos “Let’s Talk” conference on May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. 

Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Graphic for Veterans' Job FairKent State University’s Division of Human Resources, Career Exploration and Development, and the Center for Adult and Veteran Services have partnered to bring a unique job fair experience for U.S. Armed Forces veterans. Working as integral collaborators with Kent State are OhioMeansJobs Portage County, the U.S.

Photo of Kent State's new Aeronautics and Technology BuildingKent State University will host a grand opening for the Aeronautics and Technology Building on Friday, April 24, from 2-4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo of Jeff McLainKent State University has named Jeffery L. McLain, CFRE, as its new vice president for institutional advancement following an extensive national search. McLain comes to Kent State from Louisiana State University where he served as senior vice president of the LSU Foundation. He joins Kent State on May 15. 

Photo of Matthew LikensMatthew E. Likens, president and chief executive officer of Ulthera Inc., will be the keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series on April 22 hosted by the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.

Photo of Kent State University President Beverly WarrenMembers of the Kent State University community are invited to attend the inauguration of Beverly Warren as the 12th president of the university on Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. A reception will follow at the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

The Fashion School at Kent State University is currently accepting applications for the Summer Fashion School Academy, a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising.

National Alcohol Screening Day returns to Kent State University for its 15th year. National Alcohol Screening Day is a promotional outreach effort to reduce and prevent at-risk drinking by providing anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Kent Student Center.

As part of Autism Awareness Month in April, Kent State University presents “Living With Autism,” which kicks off with a presentation that will be followed by a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students studying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The events begin on April 9 at 7 p.m. Faculty, staff, students and the entire community are invited to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and hear real-life experiences from someone who was diagnosed with this “difference” at a young age and has written two books on the topic.

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