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Janice Lessman-Moss Gets a Surprise Visit When She Wins the Distinguished Teaching Award. Teaching is a privilege, according to Janice Lessman-Moss, professor in Kent State University’s School of Art’s Textile Program, whose enthusiasm for working with students led her to be honored with the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award a tenured or tenure-track professor can receive. The awards are...

Kent State K Cheers! Interested in learning more about the minute-by-minute details of Brexit negotiations? Want to know more about what’s next in British politics? Business? The Royal Family? On Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Sir Kim Darroch, will speak to students and...

Kent State student enjoy the pet therapy dogs during the Stress-Free Zone event presented by University Libraries. Everyone’s favorite event is back. Kent State University Libraries will host its seventh annual Stress-Free Zone on Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7. The event is open to students, staff and faculty from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of University Library. Stress-Free Zone aims to take care of students by providing them this...

Personal items of Bill Schroeder, including his Eagle Scout Award and Boy Scout sash showing his merit badges, are on display in a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center called “Bill: An All-American Boy.” Bill Schroeder was from Lorain, Ohio, and attended Colorado School of Mines on a ROTC scholarship before transferring to Kent State University to study psychology. He was also an Eagle Scout, musician and athlete. On May 4, 1970, the 19-year-old stopped to see what was happening on the Commons and then proceeded on his way to class when he was shot...

Student walking through trees and flowers on campus What would Kent State University look like without its abundance of lush trees? Where would students tie their hammocks on a beautiful spring day if campus didn’t have sturdy trunks rising from the ground? Where would the signature black squirrels nestle for the night if the campus wasn’t speckled with forestry? Kent State’s efforts to...

Kent State Geauga Dean with Geauga Growth Partnership Kent State University Geauga Campus is being recognized as the 2019 recipient of the Geauga Growth Partnership’s (GGP) Frank Samuel Distinguished Service Award for “relentless determination, diligence and dedication” and for making “significant contributions to enhance the value, quality, effectiveness, and stature of the Geauga Growth...

Cutting the ribbon for the Virtual Reality classroom at East Liverpool April 2109 Kent State University at East Liverpool officially opened its new virtual reality classroom, providing students and staff with technology that will greatly enhance learning experiences across several areas of study. Virtual reality uses computer technology to create an “artificial environment” that allows...

Lester A. Lefton Esplanade Arch For the first time, Kent State University has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus for 2019-20. The Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, acknowledged Kent State’s goals to break down barriers and empower students with...

Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine's (KSUCPM) graduating class of 2019 joined their peers across the nation this March to eagerly await the news of where students would be heading to complete their postgraduate residency training. This year’s match results were released on March 15th, and KSUCPM is proud to announce that 100...

Legendary journalist Bob Woodward will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the university’s Presidential Speaker Series. (Photo credit: Lisa Berg) Due to an overwhelming response for free tickets for the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series featuring Bob Woodward on May 4, the university has moved the event to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). The larger venue allows more people to attend and hear from the legendary journalist. Publicly announced on...