At first glance, it looks more like an art studio, make that a hot art studio ... music blaring, temperatures rising and a chatty atmosphere of collaboration. Anything but a college classroom. Most wear blue jeans and cotton shirts so they can easily sweat while perfecting their craft. In this case, glassblowing.
The university celebrates the construction launch of the Design Innovation Hub. The upcoming addition to Kent State is a grassroots initiative aimed at designing new technologies as well as solving the world's problems.
Kent State University’s inaugural director of the new School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Neil Cooper, Ph.D., said as the university builds toward the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970, and the 50th anniversary of the school, he is looking forward to working with colleagues on the next phase of the school’s history.
Neil Cooper, Ph.D., inaugural director of Kent State University's School of Peace and Conflict Studies, discusses the school's role.
Seventy-years after Allied forces liberated the people of Paimpol, France, during World War II, Professor Richard Berrong decided to document part of the story that he felt had not been told. He traveled to France to do something he had never done – create a documentary film. In the end, he made two and got some surprises along the way.
Richard Berrong Outside the Cinébreiz Movie Theater in Paimpol, France
The CDC is an early-year laboratory school on campus, which allows early childhood education majors to observe a classroom simulation and become more fluent and knowledgeable in their teaching abilities, while children are able to experience a different teaching style from their superiors.
Kent State’s Childhood Development Center (CDC) offers experiential learning to teachers in the making and their students.