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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).

On Saturday, May 4, legendary journalist Bob Woodward comes to Kent State University as part of the Presidential Speaker Series. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).

On Saturday, May 4, legendary journalist Bob Woodward comes to Kent State University as part of the Presidential Speaker Series. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Ohio ranks seventh in new business creation, but last among larger states in integrating startups into the overall economy. That makes it hard to build momentum in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

WKSU presents: Growing Ohio’s Startup Culture: An Exploradio Meetup
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Downtown Akron. The free event is moderated by Jeff St. Clair, WKSU host of All Things Considered and producer of the station’s award-winning Exploradio series.

WKSU has announced the addition of an often-requested listening option with the debut of a pledge-free stream benefit – just in time for the station’s fall fund drive. The pledge-free content stream replaces typical fundraising talk breaks with more programming. Listeners who become sustaining members with an ongoing monthly donation will now have the ability to listen to WKSU as normal during fund drives. 

M.L. Schultze named Reporter of the Year

WKSU staff was honored with 11 awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (OAPME) in a ceremony held March 24 in Columbus, Ohio. Top honors went to WKSU for General Excellence – Radio, the fourth consecutive year the newsroom earned the acknowledgement. The OAPME Awards reflect standout work created in 2017.

WKSU reporters have won nine awards in the Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The competition recognized station staff for work created in 2016. Highlights of WKSU honors include Best Radio News Operation in Ohio and Best Radio Reporter in Ohio for M.L. Schultze, who submitted a selection of her Election 2016 coverage.

WKSU presents “The Future of Television, Media and Journalism, with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans” on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights. General admission tickets can be purchased at ClevelandCinemas.com for $15. Details are available at www.WKSU.org/ericdeggans.

Kent State University will launch a new interview-format radio show on WKSU on Jan. 21. The program, titled “Elevations,” will include interviews with Kent State faculty, staff, students and alumni, bringing new perspective to the university’s distinctions in science, technology, education and the arts.
 

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