Women's Center

Community Space: A Place to Just Be

The Division of Student Affairs will host a space to process the results of the Derek Chauvin trial. With a verdict being announced on Tuesday afternoon, several of the centers within the division created Community Space: A Place to Just Be to provide support our students might need.   "The goal of the community space is to provide a space for students to decompress, express themselves, and/or just be in community with one another," said Assistant Vice President, Equity, Identity, and Success for the Division of Student Affairs, Yvonna Washington-Greer. "There ...

Participants at the Elect Her event pose for a picture.

With the celebration of Women’s History Month in March, it seemed fitting that the Kent State Women’s Center would officially kick off its 25th anniversary. It will continue throughout 2021. Talks for an actual Women’s Center on campus first started in March 1995, when President Carol Cartwright –the first woman president at a state school in Ohio - appointed a Women’s Center Committee. Members of the committee would reflect the diversity of talented people committed to the notion of an actual Women’s Center at Kent State. After careful planning, a presentation made to the Kent Stat...

Members of Sisters in Sisterhood.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice, one student involved with the Women’s Center seized the opportunity to bring others together. The Sisters in Sisterhood initiative is a student-led group whose mission statement is to use their unique backgrounds to advocate and promote all women to reach their full potential. As the summer of 2020 rolled on, and racial unjust continued to stir across the country, student Amelia Workman had an idea to give the women of Kent State's Integrated Greek Council (IGC) and the Panhellenic Council (Panhel) a way to come together as on...

one woman and two males write on whiteboard

Since its start over 20 years ago, the Women’s Center has been a place to gather in the community, discuss the topics of the day and find ways to create positive change. Today is no different. Although some issues have changed (and many have stayed the same), the Women’s Center remains a hub of education, advocacy and action around issues impacting women in our communities.  With our recent move from the Carriage House to the Williamson House and the transition of leadership, we took this opportunity to focus on the most important issues impacting women today. Building off the foundati...

School of Communication Studies Associate professor Catherine Goodall, Ph.D., will be recognized at the Kent State University Women's Center's Mothers, Mentors and Muses event ono April 3.   Goodall has been specifically identified as someone who is significantly instrumental in the lives of students and colleagues and as someone who exemplifies the role of mother, mentor and/or muse.    The event will take place at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, April 3 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Women’s Center ninth annua...

Four Kent State University employees have been named 2017 “30 for the Future” award recipients by the Greater Akron Chamber. Kent State’s Theron Brown, assistant professor of jazz piano in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music; Cason Brunt, director of student support services and academic diversity outreach in University College; Michael Kavulic, Ph.D., director of board operations and technology in the Office of the President; and Alicia Robinson, assistant director of the Women’s Center, will receive their awards Sept. 7 during an award ceremony. The “30 for the Future” award is given to you...

Kent State University School of Communication Studies students are producing a persuasive health campaign to gather donations of women’s feminine products, or money to be used for such products, for the Kent State Women’s Center pantry. This project is for the course Communication and Influence which is taught by COMM Assistant Professor J.D. Ponder, Ph.D. Students Laura Arnold, Ellen Morales and Susan Tachovsky discovered a need to increase awareness of the demand for free, accessible feminine products for low-income women. They said there is also a need to donate these items to th...

The Women’s Center named 46 women, including five women from CCI, as part of its 2017 class of Mothers, Mentors and Muses.   The 2017 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses of CCI include:   Jody Boles, Special Assistant, CCI Anna Gower, Senior Secretary, Library and Information Science Alice Kopunovitz, Administrative Assistant, Communication Studies Valora Renicker, Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design Molly Taggart, Faculty, Communication Studies   “It’s pleasantly surprising to be honored,” Taggart said. “It mak...

University employees collect, organize and distribute professional attire for students in need of appropriate clothes for job interviews A good education and a solid résumé aren’t always enough to make a positive first impression. To bridge the gap, a group of Kent State University employees have come together to establish the Kent State Career Closet, a project to collect, organize and distribute professional attire for students in need of something suitable to wear for a job interview. Tabitha Martin, venture initiatives advisor at LaunchNET Kent State, said the idea came up during a c...

LaunchNET and the Kent State Women’s Center have collaborated to organize this Spring’s All the CEO Ladies entrepreneurship series.

ACL is a bi-monthly program geared toward female entrepreneurs.