What first began in 1972 with a small group of Kent State architecture students and faculty traveling to Florence, Italy, for a few weeks has blossomed into one of the most prestigious education-abroad programs in the country.
A Kent State fashion design student helped a prominent New York City designer create and debut his first bridal collection.
Educators from Brazil visited Northeast Ohio institutions for inspirations in innovative teaching.
Kent State University education major Klair Heestand said the time she spent teaching refugee students in Akron in the spring was excellent preparation for when she enters her own classroom one day. “It was very helpful, because we’re going to have students of varying abilities, and students for whom English is a second language, no matter where we teach,” Heestand said. “We don’t need anyone left behind because of a language barrier.”
A literature professor from Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, is wrapping up a year as a visiting scholar at Kent State University with hopes of creating an exchange program between the two schools based on their historic campus tragedies. Before he leaves the Kent Campus at the end of June, Yeonmin Kim, Ph.D., ’13, hopes to have plans in place for a continued exchange of students between the two universities, to further the understanding and legacies of May 4, 1970, at Kent State and May 18, 1980, at Chonnam.