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Kent State Fashion Alumnus Brings Custom Designs to Toledo

Kent State alumnus Nicholas Harper is using his fashion education to create custom pieces like wedding dresses, masks and suits from his own store in Toledo, Ohio. Recently featured on WTVG 13ABC, Harper, a fashion design alumnus, can alter anything from formal gowns to dress shirts.

Student pose for a picture at Lavender Graduation.
LGBTQ+ Center Marks 10-Year Milestone

In a month synonymous with cupid, hearts and chocolates, it seems fitting that Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Center is set to celebrate 10 years of love beginning on Valentine’s Day and extending through the end of the year.

Photo from spring 2019 end-of-life simulation with the College of Nursing
Prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation President’s Grant to Expand End-of-Life Simulation for Nursing and Medical Students

Faculty researchers from Kent State University’s College of Nursing were recently funded by the prestigious Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation with a yearlong President’s Grant award totaling $35,000. The goal of their study is to help ensure the competencies of new healthcare providers to facilitate vital family communication at the end of life.

Brandon Lewis, Journalism Major. Image from OOD Works Podcast
Kent State Student Featured on Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Podcast

Kent State senior Brandon Lewis has big plans to become a sports journalist, he told OOD Works, a podcast by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities that interviews students with disabilities looking to be more independent. And with the assistance of Jessica Vass, a College2Careers rehabilitation counselor at the university, his career options are vast.

Detail of Romanian ensemble from Transylvania
Kent State University Museum Announces Reopening and Newest Exhibition 'Stitched: Regional Dress Across Europe'

The Kent State University Museum has reopened to the public and is excited to announce its newest exhibition, “Stitched: Regional Dress Across Europe,” on display from February 2021 through December 2021. The exhibition features 75 pieces exclusive to the museum’s permanent collection, showcasing common features shared by regional costume across Western and Eastern Europe.

Kent State students performing in Thai Ensemble
Kent State University Thai Ensemble Continues Making Music Through COVID-19

Kent State University's Thai Ensemble, one of only three in the United States academic system, has continued to learn and practice Thai classical music through the COVID-19 pandemic. Housed in Kent State's Glauser School of Music and led by Assistant Professor Priwan Nanongkham, Ph.D., the ensemble was recently featured in a piece by VOA (Voice of America) News, which serves an estimated 280 million people weekly.

Alumna Stacy Alan and Husband Jason on the Set of CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”
Kent State Graduate Conjures Laughs on 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'

Stacy Alan never expected her life to revolve around magic. This 2006 graduate of Kent State University, who uses the stage name “Alan” and identifies herself a mentalist, has always had a passion for the mind and dedicated her life to studying and analyzing how the mind works, starting with her BA in psychology. Once she met her now-husband Jason Alan, a lifelong magician, her life flipped and that passion for the mind turned into a passion in tricking other’s minds - through magic.

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Kent State Anthropology Professor Featured for Expertise in Cultural Appropriation

Evgenia Fotiou, assistant professor of anthropology, was recently featured in Yoga Journal for her expertise on indigenous religions, healing practices and cultural appropriation.

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Kent State University Professor Receives NIH Grant to Automate Biomedical Data Processing

In the medical field, demand for technological advances that can speed data analysis and be less prone to human error continues to increase. Robert Clements recently received a federal grant to continue his work creating a more efficient and improved system to analyze medical data that will benefit not only the biomedical industry but also students at Kent State.

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Kent State Becomes the First University in Ohio to Offer Direct Admission to MBA Program to First-Year and Transfer Students

This fall, Kent State University’s College of Business Administration will begin offering direct admission to its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program to qualifying, incoming freshmen and students transferring into business programs.

E. Timothy Moore accepts the 2015 Diversity Trailblazer Award
E. Timothy Moore’s Life, Legacy to Be Honored With Scholarship

A scholarship has been established to honor the life and legacy of E. Timothy (Tim) Moore, Associate Dean Emeritus in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pan-African Studies.

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‘Global Understanding’ Brings Cultural Awareness to Northeast Ohio

Kent State University is merging research with global connections in the Global Understanding Research Initiative (GURI). The recently displayed “We the People” and the upcoming “Import/Export” exhibition provide cultural kaleidoscopes with local and international reflectors.

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10 Questions About the First Amendment

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants us five freedoms: the freedom of religion, speech, press, petition and assembly. Each of these freedoms collectively gives us the right to be ourselves – expressing ourselves and enriching the nation through the free exchange of ideas. But there is some confusion among the general public about these rights. So we asked our Kent State experts.

Coaches and Players Stand for the National Anthem
Kent State Department of Athletics Goes Above and Beyond to Keep Students Safe

Whether Kent State’s 450 student-athletes are studying or practicing, their safety and health remains the university's top priority.

Veterinary Technology Students at the Trumbull Campus
Kent State Veterinary Technology Students at the Trumbull Campus Achieve Ohio's Highest Passage Rate

Veterinary technology students at Kent State Trumbull recently earned the highest three-year average passage rate in Ohio on the Veterinary Technician National Exam administered by the American Association Of Veterinary State Boards.

Members of the Kent State University women's basketball team celebrate clinching a share of the 2020 Mid-American Conference East Division championship with head coach Todd Starkey.
Kent State Launches Search for New Director of Athletics

Kent State University today is launching a national search for the university’s next leader of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. A 12-member search committee led by Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs, has been appointed to recruit and screen highly qualified candidates for the director of athletics position.

Kent State Researchers Challenge the Growing Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Problem With New Compound

“The pessimistic estimate is that by 2050, antibiotics could be obsolete,'' said Songping Huang, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Huang and his Kent State team, including Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, are working on closing that chasm with the development of new antimicrobials. 

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Alumna Jessica Maisano ‘Rocks’ Childhood Dream Job

Honors College alumna Jessica Maisano, ’94, B.A., started her career at Kent State as a fashion merchandising student before realizing her passion for dinosaurs and dirt was a viable career option. One Kent State professor would show Maisano that childhood dreams are actually within reach.

Kent State senior Gianna DaPra in the TV2 Studio
Journalism Student Ranks in Nation's Top 10 for 'Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism' Contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards — widely known as the Pulitzer Prizes of Collegiate Journalism — recently recognized Kent State senior Gianna DaPra in the nation’s top 10 for television features.

Telebot-3R designed by the Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University was named a finalist in the World Robot Summit
Kent State Research Team Selected as a Finalist in World Robot Summit Competition

Kent State University’s Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab in the Department of Computer Science recently shared its latest iteration of a fully immersive telepresence robot, Telebot-3R, that allows a human operator to have direct control and perform various tasks through the robot. The World Robot Summit Committee selected the Kent State team as one of 11 finalist teams – the only one from the United States – in the summit’s Plant Disaster Prevention Challenge Category.