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