Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to submit a panel, roundtable, paper or workshop for the Reimagining the Academy Conference. Proposals may be submitted through Monday, June 3. The conference will take place Friday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 21 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Virtual engagement opportunities will also be available.

  • The 2024 Earth Month Committee has planned events throughout the month of April based on the theme “Planet vs. Plastics." Join in the Earth Month celebration and check out speakers, the annual bioblitz, Earth Fest, clean-ups, plant sale fundraisers, fiber art gallery exhibition, sustainable dining sessions and more! The Earth Month Committee is chaired by the Office of Sustainability with over 30 department, office, student organization and regional campus representatives.

  • Join us Thursday, May 16 for an evening honoring Chaya Kessler, esteemed retiring director of Jewish Studies at Kent State University. Friends, colleagues and community members are all invited to celebrate her invaluable contributions while kicking off the program's 50th anniversary year. Expect an evening of commemoration and camaraderie as we pay tribute to Chaya's legacy and the enduring impact of Jewish Studies at Kent State. Register by May 3.

  • Leading up to the 2024 Annual Fashion Show, join the School of Fashion for an exciting week of fashion-centric events, lectures, workshops and more! Apr. 21-27 includes events like a virtual fashion show, fashion merchandising symposium, and a gala.

  • Think you’ve heard everything about multiple generations? Think again! Our generations and the gaps that separate them are in constant flux, what worked last year probably won’t work today. Faculty and staff are invited to an event on April 25 with generational expert, speaker and author Meagan Johnson. Together, we will Zap the Generational Gap and learn how to transform, recruit, retain and engage multi-generational teams. This session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Kent Student Center Governance Chambers. Registration not required.

  • Employee Wellness is pleased to announce that we're bringing back Mindful Mondays with Daron starting this May. In the meantime, join us Apr. 24 for Attentional Fitness: Demystifying Mindfulness, an exploration of various ways to turn mindfulness practice into a secret mission. This session serves as an optional orientation to the returning Mindful Mondays.