Kent State University to Celebrate Successful Partnership With New College of Podiatric Medicine on Aug. 8
Kent State University will host a symbolic ribbon-tying event on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m., to celebrate the establishment of the new Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, formerly known as the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, local officials and friends of the university and the new college are invited to attend the event, which will take place at the campus of the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine located at 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd. in Independence. As opposed to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the event is a ribbon tying, signifying the two institutions – Kent State and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine – coming together to become the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.
The event will begin with opening remarks, followed immediately by a luncheon reception and facility tours.
The College of Podiatric Medicine officially became a part of Kent State on July 1 in a friendly acquisition that offers expanded academic options for podiatry students, including strategic partnerships with other Kent State colleges.
For more information about the event, contact Mark Syroney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-707-8074.
For more information about the College of Podiatric Medicine, visit www.kent.edu/cpm.
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Kent State University Opens Exhibit Featuring Historic Fashions in “Fashion Timeline”
The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibit, “Fashion Timeline,” showcases the museum’s world-class collection of historic fashions. The exhibit is currently available for viewing in the Palmer and Mull galleries, and will remain up until June 2013. The Kent State Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Dr. on the Kent Campus. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/museum.
The first gallery spans the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This was a period of revolutionary change that is reflected in the fashions. The American and French revolutions radically changed the political landscapes, while the industrial revolution transformed how goods, particularly clothing and textiles, were made. The luxury and rococo excesses of the 18th century gave way to the romanticism and neoclassicism of the early 19th century.
“Encompassing two centuries of fashion history, this exhibition is designed to show the evolution of styles and silhouettes while contextualizing the pieces with relevant political, technological and cultural developments,” says Sarah Hume, curator of the exhibit and for the museum.
The next room includes the second half of the 19th century to the dawn of World War I. Synthetic dyes opened up a world of color and the sewing machine facilitated the application of yards of ruffles, pleats and fringe. The upholstered, heavy styles of the Victorian era eventually gave way to Edwardian froth and lace. The final room finishes the timeline with fashions of the early 20th century. While that time period may have been a period of world wars and depression, fashions also reflected the heydays of jazz and swing, the boldness of Art Deco, and the endless possibilities of technology from plastics to rockets.
In addition to the garments on view in the Palmer and Mull galleries, an array of accessories, particularly shoes and hats, line the hallways. The silhouettes are the most obvious changes that can be seen, but there are also changes in textiles and colors. The display is intended to be a permanent feature at the museum, but the individual pieces will be rotated frequently so there is always something new to see.
The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. It is open 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. on Thursday; and noon – 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $5; senior citizens (55+ years old), $4; students and children (7-18 years old), $3; children younger than 7 years old, free. Admission to the museum is free on Sundays.
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School of Communication Studies Hosts Summer Scholar
Professor focuses on media images, messages and how they shape view of the world
David R. Ewoldsen, Ph.D., a pre-eminent communication scholar on how our perceptions of the world are shaped by media images and messages, will present the Summer Scholar Seminar at Kent State University. Ewoldsen will speak on "Racism and the Media: A Complex Relationship" at 3:30 p.m.on Aug. 12. The presentation, in Room 146 at Taylor Hall, is open to the public.
"Over 40 years of research suggests that the media influences how we understand and perceive our world. Today, as people grow even more dependent on the media, it is critical that we understand how the media influences our perceptions of the world," Ewoldsen says.
Ewoldsen, a professor in the School of Communication and Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University, will also lead a two-credit seminar on "Cultivation Theory: Multiple Perspectives" on Aug. 13-17. The graduate-level seminar will be held in Taylor Hall. The seminar and presentation are sponsored by the School of Communication Studies and the L. LeRoy Cowperthwaite Communication Lecture Series.
"David Ewoldsen is among the most widely published and respected researchers in exploring how media messages and images shape our view of what we perceive to the real world. This includes how we use media, including social media, and how they shape our opinions of differing social, ethnic, and religious groups," says Mei-Chen Lin, Ph.D., graduate coordinator for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State.
Ewoldsen co-founded the journal Media Psychology in 1998 with Jennings Bryant, Ph.D. In 2005, Media Psychology had the second highest impact factor of the 44 communication journals listed by Social Science Citation Index. Ewoldsen stepped down as co-editor of Media Psychology in 2007. He was the founding editor of the journal Communication Methods and Measures, which he edited until 2010.
Ewoldsen has published approximately 90 articles and book chapters, primarily dealing with the media. His publications have appeared in many research journals including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Media Psychology, Journal of Advertising, and Cyberpsychology and Behavior. Ewoldsen has also edited three books: Communication and Emotion (with Jennings Bryant and Joanne Cantor), Communication and Social Cognition: Theories and Methods (with Jennifer Monahan) and The Handbook of Communication Science (with Chuck Berger and Michael Roloff).
Ewoldsen is active in several professional organizations. He chaired the Information Systems Division and Mass Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association, and Communication and Social Cognition Division of the National Communication Association.
Ewoldsen earned a joint Ph.D. degree in psychology and speech communication at Indiana University in 1990. Ewoldsen was a postdoctoral fellow in the cognitive sciences program at Vanderbilt University from 1990 to 1991. Ewoldsen served in the Departments of Communication Studies and Psychology at the University of Alabama from 1991 to 2008 where he was he was the Reese Phifer Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information Sciences from 1997 to 2004. Ewoldsen was also an adjunct faculty member of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Alabama.
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