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Always looking for a new podcast to try? Interested in business? Try Kent State University’s College of Business podcast, Breaking Down Business podcast. Started in 2019, its goal is to provide students with a mobile-first, micro-learning experience. Available on
A degree in liberal studies allows you to translate skills and interests to match the career you want to make. Surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) show that most hiring managers care more about a job candidate’s skills than they do about a college major.1 The skills you will learn getting a degree in liberal studies will help make you a most-wanted candidate in the job market.
Way to go Kent State! The Kent State University College of Business Administration’s Online MBA ranks No. 35 in the nation in Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs 2021 ranking.1 Kent State is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the list.
A liberal studies degree prepares you for a variety of career options. Instead of focusing on one specialization, you can focus on synthesizing many different areas into a holistic view. Kent State University is one of six institutions in Ohio to offer the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) degree and the only one that allows students to take courses from any college or school in the university.1 W…
Kent State University’s College of Business (COBA) provides global impact through innovative education, leading research, and meaningful engagement with the business community. COBA is also busy training the next generation of business leaders. Are you interested in being a leader? Leadership is an important trait in today’s competitive, employment marketplace.…
Beginning this Fall 2021, the Master of Science in Accounting program at Kent State University will be delivered online. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for accountants and auditors is $71,500.1 Accounting jobs are projected to grow by 4 percent from 2019 to 2029 but a…
Meet Dr. Tudhope! Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, joined the College of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration in 2019.
Did you know? Kent State University is the only public institution in Northeast Ohio to offer a program like the College of Aeronautics and Engineering’s online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management. Is There a Need for Aviation Maintenance Management? According to …
Today, many Americans do not have access to mental health services, in part due to a lack of qualified mental health professionals. Nurses who become Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) help bridge this gap and provide holistic care to those who are struggling with mental illnesses and addictions. PMHNPs are uniquely poised to expand education about, and access to, mental health care.
Calling all music teachers! Kent State University is synonymous with music education. Some of the leading voices in the field have earned a degree here at Kent State University. Our 100% Online Master of Music degree in Music Education can be completed in as few as 23 months and is created for you, the music teaching professional. Read on to learn …
Education is not only about learning skills and information. Education—whether formal schooling or learning through life experience—is deeply embedded in every society. Education plays a number of roles in society as well. Examining the relationships between varied kinds of education and society is what you will be asked to do when studying cultural foundations of education. What is Cultural Foundations of Education? At its core, the study of cultural foundations of education is the…
The College of Business Administration at Kent State University is excited to introduce you to the fast-paced and rewarding world of finance. Offering many programs, from finance, business, economics, accounting, and more, today we highlight the brand new online graduate certificate in Financial Management. This certificate p…
Environmental education connects us with the world. It enhances the community you live in. It empowers you and those around you. Kent State University strives to enhance the quality of life in your region, your state, and your community.1 Environment management, in its most basic sense, is “the management of human impacts on the environment.”2 The process of environmental management involves:3 Ide…
Kent State University’s College of Nursing is one of the nation’s largest and most respected nursing schools, with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. Designated as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2013, we partner with over 350 hospitals, clinics, and extended-care facilities to give our students valuable clinical experience and prepare them as future nurse leaders.1 Kent State’s online ma…
The world of tech can seem daunting. What jobs are there? And what’s the right job for me? Consider a degree in information technology (IT). Information technology (IT) is much more than just fixing computers. At the very basic level, it’s using computers and technology to solve problems and offer solutions for businesses and organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in information technology jobs is projected to grow 11 percent…
Information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking, and other physical devices, infrastructure, and processes to create, process, store, secure, and exchange all forms of electronic data.1 Basically, IT ensures that computers work well for people. High salaries, low unemployment rates, and the possibility of working from home are some of the biggest draws for these careers.2 Graduates with a degree in
by Val Kelly Sometimes you are challenged to think about who you are and who you aspire to be. This particular challenge came to me from our office marketing director in hopes that I would #ChooseToChallenge by writing a blog entry about my experiences in higher education and share my thoughts and experiences with women who want to move into leadership in higher education.
Before COVID-19 the hospitality management industry experienced a period of large growth. As we begin our post-COVID-19 recovery, the industry will return to growth. Here are some recent statistics to keep in mind1: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of food service management positions to increase 9% from 2016–2026 Nearly 1.6 million additional jobs are expected in restaurants and food serv…
Kent State University is once again at the top tier when it comes to exhibiting leading practices and supporting post-military students, receiving the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus1. This is the 12th year in a row that the Kent Campus has received the Military Friendly School honor. The Kent Campus received a bronze-level status, meaning it scored within 30% of the 10th best school in its category.
Professional nurses are in great demand! A career in nursing can consist of many components, including emotional support, leadership, physical strength, mental agility, and working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing careers in one of the highest-paying fields. Did you know? $71,730 is the median yearly pay for RNs 94% of students with a bachelor’s degre…
Kent State University College of Nursing Interim Dean Denice Sheehan knows that healthcare is more in demand than ever. Dean Sheehan said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of nurs…
by Val Kelly In the movie, 39 Steps, Alfred Hitchcock introduces us to a vaudeville performer, Mr. Memory, who has the plans of an advanced airplane engine committed to memory. Clearly, the plans are something of great concern and central to the plot. Upon reflection, however, although the plans seemed very important and …
Exciting news from Kent State University’s School of Music! The Music Education Department is partnering with F-Flat books to offer a series of innovative curricula written by students in the Master of Music in Music Education program (MMME). The publications in this series are edited versions of…
Educational psychology involves both teaching and learning. But how does that work? It works because educational psychology is concerned with the scientific study of human learning. How a child or adult learner actually learns, while identifying learning, social or behavioral issues that can also impede learning. Finding a Specific Definition Educational Psychology at Kent State University is “a field for those interested in the application of psychologi…
by Val Kelly I used to participate in Adventure Races. The races varied, but included activities such as kayaking, repelling, cycling and orienteering. I participated in these with good friends and now when we have too much wine, we enjoy retelling stories of these races as if we had been serious athletes pushing the boundaries of physical prowess. I’ll just assume you understand how far this is from the truth.
by Val Kelly In the podcast, The Last Archive, Jill Lepore promises to “trace the history of evidence, proof, and knowledge, in troubled epistemological times”. Are we living in troubled epistemological times? Why didn’t I receive some kind of alert on my phone? I’d never thought of this definition for our uncertain era. However, now that i…
Kent State University has announced the recipients of the New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award (New ORSA). These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of faculty who have been at Kent State for 10 years or less and are sponsored by the University Research Council.
by Val Kelly Somewhere in the process of navigating COVID19, I latched on to the idea of a 1-hour walk every day. So far, I’ve been pretty consistent. It didn’t take me long to realize that podcasts and audiobooks were wonderful motivators for taking a walk. I am continually amazed at the brilliance of the creative people producing these for my enjoyment. This discovery led me to walk more and write a blog where I cou…