She Not Only Survived Dissertation Boot Camp, She Came Back for More

By Lana Whitehead on May 23, 2018 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

Completing a dissertation is the ultimate academic accomplishment, but creating dedicated time to concentrate only on writing can be difficult.

That’s why Kent State’s Division of Graduate Studies created Dissertation Boot Camp, a program that provides students with a quiet space on campus over...

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®): Two Kent State Students Who Beat the Clock and Won

By Lana Whitehead on May 9, 2018 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

It sounds like something out of a college class anxiety dream: you have three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to explain your research project to an audience who knows little to nothing about your specialty or your subject. Okay, ready…GO!

How I Juggled a Family and a Graduate Program — From A Mom Who Did It

By Melody Tankersley on March 28, 2018 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

As part of our effort to understand and support the needs of mothers who chose to return to graduate school for a specialized degree, we talked with Kent State’s very own, Lana Whitehead, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Graduate Admissions.

Lana, a mother of 6 children,...

Three Kent State Alums Pursue “Nontraditional” Careers in Fundraising

By Alexandra Gray on November 29, 2017 in Graduate Student Stories

Many students in Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science have traditional dreams of working in a library. Some may already be working in libraries, and they’re seeking a degree in order to advance in the profession. 

More and more alumni of the Master of Library and Information...