Kent State University

Pamela R. Anderson

At the end of September, Pamela R. Anderson retires as Kent State University’s Sr. Advancement Officer for WKSU. Pam holds a BA from Hiram College, an MA (English Literature) from Kent State and an MFA through the NEOMFA creative writing program and she is a published poet. She came to WKSU in 1995 as assistant director of development in charge of fundraising and membership-related communications and special events planning.


A new  app is launching Wednesday that provides an interactive guide for visitors to Northeast Ohio’s parks. 

The phone app helps people learn more about what they’re seeing, and as WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports, offers a chance to take part in research projects.

It’s called ParkApps Northeast Ohio – a collaboration between Kent State University, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland Metroparks.

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Kent State University’s trustees have extended President Beverly Warren’s contract through 2020.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously on the contract extension at Wednesday's meeting, saying they want to continue the work Warren has done since taking the helm in 2014.  Her goal is to increase enrollment by about 2,000 students by the year 2021.  She also wants to increase research by adding tenure track faculty, from 61 percent of the staff to 70.

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 This year’s choice of speaker at Kent State’s May 4th commemorations is drawing criticism as well as praise.


Kent State University’s May 4th Center is highlighting this week the tragic period of history in Southeast Asia that followed America’s involvement in Vietnam, the Cambodian Genocide.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that a survivor of one Cambodia’s most notorious prisons will share his remarkable story tonight.