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Annual Student Conference

Student Conference

Each year, the Honors Program sponsors the Student Conference to showcase the academic talents of Kent State students. Students can submit proposals to present their papers, posters, artwork, music or theatre presentations at the conference.

All Kent State students are eligible to submit proposals.

2014 Annual Student Conference

Friday, April 25
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fine Arts Building

Save the Date
  Student Conference Reception & Speaker

  Thursday, April 24
  6 - 8 p.m.
  The University Center Dining Room

Group Presentations (tentative)
Speaker: State Representative Christina Hagan

Christina HaganState Representative Christina Hagan is currently serving her second term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 50th House District, which includes portions of Stark County.

During her first term in the House, Representative Hagan served on seven diverse committees, including Agriculture & Natural Resources, Economic & Small Business Development, Public Utilities, and Veterans Affairs committees, as well as the 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force, the Board of Regents Internship Co-Op Advisory Board, and the Agency on Aging. She currently serves on Agriculture & Natural Resources, Economic Development & Regulatory Reform and Public Utilities.

Aside from her committee work, Representative Hagan has focused her legislative efforts on restoring Ohio’s reputation as a national economic leader by working to create a better business climate that can sustain a strong private sector job market. She believes that investing in the foundation of Ohio’s economy, business owners, is the key to making Ohio great again.

Representative Hagan has also been a leader in the effort to improve government accountability, promoting responsible use of taxpayer dollars to ensure that Ohioans’ resources are not being misused.

A native of Stark County, being born and raised in Marlboro Township, Representative Hagan is still proud to call Stark County home, and privileged to represent the 50th House District at the Statehouse.

Submitting Proposals

  • Deadline to submit proposals: Monday, March 24 at 5 p.m.
  • Students must submit a 150 word abstract of their proposal, including the presentation format
  • Students must provide a letter of support from a faculty member for their proposal
  • Students will be notified by April 7 if their proposal was accepted
  • Use the convenient online form here:

Submit Proposal


Conference Coordinator:

Dr. Leslie Heaphy
Associate Professor, History
Honors Program Coordinator
310D Main Hall
330-244-3304
lheaphy@kent.edu