iFacultyStaff Network Member to Host Alumni Association Faculty Lecture

Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu, program coordinator for the iFacultyStaff Network, will host the first Kent State University Alumni Association Faculty Lecture for the spring 2017 semester.

The Faculty Lecture Series coordinated by the alumni association provides faculty the opportunity to showcase their research and expertise to alumni. This allows alumni to continue their education and experience a glimpse of the ideas that motivate our faculty members and the great work they do at Kent State!

Dr. Kumah-Abiwu will present on Thursday, February 16 from 6-7 p.m. in the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. His presentation is:

Exploring the Complexities of Africa Beyond Western Media Coverage 

Although Africa is complex in terms of its history, culture, language and often considered as the cradle of humanity/civilization, the general image of the continent in many Western countries, including the United States, is either about safari tours or a homogeneous place with widespread human suffering.

Come explore the complexities of Africa with special focus on alternative stories and counter narratives about the continent. The lecture will have entertaining documentary videos, visual images, and interactions. 

This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni! If you would like to attend, please visit the alumni association registration page by clicking here. 

If you are a member of the iFacultyStaff Network and you would like us to promote a lecture or event please email us at iFacultyStaffNetwork@gmail.com.

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iFacultyStaff Network Socials Planned for Spring 2017

We are excited to kick off 2017 with the announcement of the International Faculty and Staff Network socials for the spring semester.

Please mark you calendars for the following dates:

Thursday, January 26 -5:30 p.m., Ray’s Place, downtown Kent To RSVP click here. Deadline to register is Tuesday, January 24 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22 (updated) -5:30 p.m., Bricco in Kent. To RSVP, please click here! Deadline to register is Monday, February 20 at 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 27 -5:30 p.m., Laziza in downtown Kent. To RSVP, please click here!

This is a great opportunity to meet other members in the iFacultyStaff Network and have some fun!

Any questions please email Eron Memaj at ememaj@kent.edu