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Author Jay Knarr featured on NPR and in Christian Science Monitor

May 12th, 2015 | Filed as: News

KSU Press author Jay Knarr is featured in two recent stories on NPR and in The Christian Science Monitor.
As Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica likes to say, his personal story seems like the stuff of fiction. He was a leftist guerrilla who was imprisoned for more than…

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Virginia Benson earns lifetime achievement award

Mar 20th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Author Dr. Virginia O. Benson was honored March 13, 2015, with the prestigious Robert C. Gaede Lifetime Achievement Award in Historic Preservation.
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Joan Severa, 1925–2015

Mar 16th, 2015 | Filed as: News

MADISON-Joan L. Severa, age 89, passed away on March 5, 2015, at Oakwood West in Madison, Wisconsin, with family and friends by her side.
She was born on August 7, 1925, in Spring Green, to Gertrude and Johnny Baker. Joan was a master gardener and after…

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2015 Hubbell Prize Awarded

Feb 24th, 2015 | Filed as: News
Edward J. Blum

Edward J. Blum has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History during 2014. His study, “‘The First Secessionist Was Satan’: Secession and the Religious Politics of Evil in Civil War America,” Civil War History (September 2014), was…

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Wearable Prints honored with PROSE Award

Feb 5th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Susan Greene’s masterful study of fabric history, Wearable Prints, 1760–1860: History, Materials, and Mechanics, has won a 2015 PROSE Award for a single volume in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 
Congratulations to the author and to Kent State University Press!


Wick poet Karen Schubert founds Lit Youngstown

Feb 5th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Click here to read a Vindicator article about a new literary group founded by Wick poet Karen Schubert to serve Mahoning Valley residents.


Lisa’s Story is an “American original”

Feb 4th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Click here to read Chris Schillig’s Alliance, Ohio, Review column praising Tom Batiuk’s graphic novel, Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe and its selection for the One Book, One Community program in Alliance.


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