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45 years in, Funky Winkerbean creator isn’t going for funny

Sep 19th, 2017 | Filed as: News

Tom Batiuk speaks on the Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy and more in this extensive interview from the Seattle PI.

Find out more about Lisa’s Legacy and other titles by Tom Batiuk here.


Halim El-Dabh, 1921–2017

Sep 6th, 2017 | Filed as: News

Noted composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and Kent State University Professor Halim El-Dabh died at his home on Saturday, September 2. A native of Cairo, Egypt, El-Dabh taught at Kent State University from 1969 to 1991, and then part time until 2012. He was a recipient of two Fulbright awards, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and two honorary doctorates. El-Dabh was the subject of the 2003 biography by Denise Seachrist, The Musical World of Halim El-Dabh, published by Kent State University Press.


Susan Wadsworth-Booth appointed as director of Kent State University Press

Aug 29th, 2017 | Filed as: News

Kent State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Wadsworth-Booth as the director of the Kent State University Press.
Wadsworth-Booth, formerly the director of the Duquesne University Press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will begin her duties on September 11.
Wadsworth-Booth joins Kent State with more than 25 years of experience in scholarly publishing. She began her [...]


Kent State University Press Wins Multiple Awards in 2016–17

Jun 13th, 2017 | Filed as: News

2017 IPPYs (Independent Publisher Book Awards)

As Ohio Goes, Rana Khoury
Bronze: Current Events (Political/Economic/Foreign Affairs)

Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives, Candy Hooper
Bronze: U.S. History

Hidden Hemingway, Robert K. Elder, Aaron Vetch & Mark Cirino
Gold: Reference

2017 IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) Ben Franklin Award
Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives, Candy Hooper
Silver: History
2017 Eric Hoffer Award
Hidden Hemingway, Elder,Vetch & Cirino
Winner: Reference
Foreword Reviews’ 2016 Indies 2016 Book Award
Hidden Hemingway, Robert K. Elder, Aaron Vetch [...]


Did Ernest Hemingway Have An Affair With His Sister-in-Law?

Apr 20th, 2017 | Filed as: News

Hidden Hemingway author Robert K. Elder explores the issue at the Huffington Post


Pickenpaugh wins 2016 Independent Scholar Award

Mar 29th, 2017 | Filed as: News

Congratulations to Roger Pickenpaugh for winning the 2016 Independent Scholar Award for the Center for Archival Collections’ Local History Publication Award for “Johnson’s Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers”


Ohio’s Historic Haunts featured in Dayton Daily News

Oct 24th, 2016 | Filed as: News

“They are friendly ghosts,” said Linda Morgan, vice president of the board of directors and program director of the Waynesville Museum at the Friends Home. “It seems like if you are a non-believer, something happens.

“All the stories that we tell are based on factual experiences that people have had and have told us. We have [...]


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