University faculty honored at library awards ceremony

Cassandra Beck

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University Libraries held a faculty recognition program Friday afternoon to honor recently tenured and promoted faculty members.

Fifty-five honorees were asked to submit the title and bibliographic information for a book that has had some significance to them and their professional or personal success. The books were put on display during the program and will be on display on the first floor of the library for the remaining of the semester.

Each book was plated with the title of the faculty member and the year they were promoted, so anyone who opens that book will reflect on the success of that person.

The plated books range from the classics, like Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and Shel Silverstein’s “The Missing Piece.”

Faculty from all Kent branches was honored. Thirteen of the faculty honored achieved the rank of professor, and 42 achieved the rank of associate professor.

James Bracken, dean of University Libraries, hopes to make this event a tradition by honoring and recognizing the achievement of Kent State faculty.

“Sometimes we don’t think of celebrating ourselves,” Bracken said. “But we need to celebrate all of Kent’s success.”

Provost Robert Frank spoke briefly at the program to congratulate the faculty.

“Today is a great day to celebrate Kent State University’s accomplishments,” Frank said. “Kent State is making a difference in Ohio.”

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