Two Kent State lighting-design students won awards in a national lighting-design competition at the 64th annual Southeastern Theatre Conference in Louisville, Ky. Senior theater design major Carly Shiner of Uniontown placed first in the Undergraduate Lighting Design category for her work on The Rocky Horror Show at KSU in November. Junior theater studies major Margaret Peebles of Cuyahoga Falls placed third for her lighting design of Big Love performed last fall.
Kent State senior fashion design major Jillian Miranda won three awards at trade-show organizer Outdoor Retailer's signature design competition. She placed first in the design concept and second in the produced prototype section.
Carol Sheriff has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History during 2012. Her study on Virginia's centennial era textbooks of the Civil War was selected by Civil War History, the quarterly KSU publication. She received a $1,000 award. Hubbell is professor emeritus of history at Kent State and director emeritus of the KSU Press.