Barbara Wien, senior professorial lecturer in the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C., teaches a workshop in Kigali, Rwanda at Peace Education in an Era of Crisis, global peace conference.


Barbara J. Wien, a senior professorial lecturer in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches alternatives to war and violence, was fresh out of college when she made her first visit to what was then, Kent State University’s Center for Peaceful Change. She was both a keynote workshop presenter and an active participant in the Kent State-sponsored conference, “Peace Education in an Era of Crisis,” which took place July 11-13 in Kigali.

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Traditional dancers perform at the Urugo Women's Opportunity Center In Rwanda.

Kent State students in Rwanda experienced local culture and wildlife  as they visited a women's opportunity center and one of the country's national parks.
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  • A group of Kent State University students departed Saturday, July 1, for Kigali, Rwanda, where they will take part in the three-week Kigali Summer Institute.

  • Kent State's flight team takes first-place honors for the second consecutive year in an air race for women pilots.

  • A Kent State fashion design student helped a prominent New York City designer create and debut his first bridal collection. 

  • Sisterhood is a strong bond. For Kent State alumnae Brittany and Christina Watts, their sisterly love has been the cornerstone of their academic success, leading them to earn their doctoral degrees and graduate together this May.

  • Kent State University education major Klair Heestand said the time she spent teaching refugee students in Akron in the spring was excellent preparation for when she enters her own classroom one day. 

    “It was very helpful, because we’re going to have students of varying abilities, and students for whom English is a second language, no matter where we teach,” Heestand said. “We don’t need anyone left behind because of a language barrier.” 


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