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Kent State Receives Grant for Study of Carbon Consumption by Microorganisms

Three Kent State University professors recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a molecular analysis of carbon consumption. The three-year grant, awarded by the DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research, will provide funding of $1,075,638 for the project.

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Come to the Open Enrollment Benefits Fair Oct. 12

Posted Oct. 11, 2010

The Division of Human Resources invites all Kent State University employees to an Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 204 of the Kent Student Center.

Faculty and staff will be able to meet with representatives from the university's medical, dental, vision, insurance and other benefits-related vendors for 2011. Employees are encouraged to come to the fair to gather all the information they will need to make their decisions for Open Enrollment, which will run from Oct. 17 through Nov. 8 this year. Vendors scheduled to participate at the fair include:

  • Aflac
  • Anthem
  • ClearCreek Financial Group 403(b) plans
  • College Advantage 529
  • Delta Dental
  • EyeMed Vision
  • Healthy Life Screening
  • impact Solutions
  • Kent State Women's Center
  • Legacy Financial Services long-term care
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medical Mutual FlexSave (FSA)
  • New York Life
  • The Standard Insurance Company
  • Valic

The event will also feature presentations from selected vendors, healthy cooking demonstrations from Kent State Dining Services and samples of healthy snacks. The presentations will be scheduled throughout the day; you can view that schedule here.

Faculty and staff received a postcard invitation to the Benefits Fair in campus mail. Be sure and bring the card with you so you can enter a drawing to win a variety of door prizes.

More information is available by contacting the Benefits Office at 330-672-3107 or