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Kent State Women’s Cross Country, Baseball Among Nation’s Best In Academic Progress

A pair of Kent State University athletic teams were recognized May 17 in Indianapolis for their excellence in academic progress and retention by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as the Kent State Golden Flashes women’s cross country and baseball teams were among the top 10 percent in their respective sports for the multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) from 2006-10.

Under the direction of Bill Lawson and Mark Croghan, the women’s cross country squad was honored for the sixth consecutive year, while Scott Stricklin’s 28th-ranked baseball team was acknowledged for the second year in a row.
“I’d like to congratulate both of these teams on being among the best in the country academically,” says Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen. “Both are model programs of success in the classroom and in the realm of competition. Bill, Mark and Scott, along with their respective student-athletes, should be commended for their hard work and dedication.”
The Golden Flashes were one of only two Mid-American Conference schools recognized in each sport. Overall, 52 women’s cross country teams from across the country were honored, while 31 baseball squads were singled out.
The NCAA honors teams each year as part of an academic reform effort to highlight programs that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation of scholarship student-athletes on every Division I team and provides an annual scorecard by tracking each semester or quarter.

For a complete list of all NCAA Division I programs recognized for APR success, visit
For more information on Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics, visit

Posted June 13, 2011

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Volunteer Opportunities at The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University

Campus Kitchen
The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University is looking for
new volunteers.

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University is part of a national food recovery effort to feed hungry families.

It’s summer and The Campus Kitchen is still preparing delicious meals each Wednesday beginning at noon on the second floor of Beall Hall. New volunteers are welcome! Volunteers are also needed to deliver prepared food to Kent Social Services. Contact Christine Sweeney for more information at

Summer is a great time to visit food vendors, restaurants and farmers markets for food recovery.  The Campus Kitchen has packets of information about its efforts and needs helping identifying new resources for food. Those willing to assist should contact Michelle Casto at

The Campus Kitchens Project is a national network of college campuses that recovers food items from cafeterias, events, restaurants and grocers and prepares hot meals to feed the needy in local communities. There are approximately 30 Campus Kitchen sites in the United States; Kent State is the only college in Ohio chosen to participate in the project.

Posted June 13, 2011

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Early English Books Online ─ Titles Now Discoverable in KentLINK!

University Libraries
The EEBO database contains full text facsimiles of
more than 112,000 books printed in English from the
years 1473-1700.

Kent State University Libraries recently completed a project that provides Kent State students, faculty and staff with descriptions and direct online access to the titles contained in the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database. Those titles are now searchable in both the KentLINK online catalog, as well as in the OhioLINK central catalog. Kent State library users from all campuses now have the ability to access the materials directly through both catalogs.

The EEBO database contains full text facsimiles of more than 112,000 books printed in English from the years 1473-1700. That collection contains most of the 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. The subscription to this resource is provided by the Kent State University Libraries and can be found at University Libraries Research Databases. The addition of EEBO records to the library database provides library users with the ability to perform related keyword, subject, author or title searches. The enhanced searching and indexing capabilities will assist students, scholars and researchers with the discovery of relevant works.

Feedback from library users is important to us. If you have any questions or comments, please contact University Libraries staff through "Ask a Librarian."

Tammy Eschedor Voelker                   
Associate Professor, University Libraries
Humanities Reference and Instruction Librarian

Roman S. Panchyshyn
Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Catalog Librarian

Posted June 13, 2011

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Outstanding Teaching Award Deadline Extended to June 30

Honor that unforgettable faculty member and share your favorite classroom memories of how he or she inspired you — submit a nomination for the Outstanding Teaching Award today.

Sponsored by the University Teaching Council, the Outstanding Teaching Award is intended to honor outstanding teaching by nontenure-track and part-time faculty at Kent State University. The awards parallel the Distinguished Teaching Awards sponsored by the Kent Alumni Association: Every year, three Kent faculty members will be honored with awards of $1,500 each for their outstanding achievements in teaching.

But first they must be nominated, and that is up to you.


  1. A faculty member must have been on a nontenure-track or part-time contract at the Kent Campus or any Regional Campus of the university for a minimum of five consecutive years (annually, not necessarily every semester), including the current academic year. (Returning emeriti are excluded.)
  2. Those receiving the awards must be on contract during the semester (fall 2011) in which the awards are presented.
  3. Those who received an Outstanding Teaching Award previously are not eligible.

You can nominate your favorite professor NOW by visiting the online form. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2011

Posted June 13, 2011

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Golden Flashes Club/Varsity “K” Annual Golf Outing Set for July 27

Varsity K Golf Outing
The Golden Flashes Club/Varsity "K"
Annual Golf Outing will take place
July 27 at Windmill Lakes Golf Club.

Celebrate and support the success of the Kent State University Intercollegiate Athletic Department by participating in one of the most popular annual department events. Participation in the Golden Flashes Club/Varsity "K" Annual Golf Outing helps provide scholarship support to more than 400 deserving student-athletes.

The event is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. or 1 p.m. While out on the course, golfers will have the opportunity to meet many Kent State student-athletes, coaches and administrators who will be greeters at select holes.

The outing will take place on Wednesday, July 27, at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, Ohio. The course offers five sets of tee boxes to level the playing field for all participants, including seniors and women. Windmill Lakes is the collegiate home of British Open winner Ben Curtis.

The foursome with the lowest gross score will advance to represent Kent State in the Acura College Alumni Team Challenge at Pinehurst, plus take home other first place prizes!

Sponsorships are available to companies, businesses or individuals.

For more information, visit To register, please call 330-672-8399 or email

Posted June 13, 2011

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