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WKSU-FM Recognized by the Press Club of Cleveland

WKSU Vivian Goodman
WKSU-FM Reporter/Producer Vivian Goodman

WKSU-FM was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with 11 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony on June 10 at Cleveland’s Marriott Downtown at Key Center.  The station won seven first-place awards, including Best Web Site in Ohio – a category that drew from the best of radio, TV, newspaper and magazine websites.  Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications located across the country.

WKSU-FM winners of 2011 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland are:

In the New Media division:
  • First Place – Best Web Site, IT Director Chuck Poulton, Web Developer Joe Linstrum and Graphic Designer Renee Volchko for “” Judges’ comments: “Refreshing format, easy to navigate, good choices for home page. We spent a long time on the site because it was so inviting.”
  • First Place – Radio-Web Site Design, Poulton, Linstrum and Reporter/Producer Vivian Goodman for “Covering The Cleveland Orchestra in Asia.”
In the Radio division:
  • First Place – General News, Goodman for “Perspective on the Cleveland Orchestra Strike.”
    One of the region’s most important – and powerful – cultural institutions becomes involved with a labor union battle.  Judges comments: “To some this may not have been a big story, but it captured our interest from the beginning with the use of great natural sound and interesting interviews. Bravo!”
  • First Place – On-Going Coverage, WKSU News Staff for “Cuyahoga County Corruption.”
    Team coverage of alleged widespread county irregularities centered on Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo.  Judges comments: “A great job of covering the ongoing investigation into the corruption of elected officials. Good background, good interviews, and all around good job by a talented, dedicated staff!”
  • First Place – Documentary, News Director M.L. Schultze and Reporter/Producer Jeff St. Clair for “Veteran’s Day.”
  • First Place – Use of Sound, Schultze for “Auto Auctioneer Championship.”
  • First Place – Radio Show, Host Regina Brett and Producer Sarah Taylor for “The Regina Brett Show: Bullying.”
  • Second Place – Best Newscast in Ohio, Staff for “Morning Edition.”
  • Second Place – Public Service, Goodman for “Mean Kids.”
  • Second Place – Spot News, Reporter/Producer Amanda Rabinowitz for “Bob Feller Dies.”
  • Second Place – In-Depth Coverage, Staff for “May 4th Remembered.”
The Ohio Excellence in Journalism contest is a statewide competition for the best in print and broadcast journalism.  More than 1,000 entries were submitted for consideration.
Posted July 11, 2011

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New Name for Campus Environment and Operations

Effective July 1, Campus Environment and Operations took on a new name: University Facilities Management. The name change was made to better reflect the department's universitywide responsibilities. Telephone numbers and other contact information remain the same, only the name has changed.

Posted July 11, 2011

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Men’s Basketball Announces Nonconference Slate for 2011-12

Golden Flashes Basketball
The Golden Flashes will travel to West Virginia Nov. 14
to open the regular season.

Kent State University has announced the nonconference portion of its 2011-12 men’s basketball schedule. The 14 contests feature five tilts against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago and a five-game home stand.
“I believe this schedule will provide us a great test against some high-quality teams both at home and on the road,” says Kent State first-year Head Coach Rob Senderoff. “We play a number of teams that will be picked at or near the top of their respective conferences and that should help prepare us to defend our MAC title.”
The Golden Flashes will travel to NCAA Tournament participant West Virginia Nov. 14 to open the regular season. The remaining contests against NCAA teams come in back-to-back home games against Morehead State (Dec. 1) and UAB (Dec. 3) and a trip to Logan, Utah, to face Utah State and St. Peter’s in the Athletes in Action Classic (Dec. 20-22).
In addition, Kent State has a pair of games versus squads that won or shared their conference regular season title (vs. Cleveland State, Nov. 23 and at Arkansas State, Dec. 29) and a third is against a 20-win team from 2010-11 (at James Madison, Dec. 6).
Following an exhibition contest Nov. 7 against Rochester College and the trip to Morgantown, the Golden Flashes kick-off a five-game home stand with the home opener against Alcorn State set for Saturday, Nov. 19.
“The Memorial Athletic and Conference Center crowds have been a huge reason for our success through the years,” says Senderoff. “We’re looking for our students, alumni and fans to continue their strong support on the heels of back-to-back regular season titles.”
Following the conclusion of the extended stay at home, the Flashes then go nearly a month before returning to the friendly confines of the center to face Shawnee State Jan. 2. The nonconference slate concludes with a home ESPN BracketBuster game Feb. 18.
Kent State is the two-time defending regular season Mid-American Conference Champions and has 12 postseason appearances in the last 13 years. The Flashes return four starters from last year’s team that finished 25-12 and advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals.
Contact the Kent State Athletic Ticket Office at 330-672-2244 for season ticket information. The MAC is slated to announce the conference portion of the schedule later in July.
2011-12 Kent State Men’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule

11/7 Monday ROCHESTER COLLEGE (Exhibition)
11/14 Monday at West Virginia
11/19 Saturday ALCORN STATE
11/23 Wednesday CLEVELAND STATE
11/28 Monday LOUISIANA
12/1 Thursday MOREHEAD STATE
12/3 Saturday UAB
12/6 Tuesday at James Madison
12/10 Saturday at Western Carolina
12/20-22 Tues.-Thur. at Athletes in Action Classic in Logan, Utah
w/Utah State, St. Peter’s & UT-Arlington
12/29 Thursday at Arkansas State

Home games in BOLD CAPS
Posted July 11, 2011

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