Important Message Regarding Student Class Registration
As we begin the new semester, the registrar's office asks for your assistance in making sure that all students are properly registered for their Fall 2011 Semester courses.
As per university policy, only officially registered students are permitted to attend courses. The link to official class rosters is found in FlashFAST, under the "Faculty Advisor Toolbox" within the "Faculty and Advisor Tools" tab. Students who are not officially registered within the appropriate time period WILL NOT receive a grade or earn credit for the course even if they attend the entire course and complete all required work.
The schedule adjustment period for students to add full-term courses ends Sunday, Sept. 11. Students are able to withdraw from any or all full-term courses through Sunday, Nov. 6. Deadlines for courses that meet outside the full part of term can be found on the Detailed Class Search. To access the Detailed Class Search, visit the Registrar's website at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/, click the Schedule of Classes quicklink, and select Fall 2011.
Instructors are asked to remind students that it is important to finalize and verify their registration within the proper timeframe. After the published deadlines, adjustments in registration will only be considered for review by the Office of the University Registrar in situations where students have fully complied with their responsibilities.
The deadline for submitting midterm grades (for freshmen only) and final grades can be found on the Registrar's website at http://www.kent.edu/registrar/calendars/index.cfm.
For additional information, please contact Jeff Gardner, associate registrar, at email@example.com.
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Kent State Football Season Ticket Base Continues To Grow
Kent State’s concerted efforts to market and raise awareness of its football program continue to show dividends at the box office.
As of Aug. 10, football season ticket sales were up 37 percent from the same week in 2010 when the athletic department was in the midst of its inaugural 90KSU campaign. The number also represents a 120 percent increase over the identical time period in 2009.
“I believe these numbers clearly demonstrate that people are discovering that Kent State football is an affordable, fun-filled, family destination,” says Kent State Executive Associate Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein. “I think we introduced a lot of new fans to Golden Flashes football last year and many of them are not only renewing their tickets, but also bringing a few friends along as well.”
That last statement is evidenced by the fact that renewals are up 11 percent and new sales are up 22 percent over the same period last year.
“Our pregame Fan Experience in the field house and ample space in the parking lots give people two great options on where to tailgate before the game,” says Kleinlein. “And once the game starts, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. We look at it like Kent State football offers almost six hours of fun for a great, low price.”
The Flashes kick-off the 2011 season under first-year head coach Darrell Hazell on Sept. 3 at Alabama, before returning home to host Louisiana Sept. 10 at Dix Stadium. Season ticket plans start as low as $30 for a six-game package. For more information, call 330-672-2244.
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WKSU-FM Honored by Ohio Professional Writers
WKSU-FM was recognized with 14 awards from Ohio Professional Writers Inc. (OPW), the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW). The prizes were presented in Columbus during the organization’s spring conference. WKSU-FM staff members who were honored with first-place awards were automatically entered into the national Communications Contest sponsored by NFPW.
First place awards went to:
Radio Broadcast Categories:
- Prepared Report, Reporter/Producer Amanda Rabinowitz for “The Amish Budget"
- Special Programming, Reporter/Producer Vivian Goodman for “Mean Kids”
- Special Reporting Series, WKSU-FM News Staff for “May 4th Remembered”
- Interview, Goodman for “The Kite Runner”
Marketing/Public Information Categories:
- Online Newsletters, Interim Director of Marketing and Public Relations Ann VerWiebe for Folk Alley Chat
Other awards were presented to:
- Prepared Report, Reporter/Producer Tim Rudell for “Stealth Neighbors”
- Prepared Report, Goodman for “Bassoon Contest for Women”
- Talk Show, Host Regina Brett and Producer Sarah Taylor for The Regina Brett Show
- Interview, Reporter/Producer Jeff St. Clair for “Minister Reflects on Arrest”
- Interview, Rabinowitz for “Terry Pluto on Sports and Character”
- Best Presentation, Rabinowitz for “Morning Edition”
- Brochure, four-color print, VerWiebe for “StationBreak”
- Collegiate Photography, Web, Intern Dawn Einsel for “LeBron Returns
- Collegiate Photography, Web, Intern Chris Wallis for “Obama in Cleveland”
WKSU-FM broadcasts NPR and Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU-FM programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The station broadcasts four HD Radio channels – adding WKSU-2 Folk Alley, WKSU-3 The Classical Channel and WKSU-4 The News Channel to the analog broadcast schedule. The WKSU-FM website is www.wksu.org.
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Kent State Doctoral Student Selected for Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Cuarenta/Cuarenta Club
Belkis Torres-Capeles, a doctoral student in the Cultural Foundations Program in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration at Kent State University, was selected for the 2011 class of Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Cuarenta/Cuarenta Club. The magazine recognizes Hispanic leaders, ages 45 and under, for their accomplishments within their respective organizations and the Greater Cleveland community. Torres-Capeles was inducted at the Annual Black & Brown in All White Affair, presented by KeyBank on Aug. 19. The event recognizes the achievements of emerging Hispanic professionals throughout the Cleveland area.
As a student working with Kent State Associate Professor Vilma Seeberg, Torres-Capeles developed her research interests in Latina college students’ acculturation experiences and future leadership roles. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State and an associate degree from Cuyahoga Community College.
Torres-Capeles, a certified meeting planner (CMP), is employed by the national financial services firm, ValMark Securities Inc. in Akron, where she has served as director of conferences for the past six years. Previously, she served for five years as the conference services manager at the Kent State Professional Educational and Conference Center. She began her professional career as an International Sales Executive for Advanstar Communications in Cleveland.
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