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Library Live! Set for Feb. 25

University Libraries is hosting Library Live! 2011, an information and resources conference on Friday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Library.

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This conference involves workshops designed to highlight library resources and services. Workshops will be offered throughout the day. Topics to be covered include:

  • Primary resources available through special collections and archives
  • Wikipedia and other online reference tools
  • Electronic portfolios
  • Statistical and qualitative software and services
  • Literature reviews made easy
  • Electronic citation tools
  • Using citation reports and journal impact factors
  • Online learning and the Library
  • Use of copyrighted materials
  • Meeting with the Dean and learning about the future of University Libraries
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

More information and registration for Library Live is at

Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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Kent State Women Faculty Invited to Luncheon Workshop on Power and Politics

The IDEAL initiative, Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership, presents a luncheon and workshop for women faculty members on Friday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m., titled Power and Politics on Campus.

The event takes place in room 313 of the Kent Student Center. Lunch will be provided.

The featured speaker is Susan Freimark, assistant director of Faculty Leadership Programs at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University. As an executive coach, Susan has coached faculty at Case Western Reserve and also serves as the IDEAL project coach at Kent State.

To register for the workshop, contact Nancy Krestan at by Feb. 23. Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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Annual Juried Cup Show to Open at School of Art Downtown Gallery

The 11th Annual National Juried Cup Show will be displayed March 2- March 26 at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street.

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This year's exhibition will feature cups made by Kent State alumni from around the nation. All proceeds from sales of the cups will be used to establish a ceramics graduate student fellowship.

Attendees can purchase a cup at the opening reception on Friday, March 4, from 5-8 p.m.

This nationally promoted annual event was originally sponsored in part by the Kent State University School of Art Department of Ceramics. The internationally recognized department has continued to be an integral part of the cup show.

The Downtown Gallery is open Wednesdays- Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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Poets Hugh Martin and Maggie Smith to Share Their Work with Kent State

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 pm in room 306 of the Kent State Student Center, poets Hugh Martin and Maggie Smith will share their writing and experiences with the Kent State community.

Martin’s collection, So How Was the War?, was a winner of the 2009 Wick Chapbook competition for Ohio poets. His work has also appeared in CONSEQUENCE magazine, The Army Times and Nashville Review.

Martin served in Iraq in 2004 with the Army National Guard. He is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate at Arizona State University.

Smith is the author of Lamp of the Body, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award; Nesting Dolls, winner of the Pudding House Chapbook Competition; and The List of Dangers, winner of the 2009 Wick Chapbook competition for Ohio poets.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University, where she won two Academy of American Poets prizes.

Smith has received three grants from the Ohio Arts Council and is the recipient of a 2011 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information regarding Hugh Martin and Maggie Smith’s reading, visit the Wick Poetry Center at

By Sarah James

Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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College of Public Health Speaker Series Continues with Dr. Joseph Keating

Kent State University's College of Public Health continues its speaker series on Monday, Feb. 21, at noon in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. The featured speaker is Dr. Joseph Keating, an assistant professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Disease. His lecture is titled "Fighting Malaria in Africa and Haiti: Is Elimination Possible?"

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Joseph Keating

Keating is an epidemiologist concerned with program evaluation of vector-borne disease ecology with a strong focus on Malaria control and prevention in Africa. Malaria is a notorious common infectious tropical disease plaguing developing countries. The event is free and open to the public.

The talk will be streamed live at and available on the college's website at

The speaker series is sponsored by Kent State's College of Public Health and the Public Health Student Alliance.

The College of Public Health at Kent State is Ohio's second college of public health. It was established to help meet the demonstrated state and national need for public health professionals. According to a February 2008 report by the Association of Schools of Public Health, America will need 250,000 more public health workers by 2020 – a well-educated, technologically savvy and multidisciplinary workforce that includes epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health educators, health program administrators, health policy analysts, public health physicians and nurses and occupational and environmental health specialists.

For more information on Kent State's College of Public Health or the public health speaker series, call 330-672-6500 or visit Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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Mailing Workshop Series Continues

Mail Services is again hosting a series of one-hour seminars about best practices and distribution of mail through the United States Postal Service. Join us to learn and explore the sometimes confusing rules and regulations that Kent State's mail needs to adhere to in order to obtain the best postage rates and delivery times. Move Update:

Thursday, Feb. 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Room 320, Kent Student Center

Learn about:

  • Preferred formats for your mailing list
  • Internal list hygiene and updates
  • NCOA and CASS certification of your list
  • Return mail's role in list hygiene

Using USPS Package Services:

Thursday, March 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Room 320, Kent Student Center

Learn about:

  • Proper package addressing and labeling
  • Shipping first class packages
  • Parcel packages
  • Priority
  • Express

Successfully Utilizing the Mail

Thursday, April 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Room 320, Kent Student Center

Learn about:

  • Presorted mail
  • Automated mail
  • Business reply mail
  • Tips to help your mail get opened and/or read

The seminars are free, and participants are encouraged to share mailing concerns or problems.

Please RSVP your attendance on the Human Resource website at

For additional information, contact Steve Finley at or 330-672-8703.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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The Women’s Center Presents: Why Meditation: What Changes When Meditation is Working?

To learn more about the numerous benefits of meditation, join the Women's Center for another brown bag meeting Feb 23. The topic is the physiology of stillness; the meeting is less instructional, with more time allowed for questions about the ancient practice. Meditation instruction is based on philosophical principles and an acute understanding of physiology. The event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Women's Center – feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

The event's facilitator is Margot Milcetich, M.Ed., who is a teacher at Kent Yoga at the Silk Mill in Kent. She founded a yoga school named Brahmrishi Yoga and is nationally registered with Yoga Alliance to teach yoga teachers in basic and advanced trainings. She is well versed in yoga philosophy, anatomy and techniques.

For more information on this or any of the other programs presented by the Women's Center, visit its website, Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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Library Careers Night Set for Feb. 28

Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science will host Library Careers Night 2011 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28. The program is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing a library career; attendees can explore the library job market, internships and practicum opportunities, sharpen interview skills and participate in resume reviews. Opening speakers include Sharon Holderman, director of the Ohio State ATI Library, and Joe Hecht, research analyst at Case Western Reserve University.

In addition, registrants can enter a drawing to win an iPad.

Local library and information professionals will staff exhibits throughout the second portion of the evening. Participants will include catalogers, academic librarians, children's and young adult librarians, public relations experts, law and medical librarians, school library media specialists, reference librarians, knowledge managements experts, archivists and special collections librarians.

Representatives from several large library systems, including Akron-Summit County Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Public Library, will be in attendance. Also participating are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

For more information or to RSVP, visit or contact Rhonda Filipan at A similar event is scheduled for March 28 at the school's Columbus location in The State Library of Ohio. Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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Transformation Through Words, Kent State's First Universitywide Student Debate Takes Place Feb. 23

Black United Students and Advocates of Cultural Knowledge are pleased to present Transformation Through Words on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center ballroom. This event will mirror the award-winning movie, The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington and Jurnee Smollett. Smollett will be the moderator for this event not just because she was a phenomenal actress in the movie, but also because she is an advocate for education.

The event is free for Kent State students and $5 for all others.

The purpose of this event is to allow students to display their ability to create and support analytical arguments and to afford students the opportunity to voice their opinions on topics that are often not addressed in public settings. This event will also offer a common ground for students of all ethnicities and majors to interact in a professional academic setting outside of the classroom.

The winning debate team will receive a $300 scholarship reward.

For additional information, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 330-672-2480.
Posted Feb. 21, 2011

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