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International Cook-off Will Expose Students to Culture Through Cuisine

The Office of International Affairs and Eastway are teaming up to present an International Cook-Off for international and residential students alike.

At 6 p.m. on April 21 in the lower Eastway Lounge, teams of students from around the world will prepare traditional dishes from other nations. The winning team will receive $100 in Kent State Dining Dollars.

The teams for the Cook-Off will prepare cuisine from India, Lebanon, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and a team from The Campus Kitchen at Kent State will prepare Greek food.

Free samples of each dish will be available and free homemade ice cream will be provided by Eastway Dining Hall. The audience will also be able to vote for the fan favorite dish.

This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the community.

For more information, visit,

By Sara Petersen

Posted April 18, 2011

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Women’s Center's 10 Points of Light to Take Back The Night 2011

events Take Back the Night
The logo for 10 Points of Light to Take
Back the Night. Look for it the night of
April 28.
Kent State University Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Take Back The Night Foundation and nine other college campuses and communities across the nation, is pleased to announce the second annual 10 Points of Light to Take Back The Night initiative to be held at the Women’s Center on April 28, 2011. Take Back the Night is a powerful movement that began in the 1970s to combat sexual violence and abuse on campuses and in communities around the world, including more than 400 annual events across the U.S. alone. This national initiative has assembled community organizers, campus advocates and student leaders to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Additional information is available at and at including event biographies and links to other participants: Harvard University, University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, The Advocacy Center-NY, Kent State University, University of Tampa, University of Texas-El Paso, Community College of Philadelphia, Portland State University and The Blake School.

“With 10 Shining Points of Light circling the country on a single night, the Take Back the Night Foundation aims to bring visibility to crimes that go unreported or are under-reported. We hope many more communities will join us in lighting candles on April 28 at 9 p.m. in support of survivors of sexual violence,” says Katie Koestner, executive director of the Take Back The Night Foundation.

In the United States, one out of every three women will be beaten or abused during their lifetime. On college campuses and for young people around the country, this is a daily reality; 32 percent of students report dating violence by a previous partner, and 21 percent report violence by a current partner.

Approximate Schedule of Events:
Location: Women’s Center
  • 8 - 8:30 p.m.: Name Burning, Clothesline Project
  • 8:30 - 8:45 p.m.: Candlelit Vigil, Survivor Kickoff
  • 8:45 -10 p.m.: Campus March
  • 10 -11 p.m.: Survivor Speakout
For more information, contact Amanda Roder, Women’s Center program coordinator, at or 330-672-9230.

Posted April 18, 2011

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Kent State Youth Sports Camps Again Scheduled for Summer Fun

Every summer, Kent State offers sports camps to children of all ages. These camps are overseen by Kent State athletic coaches. Camps vary from football to field hockey. Each camp fills to capacity nearly every year.

Camps include baseball, football, women’s and men’s basketball, wrestling, softball, track, gymnastics, soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The earliest camp to begin its session is softball, beginning on May 23. The last camp is the volleyball team camp which ends on July 17.

Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Camps afford various opportunities for young student athletes to hone their skills on their fields of play and off. Kent State provides a fun and structured environment for campers to grow as an athlete and as a sportsman.

Attendees will receive instruction in the sport’s fundamentals from Kent State coaches and will have the opportunity to meet and network with other athletes who share their interests.

Registration deadlines will vary depending on the camp. The complete schedules can be found online. Registration may also be completed online.

For more information on sports camps, visit or contact Joshua Pawlus, athletic program officer, at

By Jaime Ramos

Posted April 18, 2011

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Performing Arts Library Colloquium Series Announced

The Performing Arts Library Colloquium Series explores a broad range of topics in music, theatre and dance. Faculty members, students, staff, scholars and community members are welcome to attend Colloquium Series events.

This spring, the series will feature:

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Student and Director Perceptions of An All-County Band Festival
Travis Weller

Understanding Motivation In Practice: A Study of Influential Factors
Christopher Jones

Music Education Philosophies and Practices of Early Childhood Educators
Terri Brown Lenzo

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

'Show Indians' /Showing Indians: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and the Bureau of Indian Affairs
RoseMarie Bank

Kinky Friedman and His Texas Jewboys in a New Historical and Geographical Perspective
Theodore Albrecht

Monday, May 2, 2011, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Semiology of Musical Gestures: How Uniqueness Expresses Community Identity
Laurel Myers Hurst

Sight-Reading Pre-Adjudication: A Comparison Between Director Commentary and Adjudicator Expectations
Kate Ferguson

Does a School Music Program Influence a School's Culture?
Joseph W. Ellis

The series is held in Kent State University's Performing Arts Library, located in Room D-003 of the Music and Speech Building and is a free event open to the public. Light refreshments are provided.

For more information, visit or contact Joe Clark, head of the Performing Arts Library, at .

Posted April 18, 2011

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