Kent State College of Nursing to Host “Race Into Finals” 5K
Kent State University’s College of Nursing will host its second “Race into Finals” 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk on April 27 to raise money for the college’s Student Emergency Fund.
The races will take place from 8-11 a.m. and begin and end at Henderson Hall. The 5K will be timed, leading participants through the Kent State University Esplanade and back around campus. The fun run will be more family oriented on a shorter course and open to children, adults and seniors.
To register and receive a T-shirt, 5K participants will pay $15 and fun run participants will pay $10. All runners under 12 years old for both races will run for free but may purchase a T-shirt for $10.
Connie Tezie, assistant professor at the College of Nursing, says all proceeds will go toward the Student Emergency Fund. Tezie says the fund began last year and is open to all students at the College of Nursing based on need.
“It’s for those nursing students who suddenly become in dire need of emergency financial funding, such as books or rent,” says Tezie. “Instead of them having to go without or to find a loan, we’re able to help them.”
Tezie says there will be tents, such as the College of Podiatric Medicine, to hand out information to participants and family fans. She says there also will be snacks and a water stand available for runners.
“We’re hoping to draw in students, but we’ll have anyone from faculty, staff, alumni and Kent community members there,” says Tezie. “We’re really trying to open it up to the community of Kent as well as Kent State.”
Tezie says that the college hopes to expand in future years, and is exploring the idea of also doing a scavenger hunt race next year.
“We hope this is something we can really engage the community at large with,” says Tezie. “We want to convey wellness, fitness and community, but with a sense of fun and something that can benefit our students.”
For more information and to register, visit https://nursing.kent.edu/shop/events/race-into-finals.
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Kent State’s Faculty Professional Development Center Hosts “Build a Better Student” Conference
Kent State University’s Faculty Professional Development Center will host the “Build a Better Student” conference on March 14 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required at http://bit.ly/BuildStudent.
Katherine Rawson, associate professor of psychology; John Dunlosky, professor of psychology and director of experimental training; and Christopher Was, associate professor of educational psychology, have examined the effectiveness of specific learning strategies that are commonly used by students. Rawson will discuss this research, as well as examine specific course structures that will allow faculty members to build better students in their classes.
You can view resources from the fall 2013 “Build a Better Student” conference at www.kent.edu/fpdc/fpdc_initiatives/build_a_better_student/index.cfm (log in with your Kent State username and password).
For questions about the event, contact Eve Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kent State University Undergraduate Students Exhibit Artwork in Downtown Akron
Eight undergraduate students at the Kent State University School of Art will have their work displayed at the historic Andrew Jackson House in Akron, Ohio, as part of the annual GAR Show.
Sponsored by Akron’s GAR Foundation, the GAR Show accepts art submissions from juniors and seniors at the Kent State and University of Akron art schools. This year’s accepted work will be shown in the GAR Foundation’s main offices in the Andrew Jackson House now through Nov. 18. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Feb. 27 from 5-7 p.m.
The show’s curator is Kathryn Shinko, a Kent State M.F.A. student in textiles. Shinko, who received her B.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Akron, reviewed 224 works of art submitted by 53 students across the two universities. Of those, 23 works by 16 students will be featured in the GAR Show.
Each of those 16 students will receive a $100 stipend per selected piece. Additionally, students may choose to sell their work at the GAR Show free of GAR or curator commission fees.
The Andrew Jackson House is located at 227 E. Mill St. in Akron. For more information on the GAR Foundation, visit www.garfoundation.org.
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Spring 2014 Bowman Breakfast to Focus on Local and Global Impact of Kent Businesses
The spring 2014 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, March 18. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m.
Five speakers will discuss the topic “Kent Businesses … A Local and Global Impact.” The featured speakers are Matthew C. French, vice president and general manager of AMETEK; Albert Green, Ph.D., CEO of Kent Displays Inc.; Robin Kilbride, president and CEO of Smithers-Oasis; David Ruller, city manager for the city of Kent; and Nicholas R. Sucic, vice president and controller for the Davey Tree Expert Company.
The cost to attend is $10 per person, payable by cash or check at the door only. Invoicing is not available for this event. Reservations can be completed online or by contacting Mary Mandalari at 330-672-8664 or email@example.com no later than Wednesday, March 12. No shows will be billed. If you find you cannot attend, please contact Mandalari to cancel your reservation by March 12.
Kent State is committed to making its programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities. If you or a member of your family will need an interpreter or any other accessibility accommodation to participate in this event, contact the university’s accessibility liaison, Jacqueline Gee, by phone at 330-672-8667, by video phone at 330-931-4441 or via email at accessKSU@kent.edu.
The Bowman Breakfast, a tradition since 1963, is sponsored by Kent State and the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Undergraduate Students From Across Region to Share Findings at Social Science Conference
Kent State University’s Department of Sociology will host more than 60 undergraduate students and their faculty mentors representing more than 25 colleges from across the region at the first Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium in the Kent Student Center on March 1 at 8:30 a.m. The symposium will feature papers, posters and other creative projects.
The keynote speech will be given during lunch starting at noon by Melinda Messineo, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Ball State University. Messineo’s current research focuses on race, class and gender in the media, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She currently teaches courses in the sociology of media, leisure, research methods and the sociology major capstone. She is the recipient of the Lawhead Award in Teaching, the Excellence in Teaching Award, Outstanding Teaching Award (all from Ball State) and the Schnabel Teaching Award from the North Central Sociological Association.
“We encourage students who have interests in sociology, criminology/criminal justice, gender studies, LGBTQ studies and black studies/Pan-African studies to attend the symposium,” says Clare Stacey, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Kent State. “The conference will provide students with an opportunity to present their work in a friendly and supportive forum and to network with faculty and students from across the region.”
Kent State will honor Betsy Lucal, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Indiana University, South Bend, with its Distinguished Alumni Award during the lunch keynote session. Lucal earned all three of her degrees from Kent State (Bachelor of General Studies, summa cum laude and with honors, 1989; Master of Arts in Sociology, 1991; Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, 1996).
Online registration is required at the symposium website: www.personal.kent.edu/~jleveto. The student registration fee is $20, and there are waivers available for graduate student volunteers. The full-time faculty registration fee is $40, and part-time faculty fee is $25. Scholarships may be available for undergraduate student presenters. A light breakfast, lunch and reception are provided as part of the symposium fee with all meals served onsite.
Please RSVP to Stacey at NEOUSS@kent.edu if you plan to attend the optional Friday, Feb. 28, evening welcome reception from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center. Light refreshments will be served free of charge.
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Kent State University to Host M.A.L.E. Initiative Conference on March 8
The second annual M.A.L.E. Initiative Conference will take place on Saturday, March 8. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the program runs through 6 p.m. at the Kent Student Center. The conference will feature Tim Storey, an acclaimed author, speaker and life advisor, and Desmond Howard, an ESPN analyst, Heisman Trophy Winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP. Several Kent State University faculty and staff will facilitate dynamic conference sessions covering topics such as Media Profiles, Men and Music and Male Leadership Styles. The event is free, but registration is required by March 3. Lunch will be provided.
The theme of this year’s M.A.L.E. Initiative Conference is “Limitless.” The conference will explore the personal concept of living your life with a full perspective of limitless possibilities beyond average norms; not waiting but recognizing and exploring these possibilities now! The conference also will explore how self-perceptions are connected to action, leadership and engagement.
The M.A.L.E. initiative, Men focusing on Action, Leadership and Engagement, is a program of Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This initiative provides an inclusive venue for men at Kent State, with the goal of having participants learn from working with one another and moving forward, engaging and uplifting society through civic and community service and a productive life after college.
The M.A.L.E. Initiative Conference focuses on networking among successful and professional men from Kent State and surrounding areas. Attendees will learn about being leaders and engaging the community with positive change. Although most of the topics are tailored toward male students, women are welcome to attend.
To register for the M.A.L.E. Initiative Conference, visit www.kent.edu/smc/male-initiative-conference.cfm.
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Calling Local Artists for Kent Masterpieces on Main Art and Wine Festival
The eighth annual Kent Masterpieces on Main Art and Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, June 7, from noon – 10 p.m. in downtown Kent. Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Kent. The Art and Wine Festival features local artists and wineries from all over Ohio.
Main Street Kent is in the process of selecting artists for the event in the following categories: watercolor, oil/acrylic, clay, photography, sculpture, graphics/drawing, mixed media and others. The artist application can be downloaded from www.mainstreetkent.org/#/art-and-wine-festival/4556774237. Applications must be submitted along with photo examples of art by the May 1 deadline in order to be considered at the $75 application fee. Student application fee is $35, and copy of student ID is required for consideration. Applications received after the deadline will require a $100 application fee ($50 for students), and will only be considered based on space availability and category needs. All artists are encouraged to apply, and application fees will be refunded to those not selected. Notification will be sent to all artists by May 8.
Visit www.mainstreetkent.org or call 330-677-8000 with any questions.
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“Family Farming for the Next Generation” Workshop Offered by Kent State Tuscarawas
“Family Farming for the Next Generation” is the focus of a workshop to be held March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Science and Advanced Technology Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
The entire process for mapping out a succession plan to transfer the eventual ownership of a family farm from one generation to the next can be an overwhelming task for many families. This workshop will outline the necessary steps to implement, as well as achieve a successful succession plan that will avoid potential misunderstandings between family members.
Program speakers, Professor Ron Hanson from the University of Nebraska and Chris Zoller of the Ohio State Extension office, will present the following topics: An Overview of the Importance of Succession Planning, How to Develop Mission Statements for Family and Business, Specific Questions Each Family Must Consider Related to Succession Planning, So You Thought You Were Buying the Family Farm and Keeping Your Farm in the Family for the Next Generation – Is There a Succession Plan? The program will also include a question and answer session.
Hanson is a professor of agribusiness in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hanson’s college teaching and student advising career of 39 years has earned 26 university and national recognitions. He has received the John Deere Agribusiness Teaching Award of Excellence and the University Educator of the Year Award. Hanson is the only Nebraska professor to have received the USDA Excellence in University Teaching, the highest national teaching honor granted to a college professor in the area of agricultural and food sciences. He has counseled with farm families for more than 30 years to help them resolve family conflicts in a more positive manner and to improve family relations through better communications. He was raised on an Illinois family farm. Hanson earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University and his graduate degrees from the University of Illinois.
Zoller is an extension educator for agriculture and natural resources with the Ohio State University Extension in Tuscarawas County. He has been with the Ohio State Extension since 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business and Management and a Master of Science degree in Agriculture Education, both from Ohio State. Zoller specializes in farm management and his educational programming includes livestock production and management, crop production, farm finances and farm succession planning.
In addition to Kent State Tuscarawas, the program is sponsored by the Commercial and Savings Bank – a Platinum Sponsor, TMK Bakersville and TMK Valley Propane, Kuester Implement Co., Ohio Ag Equipment and Rural King.
The cost of the program is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required and can be made online at www.tusc.kent.edu/bcs or by calling 330-308-7434.
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Kent State Presents Spanish and Latin American Film Series
Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics, in collaboration with the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies and the Department of History, will host a Spanish Film Series from Feb. 28 – March 15. This series will feature five films in the Schwartz Center Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.
“It’s an opportunity to experience another language and another culture without leaving Kent,” says Françoise Massardier-Kenney, director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics.
The movies are all subtitled in English, and volunteers will give a short presentation before each film viewing and lead a discussion after. The Spanish Film Series was made possible with the support of the U.S.A. Spain Foundation, Embassy of Spain.
Friday, Feb. 28
During the winter of 1944, 21-year-old Lucía returns to the village where she grew up. She meets the handsome Manuel, a young blacksmith who supports the guerrillas hiding in the mountains as they continue to fight against the Franco regime. When Manuel is forced to go underground, Lucía discovers not only the harsh living conditions of the guerrillas but also the silence, terror and fear that hang over the village. Only her love for Manuel allows her to keep hope alive. “An accomplished, rangy and affecting piece from a helmer whose best work has its roots in the rural landscapes of his native Navarre” -- Variety Magazine.
Saturday, March 1
In the harsh years after the Spanish Civil War, Andreu, a child who belongs to the defeated, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the Catalán forest. The authorities want his father to be held responsible for the deaths, but Andreu tries to help his father by finding the identity of the true killers. The film won nine Goya awards (the Spanish version of the Oscars), a rare occurrence.
La Buena Nueva
Friday, March 14
A young priest arrives on his first assignment to a small parish serving a working-class village in the north of Spain in 1936. He is a witness to the military uprising that precipitates the Spanish Civil War and, moved by his faith, he stands up to defend his people. Based on a true story, the film portrays the young priest’s commitment to stand by his parishioners and follows him as he appears before the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church and denounces the crimes being committed on behalf of the Gospel. This film was winner of the Nantes Spanish Film Festival.
Tres dies amb la família
TRES DÍAS CON LA FAMILIA
(Three Days With the Family)
Saturday, March 15
This film won the Goya prize for Best First Film Director. A young woman returns to her family in Spain but encounters severe dysfunction and fracture, in this ensemble drama. Nausicaa Bonin stars as co-ed Lea, whose paternal grandfather dies, prompting her to return from Bordeaux, France, to her childhood home in Catalonia for the funeral. Lea’s parents are separated, but pretend they are not for the sake of appearances. Meanwhile, although Lea’s two brothers, Pere (Ramon Fontsere) and Toni (Francesc Orella) come to the funeral, her sister Virginia (Amalia Sancho) fails to appear. She has just written an autobiographical novel that unearths many of the family’s skeletons, to the dismay of some of her relatives.
Saturday, March 15
In 1988, under international pressure to legitimize his government, Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet allowed a referendum on whether he would be voted in for another eight years in office. This movie dramatises the “No” campaign devised by young advertising executive René Saavedra, played by Gael García Bernal, who decided to refrain from angry political images and instead emphasized an upbeat, almost apolitical vision of happiness. “The best movie ever made about Chilean plebiscites, No thoroughly deserved its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film” –The New Yorker. This film was a New York Times critics pick.
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