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President’s Award Showcases Excellence

Nominations for the third annual President’s Excellence Award will be accepted beginning today (Aug. 15) through Sept. 16. Pictured above is William Stevens, one of last year’s recipients, being congratulated by President Lester A. Lefton.

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Week of Aug. 15, 2011

NEH Announces $300,000 Grant to Kent State University for May 4 Visitors Center

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $300,000 grant to Kent State University for its future May 4 Visitors Center.

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Traveling Stanzas Project Promotes Healing

A partnership between Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center and Glyphix design studio in the university’s School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) produced its third edition of Traveling Stanzas, Healing Stanzas.

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Kent Development Groundbreaking

Fairmount Properties, with its partners Premier Development Partners LLC and BUD Kent LLC, and members of the Kent community marked the beginning of construction of a 185,000 square-foot development which will house the offices of the Davey Tree Resource Group, Ametek, Inc. and a number of new retailers and restaurants.

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Kent State University at Ashtabula Offers Ohio’s First Degree Programs Geared to the Wine Industry

Kent State University at Ashtabula announces the approval by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer two new associate degree programs that will prepare students for skilled jobs in Ohio’s multimillion-dollar wine and grape industry.

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“Family” Gathers for Kent Development Groundbreaking

Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton joined representatives from the city of Kent, Portage County, Congressman Tim Ryan’s office and other project partners for a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 9 celebrating the start of Fairmount Properties mixed-use portion of downtown Kent’s new $100 million redevelopment project. Pictured is Karl Warnke, chairman, president and CEO of the Davey Tree Expert Company, shaking hands with Dan Smith, economic development director for the city of Kent.

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