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Kent State University In the News, September 15, 2014

  • Former Ohio prison warden calls TJ Lane escape "unacceptable" (Rose)

    Outlet: WEWS-TV

    Blames staffing as possible problem CLEVELAND - A former Ohio prison warden is calling the escape by school shooter T.J. Lane "unacceptable" and suspects staff cutbacks could be blamed. Norman Rose was longtime prison warden in Ohio and say

  • Urban Outfitters Made A Horrific Kent State Sweatshirt With 'Blood Splatters'

    Outlet: Business Insider

    Urban Outfitters is again facing public backlash for one of its clothing items after Buzzfeed pointed out that the retailer was selling a "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" with red splotches that are reminiscent of blood stains. The sweatshirt seems

  • Kent State responds to Urban Outfitters "Distasteful" choice of clothing

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    Urban Outfitters is not pleasing very many shoppers. The clothing company is on the receiving end of negative backlash after it released a faux-vintage Kent State sweatshirt splattered in blood. Many believe the shirt is in reference to the May

  • Kent State officials respond to ‘bloody’ sweatshirt by Urban Outfitters

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State University, the site of a shooting in 1970 that killed four students, criticized Urban Outfitters Inc. for selling a sweatshirt with its college logo and what appears to be splattered blood. “We take great offense to a company using our

  • Kent State University "Vintage Sweatshirt" with splotches that look like blood spark outrage

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio - Urban Outfitters is facing a public backlash after offering for sale a "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" with red blotches that could be interpreted as blood stains. Twitter lit up as people blasted the company for its insensitivity for

  • KSU gets $3.64M for blood pressure research (Fresco, Hughes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Will study the effects of meditation with PA. university It’s a fact that the heart pumps blood to the brain, but could the brain possibly have the power to regulate blood pressure? Kent State University scientists will have the chance to fi

  • Kent State hosts safety event

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent Fire Department Lt. Jeff Coffee shows Kent State University student Kais Baccour, an exchange student from Tunisia, how to use a fire hose during Safety Awareness Day on campus. The Kent and KSU police departments had their K9 units on site,

  • Kent State: Urban Outfitters 'bloody' sweatshirt 'trivializes a loss of life that still hurts'

    Outlet: WEWS-TV - Online

    Outrage over bloody 'vintage' Kent State sweater KENT, Ohio - Kent State officials are calling out a major retailer for their vintage-style sweatshirt, saying it's a "great offense" that goes "beyond poor taste." Many people wondered if Urban

  • Study links hypertension and dementia

    Outlet: Brown Daily Herald - Online

    High blood pressure can lower oxygen flow to the brain, leading to tissue atrophy, mental decline High blood pressure — also known as hypertension — may have previously unforeseen implications for the brain that can even cause dementia in some old

  • Crowning of royalty, plate auction open Tuscarawas County Fair

    Outlet: Times-Reporter - Online, The

    A huge crowd was on hand Sunday night as the 164th annual Tuscarawas County Fair got off to a smooth start with the crowning of fair royalty and the annual commemorative plate auction in the Junior Fair Livestock Arena. DOVER A huge crowd w

  • Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap (Neal-Barnett)

    Outlet: WKSU-FM - Online

    Black children face many challenges on the way to academic achievement, including accusations that doing well in school means they're 'acting white' A group of black students at Kent State University is taking a special interest in the work of one

  • App could help visitors enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Outlet: WCPN-FM - Online

    National parks draw lots of visitors who like the outdoors, but may not know much about what they see, whether it's plants or animals or geology. A new digital app could help them learn. ideastream's Joanna Richards reports. Rick Ferdig is a fan o

  • A Peaceful Protest

    Outlet: Her Campus

    Tagged With: ferguson, protest, shooting, student body, student opinion On Wednesday, September 3rd Kent State students gathered on the K to silently protest for the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. Students covered the K, laying down with targ

  • Going Places: Sept. 15-19, 2014

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    KENT STATE UNIVERSITY: Mindy Farmer to director, Visitors Center, College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Kent State East Liverpool celebrates naming of classroom building

    Outlet: East Liverpool Review - Online

    EAST LIVERPOOL - Kent State University at East Liverpool will celebrate the naming of John J. Purinton Hall, the main classroom building at Broadway and Fourth streets and the former location of East Liverpool High School, on Monday.

  • Kent State Univ. to host leadership speaker series

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Kent State University's Center for Student Involvement is introducing a new initiative this fall through its Leadership Development team. The Leadership Speaker Series features five speakers: Jerome Love, Kym Whitley, Chaz Pitts-Kyser, Lilly Ledbette

  • Aircraft dazzle visitors during KSU Aviation fair (gallery)

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    It was a chilly day, but that didn't stop visitors from going to the Kent State University Airport in Stow on Saturday for the Aviation Heritage Fair. The annual event celebrates aviation education past, present and future. There were stationary disp

  • PORTAGE PATHWAYS: 1964 plan paved the way for today's Kent State

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    The heart of the Kent State University campus began moving south 50 years ago. And it would be nearly a half-century before it reversed direction. A nine-year development plan for the university, unveiled in September 1964 by President Robert Whit

  • Community Design Workshop set

    Outlet: Indiana Gazette - Online, The

    Community planners from Indiana Borough, White Township, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development have announced the schedule for the upcoming Community Design Workshop. The workshop will be hel

  • Tuscarawas County charities granted gifts of $221,967

    Outlet: Times-Reporter - Online, The

    A $39,550 grant from the Harold C. and Marjoire Q. Rosenberry Tuscarawas Foundation covered the purchase and installation of Criterion Flooring System and drywall installation for the new building of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society. The f

  • KSU East Liverpool faculty, students man screening booth at fair

    Outlet: Salem News - Online

    EAST LIVERPOOL- Four faculty members and eight nursing students from Kent State University at East Liverpool recently volunteered at the Ohio Nurses Association, District Three, blood pressure screening booth at the Canfield Fair. Associate Lecturer

  • Kent State coach Paul Haynes says Golden Flashes can take something from loss (Haynes)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The

    COLUMBUS: The statistics and especially the score tell the story of Kent State’s 66-0 loss to Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes not only shut out the Golden Flashes, but also held Kent State’s offense to 126 total yards. The KSU

  • Kent State Airport abuzz with flight fans

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The

    When is an air show not an air show? When you call it a “fly in.” Those who flocked to the Kent State University Airport in Stow on Saturday didn’t notice much difference. They saw all manner of planes zooming overhead, and they walked among mo

  • National Association of Distinguished Professionals Selects Phyllis J. Hendricks as a Distinguished Professional in Her Field

    Outlet: WKRG-TV - Online

    Ms. Hendricks will be featured in the upcoming edition of the NADP Women of Distinction Magazine in 2014. This article was originally distributed via 24-7 Press Release Newswire. 24-7 Press Release Newswire, WorldNow and this Site make no warranti

  • Kent State faces tall task in road game at Ohio State (Haynes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Kent State's 0-2 start to the season gets no easier today when the Golden Flashes travel south to Columbus to take on the 22nd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at noon inside Ohio Stadium. Ohio State is coming off a home loss to Virginia Tech last Satur

  • Studies: Cellphone Use Not Helping College Students' Grades

    Outlet: NewsMax - Online

    College students spend almost half their waking hours using their smartphones, but they're not using them to talk. A surprising study from Baylor University found that actual voice conversation may be a dying art among young academics who instead

  • Top 3 health tips: instant health boosts

    Outlet: Morning Call - Online

    There are minor moves that offer major benefits for your mind and body. Prevention magazine, published by Rodale of Emmaus, offers these three instant health boosts: PEN A THANK-YOU NOTE 1 Students who wrote letters expressing gratitude to some

  • Cleveland State University gains international and graduate students; overall enrollment declines

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Cleveland State University’s overall enrollment declined slightly, but the university made strong gains in international and graduate student enrollment. This fall, Cleveland State welcomed 17,746 students, down about 2% from last year’s numbers.

  • Colleges plan public programs to mark Constitution Day

    Outlet: Independent - Online, The

    Several local colleges have scheduled free public programs to commemorate Constitution Day on Wednesday. The U.S. typically celebrates Constitution Day on Sept. 17 to commemorate the day in 1787 when the delegates to the Constitutional Convent

  • Beautifully restored 'Avenger' comes to Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair

    Outlet: Stow Sentry - Online

    Stow -- The skies over Northeast Ohio will continue to rumble with the sound of radial engines, as the heaviest single-engine aircraft of World War II will make its debut at the Kent State University Aviation Heritage Fair Sept. 13. Owner and pilo

  • Former Canton pastor elected bishop of Lutheran Synod

    Outlet: Repository - Online, The

    The Rev. Abraham Allende will be installed as the fourth bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at 2 p.m. Sunday on at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will preside

  • Kent State, downtown Kent to unite in 4th Annual Lets Take a Ride/Walk

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Whether on foot or by bike, Kent State University students are invited to make the trek along the completed Lester A. Lefton Esplanade into downtown Kent for the fourth annual Let's Take a Ride/Walk, set for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Registration is fr

  • Colleges plan public programs to mark Constitution Day

    Outlet: Repository - Online, The

    The day commemorates the date when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met to sign the document they created. Several local colleges have scheduled free public programs to commemorate Constitution Day on Wednesday. The U.S. t

Kent State University In the News, September 12, 2014

  • University, downtown Kent unite in 4th Annual Ride/Walk

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Whether on foot or by bike, Kent State University students are invited to make the trek along the completed Lester A. Lefton Esplanade into downtown Kent for the 4th Annual Let’s Take a Ride/Walk, set for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Registration i

  • Justice Dept. sues KSU for discrimination (Mansfield)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Alleges university wouldn’t allow student to keep service animal in housing Trustees and several staff members of Kent State University now find themselves the subject of a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, in relation to a 2010 di

  • Kent State Holds Dedication of the May Prentice House and Poetry Park With University President Beverly Warren

    Outlet: NBC4i.com

    Kent State University President Beverly Warren will speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated to Wick Poetry Center’s new home on Friday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. on the Lefton Esplanade between Lincoln and Willow streets. The center was recently relo

  • Enrollment up at Kent State, again

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    It's another big year for enrollment at Kent State. The university has announced that 28, 457 students enrolled this year at the Kent campus. That marks the eighth year in a row of growth and the most students ever. Kent State also announced the i

  • Kent State volleyball player earns MAC honors

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State senior outside hitter Tinuke Aderemi-Ibitola was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week. Her performance in last weekend’s Hampton Inn Golden Flashes Volleyball Classic against Evansville, Morehead

  • Weekend Area Events

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Fairs & Festivals Kent State University Airport. 4020 Kent Road, Stow. aviationheritagefair.com. Aviation Heritage Fair. The fair is a celebration of aviation education past, present and future. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Museums Kent State Uni

  • Opinion: Keep Common Core standards in place

    Outlet: Cincinnati Enquirer - Online

    The following letter was signed by the education deans of Bowling Green State University, Central State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Shawnee State University,

  • What time and which channel is the Ohio State-Kent State game on?

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 22 Ohio State Buckeyes will look to bounce back from the first regular-season loss of the Urban Meyer era when they host Kent State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC,

  • Kent State professor among growing legion of players powering pinball's comeback (Carduner)

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    EDITOR'S CHOICE -- SCOTT SUTTELL Blog Entry: September 11, 2014 10:24 AM | Author: SCOTT SUTTELL By day, Jessie Carduner, 51, is a linguistics professor at Kent State University. But she has another passion, as this Wall Street Journal story de

  • Enrollment Up Again at Kent State University (Warren, Diacon)

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Overall enrollment throughout Kent State University’s eight-campus system fell slightly this fall, but the university still had plenty of encouraging news to share, especially in terms of the academic preparedness of its incoming class and the percen

  • West Side News & Notes: Cuyahoga River cleanup project recruiting volunteers

    Outlet: Leader Publications - Online

    CUYAHOGA FALLS — The City of Cuyahoga Falls is partnering with a number of local communities and organizations Sept. 27 for the 2014 National Public Lands Day Cuyahoga River Cleanup project. Volunteers are being recruited to assist with Cuyahoga R

  • Urban Meyer is tired of talking about Ohio State's loss to Virginia Tech

    Outlet: Score - Online, The

    On his weekly radio show, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer made it very clear that he is fed up with talking about last week's loss that saw Virginia Tech upset his Buckeyes. Urban: "The worst thing is keep talking about that damn thing (VT loss

  • Kent State-Ohio State Preview Capsule

    Outlet: Fresno Bee - Online

    KENT STATE (0-2) at No. 22 OHIO STATE (1-1), noon (ABC/ESPN2) Click to Continue »

  • Kent State-Ohio State Preview Capsule

    Outlet: Lexington Herald-Leader - Online

    KENT STATE (0-2) at No. 22 OHIO STATE (1-1), noon (ABC/ESPN2) Click to Continue »

  • Channeling Michael Jackson

    Outlet: Repository - Online, The

    As a senior at the University of North Carolina in 2003, Vamsi Tadepalli yearned to play in a funky band inspired by the music of Michael Jackson. As cover versions of Jackson's songs quickly overran the setlist, Tadepalli decided to go full-on with

  • Live updates from Ohio State's Urban Meyer's radio show: The last time you'll hear from the Buckeyes coach before Kent State

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    Urban Meyer upset Virginia Tech Ohio State Ohio State coach Urban Meyer previews this week's game against Kent State on his weekly radio call-in show. (Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer) COLUMBUS, Ohio — Live updates from Ohio State coach Urban Me

  • Kent State College of Business Administration Ranks Again as a Best Undergraduate Business Program

    Outlet: PRLog

    - Sep. 11, 2014 - KENT, Ohio -- Once again, Kent State University's College of Business Administration earned a coveted spot in the 2015 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 155 on the prestigious lis

  • $5,000 in purchases made in Boardman identity theft case

    Outlet: Vindicator - Online

    BOARDMAN — Township police are investigating a case of identity theft in which someone made nearly $5,000 worth of purchases using a Higher One prepaid card that was taken out using the victim’s name. According to a police report filed earlier thi

  • U.S. News and World Report ranks BGSU 173rd among colleges

    Outlet: Sentinel-Tribune - Online

    U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" once again recognized Bowling Green State University as one of the nation's top public universities. The university improved its overall ranking by eight spots from last year and is the highes

  • Area events beginning Sept. 11

    Outlet: Repository - Online, The

    KSU HERITAGE FAIR Kent State University’s 18th Aviation Heritage Fair takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kent State University Airport, 4020 Kent Road in Stow. The fair celebrates the past, present and future of aviation. There

Kent State University In the News, September 11, 2014

  • Severe storms sweep across region, Stow homes damaged

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    STOW: Tammy Slusser was upstairs in her home late Wednesday afternoon when her husband, Scott, began screaming. “We need to get downstairs!” With her broken foot in a cast, Slusser frantically hobbled down the steps as the sound of a freight tr

  • Art best bets

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Wood, Fire & Ashes: Wood-Fired Ceramics From the Kent State University Kirkagama Kiln — Through Sept. 27 in the Main Hall Art Gallery, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton. 330-244-3356.

  • Kent State’s main campus enrollment reaches record high; quality of freshman class also sets record (Warren, Garcia, Diacon)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State University’s main campus has more students than ever, and its freshman class has a record high grade-point average and a record average ACT score. The main campus welcomed 28,457 students for the fall semester, breaking last year’s reco

  • Art best bets

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Fashion Timeline — Through June 28, 2015, Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive. Also, Glass: Selections From the Kent State University Museum Collection through June 28; and Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye through Oct. 5. 330-672-345

  • Former Kent State golfers lead team Canada in World Amateur Team Championship

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KARUIZAWA, Japan: Former Kent State players Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith teamed up to give Canada a share of the lead Wednesday in the World Amateur Team Championship. Conners, the U.S. Amateur runner-up, opened with a 6-under 66, and Pendrit

  • Aviation Fair at KSU Airport will take off Saturday (Satyshur)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State Universi- ty’s 18th Aviation Heri- tage Fair will take place from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the KSU Air- port at 4020 Kent Road in Stow. The fair, a celebration of aviation education past, present and future, is presented b

  • Art on display helps Kent State student cope

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Inspiration can be found in every nook and cranny in downtown Kent. Tanner Dionne, a freshman film major at Kent State University, presents a one-man art show, featuring a collection titled “I Want to Believe” in the front room at Scrib

  • Kent State searching for new vice president

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State University has launched a national search for a new vice president for Institutional Advancement. The search committee is charged with attracting and screening top candidates and then developing a list of up to three well-qualifi

  • Enrollment at Kent State hits all-time high (Diacon, Warren)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State University continues to set records and reach its enrollment goals. Unduplicated (or preponderant) headcount at the Kent campus for fall 2014 is 28,457 students, exceeding last year’s record of 28,019. This marks the eighth consecu

  • Poetry sculpture unveiled (Hassler)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    KSU Intalls Artwork in New Park Off Esplanade It’s time to learn a new word: Ekphrasis. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.” Think John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Loosely speak

  • Good Morning America

    Outlet: WYTV-TV

    It's been quiet overnight after rain and storms pushed through the Mahoning Valley...there was no damage here. The strong winds blew to the west of us, in Portage and Summit counties... Both counties had tornado warnings late yesterday afternoon. Hir

  • Kent State Tuscarawas to offer floor hand training jobs

    Outlet: Bargain Hunter - Tuscarawas Edition - Online, The

    Kent State University at Tuscarawas, in partnership with Stark State College, ShaleNET and Ohio Means Jobs, is offering a Floor Hand course beginning Nov. 3. The three-week class will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be hel

  • Good Morning Cleveland

    Outlet: WEWS-TV

    >>> We're waiting to learn whether a tornado touched down in stow, a possibly if you believe cloud tore the roof off of a house on the corner of bunker lane and berwyn drive. No injuries. The national weather service expected to survey the damage tod

  • Tornado Warning

    Outlet: WJW-TV

    It is now 615 P.M. we will assume, unless this continues, that this tornado warning for a geauga portage county has expired, we have some damage victors coming in, bill martin has a look. >> We have a couple pictures and as you take the photos remain

  • College students spending hours daily on smartphones

    Outlet: San Antonio Express-News - Online

    College students are giving new meaning to the term "phoning it in." Recent research from Baylor University indicates they are spending close to half their waking hours on their smartphones. Texting was, by far, the activity students said they spe

  • U.S. Justice Department sues Kent State over student's therapy dog

    Outlet: USA Today - Online

    The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Kent State University on Monday for violating the Fair Housing Act, according to The Plain Dealer of Cleveland. The incident occurred in 2010 when the university did not allow a student who suffe

  • Kudos for Kent State

    Outlet: WNIR-FM - Online

    Kent State University has been recognized once again as one of the nation's best colleges. U.S. News & World Report included Kent State on its first-tier list in the Best National Universities category in the 2015 edition of best colleges. KSU ranks

  • College students spending hours daily on smartphones

    Outlet: San Francisco Chronicle - Online

    College students are giving new meaning to the term "phoning it in." Recent research from Baylor University indicates they are spending close to half their waking hours on their smartphones. Texting was, by far, the activity students said they spe

  • Beautifully restored 'Avenger' comes to Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair

    Outlet: Hudson Hub-Times - Online

    Stow -- The skies over Northeast Ohio will continue to rumble with the sound of radial engines, as the heaviest single-engine aircraft of World War II will make its debut at the Kent State University Aviation Heritage Fair Sept. 13. Owner and pilo

  • Kent, Streetsboro chambers hosts Business After Hours at Kent State University

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    The Kent and Streetsboro Area Chambers of Commerce recently held a joint Business After Hours event at the Kent State University Fashion School June F. Mohler Memorial Library. About 60 people attended the event showcasing one of the nation's most su

  • Kent State ranked among top universities in nation by U.S. News & World Report (Diacon, Mansfield)

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Kent State University has been recognized again as one of the nation's best colleges. U.S. News & World Report included Kent State on their first-tier list in the Best National Universities category in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges. The rep

Kent State University In the News, September 10, 2014

Kent State University In the News, September 9, 2014

  • Kent State University sued by U.S. Justice Department over housing claim

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    Kent State University is being sued by The U.S. Justice Department for violating the Fair Housing Act. The Plain Dealer reports the lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. HUD says Kent State engaged in housing discrimination wh

  • Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor stumps in Northeast Ohio

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor campaigned in Northeast Ohio on Monday, including stops in Kent and Wooster. Taylor visited Kent State University at noon, where she met with the College Republicans. She then stopped at the campaign headquarters for her an

  • Local business community shows support for Haynes’ Coach’s Corner

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Nearly 40 members of the Kent business community and fans of the Golden Flashes’ football team attended Monday’s inaugural “Coach’s Corner” hosted by Water Street Tavern and Mr. Zub’s. The informal, meet, greet and eat with head football coach Pau

  • UA, KSU rank high on national college report (Diacon)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State is once again among the top 200 colleges in the nation, and the University of Akron isn’t far behind, according to annual rankings U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday. Since 1983, the magazine has compiled listings of the best c

  • Taylor rallies at KSU

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    OHIO LT. GOVERNOR MEETS CAMPUS GOP, LOCAL PARTY OFFICIALS; CLAIMS SUCCESS IN JOBS, BALANCING BUDGET Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor rallied college voters Monday during a campaign stop at Kent State University. Taylor met at noon with KSU College Republic

  • App could help visitors enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ferdig)

    Outlet: ideastream.org

    National parks draw lots of visitors who like the outdoors, but may not know much about what they see, whether it’s plants or animals or geology. A new digital app could help them learn. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports. Rick Ferdig is a fan

  • App could help visitors enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ferdig)

    Outlet: WCPN-FM - Online

    National parks draw lots of visitors who like the outdoors, but may not know much about what they see, whether it’s plants or animals or geology. A new digital app could help them learn. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports. Rick Ferdig is a fan

  • 'Chicago Fire' actress Molly Glynn killed by falling tree (Schmidlin)

    Outlet: Chicago Tribune - Online

    Longtime Chicago theater actress Molly Glynn died Saturday, a day after she was hit by a falling tree while biking on a north suburban forest preserve trail, officials and Glynn's husband said.. Glynn, who lived in Rogers Park, was pronounced dead

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park visitors will soon have a "virtual park ranger" in their smartphones (Ferdig)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    KENT, Ohio - Visitors to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will soon have a "virtual park ranger" in their smartphone. And they can be "citizen scientists." Kent State University researchers have received a $952,000 National Science Foundatio

Kent State University In the News, September 8, 2014

  • Around Ravenna

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    We would like to take this time to thank all of the wonderful Kent State University students who came to Upper Room Ministries on Aug. 23 for “KSU Freshman Day of Service.” These students were not only very pleasant to work with, they worked so har

  • KSU psychologist gets grant to study obesity in low-income teens

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    In a study funded by a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, psychologist Amy Sato, an assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, will recruit subjects from the community, including area schools and social service agenci

  • KSU Aviation Heritage Fair takes off Saturday (Satyshur)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State University’s 18th Aviation Heritage Fair will take place from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the KSU Airport at 4020 Kent Road in Stow. The fair, a celebration of aviation education past, present and future, is presented by KSU’s Aer

  • Four grants bring KSU $1.5 million in liquid crystal funds

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Three research groups at Kent State University have been awarded a total of $1.5 million by the National Science Foundation for projects that will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals and further their development in new materials and technolo

  • International Festival in Kent on Saturday

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Main Street Kent will host the fourth annual International Festival in downtown Kent from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the festival is free. North Water Street will be closed from Main to Columbus streets for the event. Visitors can p

  • Kent State Sports Report: Flashes' volleyball team races out to 5-1 start

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The Kent State volleyball team is off to an impressive 5-1 start after winning the Hampton Inn Golden Flashes Classic for the second straight season last weekend. The Golden Flashes earned a four-set victory over New Hampshire (25-23, 25-23, 21-25

  • Beautifully restored 'Avenger' comes to Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair

    Outlet: Twinsburg Bulletin

    Stow -- The skies over Northeast Ohio will continue to rumble with the sound of radial engines, as the heaviest single-engine aircraft of World War II will make its debut at the Kent State University Aviation Heritage Fair Sept. 13. Owner and pilo

  • Kent State presents its 18th Aviation Heritage Fair on Sept. 13

    Outlet: Stow Sentry

    Kent State University's 18th annual Aviation Heritage Fair will take place Sept. 13, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow. The fair, a celebration of aviation education past, present and fut

  • Chicago actress Molly Glynn dies after being struck by falling tree (Schmidlin)

    Outlet: Los Angeles Times - Online

    Longtime Chicago theater actress Molly Glynn died Saturday, a day after she was hit by a falling tree while biking on a north suburban forest preserve trail, officials and Glynn's husband said. Glynn, who lived in Rogers Park, was pronounced dead

  • MBFW Highlight: Anastasia Iafrate wins Supima 2014 Design Competition

    Outlet: Examiner.com

    Supima presented their seventh annual Supima Design Competition Thursday, Aug. 4, 2014 at Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Six recent graduates representing the “best of the best” in American design schools squared off for a $10,

  • Former teacher's art show opens at River Art Gallery

    Outlet: Tonawanda News - Online

    Rosemarie Cardoso has been painting all her life, but over the past seven or eight years she has been working on something a bit different. Using iridescent paint and modeling paste on canvas, she has managed to bring light, movement and a third

  • Ohio still waits for casino promises to come true (Ulicney)

    Outlet: Toledo Blade - Online

    COLUMBUS — Proponents said there would be more jobs and tax revenue. Opponents warned of more crime and addiction. But were they right? During a fierce statewide campaign in 2009 that cost $47.1 million, supporters made promises to persuade vot

  • A comprehensive list of U.S. college- and university-sponsored or -hosted children's and young adult literature conferences, festivals, and symposia

    Outlet: Bartography

    (All of them that I could find, anyway.) In 2011, I was looking for such a list, wondered why I couldn’t find one, and decided to just go ahead and make one myself. Since then, I’ve periodically updated and reposted it, and I plan to continue doin

  • Get outside — but don't forget to bring your phone (Ferdig)

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Researchers from Kent State University received a National Science Foundation grant to develop technology that will help visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park get more out of their visits. The $952,000 grant will be used to create a mobile app

  • Northeast Ohio draws growing number of foreign students

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Cleveland ranks 42nd and Akron 50th in foreign student populations among the nation’s metropolitan areas, according to a report released last week by the Brookings Institution. The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metro area had an average of 5,477 foreign

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    >>> Thank you, marcus. Few questions, have the ability to change your life as much as this one, what do you want to be when you grow up? So what if you don't know the answer? Well , we'll have a look at a local university to help fill in that blank.

  • Kent State researchers to develop mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ferdig)

    Outlet: Phys.org

    The grant to a team of researchers led by Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., professor in the Research Center for Education Technology in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State, will be used to create a mobile app with multiple inte

  • Northeast Ohio man pleads for guns to be turned in as he reflects on the murder of his brother (Mansfield)

    Outlet: WEWS-TV - Online

    KENT, Ohio - Eric Mansfield supports gun buy-backs. Whatever can be done to get guns off the streets of America he will support. He knows what guns can do. Thirty years ago, a crazed man with a shotgun placed the barrel of the weapon near the chest o

  • Steve harvey show is coming to newschannel 5

    Outlet: Live on 5 at 5 PM - WEWS-TV

    >>> Steve harvey show is coming to newschannel 5. >> He grew up in cleveland. >> He never forgot where he came from and shared his mid western values with leon bibb. >> When he was a student in cleveland, a career in television crossed his mind, not

  • Kent State researchers to develop mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ferdig)

    Outlet: Electronic Component News (ECN) - Online

    A $952,000 National Science Foundation grant to researchers at Kent State University will result in a mobile device application to help visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park learn more about the park's history and ecology and become "citizen scie

  • Kent State product Dri Archer eager to show he's an all-around weapon for Steelers in regular-season debut against Browns

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The

    BEREA: Former Kent State standout Dri Archer has yet to make his regular-season debut in the NFL, but his reputation as a jack-of-all-trades has already spread throughout the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. For example, quarterback Ben Roethlisb

  • Kent State researchers to develop mobile app for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ferdig)

    Outlet: Bio-Medicine

    A $952,000 National Science Foundation grant to researchers at Kent State University will result in a mobile device application to help visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park learn more about the park's history and ecology and become "citizen scie

  • Claymont High graduate working on Uhrichsville revitalization plan

    Outlet: Times-Reporter - Online, The

    Rita McPeak never planned on becoming a real estate developer. About a year ago, McPeak, a 1975 Claymont High graduate who now lives in New York, was in Uhrichsville visiting her parents. She noticed that the former Twin City Hardware building

  • College Students More Prone To Cell Phone Addiction

    Outlet: TheFix.com

    A new study shows that students can spend up to 10 hours a day glued to their phones. A study published by researchers at Baylor University in Texas appeared to show that college students are spending up to 10 hours a day on their cell phones, givin

  • Study abroad - To change the world, know the world

    Outlet: University World News

    Studying abroad is something that everyone should do at a young age. I feel that an education abroad experience helps to shape people’s views on life; it helps with opening the mind to other people, cultures and ways to live life. The opportunity

  • Wertheim Friendship Circle's first program administrator

    Outlet: Cleveland Jewish News - Online

    Rena Wertheim of University Heights has been hired as Friendship Circle of Cleveland’s first program administrator. Wertheim, who began her duties Aug. 27, said she her background in special education and school administration “allows me to use my

  • Education Roundup - Universities Receive World Ranking

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    Universities receive world ranking: Four Ohio universities are listed in the current Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Shanghai Rankings Consultancy, which lists the top 500 universities in the world. Ohio State University was the top-

  • Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band will perform at PAC Sept. 13

    Outlet: Times-Reporter - Online, The

    NEW PHILADELPHIA  Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band will perform live at  7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The show is co-sponsored by 94.1 Radio. Who's Bad's power-packed tri

Kent State University In the News, September 5, 2014

Kent State University In the News, September 4, 2014

  • MAIN STREET KENT: Kent International Festival & Rockin’ Round Town

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Our Kent state university students are back in town, the summer is quickly winding down, and Main street Kent is busy preparing for all kinds of late summer and early fall fun. First on deck is the fourth annual Kent International Festival, to be hel

  • Stage notes: Coming up in theater

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    As arts organizations rev up for the start of their fall seasons, here are several notable productions coming up in the theater world. • The nonprofit Musical Theater Project of Lakewood is joining forces with Beck Center for the Arts and Kent Sta

  • Kent State University at Tuscarawas offering new degree program: Agribusiness

    Outlet: Times-Reporter, The

    After a five-year development process, the bachelor of science in agribusiness degree was made available for students to enroll in starting this fall semester, making Kent State Tuscarawas one of the few universities in this part of the state to offe

  • KSU professor’s words – freedom of speech or hate speech?

    Outlet: Cleveland Jewish News

    Kent State University history professor Julio Pino’s open letter to academic friends of Israel unleashed a multitude of reactions and raised the question, does his statement qualify as hate speech? According to Steven Shafron, a lawyer at Berkman,

  • Water Technology Innovators in Ohio (Ortiz)

    Outlet: Sound of Ideas - WCPN-FM, The

    A Wooster company makes an absorbent glass that can suck contaminants like oil spills from water. A Solon firm makes tiny pellets that filter heavy metals from industrial water. On today's Sound of Ideas, we'll learn about these companies and other w

  • Former Kent Roosevelt star Marcus Wright perseveres at Kent State, earns spot on defensive line (George, Haynes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State and Mid-American Conference football backers are just now acquiring knowledge about Marcus Wright that folks in the Kent Roosevelt school system learned long, long ago. This young man is special. Special as a football player, and eve

  • FedEx Custom Critical CEO Virginia Albanese says women need to be more strategic about their careers

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    LEVELAND, Ohio -- Virginia C. Albanese, president and chief executive of FedEx Custom Critical, the largest critical shipment carrier in North America, once prepared for a meeting with her boss by doing what some might consider unthinkable: She asked

  • Brigade in Beachwood Place to host trunk show featuring Susan Scaparotti's red i jewelry (slideshow)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Local Cleveland artist Susan Scaparotti of red i jewelry will unveil new designs for men (and women) at a trunk show at Brigade at Beachwood Place Mall on Saturday, Sept. 13. Scaparotti, 53, has been making jewelry full time sinc

  • SpinDoktor, hard root beer, has origins in action sports

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    LEVELAND, Ohio – In the beginning, the idea of SpinDöktor – a hard root beer - truly was up in the air. Two action-sports-loving friends – Blanton Unger and Dana Pawlicki – sought a drink that fit that lifestyle. "We're both into action sports

  • Networks have plenty of midseason replacements: Fall TV preview 2014

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's certainly no shame to start your prime-time life as a midseason replacement. Some of network television's biggest hits and most honored shows have been called off the bench at midseson. There's not a hint of hyperbole there

  • Northeast Ohio natives can be found in front of and behind the TV cameras: Fall TV preview 2014

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three stars from Northeast Ohio will be pulling series double plays during the 2014-15 television season. Oscar nominee Terrence Howard ("Hustle & Flow"), who grew up in Cleveland, has top billing in Fox's "Empire," a midseason

  • Introductions: More trucking companies using CNG fuel

    Outlet: Independent - Online, The

    For the past century, gasoline and diesel have been the fuels that carried vehicles along American highways. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is starting to take a piece of the action. CNG could capture between 8 percent and 10 percent of t

  • A local university has a unique program

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    Still coming up at 6:30, helping college freshmen >> A local university has a unique program with that. Hey, will. >> >> Reporter: what do you do when your son or daughter says they are not sure what they want to do with their life? Kent state has a

  • Say This, Not That: Recruitment Terminology

    Outlet: Her Campus

    In just 2 short weeks one of the craziest weeks at Kent will begin, sorority recruitment. Recruitment is both super exciting and extremely fun. A year ago, I was a potential new member who knew next to nothing about greek life or recruitment.That is

  • New canopy for KSU East Liverpool

    Outlet: Salem News - Online

    A new canopy was installed on the side entrance to Kent State University's East Liverpool campus building by Stitle Construction of Salem, with Joe Bokros and Tom Wess doing the work. Click here to see photo: http://news.vocus.com/?a=18834811320&

  • Kent State and Penn get $3.6 million from feds to study serenity (Fresco)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Niles Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan -- who has become a congressional evangelist for a meditation technique known as "mindfulness" and even authored a book on the subject -- announced today that universities in Northeast Ohio and Philad

  • Kent State School of Theatre and Dance Announces 2014-2015 Season

    Outlet: Examiner.com

    Expanded season offers exciting selection of classic and new works Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance has announced its 2014 – 2015 season. The new season includes a Pulitzer Prize winning play, the Kent Dance Ensemble (celebrating

  • Peek the Inspirations for the Supima Design Competition 2014

    Outlet: Fabulous Report, The

    If you can’t get enough of the designer inspirations for Spring 2015, you’ll love this: we’ve also got the inspiration sketches for the Supima Design Competition 2014, featuring its six design school finalists. The Supima Design Competition 2014 w

  • Adjuncts Rising, Part 2: How northern Nevada institutions tackle the issue of part-time faculty

    Outlet: This Is Reno

    Adjuncts Rising is an investigative series that looks at how northern Nevada public higher education institutions have addressed the issue of using part-time faculty to satisfy teaching responsibilities. ThisisReno.com reporter intern Chris Vega exam

  • Michael Jackson tribute band in concert at Performing Arts Center

    Outlet: Bargain Hunter - Tuscarawas Edition - Online, The

    Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band will perform live Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. This show is cosponsored by 94.1 Radio. Who's Bad's power-packed tribute to Michael

  • New KSU building moving forward

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Kent State University's new headquarters for fundraising efforts and alumni relations moved a stepped closer to fruition Tuesday night. Kent's planning commission approved a site plan and conditional zoning for the university's new Institutional A

  • Kent State alum Kevin Miller just misses chance to qualify at NOPGA Assistants Championship

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    The Northern Ohio PGA Assistants Championship is a grueling 36-hole, one-day event. Professionals only have a 20-minute break for lunch between 18-hole rounds as they vie for the opportunity to represent the Northern Ohio section at the National P

  • Kent State point guard Kellon Thomas undergoes successful knee surgery

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Kent State junior guard Kellon Thomas underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, and is expected to be back in action in about a month. Thomas had major surgery on the same knee after suffering an injury during a pickup game follow

Kent State University In the News, September 3, 2014

Kent State University In the News, September 2, 2014

  • Kent State Sports Report: Flashes win UNLV tournament on pair of game-winners from Karli Paracca (Marinaro, O'Banion, Duncan)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Freshman Karli Paracca scored two-game winning goals on the weekend to lift the Kent State women's soccer team to the championship at the UNLV Nike Invitational. Paracca scored in the 85th minute to give the Golden Flashes (3-1) a 1-0 victory over

  • Kent State football team, family keeps Jason Bitsko in hearts during opener

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The Kent State football team honored Jason Bitsko with a moment of silence before the game, by wearing his No. 54 on their helmets and by painting No. 54 on the turf inside Dix Stadium. In addition, fans were given No. 54 stickers, KSU officials w

  • Flashes keep Bitko’s presence alive (Haynes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    While Kent State’s football season started with a difficult three-point loss to Ohio on Saturday, the team managed to get through its first game following the tragic death of teammate Jason Bitsko about as well as could be expected. Bitsko died in

  • KACC/KSU Kickoff Luncheon rescheduled for Sept. 16

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The 4th annual Kent Area Chamber of Commerce/Kent State University athletics Kickoff Luncheon has been rescheduled for Sept. 16. The luncheon was originally scheduled for Aug. 21, but was postponed following the death of Kent State football player

  • Kent State University and Ohio University form partnership for educational collaborations (Warren)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio - Kent State University and Ohio University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday as the football season kicks off in Kent but their presidents plan to form a strong team for future educational collaborations. Kent State President Be

  • New dean of KSU at Tuscarawas says strong education system can help community prosper (Bielski)

    Outlet: Times-Reporter, The

    The new dean of Kent State University at Tuscarawas believes that if his institution does its job well, the community as a whole will prosper. “I think that all great regions have at their core a strong educational system,” said Bradley Bielski, w

  • Oregon's "Pay It Forward" proposal falters: Higher Education Roundup

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio - An innovative Oregon plan to allow college students to defer paying tuition until after they graduate and begin a career has failed to gain support from the state's higher education board. The panel said Oregon has much more im

  • KSU's Nate Holley named MAC player of week

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State’s Nate Holley was named Mid-American Conference East Division defensive player of the week after forcing two fumbles and recovering one in Saturday’s loss to Ohio University. Holley, a sophomore from Toledo, also recorded 18 tackles, t

  • On the record: Kent State women’s soccer team wins UNLV Nike Invitational title in Las Vegas

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State freshman Karli Paracca scored her second game-winning goal of the weekend to lead the Golden Flahses women’s soccer team to the UNLV Nike Invitational title in Las Vegas. Paracca scored in the 85th minute to get Kent (3-1-0) a 1-0 win o

  • Celebrations — Aug. 31

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    The National Collegiate Honors Council named recent Kent State graduate Allison Moats as a Portz Scholar for 2014. Moats is a Kent native who earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. The Portz Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate honors thes

  • Celebrations — Aug. 31

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    The Kent State Alumni Association recognized Andy Baskin with the Distinguished Citizen Award. Baskin is a 1990 graduate who volunteers extensively for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Lung Association. Sagamore Hills resident

  • NFL notebook: James Harrison retires from NFL

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement Saturday. Harrison, 36, a product of Coventry, Hoban and Kent State, explained his reasoning on Facebook. “My love for my family and the need to be there for them outwei

  • Student housing squeeze in Kent

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Issue is how much new space is needed As Kent State University achieves some of its highest enrollment and retention rates ever, campus and city officials are collaborating on how to address what has become an apparent housing shortage for college

  • United Way drive opens at KSU game

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Sets $1.1 million goal for 2014 campaign The United Way of Portage County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign Saturday at Kent State University’s football season opener, setting a goal of $1.1 million to fund local programs. The goal is a

  • Dual Kick-off at Kent State

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Fans watch fireworks at Dix Stadium celebrating the opening of Kent State University’s football season at the end of Saturday night’s game, a last-minute loss to Ohio University. For game stories, see page C1.

  • Kent housing squeeze

    Outlet: WNIR-FM - Online

    There is a student housing squeeze at Kent State University. Enrollment is up and campus and city officials are collaborating on how to address what has become a housing shortage for college students. Most area apartment complexes hit their maximum c

  • Ohio casinos' revenue promises haven't panned out (Ulicney)

    Outlet: Columbus Dispatch - Online

    Proponents said there would be more jobs and tax revenue. Opponents warned of more crime and addiction. But were they right? During a fiercely contested statewide campaign in 2009 that cost $47.1 million, casino supporters made promises to pe

  • Cleveland theater auditions for Aug. 29 and beyond: Actors Summit Theater Seeks Equity and non-Equity Actors for 2014-15 Season & More

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    Kent State University's Stark Campus. Fine Arts Building's Theatre, 6000 Frank Ave., Jackson Township. Lewis Black's "One Slight Hitch." Roles available for three men and four women. 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2-3. Performances: Nov. 7-16. D

  • Five New “Flying Monkeys” Identified in Amazon (Norconk)

    Outlet: National Geographic - Online

    Five species of acrobatic monkey that have long flown under the scientific radar have been named in South America. These “flying monkeys,” or sakis, are notoriously shy and hard to study in their vast Amazon rain forest homes, where they’re known

  • More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking

    Outlet: Entrepreneur - Online

    Corporations with more diverse boards of directors are less prone to take risks and more likely to pay dividends to stockholders than firms whose boards are more homogenous. That’s what my two colleagues and I found in a soon-to-be-published stud

Kent State University In the News, August 29, 2014

  • Society Calendar: 3rd annual "Dancing for the Kids" benefit

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. $25 ($10, children), $100 (VIP, includes stage seating, special reception). The community can vote for their favorite dancer online through donations or at the event, which featu

  • 3 comments Former Cleveland Indians, Browns sports columnist Russ Schneider author of 14 books: Faces of the Suns

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    SEVEN HILLS, Ohio -- The pen turned out to be mightier than the baseball bat for Russ Schneider, retired Plain Dealer sports writer and columnist. Once an aspiring Major League Baseball player, Schneider, of Seven Hills, played for the Indians' mi

  • Outdoors almanac — Aug. 28

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    CALENDAR • Thursday — Dr. Bryon Anderson, emeritus professor of physics at Kent State University and author of an introductory book on sailing, will speak at the Akron Sail & Power Squadron’s dinner meeting at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main

  • There's loads to do this labor day weekend around Greater Cleveland from the Oktoberfest to Lake View Cemetery tours

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Kent State University Museum. Rockwell Hall, Main and Lincoln streets. 330-672-3450 or kent.edu/museum. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday (until 8:45 p.m. Thursday), noon-4:45 p.m. Sunday. . $5, adults; $4, senior citizens; $3, ages 18 and under.

  • Kent State men's basketball adds former star Justin Greene as graduate assistant

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The Kent State men's basketball program has added former star player Justin Greene to the coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Greene was a two-time First Team All-Mid-American Conference forward for the Golden Flashes who went on to play profe

  • Looking Back

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    History and social science depart- ment heads at Kent State Uni- versity gathered for this pho- to for the 1938 Chestnut Burr. From left are Dr. H.W. Hudson, head of the eco- nomics department; H.D. Byrne, polit- ical science department; Dr. A.

  • Supima Design Competition Host, Judges Announced

    Outlet: Women's Wear Daily - Online

    UDGING SUPIMA: Coco Rocha will host the Supima Design Competition, after being involved in the competition as a judge in 2011 and a presenter in 2010. The judges for this year’s contest and runway presentation, set for Thursday at the Pavilion at Lin

  • Wildlife managers have dove fields ready for Monday's opening day -- Outdoors Notes

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio Division of Wildlife's managed dove fields at a variety of Northeast Ohio wildlife areas will give opening day hunters a lot of opportunities to bag a few birds when the early season opens on Monday. The early dove seaso

  • West Africans Aren't the Only Ones Who Are “Ignorant” About Ebola (Smith)

    Outlet: Slate.com

    Much of the coverage of the ongoing and worsening Ebola outbreak (including my own writing) has focused on how ignorance and paranoia about the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone has contributed to its spread. This is undoubtedly

  • Tire Review Editor, Others Honored By TIA

    Outlet: AMN: aftermarketnews.com

    The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will honor three individuals with the Ed Wagner Leadership Award: Jim Smith, editor of Tire Review (a sister publication to AMN); Mary Sikora, publisher/editor of Scrap Tire News; and Tom Wright Sr., owner of Wrigh

Kent State University In the News, August 28, 2014

  • Pilot details inspection before takeoff (Satyshur)

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    KENT -- As authorities investigate the cause of a fatal plane crash that claimed the lives of four Case Western Reserve students, we're taking a closer look at the type of aircraft involved. The plane was a 1999 Cessna Model 172R. Ben Satyshur,

  • AMETEK sponsorship will help Kent State football open season with a bang

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    For the third consecutive season, Kent State football will open with a bang in 2014 thanks to AMETEK. AMETEK, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with a branch office in downtown Kent, will serve a

  • Kent State has a lot on the line in its season opener against Ohio (Haynes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    As far as season openers go for the Kent State football program, they don't get much bigger than this. The Golden Flashes will kickoff the 2014 campaign not with the typical glorified scrimmage against a lesser-level foe, but with a monumental bat

  • Lineman Alex Nielsen is ready to fill in for Jason Bitsko (Nielsen, Haynes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Alex Nielsen is as prepared as anyone could possibly be to step in for a fallen teammate. Nielsen will be the starting center when Kent State opens the 2014 season Saturday night against Ohio University at Dix Stadium, the position that belonged t

  • Frame Shifter

    Outlet: Cleveland Magazine

    A new book highlights the acclaimed works of experimental filmmaker Richard Myers. Richard Myers knows why he's not a household name like Steven Spielberg. The experimental filmmaker and Kent State University professor emeritus structured his ofte

  • Kent State golf alum Rob Moss defends NOPGA championship

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    It started with 100 NOPGA Class A professionals on Monday at Beechwood Golf Club in Cleveland and then was cut to the top 30 for Wednesday's final round. The end almost seemed like a predictable conclusion. The 2013 champion, Rob Moss, an alumn

  • Pilot in Willoughby Hills crash made 'impossible turn' (Satyshur)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio -- Just before his Cessna 172 struck the ground Monday night, 20-year-old pilot William Felten made a last-ditch effort to save the airplane he was flying and three other Case Western Reserve University students on board. Th

  • Top College Experts on What You Need to Know to Survive Your Performing Arts Freshman Year (Crawford)

    Outlet: Playbill - New York - Online

    Survival tips based on years of watching freshmen stumble–and succeed. * All incoming freshman college students face a period of adjustment, but performing arts students face challenges unique to themselves. PlaybillEDU.com went straight to the

  • Home economists celebrate 50th anniversary

    Outlet: Sunbury News - Online

    The Delaware County Home Economists organization is hosting an anniversary reception to celebrate 50 years in the community Sept. 9. A reception is being held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Summit Room at Willow Brook West, 100 Delaware Crossing West, De

  • UNIVERSITY OF AKRON ARCHIVES COMMEMORATES CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL

    Outlet: Federal News Service

    AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: More than 200 rare letters from The University of Akron archival collections that document the War Between the States were digitized to commemorate the Civil War Ses

  • Case Western Plane Crash Logistics

    Outlet: WJW-TV

    Tonight. The investigation continues into the plane crash that killed 4 case western reserve kwraoufrtd students. According to to the ntsb. The plane is now in a hanger. Where investigators are get ago closer look. Initial report on the accident is e

  • Editorial: New KSU President

    Outlet: Bargain Hunter - Tuscarawas Edition - Online, The

    I had the occasion last week for some interaction with new Kent State University President Beverly Warren as a result of my membership on the board of trustees for Kent State-Tuscarawas. I was impressed with her enthusiasm, humility, warmth and in

  • FOP: Judges need sentence flexibility for drug dealers

    Outlet: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette - Online

    MARION – Judges must be given more flexibility in how they can sentence drug traffickers to help stop the way some dealers game the system under Ohio's sentencing reform law, according to the head of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio. Jay McDo

  • Q&A With Mike Matousek, Founder and CEO of Flashnotes.com

    Outlet: EdTech Times, The

    EdTech Times finally was able to catch up with Mike Matousek, founder and CEO of Flashnotes.com, on heels of the company’s raising $3.6M in funding earlier this year and the redesign of their website. Flashnotes.com is a platform enabling students t

  • Public records expert says Kasich ruling is part of a larger trend (Smith)

    Outlet: WKSU-FM - Online

    The Ohio Supreme Court has been cutting back public records laws for the last decade, retired professor says he Ohio Supreme Court has denied a public records request for information on threats to Governor John Kasich. The court unanimously rej

  • Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft (Satyshur)

    Outlet: WKSU-FM - Online

    Investigators still looking into what the caused the generally safe and easy to fly Cessna 172-R to go down The small plane the crashed Monday killing all four Case Western Reserve University students onboard is a popular model for flight training

  • Scots are hot: TV's 'Outlander' sparks local lore, kilt following (Kennedy)

    Outlet: Chicago Tribune - Online

    AKRON, Ohio Women on both sides of the Atlantic share a secret: Scots are hot. If a Scotsman wears a kilt and speaks in a heavy Scottish brogue, more's the better. If we didn't learn that by watching dramas based on Scottish history (think Liam Ne

  • Ohio Supreme Court says investigations into threats against the governor are not public record (Smith)

    Outlet: WKSU-FM - Online

    The Ohio Supreme Court says threats against the governor are not public record. In a unanimous ruling, the court today denied a request from a liberal blogger for reports from the Ohio Department of Public Safety of threats made to Gov. John Kasic

  • Warren: Vision for KSU still a work in progress

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Acknowledging her vision for Kent State University is a work in process, the university's new president, Dr. Beverly Warren, said her visits throughout the university and its branches and her talks with leaders and just regular people in Northeastern

Kent State University In the News, August 27, 2014

  • (VIDEO) Pilot details inspection before takeoff (Satyshur)

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    KENT -- As authorities investigate the cause of a fatal plane crash that claimed the lives of four Case Western Reserve students, we're taking a closer look at the type of aircraft involved. The plane was a 1999 Cessna Model 172R. Ben Satyshur,

  • Dr. Beverly Warren Discusses First Day of Classes At Kent State Featured

    Outlet: AkronNewsNow.com

    KSU President Dr. Beverly Warren spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner about the first day of classes at Kent State University. She spoke about the challenges in higher education, the technology students have at their fingertips, and the positivity surrou

  • Mindy Farmer new director of KSU May 4 Visitors Center

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KENT: Mindy Farmer has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University and began working at her position July 1. Farmer will also teach history courses at the university in the spring. She has previously

  • Pluto: How Kent State football should honor its fallen teammate

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    Pluto says KSU should "play like and act like Jason" this season. Jason Bitsko died last week due to an undetermined medical issue. It’s been one week since Kent State University’s football team lost Jason Bitsko. The Dayton-area junior center for

  • Nate Terhune tough, flexible and versatile for Kent State football (Haynes)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    DETROIT, Michigan -- Kent State head football coach Paul Haynes sat at a round table that included journalists, and junior defensive lineman Nate Terhune. The product of Chagrin Falls High has long been considered one of the more gifted and athle

  • Kent State football team back on the field after an emotional week (Haynes)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio -- Kent State returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since teammate and starting center Jason Bitsko died suddenly last Wednesday of still undetermined causes. In pads and shorts, some of the layoff rust showed in th

  • Northeast Ohio art museums and galleries launch an energetic new season: Fall Arts Guide

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For the visual arts in Northeast Ohio, the fall of 2014 will be a time of transition, consolidation and new beginnings. The most notable fresh start is happening at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where William Griswold, the forme

  • Warren: Vision for KSU still a work in progress (Warren)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Acknowledging her vision for Kent State University is a work in process, the university’s new president, Dr. Beverly Warren, said her visits throughout the university and its branches and her talks with leaders and just regular people in Northeaster

  • Sing-a-Long-a Grease at the KSU Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center

    Outlet: Bargain Hunter - Tuscarawas Edition - Online, The

    Sing-a-Long-a Grease will be presented at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4. This show is cosponsored by 94.1 Radio and the student theatre club AMS. From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-l

  • Instructor explains pre-flight safety check on model in plane crash (Satyshur)

    Outlet: WKYC-TV - Online

    After this terrible tragedy, we're getting a chance to take a look at a plane like the one that crashed near the Cuyahoga County Airport Monday night. KENT -- After this terrible tragedy, we're getting a chance to take a look at a plane like the o

  • KSU Fashion Library to host after hours event

    Outlet: Gateway News - Online

    KSU Fashion Library to host after hours event The Kent State University Fashion Library will host a Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and tours of the tech style lab and the m

  • HONORS

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    Iris E. Harvey is one of 15 women selected by Crain's Cleveland Business as the 2014 Women of Note. The award honors women whose passion, dedication and strength led to success, not only for themselves, but their organization and colleagues as well.

  • This Week's Not-To-Be-Missed Art Events @CSUArtGallery @CANJournal f

    Outlet: Cool Cleveland

    Thu 8/28 @ 5pm Fri 8/29 @ 6pm Cleveland State’s new Fall semester marks the university’s 50th anniversary. This semester is also the first in their transition to state-mandated, 3-credit hour classes. As freshmen arrive and upperclassmen return

  • At Startup Weekend, Case Western Reserve University students will begin a new year thinking up new businesses: the Mix

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As they start a new semester of classes, students at Case Western Reserve University are being asked to think about starting a company, too. Beginning Friday, CWRU's Blackstone LaunchPad will host its second annual Startup Week

Kent State University In the News, August 26, 2014

  • Wayne High School remembers star athlete Jason Bitsko

    Outlet: WDTN-TV

    HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – A celebration of life happened Sunday for number 54 and 66, known to loved ones at Jason Bitsko. Bitsko’s alma mater, Wayne High School held a vigil and memorial service, after he died unexpectedly Wednesday. The

  • KSU football team attends Bitsko’s funeral service (Nielsen)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The Kent State football team cancelled its originally scheduled practice on Monday in order to allow for the entire unit to travel to Huber Heights to attend the funeral of Jason Bitsko. “It was a tremendous show of support,” Kent State Director o

  • Mindy Farmer new director of KSU May 4 Visitors Center (Farmer)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Mindy Farmer has been selected as the director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her position on July 1. Farmer most recently served as an education specialist at the federal Ric

  • ALONG THE WAY Changes for Kent Stater

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    As print news across the country struggles for viability in a media landscape revolutionized by the Internet, another local publication is scaling back its commitment to paper and ink. The Daily Kent Stater, Kent State University’s student newspa

  • ALONG THE WAY Remembering Jason Bitsko

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The sudden death of Kent State University’s own Jason Bitsko has left holes in the hearts of those he touched wider than the gaps he plugged as a lineman for the Golden Flashes. But now members of the community can help honor Bitsko’s memory thro

  • OUR VIEW Rolling out the welcome mat in Kent

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    MAKING KSU STUDENTS FEEL AT HOME BENEFITS COMMUNITY, TOO Kent ’s newest residents — the incoming class at Kent State University — received a great welcome Saturday, thanks to the efforts of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, the Central Portage Co

  • Pino’s comments controversial, but protected speech (Pino)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    As tensions escalated in Gaza in recent months, so did controversy over a Kent State University history professor. On Aug. 2, reports showed 47 percent of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes were known terrorists. But among the non-terrorists

  • Equality Day Helen Dix scholarship announced at LWV event (Warren)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Not one to gloss over the truth, Beverly Warren, the new president of Kent State University, told those attending the League of Women Voters “Women’s Equality Day” celebration Monday that she had not yet managed to find time to register to vote in O

  • Kent State students awed by new look of campus (Myers)

    Outlet: Star-Beacon

    SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Returning fall semester students at Kent State University Ashtabula Campus were treated to a new look Monday. There’s been an entire makeover of the Main Hall’s Commons, student lounge and food service area. Returning students,

  • UA enrollment down, but quality up

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    The bad news is that the University of Akron’s enrollment may be down about 3.5 percent this fall to about 25,771. But there’s some good news, too. “There are many preliminary indicators that are most promising,” President Scott Scarborough emaile

  • OHIO MBA GUIDE 2014 Kent State University

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business

    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOCATION: KENT EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMS PHONE: 330-672-3622, EMAIL: JJANOSKO@KENT.EDU FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME MBA PROGRAMS PHONE: 330-672-2282 EMAIL: GRADBUS@KENT.EDU TYPES OF MBAS AVAI

  • National Science Foundation awards three Kent State University research groups a total of $1.2 million

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Kent State University said three research groups at the school were awarded a total of about $1.2 million by the National Science Foundation. The projects “will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals and further their development in new mater

  • New director of May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University plans to use the events as a teaching tool (Farmer)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    KENT, Ohio - One of Mindy Farmer's first opportunities to further non-partisanship at the Richard Nixon Library in 2009 was to rewrite the panel on Kent State University to acknowledge – in clear terms – that the Ohio National Guard was responsible f

  • Business development session Sept. 4 at KSU Stark

    Outlet: Repository - Online, The

    The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University will sponsor an information session for budding entrepreneurs and those who are in the early stages of business formation, according to a news release from the school. The inform

Kent State University In the News, August 25, 2014

  • WKSU hires news director

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Andrew Meyer, assistant news director for public radio station WBGO in Newark, N.J., has become news director for WKSU, the public radio and online operation based in Kent. He succeeds M.L. Schultze, who chose to step down as news director two yea

  • PHOTOS: Move-in day for freshmen students at Kent State

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Phoeby Trask, left, assists her friend Danielle Salopek, right, move into the Centennial B dorm at Kent State University. Hundreds of freshman students were seen lugging boxes, clothing, and furniture as they enter a new stage of life. Click here

  • Do your homework before buying real estate in a college town

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Investing in real estate in a college town is not for everyone. The positives associated with owning rental houses are significant – a large, renewable tenant base, usually a stable community and a decent profit for the property owner. Many students

  • Welty Family Foundation awards $200,750 to local nonprofit organizations

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    The Welty Family Foundation awarded $200,750 in grants to local nonprofit organizations at its 2014 midyear meeting. The foundation announced the awards last week. They went to: • Akron Area Arts Alliance, for Summit Artspace exhibitions, progr

  • Four Ohio universities rank among top 500 in world

    Outlet: Cincinnati Business Courier

    The Academic Ranking of World Universities, done by the Shanghai Rankings Consultancy, has placed four universities in the Buckeye State on its 2014 list of the top 500 universities in the world. Locally, the University of Cincinnati made the list

  • Kent State football player remembered by teammates

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    Kent State football player remembered by teammates A Kent State university football player who was found dead this week in his off-campus apartment will be laid to rest on Monday in his hometown of Dayton. Jason Bitsko, the 21 year-old starting c

  • Funeral set for Kent State football player

    Outlet: Associated Press (AP)

    HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are set for a Kent State football player who was found dead in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment this week. The university has said police believe 21-year-old Jason Bitsko passed away from an undet

  • Services set for Kent State student-athlete who passed away unexpectedly

    Outlet: WJW-TV

    KENT, Ohio — Services have been set for a Kent State University student-athlete who passed away unexpectedly this week. Jason Bitsko, 21, was found unresponsive Wednesday in his off-campus apartment after not reporting to football practice. He was

  • Funeral set for Kent State football player

    Outlet: WEWS-TV

    HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio - Funeral services are set for a Kent State football player who was found dead in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment this week. The university has said police believe 21-year-old Jason Bitsko passed away from an undetermin

  • Funeral set for Kent State football player

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are set for a Kent State football player who was found dead in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment this week. The university has said police believe 21-year-old Jason Bitsko passed away from an undet

  • Funeral plans set for KSU football player

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    Funeral plans are set for the Kent State University football player who died unexpectedly this week. Jason Bitsko, 21, was found dead in his off-campus apartment on Wednesday morning. The Portage County coroner says the autopsy has been comple

  • Coroner: KSU football player's death appears to be natural

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    The Portage County coroner says the autopsy on Kent State University football player Jason Bitsko has been completed, but a cause of death will not be determined for several weeks. The coroner says it does appear to be natural. KSU football pla

  • Kent State Football Notebook (Aug. 22): Trayion Durham could miss opener vs. Ohio as recovery from foot surgery continues

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Senior running back Trayion Durham continues to be hobbled by a foot injury, and although Flashes coach Paul Haynes on Friday morning considered him "probably questionable" for the season opener, it's difficult to imagine him having enough time to ge

  • Funeral for Kent State football player Jason Bitsko set for Monday at 1 p.m. in Huber Heights

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State's entire football family will attend a funeral service for Jason Bitsko on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Huber Heights, a suburb of Dayton. Bitsko, a 21-year old Huber Heights native and Wayne High School graduate w

  • Saying goodbye to Jason Bitsko

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    By all accounts, Jason Bitsko led a chosen life. He just didn't know it. But others sure did. "When you look at how many thousands of people that he touched in such a short time, it does give you a feeling that his mission was accomplished," said

  • Kent State football team to attend teammate’s funeral (Nielsen)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KENT: The Kent State University football team and others will travel to the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights on Monday for the funeral of starting center Jason Bitsko. KSU Athletic Director Joel Nielsen said the university will charter buses for the

  • ESPN anchor says too much Johnny Manziel, Ohio State coverage, not enough on Jason Bitsko's death

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio — Sports anchor Neil Everett had a problem with what news took priority at ESPN on Wednesday night. Everett shares news about the Aug. 20 death of Kent State University's Jason Bitsko in a recent SportsCenter segment, but disgustedly no

  • Jason Bitsko services set for Sunday and Monday in Huber Heights, Ohio

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Visitation and funeral services have been set for former Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly earlier this week at his apartment in Brimfield, Ohio. Visitation is set for 1-8 p.m. on Sunday at St. Peter

  • Brimfield police chief shares thoughts on death of Kent State football player Jason Bitsko

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Many questions remain surrounding the death of Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, even as arrangements are being made for his final services. A young athlete, 21, is projected to be the picture of health. Any tragic early

  • Local ALS nets thousands from Ice Bucket frenzy but don't expect other groups to follow suit

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Locally and nationally, ALS continues to ride the increasingly popular Ice Bucket Challenge wave. ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter has raised $270,000 between July 29, when the challenge went viral, and now, said spokeswoma

  • Kent State Sports Report (Aug. 24): Women's soccer team starts 2014 campaign with split

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State's women's soccer team kicked off the 2014 fall sports season by splitting a pair of weekend matches. The Golden Flashes opened the 2014 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Western Illinois on Friday afternoon at Zoeller Field. "It was a

  • Par for the Course (Aug. 23): Kent State Golf Course to host 'Footgolf' in September

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    FOOTGOLF BEGINS Golfers at Kent State University Golf Course have noticed flags in odd places and large holes that players can only wish was the size of the putting cups. This is FootGolf. Using the existing tees and pre-made holes that are larg

  • Back to Classes

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    Well most school districts already beginning classes, but today the big kids, they head back to the books. College students at cleveland state, the university of akron, and kent state, all begin their fall semester this morning. Up and at 'em, I gues

  • Talk on the web: Aug. 25, 2014

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Re: Kent State added to Google's Street View This is really good news for KSU. As I am a 1967 graduate, and have had the good fortune to see two daughters graduate from Kent, I have seen many of the changes and additions to the campus and city

  • With artwork and fancy cocktails, Gallery 121 is a different kind of Massillon nightspot

    Outlet: Repository - Online, The

    It's an unexpected venue for downtown Tiger Town, especially at nighttime when shifting colored lights make the place a vibrant beacon on Lincoln Way West. Gallery 121, which opened Aug. 4, is an art gallery, a bar-restaurant and a gathering pla

  • New KSU students get to Discover Kent (Little, Perkins)

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    The proverbial welcome mat was put out at the foot of Main Street on Saturday introducing the incoming class of Kent State University freshmen to their new home away from home, courtesy of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce. Once again the chamber,

  • Women's Equality Day event is Monday

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Dr. Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University, will speak at the Women's Equality Day celebration organized by the League of Women Voters of Kent and the KSU Women's Center at 4:30 p.m. Monday at The Overlook, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent.

  • League of Women Voters Hudson upcoming events schedule

    Outlet: Hudson Hub-Times - Online

    The LWV Hudson has planned some informative and interesting events to be held during the next few months. Further details of each event will become available later on. Check the website www.lwvhudsonohio.org for more information. LWV Hudson will b

  • Neil Everett calls out ESPN over Johnny Manziel coverage

    Outlet: USA Today - Online

    Kent State announced earlier this week that starting center Jason Bitsko had passed away from an undetermined medical issue. He was found in his bedroom unresponsive early Wednesday morning. The 21-year-old was in his fourth year at Kent State, had s

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate (Haynes)

    Outlet: Buffalo News - Online

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-

  • Hud Charges Kent State University with Housing Discrimination for Refusing to Allow Support Animal in Campus Housing

    Outlet: HighBeam Research

    WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Kent State University, in Kent, OH, and fo

  • Top College Experts on What You Need to Know to Survive Your Performing Arts Freshman Year (Crawford)

    Outlet: Playbill - New York - Online

    Survival tips based on years of watching freshmen stumble–and succeed. All incoming freshman college students face a period of adjustment, but performing arts students face challenges unique to themselves. PlaybillEDU.com went straight to the sour

Kent State University In the News, August 22, 2014

  • 3rd annual "Dancing for the Kids" benefit

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. $25 ($10, children), $100 (VIP, includes stage seating, special reception). The community can vote for their favorite dancer online through donations or at the event, which featu

  • There's lots of fun to be had for both families and singles in this week's 2DO list

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Kent State University Museum. Rockwell Hall, Main and Lincoln streets. 330-672-3450 or kent.edu/museum. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday (until 8:45 p.m. Thursday), noon-4:45 p.m. Sunday. . $5, adults; $4, senior citizens; $3, ages 18 and under.

  • (AUDIO) Kent State rolls out its new campus food truck

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    Traditional burgers and fries are on board the Fork in the Road along with trendier and even some healthier choices Students returning to campus Monday for Kent State’s fall semester might want to come hungry. A new food truck is chock-full of

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Outlet: Associated Press (AP)

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-

  • Autopsy expected in KSU football player's untimely death; players & coach remember his life

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    KENT, OH (WOIO) - The Portage County Medical Examiner says an autopsy will be performed on Thursday, to determine the cause of death of a 21-year-old Kent State University football player. Additional Links Kent State University football player d

  • Kent Coach: Players to wear #54 on their helmets

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    Kent State football players will wear the number 54 on the side of their helmets this season in his honor. KENT -- Kent State University football coach Paul Haynes sat down with the media Thursday afternoon, following the death Wednesday of KSU fo

  • Kent State student-athlete to be honored this football season

    Outlet: WJW-TV

    KENT, Ohio — Kent State’s head football Coach Paul Haynes spoke at a press conference today about the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday. “Jason Bitsko was not just a Golden Flash; he was a son; he was a brother;

  • Kent State University player remembered for his smile (gallery)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Jason Bitsko certainly gave members of his Kent State University football family plenty to remember him by. His infectious smile, constant glow, quick wit, and 'rent' paid in food from Taco Bell were recalled with both extreme joy and bitter sadne

  • Ohio.com Sports Kent State Kent State football team remembers Jason Bitsko for his qualities as a friend and leader

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KENT: Jason Bitsko will be remembered by those whose lives he touched as a man with a smile on his face. A man who knew how to crack a joke on a bad day. A man who stood for what he believed in. A man who didn’t take life for granted. Bit

  • Kent State begins to regroup following death of center Jason Bitsko

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio -- As the first stream of students began to trickle back to the Kent State campus Thursday, the football team quietly regrouped after the unexpected death of starting center Jason Bitsko. Just five days before the start of school and 10

  • (VIDEOS) LeBron James to soccer champs; Akron's best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James did it on a boat. Kent State University President Beverly Warren gave a soaking-wet thumb's up after she did it. It seems as though everybody who's anybody has been or is about to be drenched with ice water to raise awa

  • Kent State facing adversity to start season -- MAC Football 2014 (video, poll)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Which team will Kent State be by the end of the 2014 Mid-American Conference football season? Every year there seems to be a team kissed with good fortune, a team cursed to struggle, and a team destined to overcome the odds. The

  • National researchers who seek brain donations include Kent State graduate Vahram Haroutunian: Q&A

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    BRONX, N.Y. -- Twenty years ago, not long after he received his Ph.D. from Kent State, professor Vahram (Harry) Haroutunian stood on people's doorsteps while they were mourning asking them to donate their friend or family member's brain in the name o

  • Kent State '54' Helmets to Honor Deceased Teammate

    Outlet: ABC News - Online

    KENT, Ohio ? Aug 21, 2014, 6:32 PM ET Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in

  • Meanwhile, back in Tuscarawas County, rubbish moves into the forefront

    Outlet: Bargain Hunter - Tuscarawas Edition - Online, The

    I’m rather amazed at how passionate the locals are about rubbish collection. I don’t think I’m exaggerating by noting that Uhrichsville has been embroiled this summer in a debate over who should get the city’s nod as its official hauler. Congratul

  • Students return to Kent State (gallery)

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Students at Kent State Univesity were hauling bags, containers and furniture as they returned to the residence halls on Thursday..

  • Akron forum looks past mass violence

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    The Akron Area Interfaith Council will hold its annual fall forum on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 292 East Market St., Akron. Subject: "Forgiveness and reconciliation after mass violence," featuring Professor

  • Kent State to wear No. 54 on helmets in honor of late teammate

    Outlet: FoxSports.com

    Updated AUG 21, 2014 7:27p ET KENT, Ohio -- Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsi

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Outlet: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-

  • Kent State coach Paul Haynes, teammate Nate Vance speak on loss of Jason Bitsko (Haynes)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    KENT, Ohio -- Coach Paul Haynes and senior defensive lineman Nate Vance met with the media Thursday afternoon and spoke about moving on following the untimely death Wednesday of junior center Jason Bitsko. "The unexpected and tragic loss of Jason

  • Kent State ‘54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Outlet: Las Vegas Sun - Online

    Published Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | 3:31 p.m. Updated 1 hour, 40 minutes ago KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this

  • Kent State will honor fallen teammate

    Outlet: NBCsports.com

    After the tragic loss of center Jason Bitsko, Kent State athletic director Joel Nielsen said, “We are heartbroken by the news of Jason's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, teammates and everyone whose lives he touched.”

  • Kent State '54' Helmets to Honor Deceased Teammate

    Outlet: New York Times - Online, The

    KENT, Ohio — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campu

  • Kent State to honor Bitsko with helmet decal

    Outlet: ESPN.com

    Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.

  • HUD charges Kent State University with housing discrimination

    Outlet: University Business - Online

    Cleveland.com The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday that it has charged Kent State University and four KSU employees with allegedly violating housing discrimination laws after they denied a student's request for a

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Outlet: Charlotte Observer - Online

    KENT, Ohio Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Outlet: Lexington Herald-Leader - Online

    Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. Click to Continue »

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    Outlet: Fresno Bee - Online

    Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. Click to Continue »

  • American Missionaries Cured of Ebola Infections; Brantley: 'Today Is A Miraculous Day'

    Outlet: Forbes - Online

    Update, 11:07 am, EDT: Emory officials have now confirmed that Nancy Writebol was released from the hospital on Tuesday, August 19. Dr. Kent Brantly will be released today. “After a rigorous and successful course of treatment and testing, the Emor

  • Up in smoke: Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount arrested on pot, DUI charges

    Outlet: WEWS-TV - Online

    Will Kent State's Dri Archer start for Pittsburgh? PITTSBURGH - Two Pittsburgh Steelers running backs are proving more "up in smoke" than "three yards and a cloud of dust." Second-year rusher Le'Veon Bell and veteran back LeGarrette Blount wen

  • Seven employees of Chagrin Falls Schools recognized for 20 years of service

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    At the staff convocation meeting on Aug. 14, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools honored seven employees who are celebrating their 20th anniversaries with the district. The dedicated staff members are Heather Reeder, Tamara Mrofchak, Barb Cymanski

Kent State University In the News, August 21, 2014

  • Kent State's Season Opens With A Bang Thanks To AMETEK

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    GAME DAY PARKING ADDITIONAL FREE PARKING LOTS NEAR STUDENT CENTER General parking accessible from State Route 261 north or south bound turning onto Summit Street or from State Route 261 north bound turning left onto Campus Center Drive. FREE

  • Did Somebody Say College Football Season?

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    In my world, college foot - ball season ranks right up there with my birthday and Christmas as the happi - est times of the year. No one said I was nor - mal, but intercollegiate athletics has always been a passion of mine. In fact,

  • Auditions

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Kent State University at Stark — Open auditions for One Slight Hitch will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 in the Fine Arts Building theater, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Roles are available for three men and four women. Those auditioning hav

  • Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko dies in sleepn (Nielsen)

    Outlet: USA Today

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. The school said in a release that starting center Jason Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom o

  • Kent State University football player dies unexpectedly (Haynes, Nielsen)

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    KENT, OH (WOIO) - Kent State University mourns the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe

  • Kent State student-athlete dies unexpectedly (Nielsen,Haynes)

    Outlet: WJW-TV

    KENT, Ohio — A Kent State student-athlete died unexpectedly from what was believed to be an undetermined medical issue, the university said Wednesday. Jason Bitsko, 21, was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly befo

  • Kent State student, football player Jason Bitsko dies unexpectedly (Nielsen, Haynes)

    Outlet: WEWS-TV

    KENT, Ohio - A Kent State University student and athlete, Jason Bitsko, was found dead in his off-campus apartment Wednesday. Bitsko died of an undetermined medical issue, the university reports. A University spokesperson said that the man's ro

  • Kent State mourns unexpected death of football player

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    Members of the football team were told of Bitsko's passing during the end of the morning practice. KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University is mourning the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly early Wednesday, August 20. In a

  • Kent State football player found dead Wednesday at off-campus apartment

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State University confirmed the death of Kent State football player Jason Bitsko on Wednesday afternoon. Bitsko, a redshirt junior center from Huber Heights, was found dead in his off-campus apartment after he failed to show up for this morni

  • Kent State football team turns to social media to mourn death of Jason Bitsko

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Last Monday night, I spoke with members of the 2014 Kent State football program about media-related issues. I started my lecture by thanking them for keeping the phone calls I dread the worst to a minimum, those late night or early morning calls f

  • Kent State University mourning death of football player (Haynes, Nielsen)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    The Kent State University football family and the entire campus community are mourning the sudden death of Jason Bitsko, one of the most beloved members of the athletic program. Bitsko was found dead in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment by a

  • Kent State football player found dead in his Brimfield apartment (Nielsen, Haynes)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    ENT: Jason Bitsko, the starting center for the Kent State University football team, was found dead in his bed at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities believe an undetermined medical issue was the cause. Team members were alerted that something was

  • Death of Kent State's Jason Bitsko leaves a void on and off the field (Nielsen)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio -- One day before students were scheduled to arrive at Kent State, the unusually quiet campus was coming to grips with the untimely death of KSU football player Jason Bitsko. The starting center and clear leader of a young offensive lin

  • Kent State football player Jason Bitsko found dead in his room (Nielsen)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kent State football player Jason Bitsko has died from an undisclosed medical condition. According to a Kent State release, Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Kent State University issues Ice Bucket Challenge to Ohio University: Higher Education Roundup

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio - Kent State University took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level. Instead of simply challenging individuals to pour a bucket of ice water over their head to increase awareness and contributions to ALS, President Beverly Warren,

  • ART BEST BETS

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Fashion Timeline — Through June 28, 2015, Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive. Also, Glass: Selections From the Kent State University Museum Collection through June 28; and Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye through Oct. 5. 330-672-345

  • Good Morning America - Counselors will be on hand at kent state

    Outlet: WEWS-TV

    Counselors will be on hand at kent state, following the death of a popular athlete. He was found -- it is believed he died in his sleep of natural causes. An autopsy will be performed.

  • Good Morning Cleveland at 5am - KSU mourning death of student athlete

    Outlet: WEWS-TV

    kent state athletes students today are mourning after the death of jason bitsko. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy today but it is believed that he died from natural causes.

  • Wayne grad, Kent State senior Bitsko found dead in dorm

    Outlet: Dayton Daily News - Online

    Jason Bitsko, a larger-than-life personality first as an offensive lineman at Wayne High School and then at Kent State University, was found dead in his dorm room Wednesday morning at the Kent campus. He was 21. Read the complete story... The s

  • Kent State's top research official is stepping down from the post to return to faculty

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    After three years on the job, Kent State’s top research official, Grant McGimpsey, will step down from his administrative post and return to the faculty. McGimpsey has agreed to remain in his position as vice president for research and sponsored p

  • Kent State's Bitsko found dead in his room

    Outlet: Calgary Sun - Online, The

    Kent State starting centre Jason Bitsko has died from an undetermined medical condition, the university confirmed Wednesday.

  • Kent State starting center dies in sleep

    Outlet: Hawaii News Now

    The school said in a release that starting center Jason Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. The 21-year-old Bitsko was in his fourth year with the Golden Flashes. He started all 12 games i

  • U.S. Charges Kent State With Housing Bias for Refusing Student's Therapy Dog

    Outlet: Chronicle of Higher Education - Online, The

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday charged Kent State University and four of its employees with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student to keep a therapy dog in her campus apartment, the Plain Dealer report

  • Kent State accused of housing discrimination

    Outlet: Times-Reporter - Online, The

    The university allegedly refused to let a student with disabilities keep a dog as an emotional support animal in her campus apartment. Government officials are accusing Ohio's Kent State University of housing discrimination, alleging it refused to

  • Kent State accused of housing discrimination

    Outlet: Independent - Online, The

    The university allegedly refused to let a student with disabilities keep a dog as an emotional support animal in her campus apartment. Government officials are accusing Ohio's Kent State University of housing discrimination, alleging it refused to

  • Kent State Lineman Dies In Apartment

    Outlet: Austin American-Statesman - Online

    Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko, 21 years old, died earlier today. He was found unresponsive in bed after failing to show for morning practice. According to an athletic department press release, police believe he died from an "undetermined me

  • Kent State starting center dies in sleep

    Outlet: Herald and News - Online

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Kent State University In the News, August 20, 2014

  • Brrr! Kent State president takes ALS ice bucket challenge

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Warren, Nielsen, Haynes Let Football Team Pour Ice Water on Them for Charity Kent State University foot- ball players emptied coolers of ice water over their coach, ath- letic director and the president of KSU on Tuesday. No, they hadn’t won

  • Local news briefs — Aug. 19

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KENT Kent State complaint KENT: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Kent State and four of its employees with housing discrimination. According to the complaint, they refused to allow a student with disabilities

  • HUD accuses Kent State of housing discrimination involving a service dog

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    The case began with a complaint filed by a student in 2010 Kent State University has been charged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with a Fair Housing Act Violation. The case has to do with the definition of a “service anim

  • HUD alleges KSU discriminated against student with therapy animal in 2010

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Following a four-year investigation, Kent State University and four employees have been accused by federal authorities of violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly refusing to allow a female student to keep an emotional support animal in universit

  • HUD charges KSU with housing discrimination over denial of a student's right to keep a therapy dog in university housing

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday that it has charged Kent State University and four KSU employees with allegedly violating housing discrimination laws after they denied a student's request for a waiver to keep a

  • Kent State University President Beverly Warren takes Ice Bucket Challenge (video, gallery) (Warren)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State University football players emptied coolers of ice water over their coach, athletic director and the president of KSU on Tuesday. No, they hadn't won anything on the gridiron. But the hope is that they can help others win a fight for

  • Kent State president accepts Ice Bucket Challenge; fundraising for ALS surging

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    (from left) Kent State University President Beverly Warren puts her hand on the back of assistant residence hall director, Rebecca Windover, as she pauses to collect herself while speaking to Head Football Coach Paul Haynes and to a group of people a

  • Kent State president accepts Ice Bucket Challenge; fundraising for ALS surging

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KENT: When Kent State graduate student Rebecca Windover saw her partner’s father slide into paralysis with ALS, she thought, “Why not have KSU President Bev Warren dump ice water on her head?” So was born the latest chapter in the Ice Bucket Chall

  • MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says deal with ESPN brings stability to conference

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC and ESPN officially announced the

  • New MAC-ESPN deal features football on TV; basketball featured on the internet

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Mid-American Conference and ESPN jointly announced a new extension of their rights agreement that goes through 2026-2027, with exclusive rights for football and basketball, and selected rights for other sports. While the fin

  • KSU football: Casey Pierce hopes to cap unlikely journey at KSU with stellar senior season (Haynes)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    KENT: Kent State senior tight end Casey Pierce started his college football career as a walk-on. Five years later, Pierce, a Parma Normandy High School graduate, is a perfect example of how much patience and hard work can pay off when an athlete i

  • Kent State accused of housing discrimination

    Outlet: WNIR-FM - Online

    Government officials are accusing Kent State University of housing discrimination, alleging it refused to let a student with disabilities keep a dog as an emotional support animal in her campus apartment. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Deve

  • Some legal trouble for kent state

    Outlet: WOIO-TV

    >>> Some legal trouble for kent state. The university is facing a lawsuit over a housing discrimination. A student diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorders is not allowed to keep her support dog in university housing. She calls it a violation of th

  • Keeping a dog in a campus apartment

    Outlet: WHIO-TV

    New this morning-- government officials are accusing kent state of housing discrimination.it alleges the school refused to let a student with disabilities... Keep a dog as an emotional support animal... In her campus apartment. The u-s department of

  • Ohio university accused of housing discrimination

    Outlet: San Francisco Chronicle - Online

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Government officials are accusing Ohio's Kent State University of housing discrimination, alleging it refused to let a student with disabilities keep a dog as an emotional support animal in her campus apartment. The U.S. Departme

  • HUD cites KSU for housing discrimination

    Outlet: WFMJ-TV

    KENT, Ohio - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Kent State University and four of its employees with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student with disabilities to keep an emotional support animal in her

  • HUD charges Kent State, four employees with housing discrimination

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday, Aug. 19, it charged Kent State University and four of its employees with housing discrimination for allegedly refusing to let a student with panic disorder and anxiety have an em

  • HUD accuses Kent State of discrimination over support animal

    Outlet: WKYC-TV

    HUD's charge stems from complaints that were filed by a Kent State University student and her husband KENT -- Kent State University and four of its employees have been charged with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student with disabi

  • Local universities taking action against street harassment

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The

    It’s been going on for centuries. But today women, including those attending the University of Akron and Kent State, are starting to answer back to the catcallers and lewd males who will not allow them to walk down the street in peace just going hom

  • Heidi Egan and daughter Carly love fashion, prepare for college: Fashion Flash (slideshow)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    Heidi Egan, 49, and her daughter Carly Egan, 18, of Rocky River Heidi is a sales Executive at Joseph A. Bank and Carly is a freshman at Kent State University What are you doing to prepare for college? Carly: I've been shopping online. I boug

  • YSU, KSU Get Research Grants from NSF

    Outlet: Youngstown Business Journal

    WARREN, Ohio -- Youngstown State and Kent State universities have been awarded grants of $200,640 and $347,096, respectively, from the National Science Foundation. Both grants will be used for research, according to an announcement from the office of

  • Avon High School grad becomes Avon's newest policeman

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    AVON, Ohio – When you see Matthew Kaczmarek driving the streets of his hometown these days, he's likely to be in a black and white car. Oh yes, and the car will have a bar of emergency lights across its top. Surrounded by family, friends and fello

Kent State University In the News, August 19, 2014

  • Unfamiliar names catching Haynes’ attention (Haynes)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State football coach keeps his eye on so me emerging underclass men Some unfamiliar faces are starting to emerge as Kent State’s preseason football camp winds down this week. Following Monday’s afternoon practice, second-year head coach Pa

  • ALONG THE WAY Plenty going on at Kent State

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    With a new president, new trustees and of course new students, Kent State University is poised to start an exciting new chapter this year. Not everything makes the headlines, but that doesn’t mean KSU isn’t constantly taking strides toward distin

  • Science foundation awards KSU grant

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Kent State University has received a $347,096 grant from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Monday. Kent State University Professor Oleg Lavrentovich is researching further liquid crystal advancement. This project addres

  • Area school superintendents take icy bath for ALS

    Outlet: Independent - Online, The

    Area superintendents were among the long list of celebrities, TV personalities and others who have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you have doused yourself in a freezing bath of ice water in an effort to raise funding for Lou Gehrig’s disea

  • Congressman Ryan announces grant money for 2 state universities

    Outlet: WFMJ-TV

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Congressman Tim Ryan announced on Monday that two state universities will be receiving grant money. Youngstown State University will receive over $200,000 while Kent State University will receive over $300,000 The National S

  • KSU Professor Printing Building Bricks (Peters)

    Outlet: WCPN-FM - Online

    A Kent State University professor has won a coveted award from Architecture Magazine for making bricks with a 3D printer. As Mark Urycki reports, his innovation could change the way buildings are designed and constructed. You need to look no fart

  • Glass: Selections from the Kent State University Museum Collection

    Outlet: WPXI-TV - Online

    Where Kent State University Museum Corner of Main & Lincoln Streets Rockwell Hall - 515 Hilltop Drive Kent, OH Upcoming 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 This exhibition of glass showcases the breadth of the Kent State University

  • Entangled: Fiber to Felt to Fashion

    Outlet: WPXI-TV - Online

    Where Kent State University Museum Corner of Main & Lincoln Streets Rockwell Hall - 515 Hilltop Drive Kent, OH Upcoming 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 Categories Events, Museums | Sights The Kent State University Mus

  • Congressman Tim Ryan Announcing Today 20064000 Grant Youngstown State

    Outlet: Targeted News Service

    Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio (13th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing today a $200,640.00 grant to Youngstown State University and a $347,096.00 grant to Kent State University, both from the National Science Fou

  • KENT STATE SPINOFF COMPANY MARKETS FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

    Outlet: Federal News Service

    KENT, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation - flexible, electrically conductive transparent films

Kent State University In the News, August 18, 2014

  • Kent State golf alum Corey Conners advances to semifinals at U.S. Amateur

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Pepperdine junior Frederick Wedel advanced to the U.S. Amateur semifinals, beating 36-year-old Pittsburgh financial adviser Nathan Smith 4 and 3 at Atlanta Athletic Club. The 19-year-old Wedel, from The Woodlands, Texa

  • Rango Outing in 28th year of benefiting KSU golf (Page)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    In 1986 the Kent State University men’s golf team had already been to the NCAAs in 1984 and won the Mid American Conference championship. “We needed a little bigger budget to travel and go to the elite tournaments,” said Herb Page, KSU director o

  • U.S. AMATER CHAMPIONSHIP Former Golden Flashes star Conners reaches U.S. Amateur title match (Page)

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Canada native becomes first Kent State product to advance to finals JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Former Kent State standout Corey Conners advanced to the final of the U.S. Amateur Championship on Saturday at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Conners, who fell

  • Mission Accepted Iraq war veteran, KSU grad looks to preserve stories of fellow vets

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Military histor y flows through R.J. Wilkinson’s veins. Many of his relatives have served. His grandfathers fought in World War II. He still recalls, even if somewhat vaguely, hearing stories of battles on hot, Japanese islands and in decimated

  • Conners comes up short in U.S. Amateur finals

    Outlet: Record-Courier

    Yang beats former Kent State standout in title match JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — South Korea’s Gunn Yang completed his improbable run to the U.S. Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Canada’s Corey Conners on Sunday. At No. 776, Yang became the l

  • Celebrations

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Iris E. Harvey of Stow, Kent State vice president for university relations, is among the 2014 Women of Note and was named at LaCentre of Westlake. She is one of 15 women selected by Crain’s Cleveland Business for its 2014 class.

  • 5 questions with 'Cleveland Indians Legends' artist Tom Denny

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Respect for the past never seems to waver in Cleveland when it comes to the Indians. Longtime sportswriter Russell Schneider and artist Tom Denny teamed up on "Cleveland Indians Legends," a coffee-table book that features 40 of the

  • The festival season is peaking, so hurry before the funnel cakes are all gone

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Kent State University Museum. Rockwell Hall, Main and Lincoln streets. 330-672-3450 or kent.edu/museum. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday (until 8:45 p.m. Thursday), noon-4:45 p.m. Sunday. . $5, adults; $4, senior citizens; $3, ages 18 and under.

  • Audition list for Aug. 15 and beyond: MasterChef Season 6 Seeks Amateur and Home Chefs & More

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County. 466 Carrie Ave., New Philadelphia. Roles available for 10 men, 5 women and 5-9 girls for Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 17-18. Performances: Oct. 17-Nov. 2 with one performance at K

  • Viewers see Gay Games through real-time photography (Foster)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    The Gay Games are alive online, where viewers too timid to attend in person or those remotely celebrating participants’ eclectic style can stare deeply through the eyes of four local photographers. Akron, Cleveland and Kent photographers have aime

  • College campuses prepare for students returning from Ebola-affected countries

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    While Adefemi Owoyele hasn’t been home to Nigeria in three years, he Skypes with his mother almost every day. He hears the worry in her voice. “She doesn’t want to come in contact with anyone for fear of getting Ebola,” said Owoyele, a graduate st

  • (VIDEO) Gay Games expected to bring $14M boost to Akron (Rohlin)

    Outlet: 19 Action News at 4 PM - WOIO-TV

    AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The 2014 Gay Games is a competition of winners and losers, but apparently, every host city is automatically a winner by just taking part. Kent State University economic professor, Shawn Rohlin, says the Games provide a bo

  • Celebrations

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Brian Peters, assistant professor of architecture at Kent State, received a 2014 R+D Award from ARCHITECT magazine, the official magazine for the American Institute of Architects. His project was one of six to win from more than 100 entries.

  • Kent State professor wins national architecture award (Peters)

    Outlet: WKSU-FM

    Kent State professor has won an award from ARCHITECT magazine for his project to create bricks using a 3-D printer. Brian Peters’s project called Building Bytes was one of six national winners of the magazine’s research and development awards. Pe

  • With her heart in Cleveland, even Columbus was too far (Rashid)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    Every time Timeka Thomas Rashid and her family would pack up after a weekend stay in Cleveland to make the drive back to Columbus, the feelings would become more intense. She was leaving home. Rashid had lived in the state capital for 10 years, bu

  • Kent State grad putting on a 48-hour hockey game this weekend

    Outlet: Plain Dealer

    KENT, Ohio -- It won't quite be a world record, but there will be hockey at the Kent State University Ice Arena all weekend long, free of breaks or intermission. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hockey of America, founded by 2012 Kent State Gradua

  • U.S. Amateur: Former Kent State standout Corey Conners reaches final (Page)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    JOHNS CREEK, Ga.: It’s a long way from the pro shop of Ravenna’s Windmill Lakes Golf Club, home to the Kent State golf team, to the first tee at the Atlanta Athletic Club’s Highlands Course, home of today’s United States Amateur Golf Championship.

  • U.S. Amateur: Yang beats former KSU golfer Conners in final

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal, The

    JOHNS CREEK, Ga.: South Korea’s Gunn Yang completed his improbable run to the U.S. Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Canada’s Corey Conners on Sunday. At No. 776, Yang became the lowest-ranked player in the world amateur standings to win t

  • Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 18, 2014 (Hilton)

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Seidman Cancer Center plots growth as demand grows University Hospitals' highly regarded Seidman Cancer Center is continuing to spread its wings. Without offering many details, Dr. Nathan Levitan, the cancer center's president, told Crain's t

  • Kent State added to Google's Street View for University Campuses (Hilton)

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    You’ve likely heard how much Kent State’s campus has changed over the last few years, and if you haven’t had a chance to see the improvements first hand, Google is here to help. The university is the first in Northeast Ohio to have its campus add

  • Kent State's fashion program on the rise with growing enrollment, new masters program (Campbell)

    Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The

    Junior Caley Taylor was one of four design students laboring quietly in the Kent State Fashion School’s NYC Studio in April, getting a jump-start on her senior collection for the next school year by soaking up all the inspiration she could in the wor

  • University Circle: Building a neighborhood (Schwarz)

    Outlet: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online

    Area's home to more than institutions For lack of a better phrase, life's come full circle — in the Circle — for Allen Ford. He was born in 1928 at University Hospitals, and today, the 86-year-old retired Standard Oil exec resides at Judson Manor,

  • KSU Tuscarawas adds agribusiness degree (Haldar, Bielski)

    Outlet: Bargain Hunter - Wayne Edition - Online, The

    Kent State University at Tuscarawas is now offering the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. The degree was added to meet the need for professionals and entrepreneurs who have the educational background to become successful decision makers in the hig

  • KSU Airport awarded $225,000 to purchase snow removal equipment

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    The Kent State University Airport in Stow has been awarded nearly $225,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchas snow removal equipment, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office announced Friday. The total award is for $224,433. It will be

  • BRADBURY LECTURE CELEBRATES MASTER STORYTELLER'S BIRTHDAY AND LEGACY

    Outlet: Federal News Service

    INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis issued the following news release: Professor Jonathan Eller, director of IUPUI's Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and Chancellor's Professor of English, will present the

  • Kent State Spinoff Company Markets Flexible Electronics

    Outlet: Industrialinfo.com

    KENT, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation - flexible, electrically conductive transparent films -

  • Should We Worry About Ebola Outbreak? (Smith)

    Outlet: AkronNewsNow.com

    The Ebola outbreak in Africa has made national headlines and many Americans assume the deadly disease can make its way to the states. Ebola expert Dr. Tara Smith from Kent State University tells AkronNewsNow.com that Africa is far less capable th

  • Kent State Professor Awarded for 3D Printer that Makes Custom Bricks (Peters)

    Outlet: WCPN-FM - Online

    A Kent State University professor has won a coveted award from Architecture Magazine for making bricks with a 3D printer. As Mark Urycki reports, his innovation could change the way buildings are designed and constructed. You need to look no fart

  • Gay Games 9 delivers $14 million to Akron-area economy, senator protests closing of Akron mail center: Akron morning news (Rohlin)

    Outlet: Plain Dealer - Online

    AKRON, Ohio -- While the Gay Games have been making headlines around Northeast Ohio, they also have been leaving something behind: cash. Economic activity generated in Akron by visitors to Gay Games 9 is between $12 and 14 million, Kent State Un

  • Gay Games bring estimated $56.7 million boost to local economy (Rohlin)

    Outlet: WKSU-FM - Online

    KSU professor says the economic impact of the event is magnified because of the influx of outside visitors The 9th International Gay Games wrap up Saturday with events scheduled in Akron and Cleveland. Organizers say about 33,000 people will h

  • Commencement set Saturday at KSU

    Outlet: Record-Courier - Online

    Kent State University will hold its summer commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. KSU will confer 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor's degrees, 462 master's degrees, 74 docto

  • Bradbury Lecture Celebrates Master Storyteller's Birthday and Legacy

    Outlet: Targeted News Service

    Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis issued the following news release: Professor Jonathan Eller, director of IUPUI's Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and Chancellor's Professor of English, will present the inaugural Bradbury Lectur

  • Kent State Spinoff Company Markets Flexible Electronics

    Outlet: Targeted News Service

    Kent State University issued the following news release: A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation - flexible, electrically conductive transparent films - that can be used in