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News Release Archive - 2009 3rd Quarter

Wick Poetry Center Brings Vietnam Vet and Pulitzer Prize Winner to Kent State (09/28/2009)
The Wick Poetry Center will host readings from Edward Micus and Stephen Dunn on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in Room 306 ABC of the Kent Student Center.

Black United Students Presents Homecoming Comedy Show (09/25/2009)
Kent State University's Black United Students presents a Homecoming comedy show on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Founder to Speak at ­­­­­­­­­­Kent State University (09/25/2009)
Clive Rainey, a founder of Habitat for Humanity International, will speak at Kent State University on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Room 306 of the Kent Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Internationally-Recognized Pianist Wong and Miami String Quartet Founder and Cellist Robinson Present a Repertoire of Russian Composers (09/25/2009)
The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present internationally recognized musicians Jerry Wong, piano and Keith Robinson, cello on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall. 

Green Visiting Director Series Presents Divisive Autobiographical Play Written and Directed by KSU Alum (09/25/2009)
Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2009/10 season with the Roe Green Visiting Director Series production of 14, an autobiographical play about a controversial reparative therapy experiment that took place at Brigham Young University in the 1970s. 

Judy Devine Makes $1.2 Million Bequest To Athletics (09/24/09) - Donation is the third-largest in the history of Kent State University Athletics
The public phase of Kent State University’s Centennial Campaign received its first major gift in the form of a $1.2 million bequest from Judy Devine. A long-time member of the Kent State Athletic Department and a 2003 inductee into the Varsity “K” Athletic Hall of Fame, Devine’s pledge will fund the Judith K. Devine Athletic Equity Endowment and is the third-largest gift in the history of Kent State Athletics.

Girls Fight Back Seminar, Sept. 30 (9/23/09)
The Girls Fight Back seminar is a 90-minute, interactive program addressing women's safety and self-defense. The presentation combines cutting-edge safety training, empowerment and simple techniques that are easy to remember.

Kent State University Orchestra Debuts Seaton as Conductor in October (09/18/2009)
On Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium of Cartwright Hall, the Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Orchestra will perform its first of four major concerts of the 2009- 2010 season. The orchestra is proud to introduce conductor Scott Seaton, who was recently appointed as the new director of orchestras at Kent State University.

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions (09/16/09)
At its Sept. 16 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees took action on the following items.

Kent State’s Fall Enrollment Jumps 11.76 Percent to an All-Time High (09/16/09)
Students Moving InKent State University announced today an 11.76 percent increase in enrollment for the fall 2009 semester across its eight campuses with the release of the university’s official 15th day census data. This double-digit percentage growth represents the university’s highest recorded enrollment in its 100-year history.

Kent State Names Dr. Alfreda Brown as Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (09/16/09)

Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton announced today at the university’s board of trustees meeting that Dr. Alfreda Brown has been appointed the new vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Brown will be responsible for executive leadership and management of the university’s diversity and inclusion programs. These programs include the Office of Diversity, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Student Multi-Cultural Center, Women’s Resource Center and pre-college programs.

Fall 2009 Bowman Breakfast (09/11/2009)
The Fall 2009 Bowman Breakfast will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. The featured speaker for the event will be the Dean of Students and Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Greg Jarvie.

Geoffrey Giles Speaks About Punishing Homosexuals in Nazi Germany at Kent State University (09/11/2009)
Kent State University's Jewish Studies Program is honored to host speaker Geoffrey Giles on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., at the Kent Campus' Kiva. The presentation is free and open to the public. 

Kent State Hosts Amanda Wright Lane, Great Grandniece of the Wright Brothers (09/11/2009)
Kent State University's The Flying Black Squirrels Chapter of Women in Aviation International and NASA Glenn Research Center presents Amanda Wright Lane for a talk on aviation. The great grandniece of the Wright brothers will speak on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the university's Governance Chambers located on the second floor of the Kent Student Center in Kent, Ohio.

Kent State Design Students, Grade Schoolers Team Up on Project (09/09/2009)
The Glyphix Design Studio of the School of Visual Communication and Design and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University collaborated in the spring to create Traveling Stanzas. The project combined the creative talents of Kent State students with area student writers to promote awareness of poetry and graphic design within the community.

Kent State to host 5th International Liquid Crystal Conference this week (09/08/2009)
Artificial muscles, plastic motors, motors powered by light and several other exciting topics will be discussed at the upcoming International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC) being held at the Kiva at Kent State University on Sept. 24-26.

Pop Up City and Ingenuity Presents The Bridge Project on Sept. 25 - 26 (09/08/2009)
On Sept. 25 and 26, one of the most fascinating under-used urban spaces in the city of Cleveland will transform into a center of art and performance as Pop Up City and Ingenuity, the Cleveland festival of art and technology, presents The Bridge Project.

AlphaMicron Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its New Facility (09/08/2009)
AlphaMicron, Inc. celebrates the grand opening of its new home on Sept. 14. Located at Centennial Research Park at the intersection of state routes 59 and 261 in Kent, Ohio, AlphaMicron's new location accommodates the needs of its growing manufacturing operations and expanding staff.

Kent State Recognized as Top Workplace With NorthCoast 99 Award (09/04/2009)
For the third year in a row, Kent State University has been ranked one of the 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Research Council. A recipient of a 2009 NorthCoast 99 Award, Kent State previously received the honor in 2008, 2007 and 2005. Kent State is one of only two local universities honored this year.

Kent State University Alumni Association Appoints National Board of Directors' Officers and New Members (09/03/2009)
The Kent State University Alumni Association Inc. announces the following officers for its National Alumni Board of Directors

Kent State University Police Make An Arrest in Connection With Recent Robberies (09/03/2009)
The Kent State University Police have made an arrest in connection with the recent robberies that occurred on campus and in the City of Kent.

Ryan A. Kozak Named to the Advisory Board of the Masters of Science in Financial Engineering Program at Kent State University (09/02/2009)
Dr. Mark Holder, program director of Kent State University's Masters of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE) Program, has announced that Ryan A. Kozak, senior vice president regional manager of KeyBank National Association, has been named to the MSFE Advisory Board.

Stan Hywet Presents Symposium on Change (09/01/2009)
Stan Hywet presents Models of Change: Keeping the Doors Open during the 2009 Stan Hywet Symposium, on Sept. 18-19, 2009. This forum will bring together a consortium of experts and students for the exchange of ideas on models of change and best practices to help weather challenges faced by non-profits and institutions in today's chaotic economic climate.

School of Art Galleries Announces Openings of Two New Shows (09/01/2009)
The Downtown Gallery, located at 141 East Main Street, will host an opening reception for Binary Fiction: Digital Weaving by Kent State Alumni and Students. The show will be open from Sept. 2 to Oct. 10.

Kent State University Police Seek Assistance in Locating Suspects  (08/30/2009)
Kent State University Police are looking for 3 male suspects in two separate robberies occurring Sunday morning.  In the first incident, three suspects robbed two victims at 2:40 a.m. on campus on the esplanade near the Kent Hall annex.

Kent State University Presents Its Annual Celebration of Flight with the 2009 Aviation Heritage Fair (8/28/2009)
Kent State University's Aeronautics Program in the College of Technology, together with the city of Stow and the Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club, will host its annual aviation fair on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow.

Kent State's Mark Holder Named Research Fellow for Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (08/28/2009) Dr. Mark Holder, director of Kent State University's Master of Science in Financial Engineering Program (MSFE) and chairman of the Department of Finance, has recently been named a 2009 Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research (HKIMR) Visiting Research Fellow. Holder's research topic is, "The Impact of Monetary Policy Change on Carry Trade and Liquidity Markets."

Laing Kennedy Announces Retirement Plans (8/24)
Kent State University has been using the slogan "Excellence in Action" for nearly three years now. For Kent State Director of Athletics Laing Kennedy, that mantra has been a way of life since his arrival in Kent in 1994. Now in his 16th year at the helm of the Golden Flashes, Kennedy announced Monday, Aug. 24, that he would be retiring on June 30, 2010.

Kent State Announces Public Phase of $250 Million Campaign (8/24)
Kent State University is launching the public phase of a $250 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the university's history. The Centennial Campaign, timed around the university's anniversary celebration in 2010 of its first 100 years, has a goal of raising funds in three areas: $100 million in current-operating funds (near-term programs), $75 million for the institution's endowment and $75 million for capital projects (buildings and other physical spaces).

U.S. News Names Kent State One of America's Best Universities (8/24)
Kent State University ranks among America's top national universities in the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. The exclusive rankings appear in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report and online at

Fifth Annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop to Ask 'What Values?' Shape Online Media (8/20)
What values form the basis of online journalism today? What values underlie media ethics on the Web? What values inspire innovative news operations on the Internet?
Dynamic media professionals will address these and other hot topics during "What Values?," the fifth annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 17 at Kent State University.

Kent State's Center of Pan-African Culture and Michael Jackson Lives Network Participate in Michael Jackson Global Birthday Bash: A 24-Hour Celebration of Jackson's Legacy (8/20)
Kent State University's Center of Pan-African Culture in conjunction with Michael Jackson Lives Network is sponsoring a global birthday bash for Michael Jackson on Saturday, Aug. 29, the day the musician would have celebrated his 51st birthday. Members of the Michael Jackson Lives Network are now planning to engage in a worldwide celebration beginning Aug. 29 at 12 a.m. in the Philippines and circling the globe.

Call for Papers and Participants Announced for 20th Annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium
The Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium (APFRS) is now calling for innovative research papers describing original ideas, groundbreaking results and/or quantifiable solutions for the 2010 symposium.

Kent State's Global Presence Brings Dollars and Students to Ohio
Kent State University is reaping the rewards of its expanding global presence. Through its partnerships with institutions outside of the country, the university is generating additional revenue and recruiting more international students to Kent State.

Kent State to Hold Summer 2009 Commencement Ceremonies
Kent State University will graduate more than 1,100 students at summer commencement ceremonies Thursday, Aug. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 22. Live video will be available during the ceremonies, with archived versions posted shortly after they end.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Winners Announced (08/14/09)
The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) held its 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) at Kent State University's Kent Campus from Aug. 9 to 14. EIW is a weeklong event in which 35 students from northeast Ohio universities are fully immersed in entrepreneurship through classroom sessions, entrepreneur speakers and many networking opportunities. At the end of the week the seven teams presented their concepts to a panel of external judges. These judges included Chris Brown from Marketing Resources and Results, Todd Federman from the North Coast Angel Fund and Celia Hashlamoun from Goldstein Caldwell and Associates.

Participants Sought for Kent State's Homecoming Parade (08/07/2009)
Planners for Kent State University's 2009 Homecoming Parade are calling for entries from both campus and surrounding communities to help the university usher in its centennial celebration.

Kent State Campus Hosts Business Competition for Northeast Ohio Universities (08/06/2009)
The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) is holding its 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) on Kent State University's Kent Campus, Aug. 9 – 14. EIW is an intense, one-week academic experience in which 35 students from Northeast Ohio colleges and universities are challenged to create the best business concept.

Media Advisory: Black Squirrel Adventure Triathlon Set for Aug. 1 in Downtown Kent (7/30/2009)
The first annual Black Squirrel Adventure Triathlon. The three-stage race includes canoeing/kayaking on the Cuyahoga River, running and biking and has two categories: flat water or white water.

Kent State University Introduces a Specialized MBA Program for Health Care Executives (07/30/2009)
To support the substantial health care industry in Northeast Ohio, Kent State University is launching a new MBA program for health care executives. All courses in the program include health care content and are taught by teams of professors and health care practitioners. The curriculum will prepare students for careers as administrators of health care organizations.

Kent/Blossom Music Presents Intimate Evening with The Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio (07/28/2009)
Presented by Kent/Blossom Music, The Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio will perform on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Kent State University in the Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Center.The trio will perform Maurice Ravel's "Piano Trio in A Minor."

Grapple, sculpture by Carey McDougall (07/28/2009)
The Kent State University School of Art Galleries are pleased to announce Grapple, sculpture by Carey McDougall in our Eells Gallery at the Blossom Music Center. The exhibition will be on display from August 1 - September 6, 2009. The Eells Gallery is open during and two hours prior to every Cleveland Orchestra performance.

Elizabeth Rhodes, Retired Director of Kent State School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, Passed Away July 23 (07/24/2009)
Kent State University officials announced today that Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes, retired director of the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, passed away July 23. Rhodes had been battling more than one type of cancer since 1994, the same year she accepted the job as the director of the school.

President Announces Scholarship Help to Offset Drastic Cut in State Grant Program (07/24/2009)
In the face of a struggling Ohio and U.S. economy, financial pressure on students has increased with the recent cut in the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). The state's newly enacted biennial budget cuts the grant program by $224 million statewide, affecting 7,000 students at Kent State University alone.

President to Announce Help for Drastic Cuts to Student Aid (7/23/2009)
President Lefton will be available to the press to answer questions about the affects of the recent state budget on universities and what Kent State is doing to assist students.

Kent State Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising Year (07/22/2009)
Supporters of Kent State University committed more than $37 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, shattering the institution's previous record by nearly $9 million."Great universities are marked by a culture of philanthropy," President Lester Lefton says.

Kent State University Professor's Book on Autism Receives Award, Reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine (07/22/2009)
Kent State University's Dr. Deborah Barnbaum's work on autism and ethics is bridging the gap between philosophy, ethics and medicine. Her book, The Ethics of Autism: Among Them, but Not of Them, recently won a bronze "IPPY," from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Kent State Selects Goodyear Executive Professor (07/20/2009)
Kent State University announced the selection of Rosalind Thompson as the 20th Goodyear Executive Professor. Thompson is currently a principal at Orange Hill Associates, Cleveland, Ohio, where she serves as a human resources consultant. She will replace current Goodyear executive professor Gregory Hackett at the beginning of the school year in late August, 2009.

Thomas Appointed Interim Executive Dean for Regional Campuses (7/17/2009)
Dr. Wanda Thomas, dean of the Trumbull Campus, has expanded her leadership role at Kent State University to include guiding the Regional Campus System as interim executive dean for Regional Campuses. She will serve in this interim position for a term of one year, while maintaining her duties as dean of the Trumbull Campus. The new assignment became effective July 15.

Psychology's Rawson Recognized by President for Research Skill (7/17/2009)
President Barack Obama recently named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. 

Summary of Kent State University Board of Trustees Actions July 14 (7/15/2009)
At a special July meeting, Kent State University's Board of Trustees took action on a number of items, including approval of the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget and  addressed the issue of tuition rates.   

Kent State University Professor's Book Combines Race, Law and History (07/15/2009)
Kent State University assistant professor of history Elizabeth Smith-Pryor recently saw her book, Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of Whiteness, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book combines Smith-Pryor's knowledge of law and history by examining the annulment trial of wealthy New Yorker "Kip" Rhinelander and his wife, former housemaid Alice Jones Rhinelander, and the controversy of defining race in early twentieth century New York.

Kent State named "Great College to Work For" (07/13/2009)
The Chronicle of Higher Education has released its 2009 "Great Colleges to Work For" list. Kent State was named among 150 colleges. The program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Kent State Board of Trustees Special Meeting, July 14 (07/08/2009)
The Kent State Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, July 14, to consider matters pertaining to the university budget.

Summer Enrollment Jump Announced by Kent State University (07/08/2009)
More than 18 percent increase in summer students tallied over the eight-campus system Kent State University officials today announced an 18.32 percent increase in summer enrollment across the university's eight-campus system. Total enrollment was measured at 12,424 students for summer session classes in the beginning of summer 2009 semester.


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