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Profiles of Excellence in Action | 

April 2011

Legendary drummer Max Weinberg recently visited Kent State University at Stark.

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Welcome to Profiles of Excellence in Action, a monthly e-newsletter showcasing news and events from Kent State University. In this month's issue, learn about the groundbreaking for a new transportation project, Kent State's new men's basketball coach and another recognition as a Tree Campus. Also, find out why Danielle Gruhler is a student favorite and about a visit by and jam session with legendary drummer Max Weinberg.

Ground Broken for Kent Central Gateway

The rain came down, but optimism was up as Kent State University Vice President for Finance and Administration Gregg Floyd joined U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and officials from PARTA, the city of Kent and the Ohio Department of Transportation  to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Kent Central Gateway Multimodal Facility.

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Kent State Names Rob Senderoff Men's Basketball Coach

Kent State University Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen announced late last week the hiring of Rob Senderoff as men’s basketball head coach.

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Arbor Day Foundation Names Kent State a Tree Campus USA University for Third Straight Year

The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Kent State University as a 2010 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

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Distinguished Teaching Award Winner Gruhler Honored for Guiding Future Teachers

Dr. Danielle Gruhler, assistant professor of literary education, wanted nothing more than the opportunity to change the lives of students. Since 2002, Gruhler has been doing just that.

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