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Profiles of Excellence in Action | 

July 2012

The 2012 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, will present a series of master classes from July 15-25 on the university's campus.

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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, read about the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine officially becoming the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Kent State professors designing costumes for an Olympic dance team, a Kent State biological sciences professor who won an award for aquatic ecosystems research, and the Piano Institute's seventh annual gala concert and performances. Also, watch the video of the Season of Champions celebratory event for the Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team.

OCPM is Now the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine has officially become the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.

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Season of Champions Celebration

Kent State University's Golden Flashes baseball team was honored at a "Season of Champions" celebration event on June 28 at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The team played in the College World Series for the first time in program history, which dates back to 1915. The Golden Flashes edged out top seed Florida in its second game at the College World Series.

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Kent State Professors Design Costumes for Olympic Dance Team

Three associate professors from Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising are donating their time to design and create more than 30 costumes for a local dance troupe headed to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Kent State Biological Sciences Professor Wins Award for Aquatic Ecosystems Research

Laura Leff, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University since 1994, recently received an Outstanding Research and Scholar Award for her work in microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems with emphasis on bacterial ecology of streams and the responses of microorganisms to their environment.

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