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by University Communications and Marketing
July 25, 2014 - 5:27pm
The Piano Institute is a highly intensive program for talented piano students in grades 7-12. It is hosted each summer by the Piano Division at Kent State University's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.
by Bob Burford
July 25, 2014 - 10:08am
On March 22, 2014, a massive fire swept though historic Garrettsville, Ohio, destroying an entire commercial block and 13 businesses. Residents in the quaint Portage County village of just over 2,200 people immediately began pulling together, with efforts to relocate the local food bank, which was consumed in the blaze. Some business owners promised to rebuild, but it was clear that the tragedy dramatically changed the character of the village forever.
by Emily Komorowski
July 24, 2014 - 3:41pm
The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center has won two awards for the center’s exhibits. The Kent State May 4 Visitors Center received the American Association for State and Local History’s (AASLH) 2014 Award of Merit.
by Alumni Relations
July 21, 2014 - 4:41pm
The Kent State University Alumni Association has announced the five recipients of the 2014 Alumni Awards. The awards recognize and honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at Kent State. The following alumni have been selected for 2014: Andy Baskin, ’90, Distinguished Citizen Award. Baskin resides in Northeast Ohio and serves as sports director for WEWS NewsChannel5 in Cleveland.
by Bob Burford
July 21, 2014 - 3:28pm
Kent State University is being recognized again as one of the nation’s best. Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based on a survey of more than 43,516 employees at 278 colleges and universities, The Chronicle’s 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes small, medium and large institutions for specific best practices and policies. 
by Kelli Fitzpatrick
July 17, 2014 - 1:07pm
Kent State University’s Dining Services is now serving burgers, tacos, salads and more from its first food truck this summer. The new food truck, called Fork in the Road, has a core menu and chef specials with a focus on culinary excellence. The menu will change with availability of seasonal ingredients and will feature both classics and signature items.
by Cindy Weiss
July 16, 2014 - 4:16pm
Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals. The awards will fund basic research on:
by Cindy Weiss
July 7, 2014 - 3:53pm
Low-income teenagers face a high risk of becoming obese. They are vulnerable to stress-induced eating, living in neighborhoods where it may be unsafe to go outside or in families where food and money are scarce.
by Cindy Weiss
July 3, 2014 - 2:55pm
Aggressive behavior in animals may result in posturing, teeth baring or challenges related to protecting territory, offspring or food. In humans, it can lead to violence and death, and the causes are not always readily apparent. But where does it originate?
by University Communications and Marketing
July 3, 2014 - 1:19pm
The 2014 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 and recitals from July 13-19 on the university’s campus and culminate with the July 22 gala concert at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland. The nine-year-old program is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12. The July 22 gala concert will feature 14 highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists from the United States, China, Russia and Mongolia.