Kent State University held its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.
The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University has received a $33,472 grant from the Howard Atwood Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The grant project, titled “Encouraging New Voices,” is a collaborative initiative between the Wick Poetry Center and Akron Public Schools designed to increase literacy among students in grades 3-12. The project will run from October 2014 to October 2015.
On March 22, 2014, a massive fire swept through 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.
As Kent State University welcomes new and returning students, the Opening of School Master Schedule of University Services is a useful tool for departments, parents and students alike. This schedule lists the days and hours various university service areas are open from the week before school starts through the first week of classes, Sunday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 29.
Kent State University will hold its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.
Trustees will retire into executive session upon convening to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” No standing committee meetings will be held, and no recommendations or votes will be discussed or taken.
The Board will hold its next, regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17.
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Gov. John Kasich has appointed two new trustees to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Kasich named Stephen A. Perry of Canton, Ohio, to a nine-year term as a trustee and Perry “PJ” Kimmel of Canfield, Ohio, to a two-year term as an undergraduate student trustee. Perry’s appointment ends May 16, 2023, while Kimmel’s appointment concludes May 16, 2016.
A civil rights exhibit created by Kent State University Professor Ann Schierhorn and featuring photography by Kent State Lecturer David LaBelle has won a national Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
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