Kent State University President Beverly Warren recently joined U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan in a meeting with regional leaders about the state of Ohio’s infrastructure and the need for increased funding to improve deficiencies.
The group met Sept. 5 in Kent at the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority’s Kent Central Gateway multimodal transit center.
Ryan discussed a report that awarded the United States an overall D+ grade in infrastructure and suggested that the nation needs to invest trillions of dollars in future transportation.
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services will honor seven distinguished alumni at its fifth annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the event are $35 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down meal.
The fifth class in the 2014 College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame includes:
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Board will convene at 2 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.
Trustees will meet as a Committee of the Whole from 8-10 a.m. This will be followed by Board standing committee meetings as follows:
Kent State University continues to set records and reach its enrollment goals. The university released its official 15th day census data for the 2014 Fall Semester, reporting the highest retention rate for the Kent Campus in the university’s 104-year history. Retention of Kent Campus freshmen has increased to 81.7 percent, up from last year’s record retention level of 77.6 percent. This represents the percentage of freshmen who continue their studies at the university for their sophomore year.
Once again, Kent State University has earned a coveted spot in the first-tier list in the Best National Universities category with its inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State ranks 194 on the prestigious list, improving from last year’s ranking of 201.
Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier. This is the fourth time in five years that Kent State has appeared on the first tier of the Best National Universities rankings.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., Kent State University’s Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus.
The purpose of this annual exercise is to familiarize students and employees with building evacuations and precautions to be taken in event of a fire or any other type of emergency.
Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement is introducing a new initiative this fall through its Leadership Development team. The Leadership Speaker Series features five speakers: Jerome Love, Kym Whitley, Chaz Pitts-Kyser, Lilly Ledbetter and Nikki Giovanni. The Center for Student Involvement is no stranger to bringing motivational speakers to the Kent Campus, but this is the first time that the speakers are being offered in a series.
Transforum Theatre, a student organization in Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, performed last month at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dedicated to helping students pursue their passions and explore their creativity through art, Transforum Theatre was invited by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform an original work, “A Collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” at the Greenside @ Nicholson Square venue Aug. 18–23.
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