Kent State University's College of the Arts recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its Steinway Campaign, raising $2.7 million dollars - enough to purchase nearly 70 new pianos. Generous gifts of donors such as the estate of Elizabeth Fennell, Audio-Technica U.A., the Kent State University Foundation Board, David and Carol Pulk, an anonymous donor and many others who sponsored the effort, enabled the college's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music to be designated as an All-Steinway School.
In the fall of 2010, a team of people from five different Kent State University colleges sat down to design the digital sciences degree program. Launching a program in one year is uncommon, but when approvals for the proposed programs happened in the spring of 2011, Kent State’s School of Digital Sciences set a new bar.
Both an interdisciplinary school and an independent school, Kent State’s School of Digital Sciences offers unique program options.
The fall semester is winding down quickly, and finals week, one of the most stressful times of the semester, begins Dec. 10.
To ease the stress of finals week, Kent State University Libraries is holding a Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 3-5 p.m. Pet therapy dogs are returning this year, and there will be free popcorn and drinks for all. The Stress-Free Zone event also will provide Wii games and much more. It is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff.
Kent State University will hold its fall commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,963 degrees, including 1,531 bachelor’s degrees, 370 master’s degrees, 59 doctoral degrees and 3 educational specialist degrees.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12. 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 retire into executive session at 8:30 a.m. in the Urban Conference Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”
Board committees will meet as follows:
A team of scientists from Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has begun collaboration on the development of a macrophage targeted mesenchymal stem cell therapy for tissue regeneration and wound healing, a fast-growing research area and major medical challenge.
The $120,000 internally funded program, with equal contributions from both Kent State and NEOMED, will support a post-doctoral researcher for a period of two years and is part of Kent State’s new internal post-doctoral fellow seed program.
On Sunday, Dec. 2, Kent State University accepted an invitation to play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, marking the program’s first bowl appearance in 40 years. The Kent State Golden Flashes will take on Arkansas State University on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
The Kent State University Gospel Choir and Professor of Music Education Linda Walker, Ph.D., invite the university community and other members of the public to the choir’s biannual concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at the University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
After double over-time Kent State University’s school-record of 10 consecutive football victories came to an end on Friday, Nov. 30, with a 44-37 loss to Northern Illinois University (12-1) in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship game at Ford Field in Detroit. The Kent State Golden Flashes (11-2) reached the title game by going 8-0 in conference games and winning the MAC East title.
The team now awaits the assignment of a bowl game, their first since 1972.
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