Over the vast expanse of Lake Erie, sampling the water to test for potentially toxic algae blooms may seem like using a medicine dropper in an ocean. It takes days to collect enough data from enough spots to determine if the algae pose a danger.
Kent State University will celebrate the newly renovated Tri-Towers residence hall complex on Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Outspoken transgender advocate Laverne Cox will visit Kent State University to give her “Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood” presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public, but a wristband is required. Required admission wristbands can be reserved starting at 8 a.m. on Oct. 15 at www.eventbrite.com and selecting the “Laverne Cox at Kent State” event. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. the day of the event.
Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to come together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.”
Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program, called Honoring All Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and remarks from Kent State President Beverly Warren. Chief Petty Officer Timothy S. Flannery will be the guest speaker for this event.
I want to thank the Kent State University community for your positive support during the recent Ebola concerns that swept through Northeast Ohio and involved our Kent Campus. Through the competent and caring expertise of our medical staff and faculty in the College of Public Health, we were able to respond immediately with the latest information and an explanation of potential risks and the precautions we should take as individuals and as a collective community. I am especially grateful for the support and expertise of Dr. Angela DeJulius and Dr.
For Kent State University Professor of Geology Abdul Shakoor, Ph.D., studying the stability of Mount Rushmore, visited by nearly three million people each year, was a lifelong dream.
On Oct. 16, Portage County Local Health Departments issued a press release that helps answers questions regarding Ebola and provides information specifically about Kent State University. Read the Portage County Local Health Departments’ press release at http://ow.ly/CULRk.
We would like to provide the university community with additional information regarding the three Kent State University employees who are related to the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola. These three relatives work in administrative areas on the Kent Campus. The three employees are not faculty members. They do not teach in the classroom. Also, none work in dining services, residence halls, custodial positions, recreational services, or health services. They have little or no contact with students.
Scholar of the Month
College of Business Administration
Kent State University at Stark
Deepraj Mukherjee is an assistant professor of economics in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University at Stark. His research focuses on international trade, development, macroeconometrics and cross-cultural issues.