Kent State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation will host its seventh annual Entrepreneurship Extravaganza on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Kent Student Center. The theme for this year’s event is “The Magic of Entrepreneurship Exposed,” which will feature several workshops, panel discussions and speakers, and the opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs. The program is free and open to the community and to all students, but registration is required by Oct. 19.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Student Green at Kent State University will be held Oct. 18 at noon. The event will celebrate Kent State’s commitment to provide outdoor programming space to student organizations on campus. The event is free and open to the public and takes place at the new space in the Kent Student Center area, located at the heart of the campus.
The Department of Pan-African Studies welcomes Hilary Jones, assistant professor of West Africa and Africa Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, for a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Room 214, Ritchie Hall.
The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music's Orchestra will begin its 2012-13 Subscription Series with its performance on Sunday, Oct. 14, in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall at 3:30 p.m. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive, with free parking located off of Terrace Drive.
New commercials for Kent State University are now airing as the university debuts a new television campaign. The new campaign builds on the university’s successful “Experience for Life” series that launched September 2010.
The new campaign includes four 30-second commercials and highlights Kent State students in a variety of situations – participating in the classroom, getting advice from faculty, being mentored by successful alumni and competing for academic recognition.
Janet Currie, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, will visit Kent State University on Oct. 15 and 16 as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Currie will meet informally with students and faculty members, take part in classroom discussions and give a public talk.
Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design will soon be getting a new home on the Kent State University Esplanade, a pedestrian walkway through campus that is currently being extended into downtown Kent, Ohio.
Professor Seed was informed of his award during a surprise classroom visit on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Representatives from the Alumni Association, College of Arts and Sciences, and fellow faculty in Chemistry & Biochemistry interrupted his Basic Organic Chemistry 1 class to present the award. Cookies were passed out to all 175 students who observed the award.
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has appointed Cleveland-area trial lawyer José C. Feliciano as the 2012-2013 President’s Ambassador. The President’s Ambassadorship, a one-year, part-time appointment beginning fall 2012, is designed to bring distinguished local minority professionals to share their professional knowledge and experience with the Kent State community.
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