Kent State University will operate on a holiday schedule at the end of December. The holiday schedule will run from the first shift on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. During that time, all nonessential operations will be closed at all Kent State campuses. Regular university operations will resume with the start of the first shift on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Health System and Summa Health System recently completed a Community Health Needs Assessment that will help the three hospital systems prioritize and guide their efforts in the next three years.
Ashley Watson, a Kent State University graduate nursing student from New Philadelphia, Ohio, was selected as one of the 2013 recipients of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) scholarship. Each year, the OAAPN awards four $1,500 scholarships to students to promote the professional development of advanced practice registered nurses. Watson is in her third year in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Kent State.
A new book co-authored by Kent State University researcher Phillip D. Rumrill Jr., Ph.D., advises the “sandwich generation” of adults who care for both children and aging family members on how to manage stress, avoid burnout and find resources for help.
The State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Program announced on Dec. 13 that Kent State University was awarded three of the nine Phase I awards given through its Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund (TVSF). The goal of the TVSF is to create greater economic growth in Ohio-based start-up companies that commercialize technologies developed by Ohio institutions of higher education and other Ohio not-for-profit research institutions.
Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its fall 2013 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,984 degrees, including 1,544 bachelor’s degrees, 390 master’s degrees, 47 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees.
Liquid crystal doctoral candidate Andrew Konya awarded $25,000 for reMesh
Technology that gives groups of people a united voice to communicate by harnessing their collective intelligence is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund.
Kent State University Libraries held its Stress-Free Zone event on Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, on the first floor of the University Library. The Stress-Free Zone offered the opportunity for a study break for students and an avenue to reduce stress for faculty and staff members as the fall semester comes to an end.
Pet therapy dogs returned this year to help ease the stress of finals week. There was free popcorn and beverages for all.
Kent State University Police Services has received law enforcement accreditation for the seventh consecutive time since 1991 from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Kent State Police Services received the Advanced Accreditation with Excellence Award from CALEA. The Excellence Award required the agency to submit to the more demanding Gold Standard Assessment format that focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies.
Today, smartphones are central to college students’ lives, keeping them constantly connected with friends, family and the Internet. Students’ cell phones are rarely out of reach whether the setting is a college classroom, library, recreational center, cafeteria or dorm room. As cell phone use continues to increase, it is worth considering whether use of the device is related to measurable outcomes important for student success, such as academic performance, anxiety and happiness.
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