Each spring the Mid-American Conference (MAC) brings the feel of March Madness to downtown Cleveland and Quicken Loans Arena (The Q) with the FirstEnergy MAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. As a result, the 2013 tournament brought an annual economic impact of $14.5 million for the city of Cleveland, based upon a study by Kent State University.
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) will have its “Pop Up City” initiative featured in the “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good” exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center through Sept. 1. “Pop Up City,” a temporary-use project, which activates some of Cleveland’s most spectacular but underutilized vacant places as havens for cultural and arts activities, is one of 84 national projects that are on display in Chicago.
A team of TeleProductions designers earned the Silver Communicator Award of Distinction in the Online Video category for the 2012 Traveling Stanza’s animated poem “Blooming Thoughts.” Senior visual communication design major Alex Kurr, student designer Brian Recktenwald and graphic designer Jim Hurguy worked with Glyphix to animate posters from the Traveling Stanzas series. Kurr has worked at TeleProductions since July 2012 and expects to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2014.
The National Diversity Council has named Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, Alfreda Brown, Ed.D., recipient of the 2013 Ohio Glass Ceiling Award. The award recognizes women who have overcome barriers to climb to the top in their professions and also have made it possible for others to follow in their footsteps.
Kent/Blossom Art will present three guest lectures in June as part of the 2013 Public Lecture Series. The series will feature painter Lisa Sanditz on Thursday, June 6; ceramic artist Julia Galloway on Friday, June 21; and ceramic artist Marc Lancet on Thursday, June 27. All public lectures take place in room 202 of the Art Building at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Alan Rhea, senior public communication major with minors in political science and history spearheaded an on-campus campaign for Be The Match, a national bone marrow donor program that supports people with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as part of the Communication and Influence course taught by Assistant Professor James Ponder.
byKent State University Communications and Marketing
May 30, 2013 - 10:32am
Currently, the Kent State University Police Department’s administrative phone lines are not working. If you need to contact the department for other than emergency purposes, please call 330-677-0012. This outage does not affect 911 service on campus, and 911 should still be used in case of an emergency.
Posted May 30, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
Kent State University and the Holden Arboretum will use a recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact people have on vital organisms living in places where water and land meet in Northeast Ohio.
Kent State University aeronautics student Ryan Weber, from Chardon, Ohio, won the top spot in the power-on landing competition at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’ s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON 2013) in Columbus, Ohio, on May 11. SAFECON is a national competition that brings together more than 300 students from 30 colleges and universities from across the country to vie to be the national champions for both team and pilot honors. The competition develops and advances aviation education through a strong emphasis on aviation safety.
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