The Arbor Day Foundation recently honored Kent State University with a Tree Campus USA designation for the fifth consecutive year. Tree Campus USA was created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities across the nation for campus forest management and engagement in conservation goals.
Kent State had to meet five standards: maintain a tree advisory committee, develop a campus tree-care plan, dedicate annual expenditures toward trees, host Arbor Day observances and have student service-learning projects.
Kent State University Police are investigating the burning of four pieces of paper that were hanging on bulletin boards in Prentice Hall. Each burning occurred separately over the last 10 days and resulted in the partial destruction of the papers. No other damage was sustained as a result of these events.
If anyone has information about the incidents, please contact Kent State Police at 330-672-3070. You also can report anonymously using ThreatLine at www.kent.edu/threatline.
Principal of Holtz Communication and Technology Shel Holtz will discuss social visualization and gamification strategies and tactics as the keynote speaker at the Akron Area Public Relations Society of America’s YouToo Social Media Conference on Friday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall.
University Park Alliance’s 2013 Innovators Speaker Series will feature Kent State University’s Terry Schwarz at its next program. Schwarz is director of Kent State’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. The title of her presentation is “Transforming Vacant Spaces: Creating Value from Vacancy in the Urban Footprint.”
The C-SPAN Bus, an interactive multi-media learning center, will visit Kent State University on Friday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The 45-foot bus will be located in the front of Kent State’s Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center and will be open for free tours for students, faculty, staff and the general public.
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private, non-profit company created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.
The three branches of the TRIO Program at Kent State University will host the second annual TRIO Achievers Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
The luncheon will be held to celebrate National TRIO Week. TRIO is a federal outreach program that helps disadvantaged students, including providing support services to low-income students, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.
On Feb. 14, the Kent State University Women’s Center will join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising for Justice. The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on Feb. 14, 2013, when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike and dance in the biggest mass action in human history to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
Kent State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Park Service, providing for enhanced collaboration in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The new agreement calls for collaborative projects and joint research primarily focused on geology, biology, hydrology and educational programs, according to Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative is a finalist in the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Creative Culture Grant. The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative is part of the urban design graduate program and the public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
The event is coordinated by Kent State’s Department of Residence Services
Nationally known speaker, thought leader and consultant Eric Stoller will present “Digital Identity, Social Media and Higher Education” on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.
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