The Disabled American Veterans’ Mobile Service Office will be making a stop at Kent State University on Oct. 22. As part of its tour of college campuses, the Mobile Service Office program will be outside of the Schwartz Center on the university’s campus in Kent from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mobile Service Office program travels the country providing counseling to veterans and their families and helping them to develop and file claims for benefits. One of the focal points of the program is to reach recently discharged veterans in college who are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music Orchestra continues its 2013-2014 season with a second subscription series performance on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is located at 650 Hilltop Drive on the Kent Campus, with free parking located off of Terrace Drive.
The culture of coal mining. The process of hydraulic fracturing. The impact on a community.
These are the themes explored in “The Fracturing of Greene County,” a gallery showing by Jacob Byk, a junior visual journalism major, and Daniel Moore, a senior news major, that will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium, 340 Franklin Hall. The gallery presentation is free and open to the public.
The Kent State University Museum will display the work of acclaimed jewelry artist Arthur Koby in its upcoming exhibition “Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye.” The exhibit will include works on loan from clients who have amassed collections of Arthur Koby’s jewelry, as well as from the designer himself. The exhibition runs at the Kent State University Museum from Oct. 25, 2013, to Oct. 5, 2014.
A Kent State University faculty member whose research found that weight loss after bariatric surgery can improve brain functioning will speak at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2013 Medical Innovation Summit in October.
Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have recently completed a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio. The study was funded through a “quick strike” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Practice Based Research Network, managed by the University of Kentucky and the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement based at Case Western Reserve University.
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has named former Congressman Louis Stokes as the 2013-2014 Kent State President’s Ambassador. The President’s Ambassadorship, a one-year, part-time appointment that begins in the fall, is designed to bring distinguished local minority leaders and professionals to share their knowledge and experience with the Kent State community.
Chelsea Atkins, a junior aeronautics major at Kent State University, was recently awarded an Ohio Space Grant Consortium Junior Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Atkins, from Detroit, is one of approximately 100 students from 25 Ohio universities and colleges to receive this scholarship.
Kent State University celebrated its Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s Homecoming theme, “New and Old, Forever Blue and Gold,” honored Kent State’s past while looking forward to the university’s future. The Golden Flashes lost 38-24 to Northern Illinois in a rematch of last year's Mid-American Conference Championship Game.
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