For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center is set to launch its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.
The fall 2013 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will follow at 8 a.m. The featured speaker is Marcello Fantoni, Ph.D., associate provost for global education at Kent State. Fantoni will speak on the topic “The International City of Kent.”
Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D., curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will speak about “The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” at Kent State University on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture is presented by Kent State’s Jewish Studies Program, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy.
Information technology drives our global economy and promises transformational approaches to the world’s most serious challenges, including healthcare, education and environmental. Yet a smaller percentage of American high school and university students take computer science courses today than they did 20 years ago.
L. Gwenn Volkert, associate professor of computer science at Kent State University, has been selected to participate in the second phase of a national effort aimed at increasing and broadening participation in computer science.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18. The meeting will be held in the new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. The Board will convene at 2 p.m. in the McGilvrey Conference Room on the lobby level.
Trustees will retire into executive session at 8 a.m. in the Presidents Boardroom on the second floor of the hotel to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”
Board committees will meet as follows:
For the Fall 2013 Semester, Kent State University has set a new record, attracting the biggest and highest-achieving freshman class at the Kent Campus in the university’s 103-year history. With the release of the university’s official 15th day census data for the Fall 2013 Semester, Kent State reports the total number of first-time, full-time freshmen enrolled at the Kent Campus is 4,314. This exceeds last year’s freshman class count of 4,076 by 5.8 percent. It also surpasses the record set in 2011 of 4,284.
"In our planning for the presidential search, trustees recognized the unique perspective and value that Professor Lovejoy would bring to our process," said Richard Marsh, Kent State trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee. "Though he was unable to accept our invitation in July due to prior commitments, we are pleased that he can join now as our search has moved into high gear in recruitment."
Kent State University Professor of Anthropology C. Owen Lovejoy, Ph.D., has joined the university’s Presidential Search Committee.
“In our planning for the presidential search, trustees recognized the unique perspective and value that Professor Lovejoy would bring to our process,” said Richard Marsh, Kent State trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “Though he was unable to accept our invitation in July due to prior commitments, we are pleased that he can join now as our search has moved into high gear in recruitment.”
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