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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:00am

Voters in the city of Kent approved an income tax increase in the November 2013 election. As a result, on Jan. 1, 2014, the income tax rate for the city of Kent increased from 2 percent to 2.25 percent.

This means that Kent State University employees at the Kent Campus will have an additional amount withheld from their paycheck for Kent City taxes. The increase will begin with the first pay in January for faculty, classified, unclassified and student employees on the Kent Campus.

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:53pm

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy and Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will enter into an articulation agreement on Monday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The signing will take place in the Urban Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Kent State University Library in Kent, Ohio.

This partnership will make it possible for students to obtain their undergraduate and Pharm. D. degrees in just seven years, rather than the typical eight years it takes to complete both.

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:00am

A Kent State student sings “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the opening of Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration last year.Kent State University will hold its 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:23am

The Kent State University Board of Trustees has elected Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., FACSM, currently provost and senior vice president of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as its next university president at a special board meeting held Jan. 8, 2014. Warren will begin serving as Kent State’s 12th president on July 1, 2014. She will succeed retiring President Lester A. Lefton, who has served as Kent State's chief executive officer since July 1, 2006.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:00am

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Rockwell Hall Atrium on the Kent Campus.

The purpose of the special meeting will be to consider matters related to the employment of a public employee or official.

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 3:48pm

Scholar of the Month
Hai Dinh
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Regional College Kent State University at Trumbull

Hai Dinh is an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Kent State University at Trumbull. His research interests include Algebraic Coding Theory and Ring and Module Theory.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:00am

The Sandwich Generation's Guide to EldercareA 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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 3:17pm

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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:00am

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.