Kent State University held its 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event was Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.” A book signing and reception followed the event at the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.
UPDATED JAN. 25, 2016: AAUP-KSU's membership have voted and ratified the new contract. With approval by both the Board of Trustees and the AAUP-KSU, the ratification process is complete. The successor collective bargaining agreement with the tenured and tenure-track faculty is effective Aug. 19, 2015, through Aug. 18, 2018.
Dear Members of the Kent State Community,
Many of you have heard unsettling news overnight that the FBI has been on our Kent Campus investigating a serious matter. We are cooperating with the FBI, and we have been assured that there is no indication of a threat to campus. As this is an ongoing investigation, it is not prudent to speak further about the case.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20, for the sole purpose of ratifying a three-year, collective bargaining agreement between the university and full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty, who are represented by the American Association of University Professors-Kent State Chapter.
The Board will convene at 5:45 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.
Kent State University and the American Association of University Professors-KSU have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement for tenured and tenure-track faculty.
The parties will present the tentative agreement for approval to their respective constituents this week.
Details of the tentative contract will be released after ratification.
Kent State University President Beverly Warren has appointed entrepreneur and Kent State alumna Sharlene Ramos-Chesnes as the university’s 2016 President’s Ambassador.
What starts as a ball of yarn quickly evolves into some much needed winter apparel – from hats, to scarves, in all colors and sizes.
“To see the progress is really awesome,” said Anne-Marie Kurtz, Kent State student volunteer with an interest in learning to knit. “It’s going to a good cause, which definitely makes it worth while.”
From getting deployed to Afghanistan, to being unable to pay for classes, to starting a family, and even accepting a job at a winery in southern Germany. The reasons for leaving Kent State University, before completing a bachelor’s degree, fall across a wide spectrum for some students.
For student Andrew Sonnanstine, it was an easy choice to trade in the last few classes his senior year for a professional baseball contract.