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News Release Archive - 2009 2nd Quarter

Kent State Museum Hosts Glass Expert to Identify and Appraise (06/30/2009)
The Kent State University Museum will present GLASS DISCOVERY DAY on Saturday, July 18, in the Murphy Auditorium from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Dr. James S. Measell, an archivist from Fenton Art Glass, will identify and appraise guests’ glass.  Cost is $10 per person, with a limit of three pieces of American glass.

Porthouse Continues 2009 Summer Season with Neil Simon Classic “The Odd Couple” (06/30/2009)
Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer outdoor theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Theatre, continues its 2009 summer season with the Neil Simon classic comedy “The Odd Couple” running July 2 through 18. 

Emerson String Quartet to Perform (06/30/2009)
The world-renowned Emerson String Quartet visits Kent State as part of the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series in special recognition of Kent State University's Centennial Celebration.

Leading Edge Liquid Crystal Technology- Based Company Holds Board Meeting in Northeast Ohio (6/24/09)
Crystal Diagnostics has partnerships with NEOUCOM, Kent State
Crystal Diagnostics, a high-tech company with strong and strengthening ties to Northeast Ohio, announced today that it will hold its regular Board of Directors meeting at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) and Kent State University.

Miami String Quartet with Scott Haigh, Bass (06/24/2009)
The Miami Quartet returns for their final concert of the summer with bassist Scott Haigh to premiere Robert Carl’s Quintet for String Quartet and Bass. The concert will take place on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall.

Hattie Larlham - Creative Arts Program (06/24/2009)
The Kent State University, School of Art Galleries are pleased to present two important  shows in the month of July. These two exhibitions showcase the exciting and innovative artwork that is happening at Hattie Larlham Creative Arts program in Mantua, Ohio.

New book by Kent State administrator promotes culture of inclusion (06/22/2009)
University and college leaders seeking to attain greater diversity and inclusion on their campuses now have an effective resource to help them meet that challenge.
Alvin Evans, Kent State University’s associate vice president for human resources, has co-authored Bridging the Diversity Divide: Globalization and Reciprocal Empowerment (San Francisco: Jossey Bass) with Dr. Edna Breinig Chun, vice president for human resources and equity at Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Interim V.P. for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Named at Kent State (06/22/2009)
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton recently named Greg Jarvie as interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA).  Jarvie, currently associate vice president and dean of students, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 15-unit division that includes the offices of Admissions, Student Financial Aid, University Health Services and Dining Services, among others.

Kent State Selects Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (6/18/2009)
Kent State University Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Pete Goldsmith announced today the selection of T. David Garcia as the associate vice president for enrollment management. Garcia is currently the director of undergraduate admissions at Ohio University where he has served since 2005.  He will join Kent State on Aug. 1, 2009.

Kent State University Receives Grant for Breast Cancer Education (06/18/2009)
Kent State University has received a $76,110 grant from the Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This money will be used for breast cancer education, mammography screening, a survivor support group and walking group.

Kent State University Museum Features the French Fashion Magazine from 1912-1925 La Gazette du Bon Ton (06/16/2009)
Between 1912 and 1925, the Gazette du Bon Ton sought to be "the place where couturiers and painters collaborate to compose the silhouette of their time." It was the brain child of Lucien Vogel, a dynamic Frenchman who was fascinated by nineteenth century hand-colored engravings and set out to create a luxury modern magazine that would be the epitome of good taste.

Kent/Blossom Music Festival Announces 42nd Season (06/16/2009)
The 42nd annual Kent/Blossom Music festival is coming to Kent State University this summer. The 2009 season brings 40 young artists from 18 states and eight countries to the university campus. Participants are selected from more than 200 auditionees who, together with principal members of The Cleveland Orchestra and other major artists, engage in six weeks of intensive chamber music study and performance at the professional level.

Kent State Aiport Reports Safe Emergency Landing (6/13/09)

Kent State Center for Gift and Estate Planning Names New Director (06/12/2009)
Mindy Aleman, CFRE, APR, has been named the new executive director of the Kent State University Foundation's Center for Gift and Estate Planning. In this role, she will direct fundraising for the university involving planned gifts, which include contributions that provide life incomes for donors, as well as bequests.

Kent State University Alumni Win at Tony Awards (06/09/2009)
Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance proudly announces that alumni Alice Ripley, '86, and John Moauro, '07, are Tony Award winners. Ripley won the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in the hit Broadway musical “Next to Normal.”

Kent State University Student Wins Spot on National Leadership Council (06/09/2009)
Stephanie Mehle, a freshman justice studies and political science double major at Kent State University, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Leadership Council (NLC) for the 2009-2010 academic year. The council is a leadership opportunity offered by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honor society inviting freshmen and sophomores.

"Don’t Mention It” opens at the Downtown Gallery in Kent (06/05/2009)
The Downtown Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition “Don't Mention It” featuring artwork by Dana Depew, Liz Maugans and Joel Ross. The exhibition runs from June 10 to 27, 2009, with a reception on June 11, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Kent State president and top officers donate pay raises to provide student financial aid (06/04/2009)
Recognizing the financial pressures on today’s students, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and the 10 members of his Cabinet will donate any raises they may receive this year to contribute to a scholarship fund that will assist students who are having difficulty covering tuition in the face of a struggling Ohio and U.S. economy.

Kent State promotes Dr. Stanley T. Wearden to Dean, College of Communication and Information (06/04/2009)
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. Robert Frank announced today the selection of Dr. Stanley T. Wearden as dean of the College of Communication and Information. Wearden, who has nearly 20 years of service at Kent State University, is currently the director of Kent State’s School of Communication Studies. He will assume the duties of dean on July 1, 2009.

Enrollment and Student Affairs Vice President Goldsmith to leave Kent State (06/04/2009)
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton announced today that Harold “Pete” Goldsmith, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs since 2003, has been named Dean of Students at Indiana University, effective Aug. 1, pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

Kent State announces Ronald J. Fowler to serve as consultant to university (06/04/2009)
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton announced today that the university will engage Dr. Ronald J. Fowler to consult and offer assistance on such projects as advancing the university’s relationships with the Akron and Cleveland public schools, improving the recruitment and retention of diverse background students, mentoring students, working with alumni and the Pan-African Faculty and Staff Association, as well as assisting with closing major gifts to the university.

Summary of Actions Taken By Board of Trustees at June 4 Meeting (06/04/2009)
Highlights include the following:

  • Established a Center for the Study of Information and Religion;
  • Established an International Institute for Human Service Workforce Research and Development;
  • Established a Combined Baccalaureate/Master’s Program in Gerontology and Nursing Home Administration;
  • Established an Undergraduate Degree in Public Health;
  • Authorized funds to renovate Risman Plaza;
  • Voted unanimously to re-elect Dr. Lester A. Lefton to a fourth term as Kent State University president.


Kent State University Police Seek Assistance in Locating Suspect (06/03/2009)

Kent State University Police are looking for a male suspect who exposed himself to a female entering Rockwell Hall at the corner of Lincoln and Main streets on the Kent Campus. The incident occurred on May 26 at approximately 8 a.m.

Kent State Students Receive International Reporting Fellowships (6/02/2009)
Kent, Ohio – The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting awarded $2,000 International Reporting Student Fellowships to two students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University to travel internationally to report on topics that are often neglected by American media sources.

Kolbe Promoted to Associate Dean for Kent State’s College of Business Administration (06/01/2009)

Yank Heisler, dean of the Kent State University College of Business Administration, recently announced the hiring of Richard “Rick” Kolbe, Ph.D. as the associate dean for faculty. In his new role, Kolbe will be responsible for assisting Heisler in encouraging faculty research, supporting teaching excellence and shaping curriculum for the business school.

Kent State Recognized With CIO 100 Award (06/01/2009)
Kent State is earning national accolades for the successful implementation of its enterprise resource planning system. The university has been honored by CIO magazine as one of its CIO 100 award winners.

Kent State University School of Fashion Design and Merchandising Announces New Director (05/29/2009)
The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University has named J.R. Campbell as its new director.  Campbell, will succeed Elizabeth Rhodes, who is retiring as director after 15 years of service. Campbell will join Kent State on July 1, 2009.

Kent State University Alumna Alice Ripley, '86, Up for Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (05/29/2009)
Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance proudly announces alumna Alice Ripley, '86, currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Next to Normal, is up for the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Next to Normal, currently playing at the Booth Theatre on Broadway, is up for a total of 11 nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Leading Actor, Best Performance by a Featured Actress, Best Direction, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

Lean Six Sigma Still Seen as Critical Business Investment in Turbulent Times (5/27/09)
Kent State Program to Graduate 21st Class of Trainees from Across the U.S.

Kent State University's Regional Corporate and Community Services soon will graduate its 21st Lean Six Sigma Black Belt class. Particularly crucial in the current economy, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training can enhance a company's profitability and improve its competitive position by studying business process improvements in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

College of Nursing Faculty Member Receives Jeanette Wooding Service Award (05/26/2009)
Summit and Portage District of the Ohio Nurses Association recently named Mary D. Calabro, of Stow, Ohio, as the 2009 recipient of the Jeanette Wooding Service Award. Calabro is the director of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the Kent State University College of Nursing.

ADVISORY: Kent State University Board of Trustees Meeting, June 4 (5/20/09)
The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting Thursday, June 4. The Board will convene at 2:30 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Kent State's School of Library and Information Science as a Best Graduate School (05/07/2009)
U.S. News and World Report named the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University to its 2009 list of best graduate schools. The magazine analyzed more than 12,000 graduate programs before developing its coveted roster. Specialties were also rated by discipline including digital librarianship, archives and preservation and services for children and youth.

Photo Opportunity - Kent State Design Students, Grade Schoolers Team Up On Project - Akron METRO, PARTA Will Feature Posters On Buses Throughout Summer (05/11/2009)
The Glyphix Design Studio of the School of Visual Communication Design and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University collaborated on Traveling Stanzas, a project that combines the creative talents of Kent State students with area student writers, grades 3–12, to promote awareness of poetry and graphic design within the community.

Local Dealership Donates Car To Enhance University’s Sustainability Efforts and Student Learning, May 13 (05/05/2009)
Classic Pontiac, GMC, Cadillac in Streetsboro is giving Kent State University’s students enrolled in the fall an opportunity for a first-hand experiential learning exercise in sustainable technology.
David Bruckman, sales manager for GM Streetsboro, and Classic’s owner Jim Brown, a Kent State graduate, will turn over the keys for a 2004 Oldsmobile Bravado SUV to the College of Technology at noon Wednesday, May 13, at the GM building on Classic Drive in Streetsboro.

2009 Cincinnati Small Business Owner Planning Program (05/05/2009)
The Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is sponsoring a conference in greater Cincinnati tailored to help small business owners not only survive the tough economy, but also to thrive when it recovers. The conference brings together a leading team of advisors to provide small and medium sized business owners with helpful tools and techniques.

Kent State to Hold Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremonies, May 16 (05/05/2009)
Three prominent speakers will address new graduates at Kent State University's spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16. An evening ceremony for those receiving doctoral degrees will be held on Thursday, May 14, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Degrees will be conferred on more than 3,430 graduates of the Class of 2009.

Kent State’s Executive MBA Program Ranked in Top 25 in North America by British Business Magazine (05/01/2009)
Good things are hard to hide, and now even England knows about the excellence of Kent State University’s Executive Master of Business Administration Program (EMBA). London-based CEO magazine recently ranked the Kent State University College of Business Administration’s EMBA program in its Tier-One, the magazine’s highest ranking, for colleges in North America. There are just 25 Tier-One colleges in all of North America.

Kent City, Kent State Officials Discuss Upcoming Weekend Safety (04/30/09)
Kent State University and the City of Kent announced today their shared commitment to enhancing city and university relationships while also ensuring the safety and protection of citizens and students. Kent State President Lester A. Lefton and Kent City Manager David Ruller held a joint press conference today to demonstrate a united front by reminding the community of the vital town/gown relationship that purposefully focuses on their shared future.

Kent State Nursing Faculty Members Awarded for Commitment to Patient Safety (04/29/2009)

Three Kent State University College of Nursing faculty members have been awarded for their collaborative research and commitment to occupational health and safety. Carol Sedlak, Barbara Yoost and former faculty member Nancy Panthofer, received the 2008 National Occupational Research Agenda Partnering Award (NORA) for Worker Health and Safety.

Graduate Students Award 2008-2009 Outstanding MBA Professor Award (04/28/2009)
The Graduate Management Association recently awarded Dr. Pratim Datta with the 2008-09 Outstanding MBA Professor Award.
The Graduate Management Association is a student organization of Kent State University’s Graduate School of Management. Students nominate a professor who makes the subject matter interesting and understandable, brings real-world experience and examples to the course and is always willing to answer students’ questions. 

The Ninth Annual National Cup Show from Anderson Turner (04/28/2009)
The Ninth Annual National Cup Show will be on display from April 22 to May 30, 2009, at the Kent State’s School of Art’s Downtown Gallery, 141 East Main Street in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year’s cup show features many well-known artists who work in clay.

Wick Poetry Center Awarded University Medallion for contributions to Kent State University (04/28/2009)
The Kent State Board of Trustees, upon a recommendation from President Lester A. Lefton and the University Citation and Recommendation Committee, has awarded the University Medallion to Robert and Walter Wick. The University Medallion is presented to benefactors who have made significant contributions to the success of the Kent State University community. 

Final Orchestra Concert Features Virtuoso Pianist Donna Lee Performing Ravel (04/28/2009)
The Kent State University Orchestra will perform with virtuoso pianist Donna Lee as they together present a Ravel Piano Concerto and Russian Spectacular on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol A. Cartwright Auditorium.

National Autism Conference at Kent State, June 25-26 (04/24/2009)
Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate unique strengths and needs in terms of communication, socialization, play and language development. The eighth annual Topics in Child Development Conference, being held at Kent State University's Kent Campus June 25-26, will focus on approaches to intervention that can assist in understanding and effectively addressing core strengths and needs.

Kent State Professor's Book Recognized with National Award (04/24/2009)
Kent State's Dr. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy was recently recognized for her book, "Ph.D. Stories: Conversations with My Sisters," receiving the 2009 American Educational Research Association Narrative and Research Special Interest Group's Outstanding Book Award.

Kent State to Offer New Hospitality, Tourism Management Degree in Fall (04/21/2009)
Combined, hospitality and tourism management make up one of the world's largest industries. As the industry continues to grow, Kent State University will be offering students the opportunity to advance their education.

Kent State Choruses, Chorale and Orchestra Combine for a Festive Concert Collective (04/21/2009)
On Sunday, May 3, in Cartwright Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., the Kent Chorus, Men's and Women's Choruses and the KSU Chorale will combine with the KSU Orchestra in a festive concert. The concert is open to the public.

College of Technology Celebrates Graduates with Vision 21 Awards Banquet (04/21/2009)
The College of Technology at Kent State University will hold its 11th Annual Vision 21 Awards Banquet on May 2, 2009, at the Kent Student Center in the second floor dining room. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. This event will honor College of Technology graduates who have both set a standard of high achievement in their career and participated in meaningful community service.

Kent State NATO Center Explores Vital Organization at 60-Year Mark, April 30 (04/20/2009)
To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Kent State's Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies will host a conference on April 30 and May 1 to examine the current and future challenges confronting the vital group.

Former SEC Chair Pitt Highlights Institute of Management Accountants Conference at Kent State, April 24 (04/20/2009)
The Ohio Council of the Institute of Management Accountants will host its 35th annual professional development conference on Friday, April 24, at Kent State University.  Harvey L. Pitt, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and chief executive officer and founder of Kalorama Partners, will provide the keynote address "The Fate of Global Financial Reporting"  during the noon lunch session in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Kent State University Holds Annual Symposium on Democracy, "Re-membering: Framing, Embracing, Revisiting History" (04/17/2009)
On May 4, 1970, Kent State University was thrust into the national spotlight when the Ohio National Guard's gunfire killed four students and wounded nine others on campus. On May 4 and 5, 2009, Kent State University will convene its 10th Symposium on Democracy, founded to honor the memories of the four students who lost their lives on that day.

Kent State Playing Important Part in Suicide Prevention on Campus and in the Community (4/14/2009)
A gift from the Kent State University Office of Safety and Security to the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition last year set off a sequence of events that will culminate in a speech by a former NFL quarterback on surviving depression and suicide loss April 28 in the Kiva.

Kent State University Museum Brings Popular Golden Age Leading Lady Ann Rutherford for Special Lecture in Late April (04/14/2009)
The Kent State University Museum will present "Tales of Hollywood's Golden Age" as told by veteran actress Ann Rutherford on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Rutherford is well known for her part as Careen O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind," as Polly Benedict in the Andy Hardy film series and in numerous Westerns with the likes of John Wayne and Gene Autry.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Applications Due April 17 (04/10/2009)
Are you a college student and an aspiring entrepreneur? Now is your chance to apply your skills and knowledge in the development of a company, without the risk. Kent State's Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Development, along with the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium, will be hosting the 2009 Entrepreneurship Immersion Week from August 9-14.

Young Entrepreneur and Author, Benedict Casnocha, to Speak at Kent State University (04/09/2009)
Entrepreneur, speaker, optimist, CEO, salesman, investor, dreamer, blogger, philosopher, strategist, writer, road warrior, student and teen; put together, these words only begin to describe Benedict Casnocha. Author of the bestselling book "My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley," Casnocha will speak at Kent State's Kent Campus on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kiva.

Kent State Nursing Professor Honored by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (04/08/2009)
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) has presented its Leading the Way Award to Kent State University Assistant Professor Dr. Denice Sheehan and New York University Associate Professor Dr. Deborah Witt Sherman. The award recognizes nursing leaders who have been consistent in "leading the way" in hospice and palliative nursing, demonstrating a deep and abiding commitment to furthering the philosophy, mission and quality of palliative care.

Annual Gala Benefit Set for April 25 in Kent State University Ballroom (04/07/2009)
On Saturday, April 25, Kent State University's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music is holding its annual benefit "An Evening with the Orchestra" in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Open to the public, this annual event serves the School of Music well by raising much-needed scholarship money for the music students.

KSU Chorale Celebrates Spring with Annual Concert (04/07/2009)
The KSU Chorale will present its Spring Concert on Friday,April 24,at 8 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public.

Global Management Center's Speaker Series presents Dr. Carl T. Camden (04/07/2009)
The College of Business Administration, as part of the Global Management Center's Speaker Series, is proud to present Dr. Carl T. Camden. Camden will present "Globalization of the American Workplace," on April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Kiva.

Kent State University Chorale and Men's and Women's Choruses Perform in April at Cleveland's Historic Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (04/07/2009)
The Kent State University Chorale, conducted by Scott MacPherson, and the Kent State University Men's and Women's Choruses, conducted by Kerry Glann, will perform at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 1007 Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,April 22, as part of the cathedral's Helen D. Schubert Concert Series.  The mostly-sacred program will feature each ensemble separately as well as combined into a massed choir. 

Wick Poetry Center's 25th Anniversary Events (04/07/2009)
The Wick Poetry Center continues the celebration encouraging new voices with its culminating 25th anniversary events.  Starting April 23, at 7 p.m., the Wick Poetry Center will present the 8th annual Giving Voice Performance, featuring students, educators and seniors from area schools and communities performing original poetry and music, all to take place in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom.

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