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Media Advisory: Kent State Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg

Posted Nov, 15, 2010

**MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**
THURSDAY, NOV. 18 @ 10 a.m.

WHAT:
Kent State University, the second largest public university in Ohio, celebrates its new regional academic center in Twinsburg with a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 18. To better serve the community with additional opportunities for growth, a new 44,000-square-foot, two-story building will be constructed in the heart of Twinsburg, accessible from I-480 off of Route 91. The new academic center is regionally situated with more than one million citizens within a 30-minute drive.

Once completed, Kent State University Regional Academic Center will offer a full range of programs, from traditional associate and baccalaureate degrees to master’s degrees and executive training programs. The expanded course offering also will include more continuing education, workforce development and job training, as well as community engagement opportunities.

Members of the media are invited to attend and:
• Learn more about the new Kent State University Regional Academic Center
• See renderings and a model of the new state-of-the-art facility
• Interview program speakers, including:
        - Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton
        - Kent State University at Geauga Dean David Mohan
        - Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop
• Capturing interesting visuals, including the groundbreaking shovel ceremony

WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 18
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Ceremony to take place in tent next to Comfort Suites
2715 Creekside Drive
Twinsburg, OH  44087
(Located off of Darrow Road/Route 91 near I-480)

MEDIA CONTACT:
Media who are interested in covering this event are asked to RSVP to:
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595 (office) or 216-832-4491 (mobile)

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