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Profiles of Excellence in Action | 

January 2011

Michael Loderstedt is one of two Kent State faculty members who received grants from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture of Cuyahoga County.

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Welcome to Profiles of Excellence in Action, a monthly e-newsletter showcasing news and events from Kent State University. In this month's issue, learn about the history of the ubiquitous black squirrel, more about the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration and meet the new head football coach. Also, find out how Deborah Bice influences students at Kent State University at Ashtabula and how the creativity of two professors resulted in an award of two $20,000 grants.

Kent State's Unofficial Mascot to Celebrate 50 Years on Campus

Take a stroll on campus, and it's hard to go far without spotting a black squirrel darting among passersby, hopping from tree to tree or nibbling on a nut.

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Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume Headlines Kent State's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Former congressman and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume will be the special guest speaker at Kent State University's Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 27.

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Darrell Hazell Named Kent State's Head Football Coach

Kent State University Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen introduced Darrell Hazell (pictured, left) as the Golden Flashes' 20th head football coach at a December news conference.

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Bice Appreciates Small Campus Environment; University Returns the Sentiment With Award

Kent State University at Ashtabula's Deborah Bice wins Distinguished Teaching Award.

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