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Profiles of Excellence in Action | 

August 2011

The Kent State Folk Festival has always been a moveable feast. This year, the event takes that charge literally as it shifts to mid-September with yet another stellar lineup of the best in roots and folk music, including living legend Peter Yarrow (pictured). From Sept. 21-25, Kent will be the epicenter of a musical celebration that crosses generations and cultures.

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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, watch a video about the Kent development groundbreaking ceremony and learn about Kent State University at Ashtabula offering the first degree in Ohio geared toward the wine industry, the May 4 Visitors Center receiving a $300,000 grant and Kent State making the 2011 "Great Colleges to Work For" list. Also, read about this year's musical lineup at the Kent State Folk Festival, which moves to September.

“Family” Gathers for Kent Development Groundbreaking

Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton joined representatives from the city of Kent, Portage County, Congressman Tim Ryan’s office and other project partners for a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 9 celebrating the start of Fairmount Properties mixed-use portion of downtown Kent’s new $100 million redevelopment project. Pictured is Karl Warnke, chairman, president and CEO of the Davey Tree Expert Company, shaking hands with Dan Smith, economic development director for the city of Kent.

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Kent State University at Ashtabula Offers Ohio’s First Degree Programs Geared to the Wine Industry

Kent State University at Ashtabula announces the approval by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer two new associate degree programs that will prepare students for skilled jobs in Ohio’s multimillion-dollar wine and grape industry.

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NEH Announces $300,000 Grant to Kent State University for May 4 Visitors Center

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $300,000 grant to Kent State University for its future May 4 Visitors Center.

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Kent State Makes “Great Colleges to Work For” List

Kent State University has been selected as one of the 2011 “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news and information about colleges and universities.

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