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Profiles of Excellence in Action | 

May 2012

Three dynamic performances scheduled for summer and fall are being announced for the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The two summer events include a return engagement of the Broadway hit MAMMA MIA! on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and LeAnn Rimes Acoustic on July 26 at 7:30 p.m. VeggieTales Live – God Made You Special is scheduled for Sept. 23 with shows at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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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, read about Kent State University's Student Green project, Kent State receiving a $1.25 million contract to help build the Bangladesh Research and Education Network, Kent State's Blackstone LaunchPad program beginning operations this month, the new Kent State women's basketball coach, and award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes and Broadway hit MAMMA MIA! coming this summer to Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Kent State Begins Student Green Project

Fulfilling the commitment Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton made to students, the university has begun initial construction activities on the Student Green project in the Kent Student Center area.

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Kent State Awarded $1.25 Million Contract for Bangladesh Research and Education Network

An international partnership involving Kent State will help build the Bangladesh Research and Education Network.

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Blackstone LaunchPad Program at Kent State University to Begin Operating May 29

Kent State University's Blackstone LaunchPad program, which emphasizes entrepreneurship as a viable career path, will begin offering services to students this summer with a soft launch on May 29.

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Danielle O’Banion Named Kent State Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen has announced the hiring of Danielle O'Banion as women's basketball head coach. O'Banion takes over as the fifth head coach in the 37-year history of Kent State women's basketball after spending the last four seasons on staff at Memphis.

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