The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is an advanced training institute operated by Kent State University in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center. This summer intensive program presents public performances by distinguished artist faculty and talented young musicians.
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Porthouse Theatre, the outdoor, professional summer stock theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, kicks off its 2012 season with “Damn Yankees” on June 19-23 and 26-30 at 8 p.m. and June 24 at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 330-672-3884 or visitwww.porthousetheatre.com.
WKSU has been honored with two Regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA). The organization received thousands of regional entries in categories covering radio, television and online journalism. WKSU competes in the Large Market division against public and commercial radio stations in major cities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Kimberly Peer, Ed.D., Athletic Training Education Program undergraduate and graduate coordinator and associate professor at Kent State, has been named a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
A dramatic one-out double by Jimmy Rider to score Derek Toadvine gave the Golden Flashes a 3-2 victory over Oregon in the Eugene Super Regional, hosted by the University of Oregon. Read more.
The Portage County Regional Planning Commission is spearheading an effort to connect local producers with local consumers through the creation of a food hub built around the aggregation, packaging and distribution of agricultural products. The goal of the project is to increase market access for local food producers, service local institutional and commercial buyers and satisfy consumer demand for fresh, locally grown produce.
Kent State faculty member in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program and Liquid Crystal Institute® Antal Jakli, Ph.D., received an Outstanding Research and Scholar Award for his liquid crystal research.
Kent State offers a year-round Weight Watchers at Work program to faculty, staff and students on all campuses and community locations. Earlier this year, Weight Watchers introduced a new monthly pass program that includes the Points Plus program and e-tools, to make losing weight easier while still enjoying many of the foods you like to eat.
The new program allows members the flexibility and convenience to attend a Weight Watchers at Work meeting or a meeting in their community. Members can also download the Weight Watchers mobile application on their smart phones at no charge.
Division of Human Resources Vice President Willis Walker announced last week that Kent State will operate on a holiday schedule in December. The holiday schedule will run from Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. During that time, all nonessential operations will be closed at all Kent State campuses. Normal business operations will resume with the first shift on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.