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by University Communications & Marketing
August 20, 2014 - 2:25pm
Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.
by University Communications & Marketing
August 20, 2014 - 1:37pm
Kent State University mourns the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 20.  Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
by Emily Komorowski
August 18, 2014 - 10:14pm
Before the fall semester starts on Aug. 25, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that runs Aug. 21-24 and helps familiarize students with the Kent State University community. The events during the weekend serve as an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about the academic and social opportunities that exist at Kent State.
by Emily Komorowski
August 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
Each August during freshman move-in day, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled into their new university accommodations. To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program. Freshman move-in day takes place on Thursday, Aug. 21. A host of volunteers will welcome students and parents, and will assist with heavy lifting. The Kent State president’s Cabinet also has volunteered to help this year.
by University Communications & Marketing
August 18, 2014 - 11:18am
Dr. Beverly Warren, Athletic Director Joel Nielsen, and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in the south end zone of Dix Stadium at 2213 Summit Road in Kent.  The event comes in response to a challenge tweeted Aug. 13 by Rebecca Windover, an assistant residence hall director, who has a family member fighting ALS. 
by Bob Burford
August 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Brian Peters, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, was selected by ARCHITECT magazine for one of its prestigious 2014 R+D Awards. ARCHITECT magazine is the leading magazine for architecture in the U.S., and the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
by Foluke Omosun
August 11, 2014 - 4:50pm
Kent State University held its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.
by College of Arts and Sciences
August 11, 2014 - 2:36pm
The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University has received a $33,472 grant from the Howard Atwood Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The grant project, titled “Encouraging New Voices,” is a collaborative initiative between the Wick Poetry Center and Akron Public Schools designed to increase literacy among students in grades 3-12. The project will run from October 2014 to October 2015. 
by Bob Burford and Foluke Omosun
August 11, 2014 - 12:07pm
On March 22, 2014, a massive fire swept through historic Garrettsville, Ohio, destroying an entire commercial block and 13 businesses. Residents in the quaint Portage County village of just over 2,200 people immediately began pulling together, with efforts to relocate the local food bank, which was consumed in the blaze. Some business owners promised to rebuild, but it was clear that the tragedy dramatically changed the character of the village forever.
by Shannen Laur and Foluke Omosun
August 11, 2014 - 11:47am
Kent State is first university in Northeast Ohio to have its campus added to Google’s Street View for University Campuses