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Kent State University Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 30

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Friday, Sept. 30. The Board is scheduled to convene at 2 p.m. in the Aeronautics and Technology Building, Room 101. The Aeronautics and Technology Building is located at 1400 E. Summit St. in Kent.

Trustees will retire into executive session from 8-9:30 a.m. in Room 214 to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”

Board committees will meet as follows:

Kent State’s Center for Teaching and Learning Announces Fall Working Lunch Programs

Kent State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning will again host a series of working lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Led by faculty colleagues and experts from various departments throughout the university, these lunches are designed to provide faculty members with insights, approaches and strategies to enhance student learning. Since there is no such thing as a free lunch, you will be engaged in active participation and asked to think about how you can use these ideas in your classroom.  

Kent State University President Beverly Warren will deliver the State of the University address on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Kent State faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to attend the event, which is themed “Living the Kent State Promise.” 

A reception will follow in the Kent Student Center. Regional locations will host watch events for their campus communities. 

Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources is inviting all faculty, staff and their families to walk in the 2016 Homecoming Parade. Show your Kent State blue and gold pride by wearing a Kent State or superhero shirt while walking in the parade on Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

For more information and details about meeting times and location on Oct. 1, contact Maria Terleckyj at   

The annual Open Enrollment period for choosing your 2017 health benefits is Oct. 9-28, 2016.

Information about your benefit choices for 2017 is available online; you WILL NOT receive a printed booklet in the mail. Beginning Oct. 9, view the booklet online and make your elections at

University seeks national recognition for commitment to community engagement

Kent State University is in the early stages of preparing to apply for Carnegie Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification recognizes higher education institutions for evidence-based institutional commitment to community engagement.

Following a national search, Wendy Turner has been selected to serve as the new executive director and general manager of WKSU, Kent State University’s award-winning NPR-affiliated radio station. Turner currently serves as vice president of digital and technical operations at Chicago Public Media. She will begin her new role at WKSU on Oct. 31, 2016.