Grand Opening to Be Held for Kent State’s Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Kent State University faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to the grand opening of the new Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, located at 350 S. Lincoln St., on Friday, June 3. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 4-5:30 p.m., with a dedication ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. Live entertainment and refreshments will follow the program.

WKSU Presents Four-Part Series on Airline Hubs in Northeast Ohio

In 2014, less than four years after Continental and United announced that the airlines were merging operations, the newly expanded United shut down its hub at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Since that time, the number of nonstop flights from the airport has dwindled from 58 to 15 – a nearly 75 percent decrease in two years. The loss of direct access to a long list of destinations across the country was another blow to air travel at nearby large regional airports. In the past decade, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati also lost their hub status.

Kent State University’s Division of Research and Sponsored Programs will be transitioning from Coeus to an updated electronic research administration system – Kuali Research. The Kuali Research system is an electronic research administration tool from KualiCo and is based on Coeus, for which support will be ending. Kuali offers many improvements including:

As part of the Summit Street: Building a Better Way improvement project, the East Campus Center Drive/Summit Street intersection will be closed May 16-22. During that time, motorists will not be able to access East Campus Center Drive from Summit Street or from Campus Center Drive. Barricades will be posted to prohibit traffic on that stretch of roadway.

A book published by the Kent State University Press has won the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin gold award in the Body, Mind and Spirit category.

When the Nurse Becomes a Patient is a memoir of illness and healing by Cortney Davis, a nurse practitioner and author of several other publications.

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, May 11. The Board is scheduled to convene at 9 a.m. in the Event Space on the first floor of the university’s new Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, located at 350 S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio.

Trustees will retire into executive session from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the Board Room on the third floor to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” 

Kent State University will hold its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center, and on Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall.

The annual fashion show, “FS²: Crescendo,” highlighted the outstanding talents of the Kent State University Fashion School’s design and merchandising students.

Kent State University at Stark faculty and staff gathered in the Campus Center to recognize the 2016 Staff Excellence Award recipients.