Kent State Receives State Funds for Expanded Internship and Co-op Programs

Kent State University was selected to receive $500,000 in state grant funds for expanded co-op and internship programs. The funds are part of a state investment of close to $11 million over the next two years with matching dollars from key industries across the state.

The university will use the funds to expand relationships with companies and further support career-related services; create centralized operations to better support decentralized activities; and use best practices to create sustainable programs, support companies, and ensure academic integrity of experiences.

Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies Awarded $225,000 in Grants

Kent State University professors Brian James Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick, from the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, have been awarded $225,000 in grants from the federal government STARTALK program to fund the 2014 Foreign Language Academy. The STARTALK program is a presidential initiative that seeks to expand and improve the teaching of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the United States.

Kent State’s Special Education Program Receives $1.3 Million Grant, Seeks Applicants

Kent State University’s Special Education program seeks applicants for its Early Intervention in Natural Environments Specialization Training through Distance Learning program to prepare individuals at the graduate level to work with infants and toddlers who have identified disabilities or delays and their families.

Kent State East Liverpool’s Nursing Lab Receives $70,000 in Upgrades

East Liverpool – Through a matching grant provided by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA), Kent State University at East Liverpool was able to make more than $70,000 in equipment upgrades to its nursing laboratory. Half of the funding was provided by the state through the Appalachian Regional Commission. The remaining funds were provided by Kent State East Liverpool. Recently, all the equipment purchasers were finalized.