CCI Faculty, Staff, Students Show Up in Mass to Take Part in Charity 5K | Kent State University

CCI Faculty, Staff, Students Show Up in Mass to Take Part in Charity 5K

CCI Faculty, Staff, Students Show Up in Mass to Take Part in Charity 5K

Join the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad in the Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Global Education as they co-host the Run the World 5K at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.10, to raise funds to support education abroad opportunities for Kent State students. The start and finish line will be at Risman Plaza (in between the Student Center and University Library) at Kent State.

Students who participate in the event are eligible to earn one of several $1,000 study abroad scholarships. Thanks to last year’s race, eight students received $1,000 scholarships to study in countries such as Belgium, Italy and South Korea.

This year, the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad hopes to give away a dozen $1,000 scholarships, which students can use on any Kent State faculty-led or exchange program. The scholarships will be announced at a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 15.

“Studying abroad is not just another option for students during their time at Kent State,” said Kristin Stasiowski, Ph.D., assistant dean of the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad. “It is the cornerstone of their educational experience. Scholarships provided by Run the World offer the crucial financial support that allow students the opportunity to see the world and develop as truly global citizens.”

The race is open to the community. Registration for Run the World costs $30 per person and can be completed online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Kent/RuntheWorld.

Sponsorship packages ranging from $100 to $5,000 are available. Sponsors include:

  • Kent State College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kent State College of Communication and Information
  • Kent State Stark Campus
  • Kent State Office of Global Education
  • Roy's Stow Travel
  • Wick Poetry Center 

For additional information about the race and the Office of International Programs and Education Abroad, visit www.kent.edu/runtheworld or email runtheworld@kent.edu.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:07am