Flash Dash Deemed Successful, Fun and Muddy!
More than 225 people of all ages accepted the challenge and participated in the first-ever Flash Dash, a 5k obstacle race on the Kent Salem campus. The event was held to help raise funds and awareness for the Rural Scholars program. Runners and walkers climbed fencing, marched through tires, scaled walls, jumped logs and crawled through a mud pit as hundreds of volunteers and spectators cheered them on. There was also a Kids Zone with face painting, soccer, basketball, flower planting, chalk art and pictures with Flash. Organizers are already planning new obstacles and activities for Flash Dash 2014!
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Columbiana County Rising Scholars are truly reaching for the stars!
Program Director Dr. Jessica Paull just learned that the hygiene kits scholars made last year through the NASA HUNCH program are headed into space. They will be delivered to the International Space Station, but the specific date and mission has not been announced.
Over the summer, major renovations were made in several classrooms on the Salem and East Liverpool campuses, changing how students learn and faculty teach.
Each campus now houses what is known as an active learning space featuring six 75-inch touch screen workstations; six whiteboards; flexible furniture; and technology that allows the instructor to share images between all the monitors in each room.
Starting this fall, Kent State University will offer an evidence-based suicide prevention course through funding from the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF). The class will be offered through the Kent State College of Applied and Technical Studies’ Bachelor of Social Work program at the Ashtabula, Salem and Tuscarawas campuses.
Kent State is the first university in Ohio to provide the course to its students outside of the original course developers at the University of Cincinnati, Old Dominion University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.