Faculty/Staff News Now: Spring 2020 Career Fair; MLK Celebration at TAC; Piano Division Hosts Scholarship Concert; 2020 Spring Employee Appreciation Events

Spring Internship, Co-op & Career Fair

The Spring Internship, Co-op & Career Fair is one month away. Please consider how you canshare the value of this great opportunity with your students this semester.This spring’s fair is on Thurs., Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.,in theBeverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). The event is open to all KSU students and alumni of all majors seeking internships, co-ops, full-time, part-time, and on-campus student employment opportunities.

Benefits for students attending the fair include:

  • Familiarizing themselves with a high-energy atmosphere with multiple employers and hundreds of students in a formal networking setting.
  • Interacting with employers and communicating the relevance of information learned in the classroom.
  • Networking opportunities for internships, many of which are acquired through conversations at the fair.

In order to reach as many students as possible, faculty and staff are encouraged to consider doing one or more of the following:

  1. Encourage students to log into Handshake (also accessible via FlashLine) to learn more about the career fair and research the attending organizations.
  2. Consider offering extra credit for students in your class who attend the fair.Career Exploration and Development (CED) can provide a worksheet or activity for students to complete and turn in to count toward participation.
  3. If your class falls on Thurs., Feb. 20, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., have your class meet at the SRWC and structure your lesson plan accordingly.CED can assist with activities that align with the fair.

Students are encouraged to prepare for the event by taking the following steps:

Please remind students to dress professionally and bring several copies of their resume.

If you have questions, or would like additional promotional materials, please contact Kristin Williams at kwill100@kent.edu.


Twinsburg Academic Center Hosts MLK Day Celebration

Kent State faculty and staff are invited to participate in a free university-wide celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring impact on our communities and cultures.

On Thurs., Jan. 23, from noon – 1 p.m., the Twinsburg Academic Center will present “I'm Better Than That - A Tribute to Eric Russell.” The featured speaker is Julie Wynne-Martin, Eric’s mother.

The program, which will be live streamed to the Burton Campus, reflects a book by the same title that tells the story of Eric Russell, a Brush High School student who died from meningitis during his senior year. Russell participated in the Cleveland Urban Journalism Workshop from 2001 until his death in December 2002.

Sponsored by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the workshop was facilitated by Margaret Bernstein. Bernstein started a memorial scholarship in Eric’s memory for college students majoring in journalism, awarding a total of 12 scholarships.

The Urban Journalism Workshop was established in 1989 by Mark Russell, a former Plain Dealer writer of color who is now the executive editor of The Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper in Tennessee. The volunteer-led Urban Journalism Workshop endured in Cleveland, teaching local minority students about the journalism field through a series of Saturday classes in which local reporters trained students in the art of interviewing and writing.

When his high school yearbook labeled him 'Blacky,' Eric Russell had a choice: Run away, retaliate, or stand tall and become a leader. He wrote: “I decided that I had to work to my full potential and try to accomplish all that I could in life so that people would always be able to see...the kind of person that I truly am. I would face the racism and try to correct it.”

For more information, contact Amy Murfello at amurfell@kent.edu.


Kent State University Piano Division to Host Scholarship Gala Concert

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University’s Piano Division will host a Scholarship Gala Concert on Sun., Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Learn more.


Mark Your Calendar! Spring Employee Appreciation Events

Kent State University faculty and staff will be recognized during Employee Appreciation Day on Mon., April 13, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.Aspecial evening event will be held for second- and third-shift workers from10 - 11:30 p.m.

Additional faculty and staff events include:

  • KSU Night at the Cavs, Sun., Mar. 8, 7:30 p.m., Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
  • Office Support Staff Recognition Luncheon, Wed., Apr. 22, 11:30 a.m. (invitation only)
  • Employee Family and Friends Appreciation Days Basketball Games at the MAC Center (registration email sent one week prior to games)
    • Fri., Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., men vs. Akron
    • Sat., Feb. 22, double-header; women vs. Miami, 1 p.m.; men vs. Buffalo, 3:30 p.m.
    • Tues., Mar. 3, 7 p.m., men vs. Bowling Green

Please direct questions to the Employee Engagement and Outreach Office at 330-672-2100, or engage@kent.edu.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 4:19pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:57am