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On Monday, Aug. 6, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Kent State University signed a shared services agreement that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies.

With a new semester fast approaching, Kent State University community members are focusing on new projects and initiatives, and welcoming and nurturing our new students, as well as already resetting to foster and strengthen recruiting efforts for the incoming 2019 class.

Faculty, staff, students and visitors to Kent State University will no longer have to deal with orange barrels, detours and traffic delays on Summit Street. After more than two years of construction, the Summit Street: Building a Better Way Improvement Project is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of fall classes. 

 

KSU Kickoff, Kent State University’s four-day new student orientation, will take place from Aug. 19-22. Students can select from more than 50 different events from Sunday to Wednesday. KSU Kickoff helps students transition into the university community and learn about academic and social opportunities at Kent State.

More than 1,100 volunteers from the Kent State University community will welcome and assist new students as they move into their residence halls on freshman move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 19. The annual service program, known as Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the Kent Campus residence halls.

Online final grading for Summer 2018 Summer Full Term (1: 5/21/2018 – 8/18/2018), Second 7 Weeks (W2: 7/2/2018 – 8/18/2018), Summer 3 (S3: 7/16/2018 – 8/18/2018) begins Thursday, Aug. 16, via FlashFAST. Grading is also now available for any summer 2018 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Sunday, Aug. 19. Any final grades for summer 2018 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow.

As we begin the new semester, the Office of the University Registrar asks for your assistance in making sure that all students are properly registered for their fall 2018 courses.
   

The Kent State University Museum announces the appointment of Sarah J. Rogers as its new director. Ms. Rogers has been active in the arts and nonprofit arena for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, which include curating, museum management, fundraising, communications and marketing, donor relations and community engagement.

Kent State University student Symone Baskerville is passionate about sustainability. A senior fashion design student, Ms. Baskerville’s love for sustainable fashion began after taking an environmental science course during her freshman year of high school. There she learned about Project Greenway, a green fashion runway competition.

Online final grading for Summer 2018 Summer 2 (POT S2) began Thursday, Aug. 2, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any summer 2018 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Any final grades for summer 2018 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These summer 2018 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, Aug. 9.
   

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