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The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence and Support Services is the recipient of three grants to launch campuswide awareness and prevention initiatives surrounding sexual harassment and assault, relationship violence and stalking. The three grants total approximately $450,000. Each grant has a focus that corresponds with the initiatives it will fund on campus. The Violence Against Women Act Campus Programs grant allocates $300,000 over three years for Prevention Education and Awareness. The grant is given through the Office on Violence Against Women. “One of the big things about this ...

Please be aware of changes to two administrative policies that went into effect March 1. The highlights of each policy are listed below: Administrative policy regarding acquisition, inventory control, and sales or other disposal of capital assets (3342-5-12.3) All requirements related to purchasing of goods and/or services previously included in this policy have been transferred to a new administrative purchasing policy (see below), and this policy has been expanded to address requirements regarding capital assets. Some specific changes to this policy for handling of capital as...

With more than 800 Kent State University faculty and staff already part of the On The Move Challenge, we have room for more and have extended the registration period, added a “refer a co-worker” incentive and encourage everyone to take a little time to invest in yourself by joining Team Kent State as we compete as ONE TEAM against other employers across the country. During this late registration period, April 3 through April 9, Employee Wellness will be providing Subway gift cards as part of the “refer a co-worker” challenge. For every two co-workers that you refer and join the...

Beginning July 1, Kent State University will become a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. The new policy is part of the university’s healthy campus initiative, Kent State of Wellness. It is one of the university-level initiatives in the strategic roadmap to a distinctive Kent State. “It’s who we are; we are striving to be a healthier community,” says Kim Hauge, director of employee wellness. “We have appreciated the time since the passing of the policy last May to the actual implementation in July, as this has allotted us the time necessary to educate employees, students, vendors and visitors re...

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence and Support Services is the recipient of three grants to launch campuswide awareness and prevention initiatives surrounding sexual harassment and assault, relationship violence and stalking. The three grants total approximately $450,000. Each grant has a focus that corresponds with the initiatives it will fund on campus. The Violence Against Women Act Campus Programs grant allocates $300,000 over three years for Prevention Education and Awareness. The grant is given through the Office on Violence Against Women. “One of the big things about this ...

On March 9, two teams that formed during the Fashion/Tech Hackathon in January took top spots at the annual LaunchNET Kent State Idea Olympics competition. “Abeona, the total immersion jacket” took first place, while “Hermes, the helmet with brains,” took second place. Two other ideas, Popstyle and the Bean Bike, tied for third place, while GIFTY (Gestalting Youth) won the Social Enterprise award.  The team that developed Abeona, a tech-enhanced hiking jacket, is made up of Ryan Holland, graduate student in the School of Digital Sciences; Brian Steinhoff, senior in the School o...

The Kent Creativity Festival planning committee is seeking applications from those interested in participating in the second annual Kent Creativity Festival to be held on Saturday, Sept. 30. The inaugural event drew more than 2,000 attendees, and expectations are high for an even more successful event in 2017. This festival will again provide an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together and create, share and explore the making of all forms of art. It is a collective effort by the city of Kent and Kent State University, including many organizations focused on arts and...