The Poetry Coalition, of which the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University is a founding member, will benefit from a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. To be given over two years, the grant, which will be administered by the Academy of American Poets, will enable the founding members of the coalition to produce national programs on themes of social importance that feature leading contemporary poets. It also will strengthen a network of poetry organizations by making possible two annual meetings of the founding members during the grant term.
Kent State University freshman economics major Hannah Robinson, who also is a participant in the university’s Student Support Services program, recently participated in the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Freshman Experience program in April. The two-day program offered first-year university students who self-identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American an introduction into the financial services’ industry.
Online final grading for summer 1 2017 (S1) began Thursday, July 13, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any summer 2017 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, July 18. Any final grades for summer 2017 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These summer 2017 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, July 20.