Ten finalists have been chosen from a pool of more than 200 nominees for the 51st annual Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Kent State University Alumni Association recognizes Kent State faculty members with this award annually. The Distinguished Teaching Award is the most esteemed honor that Kent State grants to three full-time, tenure-track faculty members. In order to be nominated, faculty members must have been employed at the university for at least seven years and be in a tenured or tenure-track position.

As we usher in a new academic year of learning and service at Kent State University, Kent State President Beverly Warren looks forward to sharing with you the accomplishments that our students, faculty, staff and alumni make each day.

Ben Curtis and Candace Curtis will return to their alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals at Kent State University’s annual Homecoming on Oct. 14.   

Kent State of Wellness is pleased to launch the second year of its Seeds of Wellness Program. Seeds of Wellness is a mini-grant program that provides funding for projects that reflect Kent State University's investment in health and wellness across the university system. A limited number of mini-grants, up to $1,000, will be awarded to fund initiatives that focus on the eight priority areas.

Applications for the grant are due by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15.

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Do you know a student looking to get more involved on your campus? Do you know a student looking for a way to have a positive impact on the overall health and wellness of students, faculty and staff? We may have just what they are looking for!

The Kent State of Wellness Student Ambassadors will help to share information about the programs and resources for health and well-being across Kent State University.

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Treatments for poisonous snake bites and parasitic diseases were only two of the many unique learning experiences nine graduate and undergraduate students from Kent State University’s College of Public Health experienced on a summer trip to Brazil – Rio de Janeiro and Manaus, capital city of the Amazonas.

Online midterm grading for all fall 2017 lower-division undergraduate courses (levels 00000, 10000, 20000) meeting in the full term (Aug. 28, 2017, through Dec. 10, 2017) began Sept. 18 via FlashFAST. Please remember that midterm grading applies ONLY to courses that meet for the full semester.

Online final grading for fall 2017 First 7 Weeks (W1) begins Thursday, Oct. 12, via FlashFAST. Grading is also now available for any fall 2017 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Any final grades for fall 2017 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These fall 2017 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, Oct. 26.