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The first phase of the Summit Street: Building a Better Way Improvement Project is almost complete. Work began nearly a year ago on the stretch of Summit Street from Fraternity Circle to just past Loop Road, and that section of the road is expected to be finished by mid-November.  The segment of the project being completed this year has many new features to make the road safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Some of the notable new features are: A new traffic signal at Loop Road that has more capabilities to move traffic more efficiently A sidewalk from Fraternity Circle to W...

The Kent State of Wellness Steering Committee has awarded 14 minigrants totaling more than $11,000 to departments and student organizations with creative proposals to enhance the culture of health and wellness at Kent State University. The program supports Kent State President Beverly Warren’s Strategic Roadmap and Kent State’s initiative to create an environment that enhances the health and wellness of all Kent State students, faculty and staff. The minigrant program was designed to provide opportunities for the Kent State community to propose wellness programs that meet the needs of th...

The Postal Regulatory Commission approved the U.S. Postal Service’s request for a change in postage rates effective Jan. 22, 2017. Some of the highlights include: New first-class stamp rate will increase to 49 cents Free “second ounce” will now be good up to 3.5 ounces for presort letters Basic flats will increase from 94 to 98 cents Standard Mail will now be called Marketing Mail (both commercial and nonprofit) Here is a sampling of what to expect: 2017 Price Change Percentage By Mail Class Class Percent Change Firs...

Kent State University’s Division of Information Services has introduced Kaltura, a video platform set to replace KSUtube by the end of the year. Kaltura was chosen because of its seamless integration with Blackboard Learn and in-depth features that benefit both faculty and students. Information Services’ staff is facilitating the transition from KSUtube to Kaltura by migrating faculty videos from one platform to the other. More than 30,000 videos have been migrated to Kaltura so far, with many faculty and staff providing positive feedback. “I am very glad Kaltura has been officially adde...

More than 72,000 items in Kent State University Libraries’ May 4 Collection will be digitally captured with the funding assistance of a $119,443 matching grant, provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The digitization of these documents will allow users to explore these events and the context surrounding them through free, online access that will be located at www.library.kent.edu/special-collections-and-archives/nhprc. As the project progresses throughout the two-year grant period, announcements regarding new additions to the digital archive will be po...

Online final grading for Fall 2016 Second 5 Weeks (F2: 10/3/2016 – 11/6/2016) begins Thursday, Nov. 3, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any fall 2016 course section that was flexibly scheduled and has an end date no later than Nov. 6. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Any final grades for fall 2016 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These fall 2016 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, Nov. 10.    New Blackboard Grading Proc...