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Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2017 doubled the 2016 campaign – hitting more than $1 million just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The single largest gift of the day was a $100,000 donation to the Fashion School Study Away Fund. From multiple student education abroad scholarships to research opportunities and poetry programs, there were more than 40 featured giving options across the Kent State system from which to choose. Watch thank you video from Kent State President Beverly Warren “We are beyond thrilled that Giving Tuesday 2017 was an exceptional success with funds throughou...

Recent research has uncovered that up to 5 percent of the DNA of many modern humans originated from ancient interbreeding with Neanderthal populations. This raises the broader question of whether a species' genetic makeup includes genes brought together through occasional episodes of hybridization. Are we an amalgamation of DNA from a variety of interbreeding species? Did such hybridization happen throughout the 7 million years of human evolution? “Occasionally,” says Anthony J. Tosi, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. To addres...

At Kent State University, we are committed to ensuring the quality of our academic programs, our teaching and the learning experiences of our students. Student feedback on courses and instructors is pivotal for helping to design courses and curriculum.    Flash Survey is Kent State’s end-of-course student survey for online courses. Tell your students to visit www.kent.edu/FlashSurvey and click on “Complete Your Survey Today.” If you have questions, email flashsurvey@kent.edu.   ...

Two groups of local high schools students came to Kent State University to participate in an entrepreneurial workshop hosted by LaunchNET Kent State. The workshop was designed to increase the students’ awareness and knowledge of the venture formation process. Sixteen sophomore- and junior-level students from Junior Leadership Hudson (Western Reserve Academy and Hudson High School) and 16 junior- and senior-level students from Chagrin Falls High School visited the Kent Campus to participate in the workshop. Lynn Buchinsky, a LaunchNET venture advisor, facilitated multiple hands-on activi...

Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is seeking nominations for the 2018 Diversity Trailblazer Award and Unity Award for Diversity. The Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes individuals who have displayed exemplary contributions in the area of diversity to the university community. The Unity Award for Diversity recognizes the contributions of any Kent State unit to areas of diversity, equity and/or inclusion. Nominations for both awards are due by Friday, Dec. 8, and can be made at www.kent.edu/diversity/diversity-honors. Honorees will be recognized during...

Online final grading for fall 2017 Full Term (POT 1), Third 5 Weeks (F3), Second Half Semester (H2), Second 7 Weeks (W2) begins Friday, Dec. 8, 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, Dec. 19. 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, Dec. 21.     To access Final Grade...

The last e-Inside issue for the 2017 Fall Semester will be published Dec. 11. Copy submissions for that issue should be emailed to einside@kent.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. e-Inside will resume production on Jan. 15. ...