The Fashion School at Kent State University is the recipient of the 2016 Impact Award for Excellence in Education, presented by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.

Kent State University students in the College of Arts and Sciences will get the opportunity to travel to Japan to do collaborative research in a world-class institute, specializing in primate biology, thanks to a recently signed memorandum of understanding with the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University. By studying primates as a model for humans, the researchers hope to address a variety of topics, including evolutionary genetic analysis, Alzheimer’s disease and aggressive behavior.      

Join an eight-week, mindfulness-based, stress-reduction course that is free and available to all Kent State University faculty, staff and students. This program provides a practical approach to stress reduction and management. Adapted from the work of John Kabat Zinn and the program of David Potter, this course is for anyone interested in understanding how mindfulness helps reduce stress and improves the quality of one’s life. During the eight weeks, participants will meet on Saturday afternoons, from 3-5 p.m.

The Kent State University Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to nominate deserving alumni for the Kent State University Alumni Awards. Sponsored by the alumni association, the alumni awards recognize graduates in the area of leadership, service, character and professional development.

Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31!

One student award – the Golden Flash award – will be given to a student who promotes Kent State University spirit, pride and tradition.

Kent State University will close its golf course at the end of the 2016 fall season. For 50 years, the university has been pleased to provide this service to the community, which is no longer a viable option. As the Northeast Ohio golf industry continues to experience financial challenges, the university determined that the Kent State Golf Course could not reverse a five-year trend of declining revenues and mounting operating losses.    

Online final grading for Fall 2016 Full Term (POT 1), Third 5 Weeks (F3), Second Half Semester (H2), Second 7 Weeks (W2) begins Friday, Dec. 9, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any fall 2016 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 20. 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.

The last e-Inside issue for the 2016 Fall Semester will be published Dec. 12. Copy submissions for that issue should be emailed to einside@kent.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. e-Inside will resume production on Jan. 16.