Kent State University’s new, shared vision for a dynamic future received endorsement from the Board of Trustees as it approved the Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State and a six-year state capital-spending plan during its Dec. 8, 2015, meeting.

Dear Colleagues: 

Earlier last week, I announced that three candidates for dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Geauga would be on campus this week. Since that time, one candidate has withdrawn from the search. As such, I am pleased to announce that Jarrod Tudor, Ph.D., interim dean of Kent State Geauga, has been named a finalist and will be included in the campus interviews.

As part of the interview process, each candidate will hold a public presentation at which they will discuss the following:

Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability reminds faculty, staff and building curators to shut down all appliances and electronics before leaving for winter break to help the university conserve energy.

The holiday season is officially underway, and it is typically a cheerful time when people can relax and see family and friends.

However, for many people, the holidays can trigger depression and anxiety, which is commonly referred to as the “holiday blues.”

In the spring of 2015, Victoria Scarborough, program director of the External Technology Global Resource Team for Fortune 500 Company Sherwin Williams, expressed interest in sponsoring an event at Kent State University that could capture some of the creativity that she had witnessed as a judge at the Fashion/Tech Hackathon. 

“Mothers, Mentors and Muses” is the Women’s Center’s signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 300 women across the university have received this honor. 

Honorees will be celebrated at the “Mothers, Mentors and Muses” Women’s Center’s annual scholarship fundraiser on Tuesday, March 8. The keynote speaker is Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D.

Kent State University is one of more than 200 universities and colleges across the country that signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge to show support for strong climate action.

Online final grading for fall 2015 Full Term (1: 8/31/2015 - 12/13/2015), Third Five Weeks (F3: 11/9/2015 - 12/13/2015), Second Half Semester (H2: 10/22/2015 - 12/13/2015) or Second Seven Weeks (W2: 10/26/2015 - 12/13/2015) parts of terms began Friday, Dec. 11, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any fall 2015 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 22.  Any final grades not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow.

The e-Inside newsletter will take a break between semesters. The Dec. 14 issue is the last one for the Fall 2015 Semester, and e-Inside will return on Jan. 18. Copy submissions for this issue should be emailed to einside@kent.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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Happy Holidays!