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Global Education, Office of — formerly Office of International Affairs.

Golden Flashes — the official name of the Kent State athletic teams, both men’s and women’s teams. For subsequent references, Flashes is acceptable. Lady Flashes is unacceptable.

Golden Flashes Club — formerly Blue and Gold Club.

grade point average (GPA) — three separate words; no hyphens. GPA should be set in all caps without periods. Express all grade point averages as the schools and colleges submit them (e.g., 2.0, 2.00).

GPS — Graduation Planning System.

healthcare — use this form.


Helpdesk — use this form.

Honors College — always capitalize honors when referring to the Kent State University college; however, use lowercase when referring to honors courses or honors students.

Honors Week — always capitalize when referring to the Kent State University event; no apostrophe.

ID — see Kent State ID number (Banner ID)

institutes — see under names of, centers and institutes.

instructional areas — see under names of.

Intercollegiate Athletics — the official nickname of all teams that represent Kent State intercollegiate athletes in varsity competition is the “Golden Flashes.” The official mascot of Kent State’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is the golden eagle. The logos, nicknames and caricature of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are for the use of Kent State athletics only. Special permission to use the athletics logos, nicknames and caricature by internal university entities may be granted by contacting the sports information director for Intercollegiate Athletics at 330-672-2110. Requests by external entities for trademark licensing of Kent State athletic imagery should be directed to the licensing coordinator, Office of University Counsel, at 330-672-2982.

Kent — see under names of, university.

Kent/Blossom — use for the programs in art, music and theatre.

Kent Campus — see under names of, campuses.

Kent Core — formerly Liberal Education Requirements (LER).

Kent email -- use Kent State email address. See Standardized Terminology section for more info.

KentLink — use this form.

Kent State — see under names of, university.

Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine

Through June 2013 -

External audiences

  • First reference -- Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Second reference  -- Kent State's College of Podiatric Medicine

Internal audiences

  • First reference -- Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Second reference  -- Kent State's College of Podiatric Medicine
  • References in conjunction with other colleges, schools and departments -- College of Podiatric Medicine

Kent State email address
— use this form. See Standardized Terminology section for more info.

Kent State ID number (Banner ID) — use this form. See Standardized Terminology section for more info.

Kent State University Alumni Association — use Kent State University Alumni Association on first reference; alumni association or the association for subsequent references.

Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award — use this wording for first reference; Distinguished Teaching Award thereafter.

Kent State University Esplanade — use Kent State University Esplanade on first reference; University Esplanade for subsequent references.

Kent State University Museum
— use Kent State University Museum on first reference; the museum for subsequent references; not fashion museum. Kent State University Sculpture Walk — use Kent State University Sculpture Walk on first reference; University Sculpture Walk for subsequent references.

Kent State University Regional Academic Center — use Kent State University Regional Academic Center on first reference; Regional Academic Center on subsequent references.

Kiva — not KIVA.

KSU
— see under names of, university.

KSU email address -- use Kent State email address. See Standardized Terminology section for more info.

LER — see Kent Core.

Library — see University Library.

licenses — see under names of.

Lil' Sibs — use this form.

lists
— in short lists or bulleted items, no numbering is required; however, when a list is required, use one of the following consistently.
1. A. a.
2. B. b.
3. C. c.

Liquid Crystal Institute™
— Use the mark (™) in all references; institute for subsequent references, not LCI. The Liquid Crystal Institute® was founded in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown, a chemistry professor at Kent State University. The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the institute is the world first research center focused on the basic and applied science of liquid crystals.

Living-Learning communities — use this form.

MAC — see Mid-American Conference.

MAC Center
— see Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

mail
— contact Mail Services for information regarding folding and tabbing brochures and fliers, mailing classifications, labeling, insertions, and the proper use of zip codes, barcodes and indicias; see also address. Refer to the section on “Use of the Kent State Logo” in the Guide to Visual Standards for the proper way to incorporate the logo and format return address copy.

Email: mailservice@kent.edu
Web: http://www.kent.edu/mailservices/index.cfm
Phone: 330-672-2164
Fax: 330-672-2056
Location: 101 Administrative Services Building

major
— see under names of.

Mbárí Mbáyò Theatres I and II — note diacritical marks. McGilvrey — Kent State University’s first president, John E. McGilvrey; and McGilvrey Hall, named in his honor.

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
— Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center — use Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on first reference; the center for subsequent references; MAC Center is also acceptable on second reference; not MACC.

Mid-American Conference — use Mid-American Conference for first reference; MAC for subsequent references.

minor — see under names of.

Mission Statement — the university’s mission statement follows.

Kent State University Mission
The mission of Kent State University is to prepare students for responsible citizenship and productive careers, broaden intellectual perspectives and foster ethical and humanitarian values. Our faculty and staff are engaged in teaching, research, creative expression, service and partnerships that address the needs of a complex and changing world. Kent State’s eight-campus system, anchored by the largest residential campus in the region, serves as a key resource for economic, social, cultural and technological advancement.

Kent State is a supportive and inclusive learning community devoted to teaching excellence and academic freedom. By discovering and sharing knowledge in a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Kent State University meets the dynamic needs of a global society.

Murphy-Mellis Field — use this form for the name of the field hockey facility.