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Total Clips (19)
Architecture (1)
College of Nursing (CON) (2)
College of Public Health (COPH) (1)
Community Service, Learning and Volunteerism; Hospitality Management (1)
Fashion Design (1)
Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
KSU at Stark (1)
Research (1)
Safety (5)
Scholarships (1)
Student Success (4)


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Architecture (1)
OUR VIEW: Architecture, KSU jewel, needs proper housing 02/22/2011 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

The housing of the College of Architecture, one of Kent State Universitys truly marquee programs and surely one of its most demanding, continues to come up short most recently because of the refusal...


College of Nursing (CON) (2)
Data on HIV/AIDS Described by Researchers at Kent State University, College of Nursing (Ross) 02/22/2011 Life Science Weekly Text Email

...depressive symptoms. Self-esteem, infant health status, and education were negatively associated with depressive symptoms," wrote R. Ross and colleagues, Kent State University, College of Nursing. The researchers concluded: "Because of the high rates of depression in our study, all HIV-positive...

Data on HIV/AIDS Described by Researchers at Kent State University, College of Nursing (Ross) 02/22/2011 Science Letter Text Email

...depressive symptoms. Self-esteem, infant health status, and education were negatively associated with depressive symptoms," wrote R. Ross and colleagues, Kent State University, College of Nursing. The researchers concluded: "Because of the high rates of depression in our study, all HIV-positive...


College of Public Health (COPH) (1)
AUDIO Portage Studies Health Mergers (Slenkovich) 02/21/2011 AkronNewsNow.com Text Attachment Email

...Portage County Health Departments want to examine the feasibility of doing the same. Ken Slenkovoch, Assistant Dean of the College Of Public Health at Kent State University, will help lead the feasibility study, as he did for the Summit County merger. "Economies of scales is an issue. If...


Community Service, Learning and Volunteerism; Hospitality Management (1)
Kent State students help to feed the hungry (Gosky, Hoegler) 02/22/2011 WEWS-TV Text Attachment Email


Fashion Design (1)
Fashion show to present sophomore fashion designs; Kent State University 02/21/2011 Examiner.com Text Attachment Email

This Wednesday, February 23rd, the Kent State Fashion Productions Team will present 'The Little Black Dress Sophomore Walk Off'. Every year, the sophomore fashion design students...


Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
The 'bold, crazy' world of Adult Swim (Russo) 02/21/2011 Baltimore Sun - Online Text Attachment Email

...live-action shows. Traditionally "you were a freak if you were an Adult Swim fan ? not a majority sort," said Ron Russo, an adjunct professor of film at Kent State University who teaches an Adult Swim course and published the book "Adult Swim and Comedy." If these new shows with their recognizable...


KSU at Stark (1)
Kent State Stark Class Turns Students into Environmental Filmmakers (Murray) 02/21/2011 North Canton Patch Text Attachment Email

For Tonya Higgins, participating in Kent State Stark 's first Environmental Media course is about informing the public of an overlooked safety concern — one that they might be...


Research (1)
Obama Team Holds Business Summit In Cleveland 02/22/2011 NPR Text Attachment Email


Safety (5)
Local news briefs - Feb. 22 02/22/2011 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email

Kent State student robbed at knifepoint 02/22/2011 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

For the second time this month, Kent State University police are investigating an armed robbery on campus. A KSU student reported being robbed at knifepoint by two white...

Kent State Student Robbed at Knifepoint 02/22/2011 kentpatch.com Text Attachment Email

Student Robbed In KSU Parking Lot 02/21/2011 AkronNewsNow.com Text Attachment Email

A Kent State students was robbed at knifepoint on campus Sunday evening in the R6 Eastway lot behind the library. Authorities say it happened...

Alert: Kent State University extends hours of security escort service 02/21/2011 WOIO-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

KENT, OH (WOIO) - Kent State University's Office of Safety & Security announced Monday that it is extending the hours of the Security Escort Service. Any student,...


Scholarships (1)
Faculty choose not to "friend" students on Facebook: Higher Education 02/22/2011 Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online) Text Attachment Email


Student Success (4)
Codonics of Middleburg Heights to take part in Obama forum at Cleveland State University 02/21/2011 Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online) Text Attachment Email

... Last week, Codonix received FDA approval for a Safe Label system, which provides for quick and secure labeling of medication in operating rooms. Kent State student Justin Pierce, of Parma, will also participate in the student forum at Tuesday's event. The student finance major is executive...

KSU Student Invited To President's Forum 02/21/2011 AkronNewsNow.com Text Attachment Email

Justin Pierce, a student at Kent State University, has been invited to participate in President Barack Obama's "Winning the Future Forum on Small Business" in Cleveland...

President Obama will visit Cleveland on Tuesday 02/22/2011 WEWS-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...Vitamix of Olmsted Township. The forum will also feature a panel that will be on hand to discuss youth issues and small business opportunities. Local Kent State University student Justin Pierce has been selected to take part in the panel. Pierce currently serves as executive director of Kent...

KSU Student to Attend Obama Business Forum 02/22/2011 WJW-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...and within 15 minutes, I was on the phone with the White House and getting a background check," said Justin Pierce. Justin is a senior finance major at Kent State University. "It was still uncertain if I'd be participating and a couple of days later, I got the confirmation." President Obama...


News Headline: OUR VIEW: Architecture, KSU jewel, needs proper housing | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
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News OCR Text: The housing of the College of Architecture, one of Kent State Universitys truly marquee programs and surely one of its most demanding, continues to come up short most recently because of the refusal by Ohios Board of Regents of a plan put forth to raise student fees to pay for general capital improvements on the campus. With its national profile, the College attracts some of the most qualified students on campus. Its freshman enrollees currently boast the highest grade point average and the highest ACT and SAT scores of any program at KSU. Its 747 students make the program one of the larger ones on campus. The College operates a study abroad program in Florence. Its Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, housed in Public Square, offers a masters degree in Urban Design, the need for which is obvious particularly in the highly challenged cities and towns that make up the Rustbelt, but also the fast growing ones in the Sunbelt, at least those wise enough to want to avoid mistakes growth can bring with it. The College is a leader in the promotion of LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a green rating system that can contribute mightily to energy conservation and self-sufficiency in this country. Its continued success is one reason the College of Architecture has an occupancy issue. Students interested in architecture know KSU is a great place to pursue those interests. The College calls Taylor Hall home, but also utilizes part of Tri-Towers, most of which is student housing. It also is housed in the annex of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. A brand new building was to have been one of the happy outcomes of the master plan to upgrade the campus, the one the Regents blocked. When founded, the College of Architecture was one of two such programs in the state supported universities of Ohio, the other being at Ohio State University. Since then, Cincinnati, which had an architectural program, has joined the state system. Programs exist at Ohio University, Bowling Green State University and Miami University. These are not nearly as comprehensive as Kents, but are competitive nevertheless, those universities sensing the opportunities that educating highly ambitious and qualified students offers. We have no overall solution to propose for the funding issues of the KSU master plan, but we do think the College of Architecture is a jewel. Its continued success and its plans for adding new graduate programs may make it worthy of special consideration.

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News Headline: Data on HIV/AIDS Described by Researchers at Kent State University, College of Nursing (Ross) | Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: Life Science Weekly
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News OCR Text: Scientists discuss in 'Depressive symptoms among HIV-positive postpartum women in Thailand' new findings in HIV/AIDS. "Depressive symptoms have been linked to faster progression to AIDS in HIV-positive individuals. The purpose of this correlational, cross-sectional study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among postpartum women in Thailand who are HIV-positive," scientists in the United States report (see also ).

"Data were collected at postpartum outpatient units in four hospitals in Thailand from June 2005 to December 2007. Eighty-five HIV-positive postpartum women completed questionnaires on depressive symptoms, self-esteem, emotional support, physical symptoms, infant health status, and demographics. Results showed that 74.1% of the participants reported depressive symptoms. Self-esteem, infant health status, and education were negatively associated with depressive symptoms," wrote R. Ross and colleagues, Kent State University, College of Nursing.

The researchers concluded: "Because of the high rates of depression in our study, all HIV-positive postpartum women in Thailand should be screened for depressive symptoms."

Ross and colleagues published their study in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (Depressive symptoms among HIV-positive postpartum women in Thailand. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 2011;25(1):36-42).

For more information, contact R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44221 USA.

Copyright © 2011 Life Science Weekly via NewsRx.com

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News Headline: Data on HIV/AIDS Described by Researchers at Kent State University, College of Nursing (Ross) | Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: Science Letter
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News OCR Text: Scientists discuss in 'Depressive symptoms among HIV-positive postpartum women in Thailand' new findings in HIV/AIDS. "Depressive symptoms have been linked to faster progression to AIDS in HIV-positive individuals. The purpose of this correlational, cross-sectional study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among postpartum women in Thailand who are HIV-positive," scientists in the United States report (see also ).

"Data were collected at postpartum outpatient units in four hospitals in Thailand from June 2005 to December 2007. Eighty-five HIV-positive postpartum women completed questionnaires on depressive symptoms, self-esteem, emotional support, physical symptoms, infant health status, and demographics. Results showed that 74.1% of the participants reported depressive symptoms. Self-esteem, infant health status, and education were negatively associated with depressive symptoms," wrote R. Ross and colleagues, Kent State University, College of Nursing.

The researchers concluded: "Because of the high rates of depression in our study, all HIV-positive postpartum women in Thailand should be screened for depressive symptoms."

Ross and colleagues published their study in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (Depressive symptoms among HIV-positive postpartum women in Thailand. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 2011;25(1):36-42).

For more information, contact R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44221 USA.

Copyright © 2011 Science Letter via NewsRx.com

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News Headline: AUDIO Portage Studies Health Mergers (Slenkovich) | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: AkronNewsNow.com
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News OCR Text: Another area county is considering the possible merger of several of its health departments.

Now that the Akron, Barberton, and Summit County Health Departments have merged, the Kent, Ravenna and Portage County Health Departments want to examine the feasibility of doing the same.

Ken Slenkovoch, Assistant Dean of the College Of Public Health at Kent State University, will help lead the feasibility study, as he did for the Summit County merger.

"Economies of scales is an issue. If combined you can be more competitive for grants for example that might fund some public health programs. You also look for efficiency that you can gain with a large organization that they can possibly do better than a smaller one," says Slenkovoch.

Slenkovich says he must figure a way to smoothly merge three different organizations.

"You've got three different organizations and they're organized differently. They have different policies and procedures and that sort of stuff. You need to look at these different issues so that they can then decide if it doesn't make sense to merge or consolidate in some way," he says.

The leaders of the three health departments want to find out if they could create a stronger public health system and provide even better health services than they currently are now.

Slenkovich says it should take about a year to conduct the merger feasibility study.

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News Headline: Kent State students help to feed the hungry (Gosky, Hoegler) | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: WEWS-TV
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News OCR Text: Campus Kitchens Project spreads to Ohio

KENT, Ohio - Kent State University students are getting a little culinary training and helping local hungry families. According to a release from the university, The Campus Kitchens Project has chosen Kent State as the only school in Ohio to participate.

The Campus Kitchens Project is a national network on college campuses that recovers food items from cafeterias and events and prepares hot meals to feed the needy in local communities. There are approximately 30 Campus Kitchens across the country.

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State will receive $15,000 from the national Campus Kitchens Project which will help the kitchen open and begin operations.

Kent Social Services will be a beneficiary of the project as one meal per week will be provided for clients.

“Our agency is down in donations and by them providing meals, we won't have the cost,” said Kent Social Services Coordinator Lexia Yankovich.

The food that is prepared by students will be recovered from Kent State cafeterias and community donations. The kitchen will be run entirely by students as they will plan menus, collect food, run cooking shifts and organize meal delivery. The students are volunteers and will be trained in food recovery, safe food handling and basic cooking techniques.

“Because the meals are being done by students, we're excited about the meal varieties,” Yankovich said. “We are thrilled.”

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University will celebrate its grand opening with a public event Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. The event will take place in the Beall Hall cafeteria on the building's second floor, and will feature foods representative of those that will be prepared in The Campus Kitchen at Kent State.

Click here to see a video of the project at Kent State:
http://www.kent.edu/news/video/campuskitchen.cfm

To “like” the project on Facebook, click here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Campus-Kitchen-at-Kent-State-University/155651411139256?sk=wall

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News Headline: Fashion show to present sophomore fashion designs; Kent State University | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: Examiner.com
Contact Name: Stacey Thomas
News OCR Text: This Wednesday, February 23rd, the Kent State Fashion Productions Team will present 'The Little Black Dress Sophomore Walk Off'. Every year, the sophomore fashion design students at Kent State must design and sew a little black dress as a part of their curriculum. As a part of the tradition, a fashion show ensues, and then the public has the opportunity to see the budding design talent springing up at Kent State.

The event will take place at 7:00pm in the Rockwell Auditorium at Kent State University, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Reserved seating can be secured by advance ticket sales, taking place on the first floor atrium in Rockwell Hall, tomorrow from 9:00 - 2:00pm. Tickets are $3, and will also be available at the door on the night of the show.

All ticket sales proceeds will benefit The Fashion School's Annual Fashion Show: The Time is Now... Seating is limited, and on a first come, first serve basis, so secure your tickets ahead of time or show up early! For more information, contact Laura Toomey, ltoomey@kent.edu, or Brittany Mizelle, bmizelle@kent.edu, or check out the Facebook event.

157 Lounge will be hosting an after-party, taking place immediately following the event. Come and meet the models, designers, and the production team at Kent's premier nightlife destination.

Never miss an article! Subscribe to Cleveland Women's Fashion Examiner.

Have a local fashion announcement or event that you would like to appear on Examiner.com/Cleveland?

Stacey Kay Thomas is a recent college graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman...

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News Headline: The 'bold, crazy' world of Adult Swim (Russo) | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: Baltimore Sun - Online
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News OCR Text: A masked man in the witness protection program fights for the future of his family. A band of unorthodox physicians works tirelessly to save sick children. A cabal of forensic ninjas solves crimes while refusing to play by the rules. And, finally, a vengeful U.S. marshal exercises a predilection for hard justice and cowboy hats.

This is not a list of pitches for pilot season. No, these are the premises of four live-action programs currently active or in production on the Cartoon Network's nightly Adult Swim block.

They are all comedies ? namely, "Delocated," "Childrens Hospital," the forthcoming "NTSF: SD SUV" and "Eagleheart," the new Chris Elliott vehicle that premiered earlier this month, a not-so-subtle lampoon of "Walker, Texas Ranger"-style action dramas. Thanks to such offbeat, irreverent series, Adult Swim has begun to evolve from a cultish backroom curio to a ratings blockbuster.

Adult Swim "is just a haven for the kind of bold, crazy, innovative comedy that we love," says David Kissinger, president of Conaco, Conan O'Brien's production company and the creative team behind "Eagleheart," which airs on Thursdays at midnight. "It just seemed like a sensibility fit."

With its brash, acutely observed take on Chuck Norris territory, "Eagleheart" arrives at a key moment for the network. This September marks the 10th anniversary of Adult Swim, which launched in 2001 as a single-night block: Sundays at 10 p.m. Armed with a minuscule budget and a reserve of Hannah-Barbera cartoons (owned by parent company Turner Broadcasting), the small Adult Swim team quietly launched a universe of its own, creating absurd fare such as "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" (in which an obscure cartoon superhero interviewed celebrities) and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (featuring anthropomorphic fast food heroes). The shows often aired in 15-minute spurts.

In the nearly 91/2 years since, Adult Swim has become the proudly goofy gold standard for unconventional comedy on basic cable. The network ? which became officially recognized as distinct from the Cartoon Network in 2005 by Nielsen and extended its start time to 9 p.m. this year, seven days a week ? routinely dominates the adults 18-24 demographic, but recently it has made significant strides in adults 18-49. For the second week in February, the block won total day delivery for all basic cable channels in that demographic.

"It was shocking," says Mike Lazzo, the senior executive vice president and paterfamilias of Adult Swim, of the wide age range. "What we discovered was, actually, our audience just stayed with us. We always get painted with this stoner comedy thing, and we just laugh at that."

As it ages, the network's formula, and perhaps its tone, has changed. Animated originals like "Robot Chicken" and syndicated reruns of "Family Guy" and "Futurama" (two shows that were canceled and then reordered by other networks after huge success on Adult Swim) constitute the bulk of the programming. But Adult Swim has begun to steadily incorporate live-action shows that feature well-known or emerging comedy stars, such as Elliott, "Childrens Hospital" creator and star Rob Corddry, and "Human Giant" alumnus Paul Scheer, whose "CSI" parody "NTSF: SD: SUV" will premiere in June.

Lazzo and his team have done it cannily, always emphasizing creator-driven projects and identifying partners who match their lust for surrealism, like the discomfiting and nightmarishly funny meta-sketch program "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," a cult hit that ended its five-season run last May.

"They don't seem to care about advertisers or audience," says Corddry, a former "Daily Show" correspondent who created the mock-medical dramedy "Childrens Hospital." "They just guide us to be more creative. They've never said, 'You can't do that.' They've never given us negative notes. It's always positive or nudges in a certain direction. Like, 'More nudity.' Which we've done." "Childrens Hospital," with an impressive cast that includes Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler, began as a web series produced by TheWB.com during the writers' strike, jumping to Adult Swim in 2009. Last year it was one of the network's five highest-rated original programs among total viewers. (Animated stalwarts such as "Robot Chicken" and "Aqua Teen" still lead the pack.)

But not every show has such a smooth trip to air. "Eagleheart," inspired by a Dadaist "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" sketch, was originally conceived as a 30-minute "Larry Sanders Show"-esque look behind the scenes of an action drama called "Eagleheart." But Adult Swim "wanted something that was just a bigger, more in-your-face comedy experience," Kissinger says.

The producers eventually came around to the network's suggestions, including the early recommendation of cult star and comedic forefather Elliott ("Cabin Boy," "Saturday Night Live") for the lead.

"When I first heard they were going to do it in 15-minute portions, I thought, that sounds crazy," Elliott said. "But then I realized that's not that much longer than the little remotes I used to do on ['Late Night With David Letterman.'] It is a little old school for me, but there's an Adult Swim audience that has no idea what I did back in 1986."

It's Elliott's first lead role on a series since his oddball '90s Fox sitcom, "Get a Life," and he says, "This is the first thing since 'Get a Life' that I've done that is a perfect fit for me."

Still, the process of getting to its compact and sharply honed format was disorienting at times.

"It is like ingesting hallucinogens and going into the development process," Kissinger said of birthing "Eagleheart." "And I say that with gratitude. [Because] once we got our minds around it, it became really exciting when we realized, 'Well, this could be very extreme and bold and basically a live-action cartoon.' It gave us license to create a heightened kind of comedy where there really were no rules."

Adult Swim continues to distort the rules with 15-minute shows, reruns and anime. (The network has also developed unique ways of marketing programs via tie-in albums, toys and allowing fans to .) But as live-action seeps into its identity and ratings continue to grow, there is the threat that longtime fans may retreat. The message boards found on their website routinely feature mixed reviews and resistance to the live-action shows.

Traditionally "you were a freak if you were an Adult Swim fan ? not a majority sort," said Ron Russo, an adjunct professor of film at Kent State University who teaches an Adult Swim course and published the book "Adult Swim and Comedy." If these new shows with their recognizable stars push the network closer to the mainstream, "they could alienate the base."

Now that Adult Swim has established itself as cable's go-to spot for smart, off-kilter late-night comedy, its expansion into primetime indicates loftier aims. But as the network reaches for a wider audience, it is faced with quality quirky comedy lineups sprouting all over cable. IFC is building a stronghold with the sketch show "Portlandia" and with "Onion News Network," which air alongside reruns of "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Mr. Show." FX has jumped into the game with the animated series "Archer," created by Adult Swim graduate Adam Reed. Even Adult Swim's sister network TBS is going after a similar audience with "Conan," "Lopez Tonight" and its own successful block of syndicated reruns of shows, including "The Office."

"It doesn't bother me ? that's just America," said Lazzo, who has been at the helm of Adult Swim since he co-created "Space Ghost" in 1994. "It would be awesome if we lived in a Communist country and I could crush all competitors."

Kidding aside, Lazzo said he's happy to see creativity on the air ? on his network or elsewhere.

"I gotta tell you: 'Portlandia'? Great! Let's see new sketch voices. 'Onion News'? The hardest I've laughed all week. I don't really have an issue unless they beat me every night. And then I'm not going to have an issue with them, I'm going to have an issue with us."

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News Headline: Kent State Stark Class Turns Students into Environmental Filmmakers (Murray) | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: North Canton Patch
Contact Name: Morgan Day
News OCR Text: For Tonya Higgins, participating in Kent State Stark 's first Environmental Media course is about informing the public of an overlooked safety concern — one that they might be contributing to without knowing it.

She's one of about 15 to take the class, which turns students of all majors into documentary storytellers. Students look at problems within the Nimishillen Creek Watershed . They choose one topic and turn it into a video documentary, which will be shown at the Canton Palace Theatre at the semester's end.

The general studies major from Homeworth said she signed up for the class because it would help her get information to the public who sometimes become upset with their poor water quality but don't realize they might be partly to blame.

Higgins, who's concentrating her studies in biology and conservation, said she was in her comfort zone during science portion of the class, which came during the first couple weeks. She said what comes next — the video work and storytelling aspect — may be more of a challenge.

“I'm really excited about it,” she said. “It will be a lot of fun to see if I can help make an impact and make a documentary that speaks to people.”

Students learn from several professors and environmental experts throughout the semester. Some include Robert Hamilton IV, assistant professor of biological sciences; David F. Smeltzer, Mitch McKenney and Joe Murray, all assistant professors of journalism and mass communication; and Eric Akin, Upper Tuscarawas River Watershed coordinator.

They not only hear from those experts, but they see the problems first-hand through field trips.

Akin said the Northeast Ohio Four-County Regional Planning and Development Organization has worked for the past eight years to address watershed issues in Nimishillen Creek. It seemed like a great partnership when Penny Bernstein, associate professor of biological sciences, approached him about the class, he said.

“We saw it as a great opportunity because they wanted to engage their students but they also wanted to get the word out,” Akin said.

Murray recently led a session on blogs, which is one of the components to go along with the videos.

Murray likened storytelling to an opposable thumb, and creating the blog, he said, is “just the monkey work.”

“I promise you, I could teach a monkey how to make a blog if I had enough bananas,” Murray said. “The difference between monkeys and you is that you can make a blog that's interesting, that's compelling — a story that's going to change somebody's life.”

In addition to the blog, students must also use social media to engage the community.

The class came about through a grant relationship between the campus and Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, which funds projects related to the community, education and environment.

Students will show their videos April 28 on campus and May 12 at the Canton Palace Theatre. Also screening the videos will be Ali Habashi, director of the Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies and an adjunct instructor of the Motion Picture Program at the University of Miami in Florida. Habashi was a consulting developer for Kent Stark's course.

How You Can Help: Now through 5 p.m. Friday, you can take an online survey exploring the public's awareness of local water resources. Kent Stark says its mission is to improve local water quality and educate and inform the local community on ways they can get involved.

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News Headline: Obama Team Holds Business Summit In Cleveland | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: NPR
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News OCR Text: President Obama is looking to small business to play a big role in the nation's economic recovery.

Click link for Audio: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=133955133&m=133955119

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News Headline: Local news briefs - Feb. 22 | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
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News OCR Text: KENT STATE

Student robbed
KENT: A Kent State University student was robbed at knifepoint Sunday in a campus parking lot, police said.

The robbery happened about 9 p.m. at the Eastway parking lot near the campus library, Kent police said.

The student was not injured.

The robbers are two white males. One is nearly 6 feet tall and wore a red puffy coat, a dark knit cap and dark clothing.

The second male is shorter and wore a dark gray ski coat and dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call university police at 330-672-3070.

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News Headline: Kent State student robbed at knifepoint | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
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News OCR Text: For the second time this month, Kent State University police are investigating an armed robbery on campus.

A KSU student reported being robbed at knifepoint by two white men at 9:10 p.m. Sunday in the R-6 parking lot behind the KSU Library. No injuries were reported.

One suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall or taller, wearing a red puffy coat, a dark knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck, dark knit gloves and dark pants and shoes.

The second suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a dark gray ski coat, dark cloth gloves, a knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck and dark pants and shoes.

Following the robbery, the suspects ran east toward the DeWeese Health Center.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KSU Police Department at 330-672-3070.

Three men, including two KSU students and a University of Akron student, have been arrested and charged in the Feb. 5 gunpoint robbery of two students in the parking lot of Harbourt Hall at KSU.

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News Headline: Kent State Student Robbed at Knifepoint | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: kentpatch.com
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News OCR Text: Second armed robbery to occur on campus this month

A Kent State University student was robbed at knifepoint Sunday evening in a parking lot behind the university library. It was the second armed robbery to occur on campus this month.
Kent State University Police report that the incident happened at about 9:10 p.m. in the R-6 lot off Eastway Drive, near Manchester Hall. The victim was not injured. Police said the suspects, both white males, ran from the library area east toward Deweese Health Center.
According to police, the first suspect is described as a white male about 5'11” or taller wearing a red puffy coat, a dark knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck, dark knit gloves and dark pants and shoes. Police said the second suspect is also a white male, about 5'9”, wearing a dark gray ski coat, dark cloth gloves, a knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck and dark pants and shoes.
Students and staff were sent a “campus safety warning” alert regarding the robbery through the Flashline notification system just after 11 p.m. Sunday. The message stated that university police would continue to have a patrol presence in the area.
Kent State police are seeking assistance in locating the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 330-672-3070.
The first armed robbery on campus occurred Feb. 5 in the parking lot of the now closed Harbourt Hall near the Kent State Ice Arena. Three men have since been arrested and charged with using a handgun to rob two Kent State students.
The two armed robberies follow two burglaries on campus earlier this year.

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News Headline: Student Robbed In KSU Parking Lot | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: AkronNewsNow.com
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News OCR Text: A Kent State students was robbed at knifepoint on campus Sunday evening in the R6 Eastway lot behind the library.

Authorities say it happened around 9:10 p.m. as the two male suspects approached the victim.

The suspects eventually fled the scene heading toward the health center.

Authorities did not indicate if anything was taken from the victim, but nobody was hurt.

The first suspect is described as a white male approximately 5'11" or taller wearing a red puffy coat, a dark knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck, dark knit gloves, dark pants and shoes.

The second suspect is also a white male approximately 5'9" wearing a dark grey ski coat, dark cloth gloves, a knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck and dark pants and shoes.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the Kent State University police department at 330-672-3070.

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News Headline: Alert: Kent State University extends hours of security escort service | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: WOIO-TV - Online
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News OCR Text: KENT, OH (WOIO) - Kent State University's Office of Safety & Security announced Monday that it is extending the hours of the Security Escort Service.

Any student, faculty or staff will now be able to call 330-672-7004 for an escort between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m., seven days a week. These extended hours will be in effect until Spring Break.

The change in hours are as a result of a campus robbery that took place on the evening of February 19th.

Kent State University Police say an armed robbery happened on the Kent campus at approximately 9:10 p.m. A Kent State student reported being robbed at knife point in the R6 Eastway lot behind the library by two white males.

The first suspect is described as a white male approximately 5'11" or taller wearing a red puffy coat, a dark knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck, dark knit gloves and dark pants and shoes.

The second suspect is also a white male approximately 5' 9" wearing a dark gray ski coat, dark cloth gloves, a knit cap pulled down over his hair and neck and dark pants and shoes.

The suspects ran from the library towards the health center. No one was injured in this incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Kent State University police department at (330) 672-3070.

Kent State is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to take simple, commonsense precautions as a way to assume responsibility for their own safety. Please consider these tips:

Find safety in numbers, practice walking with a companion or in groups at night;

Keep the doors of residences, offices and automobiles locked;

Mark your valuables with a personal identification number in case of loss or theft;

Have your keys ready when walking across parking lots and watch for any suspicious person or activities;

Never leave your keys unattended in the car ignition; and lock all valuables such as mobile devices, laptops, cameras, book bags, briefcases and textbooks in the trunk.

Security Aides are trained student employees who go through more than 100 hours of training before they are able to work Security. They are also in direct radio communication with the Kent State Police Department via their radios.

Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

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News Headline: Faculty choose not to "friend" students on Facebook: Higher Education | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online)
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News OCR Text: CLEVELAND, Ohio - Should faculty members "friend" current students on Facebook?

Ohio State University researchers put that question to 95 faculty at four Ohio colleges of pharmacy. While it was a small sample, it is among the first studies to examine college professors' use of the social network, especially with respect to how they interact with students online, OSU said in a news release.

Just fewer than half of the responding faculty members had a Facebook profile, and of those, all said they would not send friend requests to current students. And most ignored friend requests from any student.

James McAuley, associate professor of pharmacy practice and neurology at Ohio State and the senior author of the study, said the findings have the potential to be applicable to other disciplines.

The researchers said faculty should reach a consensus among their department and college colleagues about the appropriate use of social networking as they try to maintain a line between personal and professional relationships with students.

The study is published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

The survey at OSU, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio Northern University and Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy was undertaken after a faculty member sought McAuley's advice after receiving a Facebook friend request from a student.

CSU trustee now a vice president: Cleveland State University has tapped one of its trustees, Stephanie McHenry, as its new vice president for business affairs and finance.

McHenry, who was president of Urban Partnership Bank's Cleveland region, is more than qualified, said President Ronald Berkman in a press release.

McHenry, who begins April 1, will be paid $190,000 a year. She succeeds John "Jack" Boyle III, who is retiring.

McHenry has served on CSU's board of trustees since 2007. In 2008, she was elected treasurer of the board and chair of the financial affairs committee. She has resigned her board position.

She has a degree in economics from Dartmouth College. She worked at ShoreBank in Chicago and transferred to Cleveland about 10 years ago. Last year she was named regional president of Urban Partnership Bank, which acquired assets and deposits from ShoreBank.

New scholarship for Kent State freshmen: Kent State University will match, up to $1,000, any non-university scholarship an eligible, incoming freshman receives for fall semester, the university announced last week.

That includes local high school scholarships as well as those given by clubs, churches and organizations. The KSU scholarship will be split between fall and spring semesters and is only for one year.

To be eligible for the Kent State Scholarship Match Program a student must be an Ohio resident, take at least 12 credit hours each semester, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for the federal Pell Grant, which is based on financial need.

To be considered for the programs students should complete an application at kent.edu/financialaid/scholarshipmatch

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News Headline: Codonics of Middleburg Heights to take part in Obama forum at Cleveland State University | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
Outlet Full Name: Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online)
Contact Name: Susan Ketchum
News OCR Text: By Susan Ketchum, Sun News

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS The president of a local company will represent the city Tuesday at President Obama's “Winning the Future” forum on small business at Cleveland State University.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich helped arrange for Peter Botten, president and owner of Codonix to take part in the forum. The company employs 180 people at its headquarters on Englewood Drive, where it makes medical devices that are used around the world.

Last week, Codonix received FDA approval for a Safe Label system, which provides for quick and secure labeling of medication in operating rooms.

Kent State student Justin Pierce, of Parma, will also participate in the student forum at Tuesday's event. The student finance major is executive director of the university's Undergraduate Student Government.

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News Headline: KSU Student Invited To President's Forum | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/21/2011
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News OCR Text: Justin Pierce, a student at Kent State University, has been invited to participate in President Barack Obama's "Winning the Future Forum on Small Business" in Cleveland at the Wolstein Center on Tuesday.

Pierce will be one of a few students on a panel discussing youth issues.

"I woke up on Thursday morning last week, and within 15 minutes, I was on the phone with the White House, giving my information for a background check," Pierce said. "I was completely shocked, and the excitement didn't set in for a while after. Hundreds of things race through my mind when I think of what I'm going to say as I shake the president's hand."

The university also will be represented by Kent State President Lester A. Lefton, who received a White House invitation and will attend the forum.

According to a White House press release, the "Winning the Future Forum on Small Business" will be an opportunity for President Obama and his economic team to hear directly from small business owners and leaders about their ideas for how America can continue to grow the economy, put Americans back to work and win the future.

Pierce serves as executive director of Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government. The senior finance major introduced Lefton before the university president delivered his fourth annual State of the University address last September.

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News Headline: President Obama will visit Cleveland on Tuesday | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: WEWS-TV - Online
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News OCR Text: Obama to meet with area small business owners

CLEVELAND - President Barack Obama will visit Cleveland on Tuesday for the “Winning the Future Forum on Small Business.”

This visit will be Obama's first to Northeast Ohio this year. The last time the President was in town was in October, just before the midterm elections.

The forum will be held in conjunction with Cleveland State University and Northeast Ohio economic non-profit organizations JumpStart and NorTech , and will take place at CSU's Wolstein Center.

President Obama will be joined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, SBA Administrator Karen Mills, CEA Chairman Austan Goolsbee and NEC Director Gene Sperling.

President Obama's visit comes off the heels of his State of the Union address where he spoke of the nation's need to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build competitors. With this forum, the president is hoping to hear from small business owners and leaders first hand about their ideas to grow the economy and create more jobs in the small business sector.

The President's administration is also planning some announcements during Tuesday's visit.

One of those announcements will come from Small Business Administrator Karen Mills. Mills is expected to announce that over the next several months the administration will hold a series of eight “Startup America: Reducing Barriers” roundtables across the country that will aim to hear directly from entrepreneurs on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and creating a more supportive environment for growth and innovation.

Tuesday's “Winning the Future Forum on Small Business” will feature breakout sessions with topics such as entrepreneurship, access to capital and tax breaks for small businesses, workforce development, exports and clean energy.

Some of the local businesses that are taking part in the forum include Cardinal Fastener of Bedford Heights, Tremont Electric of Cleveland, Coniglio Company of Cleveland and Vitamix of Olmsted Township.

The forum will also feature a panel that will be on hand to discuss youth issues and small business opportunities. Local Kent State University student Justin Pierce has been selected to take part in the panel. Pierce currently serves as executive director of Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government. He will be joined Tuesday by Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.

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News Headline: KSU Student to Attend Obama Business Forum | Attachment Email

News Date: 02/22/2011
Outlet Full Name: WJW-TV - Online
Contact Name: Mark Zinni Fox
News OCR Text: 12:36 a.m. EST, February 22, 2011

A local college student will join President Barack Obama during a forum on small business on Tuesday. The President is visiting Northeast Ohio to promote his plan to boost U.S. competitiveness.

"I woke-up last Thursday morning and within 15 minutes, I was on the phone with the White House and getting a background check," said Justin Pierce. Justin is a senior finance major at Kent State University. "It was still uncertain if I'd be participating and a couple of days later, I got the confirmation."

President Obama has been traveling outside of Washington about once a week as he seeks to promote the competitiveness agenda he outlined in last month's State of the Union address. Justin has been asked to participate in a forum focused on youth issues. "I just think it's tremendously important for two things for young college students, that we have an affordable college education and a strong job market in Cleveland, so we need to create jobs," said Pierce.

Justin won't be the only representative from Kent State University on Tuesday to meet with President Obama. KSU President Lester Lefton also received an invitation from the White House.

"The shock has turned in to pure excitement and after that call," said Justin. "It didn't set in for a day or so and I've just been getting so excited."

The White House says Obama, along with several members of his cabinet, will hear directly from small business owners during the Feb. 22 event at Cleveland State University.

Link to Video:http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-ksu-student-attending-obama-forum-txt,0,6210365.story

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