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Art (1)
Athletics (3)
College of Communication and Information (CCI) (1)
Fashion Design (1)
Journalism and Mass Communications (3)
KSU at Stark (3)
Safety (1)
Students (1)
Theatre and Dance (1)


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Art (1)
Celebration of life for Craig Lucas Sunday 04/06/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

A celebration of life for Craig Lucas, Kent artist and retired Kent State University School of Art faculty member, will take place Sunday at the School of Art Gallery at KSU. The celebration, which open...


Athletics (3)
Kent State elevates assistant Rob Senderoff as new basketball head coach 04/07/2011 Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online) Text Attachment Email

Senderoff named KSU coach 04/07/2011 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email

Rob Senderoff named Kent State's new men's basketball coach 04/07/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


College of Communication and Information (CCI) (1)
YouToo Social Media Conference 04/07/2011 Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online) Text Attachment Email

...OH 44242 Description: Register now for the fourth annual, award-winning YouToo Social Media Conference on Friday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kent State University. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with PR professionals and gain an in-depth look at the social media world....


Fashion Design (1)
Kent State University preparing for annual fashion show April 16 04/07/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Journalism and Mass Communications (3)
EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University 04/07/2011 American Consumer News Text Attachment Email

...television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to create a path breaking course to teach graduate journalism students at Kent State University how to structure deals to make revenue with online content. The course is entitled “Advanced eMedia Management,” and...

EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University 04/07/2011 American Banking News Text Attachment Email

...television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to create a path breaking course to teach graduate journalism students at Kent State University how to structure deals to make revenue with online content. The course is entitled “Advanced eMedia Management,” and...

EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University 04/07/2011 PRWeb Text Attachment Email

...television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to create a path breaking course to teach graduate journalism students at Kent State University how to structure deals to make revenue with online content. The course is entitled “Advanced eMedia Management,” and...


KSU at Stark (3)
Adult Literacy Program Offers Second Chance to Gain Crucial Skills 04/06/2011 North Canton Patch Text Attachment Email

Dropping out of high school may seem to those who graduated as an easy way out. It's not. Students drop out under great duress and for serious...

Film about 'fracking' to be shown at Kent Stark 04/07/2011 Repository, The Text Attachment Email

Student entrepreneurs pitch ideas to create jobs here 04/07/2011 Times-Reporter, The Text Attachment Email


Safety (1)
VIDEO: Kent: Students fear they're being targeted 04/07/2011 WKYC-TV Text Attachment Email


Students (1)
Fake IDs in Kent case shipped from China 04/07/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Theatre and Dance (1)
KSU theater honors Zucchero, Erdmann (Stillings) 04/07/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


News Headline: Celebration of life for Craig Lucas Sunday | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/06/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: A celebration of life for Craig Lucas, Kent artist and retired Kent State University School of Art faculty member, will take place Sunday at the School of Art Gallery at KSU.

The celebration, which open to the public, will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The School of Art Gallery is in the School of Art Building. Parking is available directly adjacent to the Art Building or in the Business School lot. For more information, call (330) 672-2192.

Mr. Lucas, 69, a member of the KSU art faculty from 1969 until he retired in 2004, died Friday, April 1, 2010, at his home.

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News Headline: Kent State elevates assistant Rob Senderoff as new basketball head coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online)
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Rob Senderoff, 37, was officially named Kent State's next head basketball coach on Wednesday, with a formal press conference set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

This ends a 10-day search by Kent athletic director Joel Nielsen to find a replacement for former head man Geno Ford, who departed after three seasons for Bradley University.

Senderoff's hiring continues a recent KSU tradition of hiring from within. The program has won 20 or more games 12 out of the last 13 seasons while advancing to either the NCAA Tournament or the NIT Tournament 11 times. By retaining the popular Senderoff, the Golden Flashes can look for little staff or player turnover from a team that had just one senior in a 25-12 season.

Kent won the regular-season Mid-American Conference title, advanced to the title game of the MAC Tournament before losing to rival Akron, then advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

Senderoff's rise to head coach began as an assistant at Miami (Ohio) in 1995, with stops at Fordham, Yale, Towson State, Kent, Indiana and back to Kent in 2008 as associate head coach to Ford. His two-year stay at Indiana was the most turbulent, as he was penalized 36 months with recruiting restrictions by the NCAA as part of the Kelvin Sampson regime at Indiana. That blemish comes off the NCAA books on May 25.

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News Headline: Senderoff named KSU coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: It's official.

The obvious choice to lead the Kent State men's basketball program eventually became the best choice, as Kent State will name seven-year assistant coach Rob Senderoff the school's 24th head coach Thursday.

Thursday's 3:30 press conference will take place on the main floor of the M.A.C. Center with Kent State students, faculty, staff and the general public invited to attend.

Senderoff, the first to interview a week ago, earned the nod even as several external candidates were interviewed last weekend in Houston at the site of the NCAA's Final Four by new athletic director Joel Nielsen and executive associate athletic director Tom Kleinlein.

With his knowledge of the program and ardent backing of the players, Senderoff was the top candidate headed into the process after third-year coach Geno Ford shocked all those associated with the team when he suddenly left for Bradley University for a contract worth more than double his KSU salary.

Serving on Kent State's staff for seven of his 15 years as a coach (the past three as associate head coach), Senderoff has been the mastermind behind the Flashes offense as they won back-to-back Mid-American Conference regular-season titles the past two seasons and advanced to the Elite Eight round of the National Invitation Tournament a few weeks ago.

Well known in coaching circles as a proven national recruiter, Senderoff has helped guide the Golden Flashes into the postseason each year (2002-06; 2008-11) in which he's been associated with the program. He also has been on the sideline for three of the five Mid-American Conference regular-season titles in school history.

However, Nielsen and Kleinlein also interviewed a strong pool of external candidates that are thought to have included Ohio State assistant coach Jeff Boals, Michigan State assistant Dwayne Stevens, Syracuse assistant Rob Murphy, Xavier assistant Pat Kelsey and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's head coach Dane Fife.

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News Headline: Rob Senderoff named Kent State's new men's basketball coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Rob Senderoff will be named the 24th head men's basketball coach in Kent State history Thursday at a 3:30 p.m. press conference on the main floor of the M.A.C. Center, which will be open to the public.

KSU athletic director Joel Nielsen informed the Golden Flashes' players of Senderoff's promotion during an early-evening team meeting on Wednesday.

Ten days earlier, those same players were stunned by former coach Geno Ford's sudden announcement that he was leaving for Bradley University.

Senderoff immediately became the popular choice to take over the KSU program within the team, the athletic department and the Flashes' fan base.

Prior to being offered the job on Wednesday, the longtime KSU assistant had served as the team's interim head coach. Senderoff interviewed with Nielsen and executive associate athletic director Tom Kleinlein last week during the Final Four in Houston. KSU's list of candidates is known to have included Michigan State assistant Dwayne Stephens, Ohio State assistant Jeff Boals, Syracuse assistant Rob Murphy, Xavier assistant Pat Kelsey and IPFW head coach Dane Fife.

News of the interim tag being lifted from Senderoff's title was met with enthusiasm from members of KSU's extended family.

“I am truly excited for both Rob and Kent State,” said Texas Christian head coach Jim Christian, the former KSU coach, who brought Senderoff to Kent as part of his first staff in 2002. “Rob has played a very valuable role in all of the success of the Kent State program, and I know he feels such a strong attachment to what makes Kent so special.”

Senderoff's contract is rumored to be a three-year deal worth $250,000 annually.

When Senderoff steps on the floor as head coach in 2011-12, it will mark his eighth season as a coach at KSU. No other coach has spent more time in Kent since the Flashes began a stretch that has seen them win 20 or more games in 12 of the last 13 seasons.

Maintaining that continuity was an important factor in the decision to promote Senderoff.

Assistant coaches Bobby Steinburg and Jordan Mincy will remain on staff at KSU, while former Flashes guard Mike McKee is expected to take over as director of basketball operations, replacing Jaden Uken, who will join Ford at Bradley.

Senderoff is also rumored to be working to bring former Flashes assistant Eric Haut back to to the Flashes' coaching staff. Haut, who played at KSU from 2001-04, is currently on Christian's staff at TCU.

KSU won its second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament last season with a roster that loses only senior Rodriquez Sherman to graduation. Senderoff's promotion should allow the Flashes to keep the core of that roster intact heading into 2011-12. Steinburg and Mincy's decision to stay in Kent as part of Senderoff's first staff instead of following Ford to Bradley makes it likely prized recruits Chris Evans and Kris Brewer will follow through on their verbal commitments to play for the Flashes next season.

Evans, a 6-foot-7 first-team junior college all-American from Wabash Valley Community College, was recruited to KSU by Steinburg. Brewer, a 6-foot-4 prep-school guard from Memphis, was recruited by Mincy.

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News Headline: YouToo Social Media Conference | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Cleveland.com (Plain Dealer - Online)
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Date: 04/15/11

Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Address:

Kent, OH 44242

Description: Register now for the fourth annual, award-winning YouToo Social Media Conference on Friday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kent State University. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with PR professionals and gain an in-depth look at the social media world. Guest and keynote speakers include Amber Naslund, co-author of “The Now Revolution: 7 Shifts To Make Your Business Faster, Smarter and More Social,” and Geoff Livingston, co-founder of Zoetica, a communication services company. Representatives from Akhia Public Relations and Marketing Communications, Marcus Thomas LLC, Point to Point and PR 20/20 also will be presenting. For more information and costs, or to register, visit http://bit.ly/eGekF3 .

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News Headline: Kent State University preparing for annual fashion show April 16 | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Shannon Rodgers and
Jerry Silverman School of
Fashion Design and Merchandising
is currently preparing
for its 2011 annual
fashion show, “The Time is
Now.” This year's highly-anticipated
show will feature
works by 44 senior fashion
design students as well as
works by underclassmen.
The pieces shown represent
each student's individual
style and talents and have
been hand selected by a panel
of judges. This year's show
co-directors are senior fashion
students Laura Toomey
and Brittany Mizelle.
The annual show, open to
the public, will be held on at
8:30 p.m. April 16 in University
Auditorium in Cartwright
Hall. Reserved seating is available
for $65, $45 or $30. Tickets
are available online only at
www.tix.com which accepts
Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Tickets will be held at the
Cartwright Hall box office the
night of the show. Free parking
is available off of Terrace
Drive, off of Main Street.
The Fashion School at Kent
State University was created
at Kent State University
in 1983 and in twenty-eight
years has grown to become
one of the strongest fashion
schools in the U.S. Fashionista.
com recently rated the
Fashion School as third in the
country and 13th in the world.
The Ohio Board of Regents
has endorsed the Fashion
School as a “Center of Excellence”
at Kent State University
and in the State of Ohio.
As a member of the Council of
Fashion Designers of America
(CFDA), wth School is also
recognized as one of the top
Fashion Schools in the United
States. The School, under
the direction of J.R. Campell,
aspires to be the best American
fashion school by providing
a comprehensive American
university experience, a
forward-looking and rigorous
curriculum in fashion, an aggressive
approach to the use
of digital technologies, and
access to a broad range of international
and study away
experiences.

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News Headline: EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: American Consumer News
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: A. Brian Dengler, a Partner with the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, has merged his experience as a former EMMY winning television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to create a path breaking course to teach graduate journalism students at Kent State University how to structure deals to make revenue with online content.

The course is entitled “Advanced eMedia Management,” and is offered as part of a new Masters Degree program in eMedia Management at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The course launched this semester.

“Traditional media and online media are scrambling to find new business models to make revenue on news and other content,” Dengler said. “Many journalism programs currently offered focus heavily on the mechanics of doing online journalism, such as designing Web pages. The purpose of my course was to help journalism students go one step further by giving them insight on how deals are structured to make revenue from online content."

The Advanced eMedia Management course covers ownership rights in content, the importance of brand names, and how to leverage those rights to generate revenue. Students learn the mechanics of structuring deals for advertising, affiliate programs, and contracts typically used to acquire and syndicate content. Dengler is a former television news reporter and producer, in which he won an EMMY from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as Executive Producer for the mini-documentary, “Kent State: 10 Years After.” He is a former Vice President and Chief Counsel of AOL Inc. Dengler applies his extensive background in media, the Internet and online businesses to consult clients in the area of ecommerce, eMedia, and online businesses.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/04/prweb5228264.htm

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News Headline: EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: American Banking News
Contact Name: ABMN Staff
News OCR Text: A. Brian Dengler, a Partner with the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, has merged his experience as a former EMMY winning television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to create a path breaking course to teach graduate journalism students at Kent State University how to structure deals to make revenue with online content.

The course is entitled “Advanced eMedia Management,” and is offered as part of a new Masters Degree program in eMedia Management at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The course launched this semester.

“Traditional media and online media are scrambling to find new business models to make revenue on news and other content,” Dengler said. “Many journalism programs currently offered focus heavily on the mechanics of doing online journalism, such as designing Web pages. The purpose of my course was to help journalism students go one step further by giving them insight on how deals are structured to make revenue from online content."

The Advanced eMedia Management course covers ownership rights in content, the importance of brand names, and how to leverage those rights to generate revenue. Students learn the mechanics of structuring deals for advertising, affiliate programs, and contracts typically used to acquire and syndicate content. Dengler is a former television news reporter and producer, in which he won an EMMY from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as Executive Producer for the mini-documentary, “Kent State: 10 Years After.” He is a former Vice President and Chief Counsel of AOL Inc. Dengler applies his extensive background in media, the Internet and online businesses to consult clients in the area of ecommerce, eMedia, and online businesses.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/04/prweb5228264.htm

This article (EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University) was originally developed by and is property of American Banking News. Checkout American Banking News for up-to-date banking news and peer to peer lending news.

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News Headline: EMMY Winning Attorney Creates Path Breaking eMedia Course for Kent State University | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: PRWeb
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Vorys Partner combines his experience as a former EMMY winning television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to teach graduate journalism students the art of deal making for content.

A. Brian Dengler, a Partner with the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, has merged his experience as a former EMMY winning television news reporter and attorney for online media companies such as AOL Inc. to create a path breaking course to teach graduate journalism students at Kent State University how to structure deals to make revenue with online content.

The course is entitled “Advanced eMedia Management,” and is offered as part of a new Masters Degree program in eMedia Management at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The course launched this semester.

“Traditional media and online media are scrambling to find new business models to make revenue on news and other content,” Dengler said. “Many journalism programs currently offered focus heavily on the mechanics of doing online journalism, such as designing Web pages. The purpose of my course was to help journalism students go one step further by giving them insight on how deals are structured to make revenue from online content."

The Advanced eMedia Management course covers ownership rights in content, the importance of brand names, and how to leverage those rights to generate revenue. Students learn the mechanics of structuring deals for advertising, affiliate programs, and contracts typically used to acquire and syndicate content. Dengler is a former television news reporter and producer, in which he won an EMMY from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as Executive Producer for the mini-documentary, “Kent State: 10 Years After.” He is a former Vice President and Chief Counsel of AOL Inc. Dengler applies his extensive background in media, the Internet and online businesses to consult clients in the area of ecommerce, eMedia, and online businesses.

Jill Himelfarb

614.464.6400

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News Headline: Adult Literacy Program Offers Second Chance to Gain Crucial Skills | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/06/2011
Outlet Full Name: North Canton Patch
Contact Name: Pat Faulhaber
News OCR Text: Dropping out of high school may seem to those who graduated as an easy way out.

It's not.

Students drop out under great duress and for serious reasons including family issues or getting passed from grade to grade and still not being able to read or fully understand how to do math problems. Some drop out from peer pressure while others suddenly find themselves raising a family of their own.

It can take years or even decades to right such a wrong decision. Thankfully, life is full of second chances. Adults 18 years and older can find a second, third and even fourth chance to finish their education at the Canton City Schools Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program.

The ABLE program offers students a chance to learn to read with individual tutors or, for those without at high school diploma, a chance to earn a GED. They serve adults from North Canton and all over Stark County.

“We offer educational programs that span the gamut," said Jane Meyer, director of the ABLE program.

“We assess where each individual student needs to start and then we offer learning solutions that best fit them in order to help them achieve their educational goals.”

The ABLE program offers tutoring classes, pre-GED classes, GED preparation classes, GED online and English as a Second Language classes (ESL) for those who need to learn to speak, read and write the English language better. All classes are offered with morning or evening hours throughout the week with new classes beginning every seven weeks. And while all classes require registration, they are offered free to those wanting that second chance.

Today's GED classroom is organized and managed much like college or higher education classes. Students attend classes at regularly scheduled times. They are assessed after seven weeks to see if they need to repeat a class, move onto a higher level class or if they are ready to take the GED practice test.

“We want our students to think of getting the GED as their ticket to post-secondary education versus the end of their education. So we have made our classes more like those kind of managed classes,” said Meyer.

The number of people needing a GED is still strong throughout Stark County as evidenced by ABLE's statistics. The program typically serves more than 1,200 students a year, and they continue to have more than 500 people per year pass the GED test through the testing center.

There are two new program options in addition to the GED classes. The first is a Plus Math class offered on campus at Kent State Stark to help students eliminate the need to pay for developmental math classes when entering a college, university or technical school.

The Stark State College campus and its campus in downtown Canton offer a new Bridges class, which helps students transition into higher education by offering Algebra I and II, College Writing and college-level reading and study skills classes. Any student can register for either of these programs, be it a high school graduate or a GED graduate. The student does not have to attend Stark State or Kent State to register for either program and all classes are free.

In the end, those who quit high school have the most difficult task of all: making the choice to return to school in order to provide a better life for themselves and their families. This usually means getting a higher education in order to get a better job.

“It is an employer's market right now,” said Amy Miller, resource center manager at the Employment Source in Canton.

“Employers have lots of choices for hiring. Having proper literacy skills or a GED is a vital step to getting one of today's jobs.”

Registration for all ABLE classes is every Monday, except holidays, at the downtown Canton Stark County District Library. Visit them online at ccsdistrict.org/adulted .

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News Headline: Film about 'fracking' to be shown at Kent Stark | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Repository, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The award-winning documentary “Gasland” will be screened at 7 p.m. April 21 in the Main Hall Auditorium of Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” underground. When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey investigating the process.

A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire., one of the many revelations of “Gasland.”

The film has won numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize for a Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

For additional information about the screening, contact Derek Wholihan at dwholiha@kent.edu. To learn more about the film, visit www.gaslandthemovie.com.

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News Headline: Student entrepreneurs pitch ideas to create jobs here | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Four local colleges and universities participated in the Student Entrepreneurs Competition held Wednesday morning at Kent State University's Stark campus.

The young people presented business plans for job creation in Stark County for graduating college and university students.

Up first was Malone University student Anthony McCartney with his adviser Jack Harris.

McCartney told judges he sees a need and an unfilled niche for a healthful, fast-food restaurant. Lean hamburger, turkey burgers, salads, submarine sandwiches and sweet potato fries are among the items on his proposed menu.

The key, he said, would be making the healthful food easily available via a drive-through window, just as traditional fast-food restaurants.

ETHANOL PLAN

Next came a team from Stark State College: Barbara Biggums, Michael Chiappini, Jeff Cunningham, Lisa Hull and Debbie Spaulding. Their adviser is Chip Gerstenslager.

The business they proposed was Stark Ethanol Suppliers. The business plan involved helping Stark County rely less on traditional fuels by making ethanol, which can be produced from corn and switch grass. The use of corn for fuel, they explained, creates only 25 percent more energy than the fuel needed to produce it, while the switch grass yield is exponentially more.

Michelle Spain served as adviser to Walsh University's team of Adam Harris and Michael Thomas. The men presented a business plan for Static Grille & Lounge to be located in a foreclosed local property. The Hattie Larlham Foundation and the Stark County Minority Business Association, they indicated, are behind them. The plan included hiring and training employees with disabilities as well as a production company arm, which would give local performing and artistic talent a debut venue.

Kent State University at Stark students Tracy Fichter, Chelsea Henderson, David Jones, Natasha McGraw and Matt Spenser gave the last presentation. Their adviser is Don Thacke.

Plugging the “brain drain” exodus of young graduates leaving the county for jobs elsewhere was the Kent team's goal. They proposed offering classes as early as middle school in entrepreneurial and career options in biotechnology, nanotechnology — using landfill gases as energy sources — and green and renewable energy.

They noted that existing government programs supporting such an endeavor will end in the next two years and plan to lobby for their extension. Tax incentives would aid in start-up businesses which, in turn, would provide employment resulting in more income tax for city coffers.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED LATER

First- through third-place winners will be announced at the April 12 kickoff breakfast meeting of the Stark County Entrepreneur Experience at Kent Stark. Scholarships of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000, through a grant from the Stark Community Foundation, will be awarded.

For more information on the Stark County Entrepreneur Experience, call 330-244-3290 or visit the Web at www.cantonsbdc.org.

Judging the quartet of presentations were Holly Bolinger, a certified business adviser at the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State Stark; Rushabh “Shubs” Sheth, an investment analyst with JumpStart Ventures, and Jon T. Elsasser, retired Timken Co. senior vice president and chief information officer.

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News Headline: VIDEO: Kent: Students fear they're being targeted | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: WKYC-TV
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT -- An armed robbery near the Kent State campus has some students concerned about their safety and whether they're being targeted for their computers and other gadgets.

Masters Student Brittni Borrero was just a block from campus walking home from a night class when three men robbed her at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Borrero's roommate Keith Davis says students are targeted by thieves. College kids get a false sense of security in and around the campus.

Kent Police say students are no more a target than any other residents. This is a small town but still has big city problems.

"Somebody was waiting for her. It was planned out. They were watching her," Davis said.

On campus, Kent offers escorts to students and faculty.

Police say on campus or off, don't be a target. There is safety in numbers. If you are waiting for public transportation, wait in a lighted area. Know your surroundings, especially where you can call for help.

Click here to watch video:

http://www.wkyc.com/news/education/article/184457/35/Kent--Students-fear-theyre-being-targeted

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News Headline: Fake IDs in Kent case shipped from China | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The shipment of fake IDs
that has two Kent State students
facing criminal charges
was sent from China.
Brian Bell, the Ohio public
affairs representative for
United States Customs and
Border Patrol, said that the
IDs were hidden in an electronic
device, and their
presence became “painfully
apparent” when the device
was processed through
an X-ray machine.
“It's one of the things we
look for,” Bell said. “We often
seize anywhere from
two to 90 (IDs) per shipment.”
Drew Patenaude, 20, and
Antonino Bucca, 20, were
arrested March 30 on charges
of identity fraud, forgery
and telecommunications
fraud.
Bell said 90 counterfeit
IDs were found concealed
in the shipment, but only
45 people ordered IDs. He
explained that in many cases
of counterfeit IDs, recipients
must order two copies
of an ID.
The problem of fake IDs is
not isolated to Kent State,
Bell said. It is happening
in universities of all sizes
across the state. “We're seeing
them coming in daily.”
Kent police believe it was
the intention of Bucca and
Patenaude to distribute the
IDs to Kent State students.
The ongoing investigation,
which began February 26,
could lead to more arrests.
Bucca and Patenaude
were released on a recognizance
bond. Preliminary
hearings are set for Friday
in Portage County Municipal
Court.
Bell said U.S. Customs
and Border Patrol of Ohio
has not recovered any
more counterfeit IDs being
shipped to the Kent area
since the initial incident.

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News Headline: KSU theater honors Zucchero, Erdmann (Stillings) | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/07/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: DEDICATION OF NEW FACILITY IS PLANNED FRIDAY

Karl Erdmann has been
creating a tribute to his father
for months, digging up
old footage, organizing a
stage production. He wants
it to go well.
“This whole project has
been kind of a love affair
for me,” said Erdmann, the
son of Louis Erdmann, who,
along with William Zucchero,
will have a new Kent State
University theater dedicated
in their honor Friday.
Louis Erdmann and Zucchero
were staples of KSU's
School of Theatre and Dance
for 30 years and founders of
Porthouse Theatre on the
grounds of Blossom Music
Center in Cuyahoga Falls.
To honor the late professors,
the school is naming
its new black box theater
after them, and Karl Erdmann
is directing a two-act
tribute show at 7:15 p.m. Friday,
complete with scenes
from musicals, an original
medley and photos and video
from the two professors'
heyday.
“Those two men trained
hundreds of theater students,
maybe thousands,”
said Cindy Stillings, director
of School of Theater and
Dance. “What more fitting
tribute to those two educators
than to name this new
theater after them.”
The students they
trained include Tony-winner
Alice Ripley of “Next
to Normal” and Jeff Richmond,
the Portage County-
born composer who's
married to comedienne
Tina Fey. A fundraiser they
organized in New York City
helped the theater school
land some of the $250,000 it
needed to name the black
box theater.
The theater, referred to
as the EZ Theatre, was one
of the centerpieces of the
Roe Green Center renovations
to the Music and
Speech Building.
“The theater is dedicated
primarily for student created
works,” Stillings said.
The school had a theater
for students' work before,
but the feng shui was stifled
to say the least, not
unlike a storage room. It
was small, and it was in the
basement.
In fact, “it got turned
into a storage room,” Stillings
said.
Nobody could mistake
the EZ Theatre for a storage
room. Historically,
black box theaters are a
malleable venue for experimental
theater projects.
This one is no less
malleable.
It's about 3,600 square
feet and can hold 230 if
its seating is organized
in the thrust configuration,
with seats on three
sides of an empty floor in
the center. That's how it
will be by showtime Friday
night. But they can
situate the bleachers anywhere.
The ceiling is blanketed
with light canisters,
and there's a catwalk suspended
around the perimeter.
Everything is black, a
blank slate.
Louis Erdmann and Zucchero
taught at KSU for 30
and 36 years, respectively.
Between the two of them,
they directed, produced
or acted in more than 250
productions during their
tenure.
And they taught classes,
including a theater management
course that Louis
Erdmann taught.
“Famously at 7:45 a.m.
he liked to teach that
class,” Karl Erdmann said.
The students hated it. “I
know because I had him,”
he said.

IF YOU GO
Tickets to the EZ Theatre Dedication
Ceremony and Tribute
to Erdmann and Zucchero at
7:15 p.m. Friday are $15 and
are available from the School
of Theatre and Dance box office
at 330-672-2497.

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