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Total Clips (13)
Alumni (1)
Board of Trustees (1)
College of Business (COB) (2)
Fashion Design and Merchandising (1)
Higher Education (1)
KSU at E. Liverpool; KSU at Salem (1)
Library and Information Science (SLIS) (1)
Liquid Crystal Institute (1)
May 4 (1)
Music (1)
Police Services (1)
Political Science (1)


Headline Date Outlet

Alumni (1)
Actor, Kent native sets world record for his characters 09/27/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Board of Trustees (1)
Local news briefs - Sept. 26 09/27/2011 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email


College of Business (COB) (2)
Kent State picks venture capitalist for Goodyear Executive Professor post 09/27/2011 Crain's Cleveland Business Text Attachment Email

Plante named Goodyear professor at Kent State (Schroath) 09/27/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Fashion Design and Merchandising (1)
My Town: Kent Fashion School Named Center of Excellence (Lefton) 09/26/2011 WJW-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...Named Center of Excellence By Jacque Jovic Web Producer 8:41 a.m. EDT , September 24, 2011 KENT, Ohio- The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University has been named an Ohio Center of Excellence by the Ohio Board of Regents. It was recognized in the category of Cultural...


Higher Education (1)
U.S. News Ranks Ashland University as One of Top 200 National Universities 09/26/2011 PR inside Text Attachment Email

Latest News U.S. News Ranks Ashland University as One of Top 200 National Universities 2011-09-26 20:45:09 - Ashland University is ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities...


KSU at E. Liverpool; KSU at Salem (1)
ADAPT Coalition makes strides during first year 09/27/2011 Salem News - Online Text Attachment Email

...toward changing the community's views about alcohol abuse because it is a problem in our county." This program works with faith-based agencies, schools, Kent State University's Salem and East Liverpool campuses, the Columbiana County Career Center and Jobs and Family Services. FRC promotes...


Library and Information Science (SLIS) (1)
Cuyahoga County Public Library begins $100 million renovation, construction project (Lambert) 09/27/2011 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email


Liquid Crystal Institute (1)
ChemImage Wins $1 Million to Commercialize Its Filter Technology 09/26/2011 Globenewswire - Online Text Attachment Email

...knowledge that's unique to Northeast Ohio, giving our company a competitive advantage in the diverse markets that we serve." ChemImage partnered with Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute, the world's first research center focused on the science of liquid crystals, when current...


May 4 (1)
Recordpub.com - Video: Celebrating Kent history; Bicentennial sculpture unveiled, ride over stone arch bridge recreated 09/26/2011 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

...know where you're going, and I think today is going to show that," said Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala during the sculpture ceremony.The four students killed at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 are also in the sculpture, making it the first permanent acknowledgment of the incident in Kent that is...


Music (1)
New conductor Grossman joins KSU orchestra (Grossman) 09/27/2011 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Police Services (1)
Recordpub.com - Portage MADD honors law enforcement 09/26/2011 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

...officer Kenneth Ray Jr.; Brimfield officer Jerry Dumont, a two-time winner; Garrettsville officer David Firtik; Kent officer Dominic Poe, a two-time winner; Kent State University officer Miguel Witt; trooper Kenneth Collins of the highway patrol's Hiram post, a two-time winner; Portage County sheriff's...


Political Science (1)
A revolution? Or a military coup? (Stacher) 09/26/2011 GlobalPost.com Text Attachment Email

...security. "It does not look like the army wants to transfer their power to a civilian government," said Joshua Stacher, an Egypt expert and professor at Kent State University. "Just like any incumbent, they want to stay in office to preserve their interests." Those interests include a sprawling...


News Headline: Actor, Kent native sets world record for his characters | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent native Bill Blair has
set a Guinness World record
for “most special effect
characters portrayed in
a career.”
The world record presentation
is scheduled Oct. 9 in
Hollywood, where a fan redcarpet
event and press conference
is set at 3 p.m. at the
Guinness World Records Museum, and redcarpet
event and party for celebrities will be
held at 6 p.m. at Trastevere Restaurant.
For the event, Blair will arrive at the red
carpet as one of his special effect characters
and will be transformed back to his human
self, by the very makeup artist who created
him. During his transformation process, Blair
will answer questions from the press and then
pose for photos with his fans.
Born and reared in Kent, Blair graduated
Kent State University in 1977 with a degree
in telecommunications. He
is the son of Luella Blair
of Kent and the late Richard
Blair.
In January of 1990, Blair
relocated to Los Angeles,
then quickly on to Florida
in the fall of 1992 and
took a job entertaining at
the Busch Gardens water
park called Adventure
Land. In January 1993, Bill
returned to Los Angeles.
His first experience as an
alien on television was
in Alien Nation. It started
when he met makeup
designer Richard Snell,
while filming “Demolition
Man.” This led Bill to his
first work on the TV movies
of “Alien Nation.”
Since then, he has become
one of those few actors
that seem to specialize
in playing aliens from
other worlds and of this
world long ago. It was from
there, that he found himself
working on the hit series
“Babylon 5” and shortly
thereafter on the “Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
Bill worked all five seasons
of “Babylon 5,” plus two TV
movies for TNT, and multiple
seasons on “DS9.”
He also has worked on
series, including “Star
Trek: Voyager,” “Enterprise,”
“The X-Files,” “The
Invisible Man,” “Drew Carey”
and “Family Law,”
among others. More recently,
he has appeared in
“iCarly,” “How I Met Your
Mother,” “NCIS” and “Mad
Men.”

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News Headline: Local news briefs - Sept. 26 | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT STATE

Student trustee

COLUMBUS: Gov. John Kasich has named Chelsea M. Knowles of Hudson to serve as a student member of the Kent State board of trustees until May 2013.

She is a graduate student in public administration who earned a bachelor's in business administration from KSU in May. She has been active in many campus activities, especially in the College of Business Administration.

Knowles joins fellow student Brady Ruffer, a senior majoring in integrated social studies, on the 11-member board.

Student members of the board do not have voting rights.

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News Headline: Kent State picks venture capitalist for Goodyear Executive Professor post | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Crain's Cleveland Business
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State University named Leo Plante as its Goodyear Executive Professor in the College of Business Administration, a position designed to connect the academic and business communities in Northeast Ohio.

Mr. Plante is a self-employed investment manager and venture capitalist who previously worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs and Citibank.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. established the position at Kent State in 1973 under the direction of Charles J. Pilliod, then the chairman and CEO of the Akron-based tiremaker.

“Given the recent financial turmoil, it's a great time to have an executive from the financial services sector here at Kent State to work with our students,” said Rick Schroath, associate dean of the College of Business Administration at Kent State, in a statement.

Starting this fall semester, Mr. Plante is teaching the financial management course to MBA students at Kent State.

Mr. Plante is a graduate of Brown University and holds advanced degrees in finance, economics and ethics from Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Boston College), respectively.

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News Headline: Plante named Goodyear professor at Kent State (Schroath) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State
University
announced
Monday that
Leo Plante
has been
appointed
the Goodyear
Executive
Professor
in the College of Business
Administration.
Plante is a self-employed investment
manager and venture capitalist
who previously worked in
the investment banking division of
Goldman Sachs and Citibank.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Company established the Goodyear
Executive Professor position
at Kent State in 1973 under the direction
of Charles J. Pilliod, then the
chairman and chief executive officer
of Goodyear. The position was
intended to provide a connection
between the academic and business
communities.
“Given the recent financial turmoil,
it's a great time to have an
executive from the financial services
sector here at Kent State
to work with our students,” said
Rick Schroath, associate dean of
the College of Business Administration
at Kent State.
Prior to joining Kent State, Plante
taught finance and economics
at several colleges and universities.
Beginning this semester, he
is teaching the Financial Management
course to Master of Business
Administration students.

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News Headline: My Town: Kent Fashion School Named Center of Excellence (Lefton) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/26/2011
Outlet Full Name: WJW-TV - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: My Town: Kent Fashion School Named Center of Excellence By Jacque Jovic Web Producer 8:41 a.m. EDT , September 24, 2011 KENT, Ohio- The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University has been named an Ohio Center of Excellence by the Ohio Board of Regents. It was recognized in the category of Cultural and Societal Transformation for finding ways to increase social and economic prosperity for individuals and communities. "Kent State University is to be commended for developing strong relationships with the world's top fashion centers of Paris, Hong Kong, Florence, Italy and New York City, along with providing students with rigorous forward-thinking technology to help establish the university as one of Ohio's Centers of Excellence for its Fashion School," said Jim Petro, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor. The Fashion School at Kent is ranked as the third best fashion school in the United States by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. "On behalf of the Kent State University community, I would like to thank Chancellor Petro and the Ohio Board of Regents for recognizing our Fashion School as a Center of Excellence," said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. "We strive for excellence in all we do, and our Fashion School is a wonderful example of the excellence in action on our campus." To learn more about the Fashion School at Kent, visit www.kent.edu/artscollege/fashion . Copyright 2011, WJW-TV wjw-my-town-kent-fashion-school-named-center-of-excellence-20110919

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News Headline: U.S. News Ranks Ashland University as One of Top 200 National Universities | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/26/2011
Outlet Full Name: PR inside
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Latest News U.S. News Ranks Ashland University as One of Top 200 National Universities 2011-09-26 20:45:09 - Ashland University is ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in the National Universities category in the recently released 2012 college rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ashland University in the top 200 in the National Universities category in its recently released 2012 rankings. This is the first time Ashland University has been listed in the National Universities classification, which is restricted to universities offering doctoral programs and involved in research. “I am very pleased that U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ashland University as one of the top national universities in the nation,” said Dr. Fred Finks, president of Ashland University. “This recognition is a reflection of the University's continued commitment to providing a rigorous learning experience that provides students with the intellectual, social and career skills needed to excel upon graduation.” Finks said Ashland University is proud of its faculty, who are committed to excellence in teaching and to the pursuit of scholarship. “They take seriously the responsibilities of teaching and learning, but place equal importance on modeling what they teach as mentors. They help create an environment that is truly both supportive and challenging, and they are committed to helping students succeed and grow in every way possible.” Provost Dr. Frank Pettigrew was equally pleased with the U.S. News and World Report ranking. “For the past several years Ashland University has invested heavily in quality in the form of faculty, laboratories and facilities on this campus and I think we are seeing the results of this now,” he said. Ashland University was ranked No. 190, and the only other private institutions in Ohio that were ranked in the top 200 in the National Universities category were Case Western Reserve University and the University of Dayton. There were six Ohio public universities ranked in the top 200 -- Ohio State University, Miami University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green State University and Kent State University. Ashland University also earned another distinction – being ranked the No. 173rd school in the country based on the High School Counselor Rankings compiled from guidance counselors nationwide. Ashland tied with Bowling Green State University in this position. The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges package represents a look at how more than 1,600 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance (National Universities and Liberal Art Colleges). Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

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News Headline: ADAPT Coalition makes strides during first year | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Salem News - Online
Contact Name: CATHY BROWNFIELD
News OCR Text: From time to time folks have remarked about the good things in Columbiana County going unnoticed while attention focuses on chaos and crime. The communities in this county are coming out with strong support for the ADAPT (Alcohol, Drug Abuse Prevention Team) Coalition.

Representatives from service agencies in the county got together two years ago to see if there was a need for a drug and alcohol coalition. A survey was conducted and elicited more than 850 responses which indicated the greatest concerns in the county are underage drinking and marijuana use, in that order. As a result the ADAPT Coalition was formed explains Brenda Foor, ADAPT Coordinator.

"We did our homework first. We completed CADCA [Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America] training, a three-week certification course," she said "Then we applied for the federally-funded Drug-Free Communities Grant, which is a five-year grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policies, SAMHSA (Substance and Mental Health Services Administration) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."

As the first year of the program winds down it has exceeded expectations with donations from about 60 business, law enforcement agencies, service organizations and individuals who are partnering with Family Recovery Center to support the goals of ADAPT: to create an environment that is healthy and free of harmful substance use and abuse; to motivate the community to promote and support healthy lifestyles for all residents; and to eliminate underage use and harmful use of drugs and alcohol.

Seven leadership teams formed from 11 school districts in Columbiana County: Beaver Local/East Liverpool, Crestview/ Columbiana, East Palestine, Leetonia/Salem, Lisbon, Southern/Wellsville, and United Local. Each team has an advisory board comprised of members of 12 sectors of the community: education, government, business, faith-based organizations, children's services organizations, health care, civic/volunteers, law enforcement, media, courts, parents and youth.

The leadership teams teach team members about causes and local conditions that support underage drinking and drug use in the county.

The teams serve as educators in their communities and collect information on affordable and accessible pro-social activities for youth and families in their community.

They determine the most effective ways of getting that information to the public, as well as promoting the reduction of underage drinking and drug use in their communities. Anyone age 14 and over is welcome to become involved in the ADAPT Coalition's activities.

"There are good things happening in the county that most people don't know about," Foor said.

Also under the ADAPT umbrella is a program, Young Adult Alcohol Prevention Initiative, geared toward 18-25-year-olds in the county. Allison Carroll was hired in July to coordinate this initiative that addresses underage drinking for the 18-20-year-olds and binge drinking for those age 21-25.

Other counties are addressing other issues. Through FRC, the focus is on alcohol consumption. Carroll says a survey was done and alcohol came out on top as the number one problem.

"We want to improve the knowledge of abuse of alcohol," Carroll said. "We are working toward changing the community's views about alcohol abuse because it is a problem in our county."

This program works with faith-based agencies, schools, Kent State University's Salem and East Liverpool campuses, the Columbiana County Career Center and Jobs and Family Services.

FRC promotes the well being of individuals, families and communities with education, prevention and treatment programs.

Now, the agency is working even harder to help meet the needs of the community that has said there is a problem with alcohol abuse and marijuana use that needs addressing.

For more information about ADAPT, contact Foor at Family Recovery Center, 330-424-0531.

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News Headline: Cuyahoga County Public Library begins $100 million renovation, construction project (Lambert) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Cuyahoga County Public Library, the fifth-busiest library system in the country, is preparing to handle more business.

It will spend $100 million over the next three years building and renovating 15 of its 28 branches. Six cities -- Warrensville Heights, Garfield Heights, Mayfield, North Royalton, Parma and Olmsted Falls -- will have new branches built.

The project won't cost residents any new taxes. The library system, which serves 47 communities, issued bonds and will pay for them from expected revenues. It also will use capital improvement funds that it set aside years ago and begin a capital campaign.

The new branches, as well as the renovated ones, will offer expanded collections. Some also will have additional space for residents to create music and download databases.

Among the best examples of the renovation can be found in Warrensville Heights, Garfield Heights, Mayfield and North Royalton.

The system will spend nearly $45 million building cost-efficient, one-story branches in the four cities. The new buildings will include increased space for teenagers, toddlers, people looking to work on computers and those simply wanting to enjoy a book.

They also will have areas where the libraries plan to cluster books of similar topics. For instance, a resident looking for a book dealing with diabetes will see books on exercise nearby.

"We want to encourage people to look at things they may not have realized they wanted," said Tracy Strobel, deputy director of the library system.

Part of the reason for the renovation is efficiency. The new buildings will save the system millions of dollars over the course of their lifetimes. The other reason is the needs of residents.

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is ranked the fifth busiest in the country based on circulation numbers, according to the Public Library Data Service Statistical Report. It follows libraries in and around New York, Portland, Seattle and Queens, N.Y., according to the report.

The Cuyahoga County library has an operating budget of about $67 million.

"Cuyahoga County isn't seeking to change for the sake of change, especially in this time of austerity," said Frank Lambert, an assistant professor of library science at Kent State University. "I would suspect that it is changing to meet the new demands placed on it by the community."

To help pay for the $100 million project, the library system sold $75 million in bonds in August 2010. Of the remaining $25 million, $15 million would come from the library's capital funds. The library hopes to raise $10 million through a capital campaign.

The largest and most expensive renovation project -- $15.6 million -- will take place in Parma, which will combine the services and collections of branches at Parma-South and Parma-Ridge.

The new building will be east of City Hall, near Ridge Road. It will feature 200 parking spaces, a cafe, conference rooms and a collection of more than 250,000 items. It is scheduled to be completed in August 2013.

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News Headline: ChemImage Wins $1 Million to Commercialize Its Filter Technology | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/26/2011
Outlet Full Name: Globenewswire - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: ABOUT US CONTACT US Source: ChemImage Date: September 07, 2011 15:53 ET ChemImage Wins $1 Million to Commercialize Its Filter Technology PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemImage announced today that it is one of six companies selected to receive up to $1 million in funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Materials Program, a program devoted to accelerating the development and growth of the advanced materials industry in Ohio. The award will be used to establish a manufacturing facility for its patented multi-conjugate filter (MCF) technology. Based on liquid crystal technology, these unique tunable filters are the key component of the company's hyperspectral imaging instrumentation used to characterize the material composition of samples crossing multiple industries. "The assistance we receive from Ohio Third Frontier will be an important step in establishing ChemImage in an area of Ohio that's well established in the liquid crystal community," said Dr. Thomas Voigt, Executive Vice President of ChemImage & Head of Imaging Technology. "Our new manufacturing facility will make the best use of this knowledge that's unique to Northeast Ohio, giving our company a competitive advantage in the diverse markets that we serve." ChemImage partnered with Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute, the world's first research center focused on the science of liquid crystals, when current liquid crystal vendors could not meet their technical requirements. The Ohio Third Frontier Award will allow ChemImage to continue its collaboration with the Liquid Crystal Institute and establish a permanent manufacturing facility for ChemImage Imaging Technologies in Northeast Ohio, with about twenty jobs expected within the next two to five years of operation. In addition to its Ohio expansion, ChemImage launched Gateway Analytical, an analytical testing company, last fall in Gibsonia, Pa. For more information on ChemImage's filter technology, hyperspectral imaging instrumentation or software, visit the company's website at www.chemimage.com .

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News Headline: Recordpub.com - Video: Celebrating Kent history; Bicentennial sculpture unveiled, ride over stone arch bridge recreated | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/26/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Photo Viewers:>>Bridge Crossing CeremonyThe crossing of the bridge.By Kyle McDonald | Staff WriterKent celebrated two chapters of its history, both new and old, downtown Sunday.The ceremonies led with the unveiling of Kent's bicentennial sculpture, by local artist George Danhires, at its permanent home on Franklin Avenue, between the gazebo and The Pufferbelly Ltd.The four-foot tall, six-foot wide bronze sculpture is designed to be a narrative of Kent through its history, from the native settlers to students and technology. Impressions of Kent historical figures such as Kent namesake Marvin Kent, abolitionist John Brown, former Ohio Gov. Martin Davey, Davey Tree Expert Co. founder John Davey make up the piece. It also contains figures representing native Americans, students and railroad workers."If you don't know where you came from, you don't know where you're going, and I think today is going to show that," said Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala during the sculpture ceremony.The four students killed at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 are also in the sculpture, making it the first permanent acknowledgment of the incident in Kent that is not found on campus.Following the dedication of the bicentennial sculpture came a celebration of the 134th anniversary of the opening of Kent's Stone Arch Bridge, which opened in 1877 and leads into downtown Kent from the west.Following a performance by Theodore Roosevelt High School's A.C.E.s choral ensemble, speakers including retired TRHS history teacher Bruce Dzeda, Phoenix Properties, LLC President Ron Burbick, architect David Sommers, Wick Poetry Center Director David Hassler and others gave speeches resembling those given 134 years ago by Marvin Kent, former mayor Charles Kent, Bridge Contractor T.B. Townsend and more.The event concluded with a bridge crossing on horse and buggy by Harold and Harry Ruggles, descendants of Oscar Champney, the first person to cross Kent's historic Stone Arch Bridge."It really is an event that bridges our 200-year history," said Sandra Halem, president of the Kent Historical Society. "One hundred people were here in the beginning, 100 people are here today, and the sun is shining."Danhires said it felt great seeing his sculpture permanently installed with a good turnout of onlookers."It's nice to know that people are concerned about the community and turned out for the ceremonies."By Posting to this site, you agree to our Terms of Service Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed.Recordpub.com doesn't necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post.Login above or Register to comment.

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News Headline: New conductor Grossman joins KSU orchestra (Grossman) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/27/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Hugh A.
Glauser School
of Music's Kent
State University
Orchestra
recently
announced
it will be under
the tutelage
of Cleveland-
based conductor, Liza
Grossman.
Grossman is the music
director of the award-winning
Contemporary Youth
Orchestra (CYO) of Cleveland,
of which she is also the
founder. CYO is dedicated
exclusively to the study and
performance of contemporary
orchestral literature,
and the only one of its kind
in the United States.
Grossman holds degrees
in music performance and
music education from Cleveland
State University. She
also serves on the conducting
faculty at Interlochen
Center for the Arts, where
she co-founded the Camp's
Junior Advanced String Institute.
She has conducted
19 world premiere concertos
with Cleveland Orchestra
members, national and
local musicians; conducted
over 80 orchestral world
premieres, all with the composers
present. She has collaborated
with composers
including Bernard Rands,
Robert Ward and Joan Tower.
In addition, Grossman
has conducted world premiere
orchestral rock performances
with rock and popular
artists Ray Manzarek
(DOORS), Graham Nash
(CSNY), Pat Benatar, Mike
Garson, GrandMixer DXT,
Donnie Iris, STYX, Jon Anderson
(YES) and Jefferson
Starship.
“The repertoire that is being
planned is all-inclusive
and will show how diverse
the orchestra can be. With
times changing, I find it crucial
to not only recognize and
study the classics, but pay
attention to the audience
demands of wanting something
new from the orchestral
world. Our audiences
are changing and we will inspire,”
said Grossman.
Grossman has already
begun work with the Kent
State University Orchestra.
Their first concert is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. Sunday in
the University Auditorium
in Cartwright Hall. The orchestra
will be highlighting
Danzón No. 2 by composer
Arturo Márquez. This contemporary
Mexican music
literature expresses and reflects
on a dance style called
Danzón, which has its origins
in Cuba but is a very important
part of the folklore of the
Mexican state of Veracruz.
Audiences can look forward
to concert series two
featuring movie theme songs
along with Shostakovich Piano
Concert No. 2 featuring
Steinway Artist-in-Residence
Donna Lee. Concert
series three will highlight the
Dragon and Phoenix Overture
which is the work of renowned
Chinese composer
Tan Dun whose music for
Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon, received
an Academy Award for best
original score.

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News Headline: Recordpub.com - Portage MADD honors law enforcement | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/26/2011
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: HomesJobsAutosMarketplaceOhioDiscountGuruFRONT ROW L-R: Corporal Jamie Price, Patrolman Kenneth Justus, Patrolman Justin Leidel, Officer David Firtik, Officer Jerry Dumont. MID ROW L-R: Connie Lewandowski, Assistant Prosecutor; Kimberley Quinn, Assistant Prosecutor; Patrolman Kenneth Ray Jr, Trooper Kenneth Collins, Deputy Steven Orwick, Lieutenant Antonio Matos. BACK ROW L-R: Deputy Scott Ulsenheimer, Trooper Jonathan A. Ganley, Trooper John L. Lamm, Mordecai Osina, Assistant Prosecutor; Patrolman Dominic Poe, Trooper Patrick Abel.By Dave O'Brien | Staff WriterFor the 17th year in a row, Portage County's MADD Community Action Site last week honored local law enforcement with OVI enforcement awards for their efforts to educate, deter, stop and arrest drunken drivers on the county's roadways in 2010.OVI is a law enforcement acronym for the crime of operating a vehicle under the influence. The awards were given to officers, troopers, deputies and assistant prosecutors chosen by their chiefs for contributions to drunken driving enforcement based on 2010 statistics.Award winners, who received plaques, were treated to a banquet courtesy of the Ravenna United Fund and catered by Siciliano's of Ravenna.Windham police Cpl. Jamie Price received his third consecutive and seventh total OVI enforcement award, while Mantua police officer Kenneth Justus won his fourth award.Lt. Michael Marucci, commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Ravenna post, accepted awards on behalf of supervising sergeants Brian Holt, Terrance Duerr and Don Dunbar, who could not attend. Ravenna post troopers Jonathan Ganley, John Lamm, Patrick Abel and Robert Kawecki received awards for being the top OVI enforcers on their respective shifts.Also receiving awards were former Ravenna post sergeants Antonio Matos, now a lieutenant at the Massillon post, and Brian Holt, now a lieutenant at the patrol's Warren post.Awards also were given to Aurora officer Joseph LaPerna, a three-time winner; Brady Lake officer Kenneth Ray Jr.; Brimfield officer Jerry Dumont, a two-time winner; Garrettsville officer David Firtik; Kent officer Dominic Poe, a two-time winner; Kent State University officer Miguel Witt; trooper Kenneth Collins of the highway patrol's Hiram post, a two-time winner; Portage County sheriff's deputies Steven Orwick and Scott Ulsenheimer; Streetsboro officer Justin Leidel; and assistant Portage County prosecutors Connie Lewandowski, Mordecai Osina, Timothy Piero and Kimberley Quinn, whom Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said prosecuted more than 1,700 drunken driving cases in the county's municipal courts in 2010.Vigluicci, who emceed the event at the Maplewood Christian Church on S.R. 88 in Ravenna, said the number of fatalities caused by alcohol-related crashes has declined in recent years in the county due to increased education, enforcement and judges who treat drunken driving as a "serious crime.""We cannot know and will never know how many lives (these officers) have saved, but be assured, it's many," he said.The officers' "dedication and devotion to this cause is something we have a lot of gratitude for," said Joan Kollman, leader of MADD's Portage County Community Action Site.By Posting to this site, you agree to our Terms of Service Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed.Recordpub.com doesn't necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post.Login above or Register to comment.

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News Headline: A revolution? Or a military coup? (Stacher) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/26/2011
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News OCR Text: Has Egypt's revolution become a military coup? Has Egypt's revolution become a military coup? Egypt's army, which continues to cement — and flaunt — its grip on power, appears to have hijacked the revolution. Jon Jensen September 26, 2011 06:42 CAIRO, Egypt - Just days after the departure of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, the nation's new, self-appointed military leaders pledged, within six months, a swift transition to civilian rule. Crowds of the same protesters that demanded Mubarak's ouster cheered as their army said it would steer the nation toward a "free, democratic system." Seven months later, however, many Egyptians are finding that little has changed. As the so-called Supreme Council of the Armed Forces increasingly cements, and in some cases flaunts, its firm grip on power, the revolution that inspired a region is beginning to look more like an old-fashioned military coup. Military trials of Egyptian civilians persist and the military leadership has expanded and extended the 30-year-old, widely criticized Emergency Law once used by Mubarak to justify his authoritarian tactics. More: Egypt's continued state of emergency Egypt's police chief even announced this month that security would use live ammunition on protesters thought to be illegally entering certain government buildings. Although the military leadership finally announced a date for the delayed parliamentary elections - Nov. 21 - few are optimistic that the vote will be either fair or help bring stability and security. "It does not look like the army wants to transfer their power to a civilian government," said Joshua Stacher, an Egypt expert and professor at Kent State University. "Just like any incumbent, they want to stay in office to preserve their interests." Those interests include a sprawling business empire cultivated over the decades by the coutry's leaders, all of whom have been drawn from the Army's top brass. As the former commander of Egypt's air force, Mubarak oversaw the sprawling military complex that owned - and still owns - countless private businesses. Suggest & Vote Members ask: What should GlobalPost cover?

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