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Alumni; Athletics; KSU Foundation; University Communications and Marketing; University Relations (1)
Alumni; Dining Services (1)
Architecture and Environmental Design (1)
Athletics; Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
Chemistry and Biochemistry (1)
College of Business (COB) (1)
College of Public Health (COPH) (1)
Corporate and Professional Development (1)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (2)
Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
KSU at E. Liverpool (1)
KSU at Stark (1)
KSU at Tuscarawas; Office of the President (1)
Office of the President (1)
Political Science (1)
Sociology (2)
Student Involvement, Center for (1)
Students (3)
Town-Gown (1)


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Alumni; Athletics; KSU Foundation; University Communications and Marketing; University Relations (1)
Kent State Magazine wins gold award for PR (Karp, Vincent) 01/14/2012 Vindicator - Online Text Attachment Email

Published: Sat, January 14, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m. Staff report kent Kent State University took home a gold award at the ninth annual Public Relations Society of America Cleveland Rocks Awards. The university won...


Alumni; Dining Services (1)
KSU alumni perking coffee career (Roldan, Goehler) 01/17/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Architecture and Environmental Design (1)
Tree City Coffee & Pastry Opens Bright and Early Monday 01/17/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Athletics; Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
$1 million donation withdrawn by Kent State alumni Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_portage/1-million-donation-withdrawn-by-kent-state-alumni#ixzz1jithNENh 01/17/2012 WEWS-TV Text Attachment Email


Chemistry and Biochemistry (1)
US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Jan. 10 for "Gadolinium Containing Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Nontoxic Mri Contrast Agents Having... 01/15/2012 Federal News Service Text Email

US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Jan. 10 for "Gadolinium Containing Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Nontoxic Mri Contrast Agents Having High Relaxivity" (Ohio...


College of Business (COB) (1)
Library hosts programs for job seekers, business owners 01/15/2012 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

...Drummond, director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership at Case Western Reserve University. Leo Plante, Goodyear executive professor at Kent State University, will present "Financial Decision Making" Feb. 1. The final session on Feb. 8 is "Mindsets of the Entrepreneur" with David Kukurza,...


College of Public Health (COPH) (1)
Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights to host program for parents of college-bound students 01/15/2012 Plain Dealer - Online Text Attachment Email

...Western Reserve University; College and Athletics — Oberlin College; Teaching Financial Independence — KeyBank; Finding Your Teen's Passions — Kent State College of Public Health; 529 College Savings Plans — BlackRock and The Davis Frayman Financial Group of Raymond James & Associates;...


Corporate and Professional Development (1)
Job help, networking events: Business calendar 01/14/2012 Plain Dealer - Online Text Attachment Email

By Plain Dealer business staff SATURDAY Kent State University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development, Breakfast Briefing for Human Resource Professionals: 8 to 10:30 a.m. at...


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (2)
Award-winning columnist and blogger to speak at KSU for MLK celebration (Hayes-Nelson) 01/17/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Kent State's 10th MLK Celebration is Jan. 26 (Hayes-Nelson) 01/17/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
Celebrations - Jan. 15 01/17/2012 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email


KSU at E. Liverpool (1)
March and presentations honor king 01/17/2012 Review - Online, The Text Attachment Email


KSU at Stark (1)
Financial aid workshop set at Sandy Valley High 01/16/2012 Repository - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...MAGNOLIA - The Sandy Valley High School counseling office is holding a Financial Aid Workshop and College Options at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. A  presenter from Kent State Stark will walk seniors and their guardians through the college financial-aid process. From 7 to 8 p.m., Mrs. McCoy will be presenting...


KSU at Tuscarawas; Office of the President (1)
Akron pastor to deliver MLK address in Dover - New Philadelphia, OH - The Times-Reporter 01/14/2012 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...years, and has served more than 20 years on the Anderson University Board of Trustees. He is employed as special assistant to the Office of President at Kent State University. The MLK tribute will begin with musical selections by Phil Morrow and Sene Sherrell, followed by the invocation by Rev....


Office of the President (1)
Celebrations - Jan. 15 01/17/2012 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email


Political Science (1)
Inside Story - Egypt's Islamists: Threat or opportunity? (Stacher) 01/17/2012 YouTube Text Attachment Email


Sociology (2)
KSU professor to talk about oppression in U.S. 01/14/2012 Mansfield News-Journal - Online Text Attachment Email

KSU professor to talk about oppression in U.S. Jan. 14, 2012 | MANSFIELD -- Richard Serpe, professor and chairman of sociology at Kent State University, will give a free talk about systematic and institutional oppression in modern-day America at noon Jan. 25 in the Conard Performance...

OSU-Mansfield Hosts Institutional And Systemic Oppression 01/15/2012 WMFD-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...Oppression" at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Conard Performance Facility in Riedl Hall. Dr. Richard Serpe. professor and chair of sociology at Kent State University, will provide an informative discussion about systemic and institutional oppression in modern day America. The talk is free...


Student Involvement, Center for (1)
Newman Center Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations 01/17/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Students (3)
KSU student arrested for $15,000 theft 01/17/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

KENT STATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED 01/17/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Police Make Arrest in $15,000 Burglary of River Trail House 01/17/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Town-Gown (1)
Renter's corner: Why choose Kent? 01/16/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...to a bowling alley and movie theater, there is sure to be something to do every night of the week. And entertainment in Kent is affordable. Michelle, a Kent State graduate and former dorm resident, encourages all students and renters to learn the weekly specials at favorite spots around town. "The...


News Headline: Kent State Magazine wins gold award for PR (Karp, Vincent) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/14/2012
Outlet Full Name: Vindicator - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Published: Sat, January 14, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

kent

Kent State University took home a gold award at the ninth annual Public Relations Society of America Cleveland Rocks Awards.

The university won its award for its work on Kent State Magazine, the university's alumni publication, with the winning entry titled “Engaging and Informing the Alumni” in the magazines category.

The awards recognize public-relations programs with outstanding work. The 2011 awards ceremony was Dec. 2 in Cleveland.

“What's good about it is we compete with top PR firms in Northeast Ohio, and we excel in our discipline,” said Dan Karp, executive director of creative services at Kent State's University Communications and Marketing.

Kent State Magazine is a collective effort of University Communications and Marketing, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, Kent State University Foundation and the Division of University Relations.

Karp said the university also works closely with its partner, Great Lakes Publishing, which produces the publication. The magazine is published three times per year and distributed to 180,000 Kent State alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

Kent State enters this yearly competition and is coming off an award-winning year. At the 2010 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards, Kent State won two gold awards and the most coveted “Best of Show” award.

“It's gratifying to be recognized in the industry and by our peers,” said Emily Vincent, director of university media relations at Kent State. “Receiving a gold award from the PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards validates the great work that the university is doing, and we take great pride in our alumni magazine.”

PRSA Orange County Chapter selected the winners of the 2011 competition for unbiased results. For more information about the PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter or the Cleveland Rocks Awards and a complete list of winners, visit www.prsacleveland.org.

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News Headline: KSU alumni perking coffee career (Roldan, Goehler) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: By THOMAS GALLICK | STAFF WRITER

UNIVERSITY STOCKS BLACK
SQUIRREL BLEND FROM BENT
TREE COFFEE ROASTERS

While the owners of Bent Tree
Coffee Roasters are Kent State
University graduates, KSU Dining
Services officials said what
got the duo's coffee on shelves
on campus was the quality, not
any special connections.
“We've had other alumni come
and push products that weren't
fit for the campus before,” said
Richard Roldan, director of Dining
Services at KSU. “These
guys' products were exceptional.”
After a pitch, complete with
taste test, from Bent Tree coowners
Ryan Brannon and
Mike Mistur, KSU officials began
stocking bags of a special
Black Squirrel Blend of the company's
coffee at the Eastway
Market on campus.
“We had them bring some coffee
to us,” said John Goehler, senior
associate director of Dining
Services. “We drank it and
we loved it.”
Roldan and Goehler both said
they think Bent Tree Coffee is
the first Kent-based business to
get food products on the university's
shelves.
Roldan said the fact that Bent
Tree is a local business owned
by graduates is a happy coincidence.
“When we bring products in,
it's because they're exceptional,”
Roldan said. “It's just an added
bonus that they're local.”
The coffee itself is 100 percent
arabica, organically grown and
fair trade.
“It's a darker roast, with darker
beans to represent the black
squirrel,” Mistur said.
While the company has attracted
other wholesale accounts
since it opened last summer,
Brannon said the deal with
KSU is a new type of opportunity.
“We've never had a relationship
with an organization this
big,” Brannon said, adding that
KSU officials have been very
helpful during the process.
Mistur said the arrangement
also allows the business build
more relationships with small
buyers. He said he hopes students
who move off campus,
or just want to try different
blends, will make their way
to the business' North Water
Street store.
“As they stick around in Kent,
they can still bring (our coffee)
home,” Mistur said.
Brannon said Kent's residents
and business community have
been very welcoming to Bent
Tree Coffee Roasters.
“A shot was all we were asking
for, and the people of Kent have
given us that,” Brannon said.

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News Headline: Tree City Coffee & Pastry Opens Bright and Early Monday | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: By Kasha Legeza

Mike Beder, Evan Bailey and Brian Bower co-own new business in Acorn Alley II.

The owners of Kent's newest Acorn Alley II business – Tree City Coffee & Pastry – are excited to see city residents gathering alongside Kent State University residents in an environment designed to make everyone feel like part of one community.

Co-owners Mike Beder, Evan Bailey and Brian Bower are excited to finally open the doors at 5:30 a.m. Monday to start serving up their eight different coffees, made-fresh-daily muffins and pastries and a unique selection of sandwiches made on fresh-baked breads.

Tree City Coffee collaborated with Bent Tree Coffee Roasters in Kent to create the Two Trees blend. The shop's house blend is a direct trade coffee created through Solstice Coffee Tea Service in Cleveland.

Beder, Bailey and Bower have labored to create a space that appeals to Kentites' interests in the environment, art and recycling – and in the shared pride of being a Kent resident. Their website isn't up yet, but its name says a lot: rootedinkent.com.

“We wanted to create a true community coffeehouse experience,” Bailey said. “The social role of the coffee shop is about bringing people together in a place where community spirit seems to gel. That's the objective. We want to be part of the fabric of the entire community.”

The business partners have dreamed up a variety of offerings catering to Kent's diverse population.

For nostalgic townies: Remember the cream-cheese muffins served at the late Jerry's Diner on South Water Street? Tree City Coffee & Pastry will be making them regularly.

For studious collegians: Around-the-clock “extended exam hours” for finals week at Kent State, meaning students can hit the books in a public place other than the library.

For kids (and the kid inside every adult): Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches better than mom makes. We're talking organic peanut butter freshly ground daily, served with homemade jams, jellies and preserves on homemade bread.

For active-duty firefighters and police officers: A discount.

And for the convenience of those in a hurry: A drive-through window open year-round.

The coffeehouse, located in Suite 101 at 135 E. Erie St., offers a variety of seating for about 40. There are stools at a counter, tables and chairs, chunks of barn beams and handmade walnut benches. A couch will soon join the mix.

Bailey said the business partners used reclaimed wood for numerous pieces of handcrafted furniture and fixtures. A large hunk of cherry between 200 and 400 years old that forms the bar came from a barn built in 1805 near Mansfield.

“Nearly everything in there is custom or handmade. We tried to make it as local as possible, both in products and labor,” Bailey said.

At the center of the coffeehouse is a four-sided fireplace topped by an architectural metal sculpture. On the front wall of the shop is large garage door facing Erie Street that can be thrown open in warm weather “to bring the outside in,” Bailey said.

To create the atmosphere they were seeking, the shop's partners turned to husband-wife designers Jason Turnidge and Kathryn Strand, both of whom work in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at Kent State.

“They did a great job (exemplifying) the juxtaposition between ‘tree' and ‘city,'” Bailey said, adding that the coffeehouse has an “industrial tech-ster meets Victorian warehouse vibe.”

Tree City Coffee & Pastry is open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Phone service to Acorn Alley II businesses has been delayed, but the coffeehouse will be keeping customers up-to-date on its Facebook page.

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News Headline: $1 million donation withdrawn by Kent State alumni Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_portage/1-million-donation-withdrawn-by-kent-state-alumni#ixzz1jithNENh | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: WEWS-TV
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio - When Doug Brown was assigned to cover a story about Jason Cope, a man who donated $1 million to the Kent State University Athletic Department, he didn't think too much about it. The grad student is a reporter for the Daily Kent Stater, the student-run newspaper.

While researching the story, Brown found out Cope had some SEC litigation about 12 years ago. After talking to the Athletic Director, Brown tried to contacting Cope to ask a few questions.

"My next goal is to track down Jason Cope himself which I could not do. I tried all listed numbers online through his business, then I went to his house."

With no luck, Brown wrote his story with the information he had. When he finished writing it, he received an email stating the donation was withdrawn. Also canceled was the renaming of the MAC Center's basketball court to "Cope Court."

Brown isn't sure how to feel. He said he wasn't advocating the money be pulled, adding he's overwhelmed by the national attention he -- and his story -- has received since it was published.

"It's going to be great for my resume down the line. I'll just link to blog posts. It's pretty cool. But I'm only as good as my last story."

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News Headline: US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Jan. 10 for "Gadolinium Containing Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Nontoxic Mri Contrast Agents Having... | Email

News Date: 01/15/2012
Outlet Full Name: Federal News Service
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: US Patent Issued to Kent State University on Jan. 10 for "Gadolinium Containing Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Nontoxic Mri Contrast Agents Having High Relaxivity" (Ohio Inventors)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan.15 -- United States Patent no.8,092,783, issued on Jan.10, was assigned to Kent State University (Kent, Ohio).

"Gadolinium Containing Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Nontoxic Mri Contrast Agents Having High Relaxivity" was invented by Songping D.Huang (Kent, Ohio), Yongxiu Li (Kent, Ohio) and Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr (Kent, Ohio).

According to the abstract released by the U.S.Patent & Trademark Office: "Gadolinium+3 (Gd3+) containing (or incorporated) Prussian blue lattice contrast agents that can be used as an MRI contrast agent have unexpectedly improved r1 relaxivities of 1 or 2 magnitudes higher than the commercial Gd3+-chelates as well as exceedingly, non-toxic, low release of the Gd3+ ions into an aqueous environment at a pH of about 2 to about 7.5.The Prussian blue lattice containing Gd3+ ions therein can be used for clinical diagnosis intravenously to human beings for medical imaging.The particle sizes of the doped Prussian blue lattices are of a nanosize scale and are very stable against agglomeration."

The patent was filed on April 3, 2009, under Application No.12/384,391.

For further information please visit: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8092783&OS=8092783&RS=8092783

For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

Copyright © 2012 US Fed News (HT Syndication)

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News Headline: Library hosts programs for job seekers, business owners | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/15/2012
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
Contact Name: Susan Edwards
News OCR Text: SERIES LOOKS AT MANAGING SMALL BUSINESS

The Hudson Library and Historical Society's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research will offer a mini-series of more advanced (Level II) programs for the small business community as part of the Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series. "MBA-Lite: Manage Your Business" will be the focus of this series. Faculty will be from area colleges and universities.

"Rethinking Intellectual Property Strategy: The Impact of the America Invents Act" will be offered on Jan. 19, with Colin Drummond, director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership at Case Western Reserve University. Leo Plante, Goodyear executive professor at Kent State University, will present "Financial Decision Making" Feb. 1. The final session on Feb. 8 is "Mindsets of the Entrepreneur" with David Kukurza, academic program director in the Center of Integrated Entrepreneurship at Hiram College.

Registrants will be asked to attend each session in the mini-series in order to earn a certificate after completion. The programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. with 75 minutes of teaching time, followed by questions and answers.

The Entrepreneurship Series is made possible with a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Programs are free, but do require registration. All interested entrepreneurs are invited to register for these workshops by calling 330-653-6658, or register online at hudsonlibrary.org.

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News Headline: Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights to host program for parents of college-bound students | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/15/2012
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer - Online
Contact Name: Ed Wittenberg
News OCR Text: SHAKER HEIGHTS -- Hathaway Brown School and Your Teen magazine present "College Craze: To-Do Lists for High School," from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the school, 19600 North Park Blvd.

The free program is intended to help parents of college-bound students make the process less stressful for themselves and their children.

The first hour will be a parent expo, with the first 100 attendees eligible to win a raffle. Participants then can choose to go to three of the six breakout sessions offered starting at 7 p.m.:

The Admissions Process: Insider Secrets — Case Western Reserve University;

College and Athletics — Oberlin College;

Teaching Financial Independence — KeyBank;

Finding Your Teen's Passions — Kent State College of Public Health;

529 College Savings Plans — BlackRock and The Davis Frayman Financial Group of Raymond James & Associates;

A Parent's Role — Hathaway Brown School;

Your Teen experts will provide advice and tools for parents to help their teens establish a game plan.

To register, visit yourteenmag.com/register.

See more Shaker Heights news at cleveland.com/shaker-heights.

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News Headline: Job help, networking events: Business calendar | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/14/2012
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: By Plain Dealer business staff

SATURDAY

Kent State University's Center for Corporate and Professional Development, Breakfast Briefing for Human Resource Professionals: 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg. Free. To register, go to www.kent.edu/YourTrainingPartner or email ckocarek@kent.edu or call 330-672-8698.

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News Headline: Award-winning columnist and blogger to speak at KSU for MLK celebration (Hayes-Nelson) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Dr. Marc Lamont Hil will
be the keynote speaker at
Kent State University's 10th
Annual Martin Luther King
Jr. Celebration on Thursday,
Jan. 26, at the Kent Student
Center. The theme for this
year's event is “Empowering
the Individual, Strengthening
the Community,” and the
celebration is free and open
to the public.
Hill is an associate professor
of English education
and anthropology at Columbia
University, and is an
award-winning newspaper
columnist and blogger. He
is known for his thoughtful
perspectives on everything
from sexuality to education
and religion. Hill's respected
commentary has been featured
on NPR, in The Washington
Post, Essence and
The New York Times, as well
as on Fox News where he is
a regular contributor.
“Our program this year
not only celebrates the life
of Dr. King, but also reflects
the ideals that he stood for in
reference to civil rights and
all people being treated the
same,” said Dr. Geraldine
Hayes-Nelson, executive director
of Kent State's Diversity
Programming
and Community
Outreach.
A cultural
celebration
of music,
word
and dance
will take place on Thursday,
Jan. 26, from 1 p.m. to 1:45
p.m. at the Kent Student
Center Kiva. The celebration
will continue at 2:10 p.m.
with a lecture by Hill at the
Kent Student Center Ballroom
and the Diversity Trailblazer
Awards presentation
that will recognize contributions
to the promotion of diversity.
Signing of Hill's book,
“Beats, Rhymes and Classroom
Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy
and the Politics of Identity,”
and reception will follow
at 4 p.m. on the Ballroom
balcony. The book is now
available for purchase at the
Kent State University Bookstore,
and it also will be sold
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan.
26, prior to his speech.
This year, Kent State will
begin with a week of precelebratory
events, starting
Tuesday, Jan. 17, with
screenings of documentaries
and films about King and
the civil rights era, and other
diversity-related events
leading up to the actual
campus-wide celebration
on Jan. 26.
Kent State also has added
an international component
to the annual celebration,
featuring for the first
time a Festival of Nations on
Friday, Jan. 20, from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. at the Kent Student
Center Ballroom. The event
will educate and celebrate
the diversity of Kent State
students and showcase a
variety of cultural activities
from around the world.
Registration tables will be
available at the Kent Student
Center on Jan. 23, 24
and 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
for faculty, staff and students
interested in signing up for
Kent State's “100 Commitments”
initiative that provides
learning experiences
about diversity and inclusion.
For more information
about Kent State's 10th Annual
Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration, visit www.kent.
edu/diversity/events/events.
cfm or call 330-672-8563.

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News Headline: Kent State's 10th MLK Celebration is Jan. 26 (Hayes-Nelson) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Pre-celebratory events this week lead up to keynote speaker Dr. Marc Lamont Hill's appearance.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, activist, social critic and one of the nation's most notable African-American leaders, will be the keynote speaker at Kent State University's 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at the Kent Student Center.

The theme for this year's event is “Empowering the Individual, Strengthening the Community,” and the celebration is free and open to the public.

Hill is an associate professor of English education and anthropology at Columbia University, and is an award-winning newspaper columnist and blogger. He is known for his thoughtful perspectives on everything from sexuality to education and religion.

Hill's commentary has been featured on NPR, in The Washington Post, Essence and The New York Times, as well as on Fox News where he is a regular contributor.

“Our program this year not only celebrates the life of Dr. King, but also reflects the ideals that he stood for in reference to civil rights and all people being treated the same,” said Dr. Geraldine Hayes-Nelson, executive director of Kent State's Diversity Programming and Community Outreach.

A cultural celebration of music, word and dance will take place from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The celebration will continue at 2:10 p.m. with a lecture by Hill at the Kent Student Center Ballroom and the Diversity Trailblazer Awards presentation that will recognize contributions to the promotion of diversity.

Signing of Hill's book, “Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity,” and reception will follow at 4 p.m. on the ballroom balcony. The book is now available for purchase at the Kent State University Bookstore, and it also will be sold from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 26, prior to his speech.

Pre-celebratory events

This year, Kent State will begin with a week of pre-celebratory events, starting Tuesday with screenings of documentaries and films about King and the civil rights era, and other diversity-related events leading up to the actual campus-wide celebration on Jan. 26.

Kent State also has added an international component to the annual celebration, featuring for the first time a Festival of Nations from 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The event will educate and celebrate the diversity of Kent State students and showcase a variety of cultural activities from around the world.

“Dr. King's ideals are in line with Kent State's ‘you belong here' mantra, which is all about creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected,” Hayes-Nelson said. “His impact was felt globally, and that is why we feel it is important to involve our international students in our programming this year.”

Registration tables will be available at the Kent Student Center on Jan. 23, 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for faculty, staff and students interested in signing up for Kent State's “100 Commitments” initiative that provides learning experiences about diversity and inclusion.

For more information about Kent State's 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, visit www.kent.edu/diversity/events/events.cfm or call 330-672-8563.

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News Headline: Celebrations - Jan. 15 | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Debra Adams Simmons, editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, was named the 2012 winner of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity by Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The award recognizes media professionals who encourage diversity in journalism. She is the former editor of the Akron Beacon Journal.

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News Headline: March and presentations honor king | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Review - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: EAST LIVERPOOL - It is not what a person has on the outside but what he has on the inside that matters, according to the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday was observed in the city Monday with several events.

Makesha West, president of the East Liverpool-Wellsville chapter of the NAACP, was not born when King and others like him spread their message of freedom around the country, but she reflected on the lessons left behind, saying, "He wanted to say we're all the same. We can work as one. No matter what you have on the outside, it's what's on the inside that matters."

She said King "didn't step forward with a fist raised (but) with kindness."

As part of Monday's observance, a video presentation, "Being Black in Middle America," featured interviews of local people discussing their own experiences, and West was one of those interviewed.

She spoke of being "the only one" while living in various communities, including Steubenville and Wellsville.

The late Richard Pack, a businessman and former NAACP president was also interviewed as part of a Kent State University project several years ago, and he spoke of the 1950s through 1970s when he and other black teen-agers were discriminated against, forbidden to enter certain establishments.

Jeannette Hicks' interview about her son Kevin's brutal racially-motivated murder concluded the day's events.

A tribute to King was recited by Adam Brooks, and a dance ministry in mime was presented by Arletta Reed and Jamar Harvey to an appreciative audience that included Mayor Jim Swoger and his wife, Amy.

The Kent State University sociology class offered a presentation on the "Moving Youth 2 Youth" project, incorporating the same kinds of messages for which King was known, saying, "We're here to make this city better" and encouraging those present to "even do something little by helping a neighbor or cleaning up litter."

One member challenged, "Look out East Liverpool, heck, look out world, because here we come."

Professor Patti Swartz announced the winners of an essay contest, with first and second places going, respectively, to sisters Isabella and Jocelyn McCloskey who attend the Buckeye Online School for Success and third place to Shane Andrews, a Rogers Elementary student.

Honorable mention went to Rogers Elementary students Becky Morgan and Alaina Jones.

The celebration at the Point of Life followed a march down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Second Baptist Church, and its pastor, the Rev. Ernest Peachey offered the opening prayer.

Trish Wolf performed a solo, while Nicki Brooks served as mistress of ceremonies.

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News Headline: Financial aid workshop set at Sandy Valley High | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/16/2012
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By Anonymous

TimesReporter.com staff report

Posted Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:32 AM

MAGNOLIA -

The Sandy Valley High School counseling office is holding a Financial Aid Workshop and College Options at 6 p.m. Jan. 23.

A  presenter from Kent State Stark will walk seniors and their guardians through the college financial-aid process.

From 7 to 8 p.m., Mrs. McCoy will be presenting various ways high school students can earn college credit.

Students interested in earning college credit by attending courses on the college campus must attend this meeting with a parent or guardian.

The presentation will take place in the choir room. For information, call 330-866-5310.

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News Headline: Akron pastor to deliver MLK address in Dover - New Philadelphia, OH - The Times-Reporter | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/14/2012
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AP file photo / Charles Kelly

In this April 3, 1968 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony. The Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday is celebrated this year on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, although the the actual anniversary of his birthday is Jan. 15. The Georgia native, who was born in Atlanta, would have been 83 years old. On Monday, a wreath will be laid at the new King Memorial on the National Mall, in Washington, which opened in August. Since then, the King Memorial Foundation says more than 2 million visitors from around the world have visited the memorial.

By Joe Mizer

TimesReporter.com staff writer

Posted Jan 14, 2012 @ 10:04 PM

DOVER -

The annual birthday tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church at 140 Regent St.

The event honoring the slain civil-rights leader, who was born in 1929,  is free and open to the public.

Pastor Laureate Ronald J. Fowler of the Arlington Church of God of Akron will deliver the keynote address.

Fowler has served the Arlington congregation for 41 years, 38 years as senior pastor and three years as associate pastor to his late father, the Rev. Robert L. Fowler.

Fowler also has served on various community and church-related boards throughout his ministry. He served on the Akron Public Schools Board of Education for 12 years, and has served more than 20 years on the Anderson University Board of Trustees.

He is employed as special assistant to the Office of President at Kent State University.

The MLK tribute will begin with musical selections by Phil Morrow and Sene Sherrell, followed by the invocation by Rev. Robert Sherrell.

New Philadelphia Law Director Marvin Fete will serve as master of ceremonies.

Other highlights include musical selections by the St. John's Praise and Worship Community Church choir.

Fowler will be introduced by Monte Ball, director of advancement at Kent State University at Tuscarawas at New Philadelphia.

The evening's offering contributions will be given to the Minority Employment Readiness Committee (MERC).

Rev. Jeff Matthews of Mount Eaton Community Church will conclude the program with the benediction.

Refreshments, provided and served by the Tuscarawas County Republican Women and the Tuscarawas County Council of Democratic Women, will follow the program.

Rev. Christopher Lowery serves as pastor of First Baptist, which has hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. annual birthday tribute in Dover for several years.

Strasburg's fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute will be held at 7 p.m. today in St. John United Church of Christ at  516 N. Wooster Ave.

Josephine R.B. Wright, professor of black studies and music and chairman of Africana Studies at the College of Wooster, will be the keynote speaker.

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News Headline: Celebrations - Jan. 15 | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
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Ten Kent State University employees were honored with the third annual President's Excellence Awards and $1,000 checks each. The awards honor nonteaching staffers who help advance the goals of the university. Honored were Brice Biggin, head gymnastics coach; Donna Carlton, assistant director, Center for Student Involvement; Barb Casher, human resources records manager; Cheryl Cunnagin, clerical specialist, global education; Vanessa Decker, secretary, sociology; Ben Hollis, senior instructional designer, College of Communication and Information; Andy Huston, lead IT user support analyst; Constance Longmire, special assistant, Student Services -Geauga campus; Mollie Miller, adaptive technology coordinator, Student Accessibility Services; and Kathy Schumann, custodial worker.

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News Headline: Inside Story - Egypt's Islamists: Threat or opportunity? (Stacher) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
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As Islamist parties emerge from elections as the country's leading political force, we ask if Egyptians should be concerned. Guests: Joshua Stacher, Kent State University; Dia'a Rashwan, al-Ahram Center for Strategic Studies; Dr Sherif El-Haggan,AUC.

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News Headline: KSU professor to talk about oppression in U.S. | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/14/2012
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News OCR Text: KSU professor to talk about oppression in U.S.

Jan. 14, 2012 |

MANSFIELD -- Richard Serpe, professor and chairman of sociology at Kent State University, will give a free talk about systematic and institutional oppression in modern-day America at noon Jan. 25 in the Conard Performance Facility in Riedl Hall at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

"Institutional and Systemic Oppression" is part of OSU-Mansfield's Diversity Lecture Series

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News Headline: OSU-Mansfield Hosts Institutional And Systemic Oppression | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/15/2012
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The Ohio State University-Mansfield's Diversity Lecture Series offers the presentation "Institutional and Systemic Oppression" at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Conard Performance Facility in Riedl Hall.

Dr. Richard Serpe. professor and chair of sociology at Kent State University, will provide an informative discussion about systemic and institutional oppression in modern day America.

The talk is free and open to the public.

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News Headline: Newman Center Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
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News OCR Text: New Eucharistic chapel, a gift from the Claire Rastetter Family, dedicated during first of several events.

The University Parish Newman Center has kicked off its year-long celebration of “50 years of worship, learning, community and service” at its Horning Road location.

One of the most-anticipated events will be held in September, when the home of Catholic Campus Ministry at Kent State University will hold a mass with Bishop George V. Murray of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Mary Lynn Delfino, pastoral associate for campus ministry at Newman Center, said a 50th Anniversary Committee is planning a variety of events for this year. The first event, held the weekend of Jan. 7-8, marked the 50th anniversary of the first mass celebrated in the chapel.

“On Jan. 6, 1962, Rev. John J. Daum, Newman Club chaplain, celebrated the first Sunday liturgy in the new Immaculate Heart of Mary chapel,” Delfino explained.

The 2012 commemoration featured the dedication of a new Eucharistic chapel by the Rev. Steven J. Agostino during the 9 a.m. mass on Jan. 8.

“We had a donor come forward, the Claire Rastetter Family, to donate funds for a chapel in memory of Claire's late husband, Alfred. It's a significant gift to the parish of the new space, the new tabernacle and all the furnishings that went in it,” Delfino said.

Receptions featuring a display of archival materials in the social hall followed each of the four weekend liturgies.

“The weekend was about marking the 50th anniversary of the first mass celebrated here and to remember the people that were here 50 years ago – especially Father Daum, who was such a dreamer, such a visionary, to raise the funds, to mobilize people, to build the chapel,” Delfino said.

“This place has been holy ground for 50 years. People have made lifelong friendships here, maybe met their spouse here, and have done service projects together. All of that really ties us together through the ages,” she added.

Delfino said when Daum was appointed chaplain of the Newman Club in 1953, it was housed at 312 N. Depeyster St. (now a vacant lot), near St. Patrick Church.

She said Daum dreamed of building a center that would serve the growing Catholic population at Kent State. He spearheaded a campaign to secure the land on Horning Road and raise the necessary funds for construction.

“It took nine years for him to realize that dream. He started right away and acquired the land – a prime piece of real estate right next to campus,” Delfino said. “He had a real gift for connecting with people and helping them to buy into the need for a Catholic campus ministry at Kent State and a home for Catholic students to worship and have a sense of community.”

Designed by the Canton architectural firm Motter and Firestone, the A-frame chapel and adjoining student center were built at a cost of $300,000. Bishop Emmet Walsh of the Youngstown Diocese officially dedicated the chapel in May 1962.

Delfino said the University Parish Newman Center continues to serve as a strong Catholic presence at Kent State University by ministering to students, faculty and staff by providing opportunities for worship, learning and service.

“We're a unique parish in the sense that we're a university parish with both students and non-students. We currently have 225 registered non-student parishioners representing a very diverse population. We also have about 200 registered Kent State students, but on the average weekend we get closer to 400 students attending mass,” Delfino said.

The Newman Center is also home to the Catholic Student Association, a student organization dedicated to promoting worship, social justice, faith development, and social activities for Kent State students.

In October, the KSU Catholic Student Association celebrated 75 years as a student organization, hearkening back to its establishment as the Newman Club in 1936.

For more information on the Newman Center's 50th Anniversary events, visit the church's website, call Delfino at 330-678-0240 or e-mail her at mdelfino@kent.edu.

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News Headline: KSU student arrested for $15,000 theft | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
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News OCR Text: By BRAD TANSEY | WEB EDITOR

A Kent
State University
student
recently
was
arrested
for allegedly
burglarizing
a
River Trail
Drive home in Kent.
Alexander J. Gaj, of Akron,
has been charged with
burglary, a second-degree
felony. The freshman
health education major
allegedly stole more than
$15,000 worth of electronics
and jewelry during an
incident in December.
The items reported stolen
include multiple rings
and earrings with values
ranging from $60-$3,500
and an Insignia flat screen
television valued at $500.
Police recovered the television
and a 1939 class
ring.
A resident at the home
on the 1400 block of River
Trail Drive called police
Dec. 13 to report her home
had been burglarized earlier
in the day, according to
police records.
Gaj was arraigned Jan.
11 in Portage County Municipal
Court in Kent. He
was ordered to be held in
the Portage County Jail on
10 percent of $25,000 bond
by Judge Kevin Poland.
A preliminary hearing is
set for 9:30 a.m. Friday in
Poland's court room.

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News Headline: KENT STATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
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News OCR Text: PARTA Director of Human Resource Claudia Amrhein presents the
Kent State University Blakemore Scholarship to Campus Bus Driver
Marcus Nittoli. PARTA awards a scholarship each semester. Nittoli,
a driver for Campus Bus Service, is majoring in environmental geography
at KSU and mechanical engineering at Youngstown State University. The
Blakemore Scholarship is endowed by the late Robert Blakemore in memory
of his son, Robert.

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News Headline: Police Make Arrest in $15,000 Burglary of River Trail House | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/17/2012
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News OCR Text: The following arrest information was provided by the Kent Police Department. It does not indicate conviction.

Kent Police have made an arrest in the Dec. 13 daytime burglary of a River Trail Boulevard home – and have recovered some of the more than $15,000 worth of jewelry and electronics that were stolen.

Kent native Alexander J. Gaj, 18, now of Akron, was arrested at 6:02 p.m. Jan. 10 at 319 S. Water St. on a warrant issued by Kent Police. The Kent State University freshman has been charged with burglary, a second-degree felony.

Kent Police Lt. Paul Canfield said the arrest was the result of an investigation by Kent officers and detectives who were aided by “the cooperation of several witnesses.”

According to records, a resident of the 1400 block of River Trail called police at 2:57 p.m. Dec. 13 to report that her home had been burglarized that morning or early afternoon. Entry was gained through a bedroom window.

Among the items stolen were a diamond ring valued at $3,500, a diamond anniversary ring valued at $2,900, a diamond pendant valued at $2,500, a diamond tennis bracelet valued at $1,800, a diamond wedding band valued at $1,000 and $250 worth of 2007 George Washington gold commemorative $1 coins.

Also taken was a 32-inch flat-screen television valued at $500.

Portage County Court online records show Gaj was arraigned Jan. 11 in Kent Municipal Court, where a preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday.

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News Headline: Renter's corner: Why choose Kent? | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/16/2012
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Published: January 15, 2012 - 11:18 PM

Renter's corner: Why choose Kent? January 16,2012 04:18 AM GMT

Melissa Dubravetz

Adviertising writer

What makes a renter choose one community over another? Besides the education and job opportunities available in the area, how and why does one decide which community to call home when it comes time to make the move?

While family situations and cost of living are obvious factors that help some renters choose where they will live, for others these factors don't apply. This is especially true for renters who are not necessarily tied to a community for a specific reason. Without some direction, it can be difficult for renters in this group to narrow down the options and make a decision.

Renters in this situation can narrow their neighborhood options by looking closely at the community they are considering and evaluating its amenities in light of their lifestyle and interests. They should consider how the community would serve them now and in the future. Is it a place that's on its way up or on its way out?

One place that is working hard to build a positive image and meet the needs of current and future residents is the city of Kent. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider moving to the city of Kent the next time your lease is up:

Keep it local _ Whether you live on campus or rent an apartment in the city, there are many opportunities to work as a server or bartender in one of the favorite local watering holes or restaurants in the city of Kent. If food or beverages aren't your thing, you can earn your monthly rent working in one of the local boutiques or a larger retailer such as Wal-Mart or Gabriel Brothers or by working at the university. If your job takes you to Akron, Canton or Cleveland you won't have a hard time getting there because Kent offers a convenient commute to all three.

Entertainment _ Finding something to do for fun is hardly a problem when you live in Kent. From the strip of bars near the railroad tracks to a bowling alley and movie theater, there is sure to be something to do every night of the week. And entertainment in Kent is affordable. Michelle, a Kent State graduate and former dorm resident, encourages all students and renters to learn the weekly specials at favorite spots around town.

"The nice thing about Kent is that you can go out just about any day during the week and not spend a lot. From wing night at Buffalo Wild Wings to specials on pitchers of beer at the other bars, there is always somewhere to go, especially if you are on a budget."

In addition to the nightlife, residents of Kent can enjoy different community events, including the Kent Heritage Festival and seasonal festivities around town.

New businesses and opportunities _ As part of a multimillion-dollar downtown development project, Kent State University will be extending its Esplanade (walkway) from campus into downtown Kent, allowing better access to restaurants, shopping and nightlife for students who live both on- and off-campus. Other development projects, such as Acorn Alley and Acorn Alley II have also opened the doors for more entertainment options for residents. Simply put _ Kent is expanding and revitalizing, and renters who yearn for something new and fun should consider living, working and going to school there.

Tenant friendly community _ Finding an apartment in Kent is not difficult, and there are a variety of rental options near campus or at least near a bus line to campus and the downtown area. Kent also is appealing because of its close proximity to both Akron and Cleveland. From apartments and townhouses to single-family homes and smaller accommodations, there is sure to be a rental that fits your needs and budget. And the nice thing about renting near a university is that the rental terms are sometimes more flexible. In some cases, you may be able to lease something for less than a full year.

These are just a few reasons why you many want to consider Kent the next time you are looking for a new apartment. For more information on the city of Kent, its downtown development projects or Kent State University, visit kentohio.org, mainstreetkent.org and kent.edu.

Let me know what you think. Have you ever lived in Kent? If so, what did you like most about the community? What changes have you noticed over the last three years? I welcome your suggestions on making a decision, tales from your personal experiences or anything else you want to talk about. Send an e-mail with your name and phone number to renters@thebeaconjournal.com. For additional real estate information, visit homes.ohio.com, the key to hassle-free home hunting.

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