Report Overview:
Total Clips (32)
Alumni (1)
American Association University Professors (AAUP); Board of Trustees (1)
Centennial; Foundation, Leadership and Administration; Institutional Advancement; Scholarships (4)
College of Applied Eng, Sustainability and Tech (2)
College of Education, Health and Human Services (1)
Financial Aid; Tuition (3)
Journalism and Mass Communications (6)
KSU Airport (3)
KSU at Tuscarawas (2)
Music (1)
Research (4)
Sociology; Students (1)
Student Wellness and Recreation Center (2)
Students (1)


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Alumni (1)
Stowite appointed as national delegate of Delta Zeta 08/20/2012 Stow Sentry - Online Text Attachment Email

...Ohio. She is also a longtime member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors. Hoefler is an alumna member of the Gamma Kappa Chapter at Kent State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in education for the speech and hearing-impaired. In 2001, she was recognized...


American Association University Professors (AAUP); Board of Trustees (1)
The Week: What they bargained for 08/20/2012 Crain's Cleveland Business - Online Text Attachment Email

Kent State University trustees signed off on a three-year collective bargaining agreement for full-time, tenure-track faculty. University faculty...


Centennial; Foundation, Leadership and Administration; Institutional Advancement; Scholarships (4)
Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert 08/19/2012 Stow Sentry - Online Text Attachment Email

Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m. The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a...

Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert 08/19/2012 Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online Text Attachment Email

Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m. The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a...

Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert 08/19/2012 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m. The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a...

Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert 08/19/2012 Tallmadge Express - Online Text Attachment Email

Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m. The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a...


College of Applied Eng, Sustainability and Tech (2)
$85 million Ohio partnership to fund 'Tech Belt' 08/17/2012 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

...investment of its kind to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States, according to a press release. Kent State University and Kent-based tech company AlphaMicron will both play a role in NAMII as part of 40 companies, nine research universities,...

Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $30 Million for Pilot Manufacturing Program 08/19/2012 Bignews.biz Text Attachment Email

...West Virginia organizations. Other partners include the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, University of Akron, Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Case Western University, U.S. Army...


College of Education, Health and Human Services (1)
KSU school names 7 to its Hall of Fame 08/17/2012 Plain Dealer Text Email

HONORED Kent State University's College of Education, Health and Human Services has announced seven 2012 Hall of Fame winners, including Kent resident Mark...


Financial Aid; Tuition (3)
Report: College tuition up more than 1000 percent in 30 years. (Evans) 08/17/2012 WKYC-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...students head back to campus this fall. "I knew that it was going to be expensive," said Kim Falatic, of LaGrange. Collin Falatic starts class at Kent State University in 10 days. For his mom, Kim, it means another son in college, and two more still in high school. "A little bit of sticker...

Channel 3 News at 6 08/17/2012 Channel 3 News at 6 PM - WKYC-TV Text Email

...1100% since records began back in 1978. That is not just inflation. That rate out paces food, consumer goods and medical costs for the same period. At Kent State University, tuition will cost $300 more than last year, the second consecutive year tuition was raised. So how can students and families...

Channel 3 News at 7 08/17/2012 Channel 3 News at 7 PM - WKYC-TV Text Email

...to campus this fall. College used to cost this much green. Now it costs this much. >> I knew that it was going to be expensive. >> She starts class at kent state university in ten days. For his mom kim it mean as not son in college. It will cause 3 1/2% more this year than last. I didn't apply for...


Journalism and Mass Communications (6)
Record-Courier moves to new offices in Kent 08/18/2012 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

...the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University where many of the company's employees received their education weighed in the site selection too, he said. "We're lucky...

Record Publishing Co. papers move to Kent 08/19/2012 Stow Sentry - Online Text Attachment Email

...the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University, where many of the company's employees received their education, weighed in the site selection, too, he said. "We're lucky...

Record Publishing Co. papers move to Kent site 08/19/2012 Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online Text Attachment Email

...the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University, where many of the company's employees received their education, weighed in the site selection, too, he said. "We're lucky...

Record Publishing Co. papers move to Kent 08/19/2012 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

...the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University, where many of the company's employees received their education, weighed in the site selection, too, he said. "We're lucky...

Can White Debate Questioners 'Represent'? 08/17/2012 Root, The - Washington Post Text Attachment Email

...embody the spirit of McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and a graduate of Kent State University. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002. A past president of APME and former member of American Society of News Editors' Board...

'Dirty Politics' Topic of KSU Media Ethics Workshop 08/20/2012 Youngstown Business Journal Text Attachment Email

KENT, Ohio -- The media ethics of "dirty politics" is the focus of this year's Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop at Kent State University. The workshop will reflect on the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender...


KSU Airport (3)
FAA grants $600,000 to KSU airport 08/20/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Airport gets $600,000 grant 08/19/2012 Stow Sentry - Online Text Attachment Email

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announce the award of a $600,000 grant to Kent State University by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the university's airport. The funds will be used in administration of the Airport...

KSU airport receives $600,000 grant 08/19/2012 Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online Text Attachment Email

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announce the award of a $600,000 grant to Kent State University by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the university's airport. The funds will be used in administration of the Airport...


KSU at Tuscarawas (2)
Community Foundation awards $322,236 in grants 08/18/2012 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...Big Sisters, $1,000, fundraising support. • Community Hospice, $5,000, emergency transportation fund. • Tuscarawas County University Foundation/Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, $5,000, financial aid for students in the paramedic-to-associate-degree-in-nursing program....

Shale opportunities on tap Monday at Kent Tusc 08/18/2012 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State Tuscarawas will offer a Navigating Shale Development Opportunities program from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Kent State University...


Music (1)
Stow student participates in KSU's 2012 Piano Institute 08/19/2012 Stow Sentry - Online Text Attachment Email

Daniel Tucker, of Stow, participated in Kent State University's 2012 Piano Institute. His parents are Robert and Audrey Tucker. The Piano Institute is a highly intensive festival for...


Research (4)
We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support 08/17/2012 TMCnet.com Text Attachment Email

...Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates 9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown...

We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support 08/17/2012 Markets.financialcontent.com Text Attachment Email

...Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates 9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown...

We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support 08/17/2012 Boston Globe - Online (press release) Text Attachment Email

...Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates 9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown...

Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation 08/19/2012 Today's Medical Developments - Online Text Attachment Email

...Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates 9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown...


Sociology; Students (1)
KSU student studying Michael Jackson gives back to Portage kids 08/19/2012 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

...will take place at the Community Action Council's youth center in Ravenna, where Wahid once worked as a camp counselor. Wahid, a sociology student at Kent State University on track to earn a doctorate, said he delayed his trip to London to give the supplies to students before the start of school....


Student Wellness and Recreation Center (2)
Patchy Things to Do Before Summer is Over 08/20/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email

...this year.) Here's a list of suggested things to do in Northeast Ohio before cooler weather and earlier sunsets hit: • Kent Patch: Residents (and Kent State students) should take a trip on the Cuyahoga River before summer ends with Crooked River Adventures. The canoe and kayak livery, operated...

Parade 'a great day to be a Falls resident'(with video) 08/19/2012 Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online Text Attachment Email

...full regalia, and being able to share his Native American heritage." The kayaker was Rudy Armocida, who is affiliated with Crooked River Adventures of Kent State University. Belby said the committee's float, which was designed by Falls resident Mark Pagni, "embodied" the parade's theme of "200...


Students (1)
Northern Strut Twirling Teams will take new season for a whirl 08/20/2012 Vindicator - Online Text Attachment Email

...on twirling lines at the collegiate level are Amanda Dicks of New Springfield, Indiana Tech University's first feature twirler; Meghan Susko of Poland, Kent State University Touch of Gold Twirler; and Jessica Yozwiak of Boardman, Thiel College's first feature twirler. Girls selected for area high...


News Headline: Stowite appointed as national delegate of Delta Zeta | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/20/2012
Outlet Full Name: Stow Sentry - Online
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News OCR Text: Delta Zeta Sorority announces the appointment of Lynnda Wolf Hoefler, of Stow, as National Panhellenic Conference Delegate. She was re-appointed at the Sorority's 50th National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on July 3-7 and will serve in this position for the 2012-14 biennium.

She has served on the National Council as the sorority's delegate to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) since 2002 and as an alternate delegate on the delegation since 1993. In NPC, she serves on the budget and finance committee and in College Panhellenics as an area adviser for 8 campus Panhellenics in Ohio. She is also a longtime member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.

Hoefler is an alumna member of the Gamma Kappa Chapter at Kent State University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in education for the speech and hearing-impaired. In 2001, she was recognized as one of Kent State's outstanding Greek alumni. She is a lifetime member of the Kent State University Alumni Association.

She has served nationally in various positions for Delta Zeta since 1976, including previous service on the National Council from 1987 to 1998. She has received the Sorority's Grace Mason Lundy Outstanding Senior Award and, as an alumna, the Province V Lamplighter Award and the Olive McClune Loyalty Award, and was recognized as the Outstanding Alumna in Ohio in 2007.

Hoefler works as an actor at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University in the Wasson Center for Clinical Skills, Training, Assessment and Scholarship. She does volunteer work for the Nordonia High School Band program, is a 12-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross, participates in the Delta Zeta Kent Alumnae Chapter and assists the local Housing Corporation for her chapter at Kent State.

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News Headline: The Week: What they bargained for | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/20/2012
Outlet Full Name: Crain's Cleveland Business - Online
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News OCR Text: Kent State University trustees signed off on a three-year collective bargaining agreement for full-time, tenure-track faculty. University faculty will receive across-the-board 2% salary increases, which will be applied retroactively to the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. Faculty members also are guaranteed 2% pay hikes for each of the following two academic years.

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News Headline: Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Stow Sentry - Online
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News OCR Text: Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.

The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a celebration of the conclusion of Kent State's Centennial Campaign, a $250-million fundraising effort timed around university's 100th anniversary in 2010 and the largest campaign in Kent State's history. To date, the university has exceeded its goal, raising more than $256 million for endowment, capital projects and current operating funds, with emphasis on student scholarships.

Tickets are available through the Kent State ticket office, which is located at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. Tickets are $50 for chair back seats and $35 for bleacher seats. Special ticket pricing for Kent State students is available from the Kent State Ticket Office with $30 student floor seats (standing room only) and $20 bleacher seats. A valid Kent State student ID must be presented at the Kent State Ticket Office to receive the student discount. The Sept. 8 concert will occur rain or shine with doors opening at 5 p.m. and a 6 p.m. concert start time.

A portion of ticket sales from the concert will go directly to support Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, the university's student philanthropy initiative, kicking off the next round of fundraising for student scholarships. The Campaign for Change enlists student volunteers to educate their peers about the impact of private support on their education and to encourage students to "pay it forward" supporting an endowed scholarship fund. Since its launch in 2007, the Campaign for Change has raised more than $65,000 from students, parents, faculty and staff. For more information about Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, visit www.campaign-for-change.org.

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News Headline: Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online
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News OCR Text: Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.

The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a celebration of the conclusion of Kent State's Centennial Campaign, a $250-million fundraising effort timed around university's 100th anniversary in 2010 and the largest campaign in Kent State's history. To date, the university has exceeded its goal, raising more than $256 million for endowment, capital projects and current operating funds, with emphasis on student scholarships.

Tickets are available through the Kent State ticket office, which is located at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. Tickets are $50 for chair back seats and $35 for bleacher seats. Special ticket pricing for Kent State students is available from the Kent State Ticket Office with $30 student floor seats (standing room only) and $20 bleacher seats. A valid Kent State student ID must be presented at the Kent State Ticket Office to receive the student discount. The Sept. 8 concert will occur rain or shine with doors opening at 5 p.m. and a 6 p.m. concert start time.

A portion of ticket sales from the concert will go directly to support Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, the university's student philanthropy initiative, kicking off the next round of fundraising for student scholarships. The Campaign for Change enlists student volunteers to educate their peers about the impact of private support on their education and to encourage students to "pay it forward" supporting an endowed scholarship fund. Since its launch in 2007, the Campaign for Change has raised more than $65,000 from students, parents, faculty and staff. For more information about Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, visit www.campaign-for-change.org .

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News Headline: Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
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News OCR Text: Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.

The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a celebration of the conclusion of Kent State's Centennial Campaign, a $250-million fundraising effort timed around university's 100th anniversary in 2010 and the largest campaign in Kent State's history. To date, the university has exceeded its goal, raising more than $256 million for endowment, capital projects and current operating funds, with emphasis on student scholarships.

Tickets are available through the Kent State ticket office, which is located at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. Tickets are $50 for chair back seats and $35 for bleacher seats. Special ticket pricing for Kent State students is available from the Kent State Ticket Office with $30 student floor seats (standing room only) and $20 bleacher seats. A valid Kent State student ID must be presented at the Kent State Ticket Office to receive the student discount. The Sept. 8 concert will occur rain or shine with doors opening at 5 p.m. and a 6 p.m. concert start time.

A portion of ticket sales from the concert will go directly to support Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, the university's student philanthropy initiative, kicking off the next round of fundraising for student scholarships. The Campaign for Change enlists student volunteers to educate their peers about the impact of private support on their education and to encourage students to "pay it forward" supporting an endowed scholarship fund. Since its launch in 2007, the Campaign for Change has raised more than $65,000 from students, parents, faculty and staff. For more information about Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, visit www.campaign-for-change.org.

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News Headline: Sheryl Crow to headline at Kent State concert | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Tallmadge Express - Online
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News OCR Text: Platinum-selling group O.A.R. will join Grammy Award-winning artists Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The three acts will perform at Kent State's Dix Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.

The "Centennial Campaign" concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a celebration of the conclusion of Kent State's Centennial Campaign, a $250-million fundraising effort timed around university's 100th anniversary in 2010 and the largest campaign in Kent State's history. To date, the university has exceeded its goal, raising more than $256 million for endowment, capital projects and current operating funds, with emphasis on student scholarships.

Tickets are available through the Kent State ticket office, which is located at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent Campus. Tickets are $50 for chair back seats and $35 for bleacher seats. Special ticket pricing for Kent State students is available from the Kent State Ticket Office with $30 student floor seats (standing room only) and $20 bleacher seats. A valid Kent State student ID must be presented at the Kent State Ticket Office to receive the student discount. The Sept. 8 concert will occur rain or shine with doors opening at 5 p.m. and a 6 p.m. concert start time.

A portion of ticket sales from the concert will go directly to support Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, the university's student philanthropy initiative, kicking off the next round of fundraising for student scholarships. The Campaign for Change enlists student volunteers to educate their peers about the impact of private support on their education and to encourage students to "pay it forward" supporting an endowed scholarship fund. Since its launch in 2007, the Campaign for Change has raised more than $65,000 from students, parents, faculty and staff. For more information about Kent State's Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund, visit www.campaign-for-change.org .

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News Headline: $85 million Ohio partnership to fund 'Tech Belt' | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
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News OCR Text: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Thursday an $85 million public-private partnership investment geared to help revitalize the Rust Belt into the "Tech Belt."

The joint venture, called the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), is a consortium of businesses, universities and community colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. It is the first major investment of its kind to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States, according to a press release.

Kent State University and Kent-based tech company AlphaMicron will both play a role in NAMII as part of 40 companies, nine research universities, five community colleges and 11 non-profit organizations.

The Tech Belt Initiative was conceived in 2007 by Ryan, U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) and leaders in the region to re-imagine the future of communities as a mechanism to increase the amount of venture capital, grants, innovation, research and development and government assistance to strengthen the region.

By promoting growth in biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, advanced energy, advanced materials, information technology and robotics, the group worked to promote sustainable economic development to move the Rust Belt into the competitive, 21st century marketplace.

"Today is proof that our region can work together for the benefit of all," Rep. Ryan said in a statement. "As manufacturing in our region led the nation out of the Great Depression, this program of advanced manufacturing and the innovations that come from it will help us lead our nation into a manufacturing renaissance that will provide opportunity for our young people to live, work and prosper in the Tech Belt."

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News Headline: Manchin, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $30 Million for Pilot Manufacturing Program | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Bignews.biz
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News OCR Text: Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, applauded the Administration's announcement to provide $30 million in federal funding to create the nation's first manufacturing institute
in the world – as long as the playing field is fair.”

“This federal funding renews our fight for American manufacturing jobs and serves as a significant national stamp of approval for RCBI. As part of this new multi-state workforce and industry hub, RCBI is helping chart a new direction for the workhorse of the American economy, our manufacturing industry,” said Rahall, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “RCBI brings its proven technology, tools and talent to a larger table to help train America's next generation of manufacturing workers for a greater competitive edge in the global marketplace. Some current trends show American manufacturers are returning their operations to our shores. RCBI's training and operational capabilities in flexible manufacturing, especially in the promising additive manufacturing process I have watched in operation, provide extra incentive to reinvest in West Virginia workers.”

Background:

Earlier this year, the Administration announced its plan to build a network of up to 15 manufacturing institutes throughout the country, which will bring together industries, universities, community colleges, federal agencies, and states to accelerate innovation and create jobs by investing in growing manufacturing technologies. These programs aim to work together to help companies – particularly small manufacturers – access cutting-edge technologies and equipment, and create an environment to educate and train students and workers in advanced manufacturing skills. Each institute is intended to serve as a regional hub that focuses on a certain subset of manufacturing technology.

The focus of the pilot hub in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will be on additive manufacturing, which is a process that involves generating a 3D print by fusing powdered metal or other materials layer by layer, rather than bending metal to create a product. It is often used for creating models and smaller items, including hearing aids and hip implants. But now companies are exploring the use of such technologies for much larger products, such as parts for cars, airplanes, and space exploration. The new hub will help to advance these technologies in West Virginia and throughout the country.

The new institute will include 40 partners, including the four West Virginia organizations. Other partners include the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, University of Akron, Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Case Western University, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Boeing, General Dynamics, and many community and technical colleges, businesses, state Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs), research facilities and other government agencies.

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News Headline: KSU school names 7 to its Hall of Fame | Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
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News OCR Text: HONORED

Kent State University's College of Education, Health and Human Services has announced seven 2012 Hall of Fame winners, including Kent resident Mark Savickas for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Cuyahoga Falls resident Kenneth Cushner for the Diversity Alumni Award, Mentor resident Frank Fecser for the Alumni Leadership Award, and attorney Mary Cibella, for Distinguished Service. Savickas is a professor of family and community medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Cushner is a professor of international and multicultural teacher education at KSU, Fecser is CEO of Positive Education Program and co-founder of Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute, Cibella volunteers as an advisory council member for the college.

To submit candidates for Honored, email information to metrodesk@plaind.com, fax it to 216-999-6374, or mail it to Honored, c/o Plain Dealer Plaza, 1801 Superior Ave., Cleveland 44114. Please include the names and contact information of the honor's recipient, its source and yourself.

Copyright © 2012 The Plain Dealer. All Rights Reserved. Used by NewsBank with Permission.

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News Headline: Report: College tuition up more than 1000 percent in 30 years. (Evans) | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: WKYC-TV - Online
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News OCR Text: KENT -- A new report shows the cost of a college degree has increased more than 1,100 percent in 30 years.

A Bloomberg report shows tuition is outpacing food, many other goods, even medical expenses, since records begin in 1978.

Costs are one of the biggest concerns for families as students head back to campus this fall.

"I knew that it was going to be expensive," said Kim Falatic, of LaGrange.

Collin Falatic starts class at Kent State University in 10 days. For his mom, Kim, it means another son in college, and two more still in high school.

"A little bit of sticker shock when you add it all up and divide out, how much that comes out to monthly payment," she said.

Both parents will try to pick up extra shifts for the college fund. Kent State, like dozens of other state schools, will cost 3.5 percent more this year than last.

Here, 85 percent of students receive financial aid, but most of that is student loans. About a third receive Pell Grants, federal money that doesn't have to be paid back.

The most costly mistake a student can make?

"I didn't apply for any scholarships," said Cody Byler, an incoming freshman who says he received some external award money for school.

"The number one thing that families can do is, obviously, be informed of the application process, aware of the application deadlines, and then review all the financial aid options," said Director of Student Financial Aid Mark Evans.

No matter what you make, Evans says you should apply for aid. It's not too late, even for this school year.

"Maybe the average student borrows $25,000 to $28,000 a year, and if you compare that to the cost of a car, you put it in some perspective, that obviously the college education will last them a lifetime," he said.

Students say they still believe a college degree is worth the cost, but it's hard to fathom graduating more than $100,000 in debt.

Evans says the payoff is still ten-fold.

"If you look at the lifelong earnings for those with a college education in terms of a bachelor's degree or higher, family income is usually a million dollars more than those without it," he said.

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News Headline: Channel 3 News at 6 | Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Channel 3 News at 6 PM - WKYC-TV
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News OCR Text: >>> Welcome back. For college student and their parents it is the scare each fall just how much will college cost this year? The cost of a college degree in the U.S. has increased 1100% since records began back in 1978. That is not just inflation. That rate out paces food, consumer goods and medical costs for the same period. At Kent State University, tuition will cost $300 more than last year, the second consecutive year tuition was raised. So how can students and families cope with the costs? Pay attention says the cool. >> The number one thing families can do is obviously be informed of the application process, aware of the application deadlines and then review all the financial aid options that a family can take advantage of whether the student borrows alone or the parents do, as well. >> 85% of students who receive of financial aid, a third don't have to repay. You can apply and it is not even too late for this school year coming un. A degree is still worth the cost with the hopes of a good paying job in the future.

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News Headline: Channel 3 News at 7 | Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Channel 3 News at 7 PM - WKYC-TV
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News OCR Text: The numbers are astounding. A new report shows the cost has increased more than 1,000% in 30 years. >> It is out pacing food and many other goods. >> Channel 3's went up to see what is driving up the cost and what students are doing about it. >> It is one of the biggest concerns for families as they head back to campus this fall. College used to cost this much green. Now it costs this much. >> I knew that it was going to be expensive. >> She starts class at kent state university in ten days. For his mom kim it mean as not son in college. It will cause 3 1/2% more this year than last. I didn't apply for any scholarships. >> The number one thing families can do is be informed of the application process. >> No matter what you make, he says you should apply for aid. It is not too late. >> Maybe the average student borrows 25,000, $28,000 a year. If you compare that to the cost of a care and put it into some respect stiff, the college edge case will last them a life time. >> They feel it is worth the cost, but it is hard to fat them graduating $100,000 in debt. The payoff is still tenfold. >> If you look in terms of a bachelor's degree or higher, ther are millions more than those weather out it. >> The hope for a job they will all be happy with makes it's worth while. >>> At kent, 85% of students receive financial aid but most is student loans. >> About a third receive pell grants and federal money that doesn't have to be paid back. >>

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News Headline: Record-Courier moves to new offices in Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
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News OCR Text: The Record-Courier, Portage County's daily newspaper, is consolidating its offices with the weekly newspapers of the Record Publishing Co. to improve efficiency and provide a better work environment for the employees.

As of Monday, the office of Record-Courier will be located at 1050 W. Main St., Kent. Publications moving to the Kent site are the Tallmadge Express, the Stow Sentry, the Falls News Press, the Hudson Hub-Times, the Twinsburg Bulletin, the (Nordonia) News Leader, the Aurora Advocate, the Gateway News, the Record-Courier and its total market coverage affiliate, the Advantage.

According to Publisher David Dix, the Kent site on West Main Street was selected because it is near the Summit-Portage County line and as such, can be easily accessed by readers and clients in both counties. Six of the eight free weekly publications of Record Publishing serve communities in Summit County so the advantages of relocating to the county line seemed obvious, he said.

"Our address is changing, but the goals remain the same: Comprehensive local coverage, good and reliable delivery, and competitive advertising rates," he said.

He said a decision to retain a storefront Ravenna office depends on finding the right location at the right price. For the time being, the Ravenna phone number of 330-296-9657 and the Kent number, 330-673-3491, will work. The new general telephone number is 330-541-9400, he said.

Dix said the company looked at sites in several communities before opting for the West Main Street, Kent one.

The fact that the Record-Courier is a paid subscription daily and the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University where many of the company's employees received their education weighed in the site selection too, he said.

"We're lucky to have Kent State's Journalism and Mass Communication School so close and want to better take advantage of that," he said.

All Record Publishing newspapers are printed at a state of the art joint production facility in Wooster.

Nearly two years in the planning, the location has approximately 30,000 square feet of office and production space. Some 6,000 square feet in front will house the corporate offices of Dix Communications, the company that owns Record Publishing. In addition to the publications of Record Publishing, Dix Communications consists of six other daily newspapers in Ohio and Kentucky and radio stations in Ohio, Maryland, and Florida.

Gordon C. Dix, II, president and chief executive officer of Dix Communications, said he has been looking forward to consolidating corporate responsibilities into the building.

"We think we have a site that will do a good job of serving our advertisers and readers and work well for the company too," he said.

After an appropriate period of adjustment, the company will announce an open house. Until then, no tours of the facility will be offered.

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News Headline: Record Publishing Co. papers move to Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Stow Sentry - Online
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News OCR Text: The newspapers in the Record Publishing group, including the Stow Sentry, are consolidating their offices with the Record-Courier to improve efficiency, offer convenient access for customers and provide a better work environment for the employees.

As of Aug. 20, the office of the Stow Sentry will be located at 1050 W. Main St., Kent. The new mailing address is P.O. Box 5199, Kent 44240.

Publications moving to the Kent site are: the Tallmadge Express, the Stow Sentry, the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, the Hudson Hub-Times, the Twinsburg Bulletin, the (Nordonia) News Leader, the Aurora Advocate, the Streetsboro Gateway News, and the Record-Courier and its total market coverage affiliate, the Advantage.

According to Publisher David Dix, the Kent site on W. Main Street was selected because it is near the Summit-Portage County line and as such can be easily accessed by readers and clients in both counties.

"Our address is changing, but the goals remain the same: Comprehensive local coverage, good and reliable delivery, and competitive advertising rates," he said.

Dix said the company looked at sites in several communities before opting for the W. Main Street, Kent one.

The fact that the Record-Courier is a paid subscription daily and the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University, where many of the company's employees received their education, weighed in the site selection, too, he said.

"We're lucky to have Kent State's Journalism and Mass Communication School so close and want to better take advantage of that," he said.

All Record Publishing Co. newspapers are printed at a state-of-the-art joint production facility in Wooster.

Nearly two years in the planning, the Kent location has approximately 30,000 square feet of office and production space. Some 6,000 square feet in front will house the corporate offices of Dix Communications, the company that owns Record Publishing Co.

In addition to the publications of Record Publishing Co., Dix Communications consists of six other daily newspapers in Ohio and Kentucky and radio stations in Ohio, Maryland, and Florida.

Gordon C. Dix, II, president and chief executive officer of Dix Communications, said he has been looking forward to consolidating corporate responsibilities into the building.

"We think we have a site that will do a good job of serving our advertisers and readers and work well for the company too," he said.

After an appropriate period of adjustment, the company will announce an open house. Until then, no tours of the facility will be offered.

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News Headline: Record Publishing Co. papers move to Kent site | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The newspapers in the Record Publishing group, including the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, are consolidating their offices with the Record-Courier to improve efficiency, offer convenient access for customers and provide a better work environment for the employees.

As of Aug. 20, the office of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press will be located at 1050 W. Main Street, Kent. The new mailing address is P.O. Box 5199, Kent OH 44240.

Publications moving to the Kent site are: the Tallmadge Express, the Stow Sentry, the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, the Hudson Hub-Times, the Twinsburg Bulletin, the (Nordonia) News Leader, the Aurora Advocate, the Streetsboro Gateway News, and the Record-Courier and its total market coverage affiliate, the Advantage.

According to Publisher David Dix, the Kent site on West Main Street was selected because it is near the Summit-Portage County line and as such can be easily accessed by readers and clients in both counties.

"Our address is changing, but the goals remain the same: Comprehensive local coverage, good and reliable delivery, and competitive advertising rates," he said.

Dix said the company looked at sites in several communities before opting for the West Main Street, Kent one.

The fact that the Record-Courier is a paid subscription daily and the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University, where many of the company's employees received their education, weighed in the site selection, too, he said.

"We're lucky to have Kent State's Journalism and Mass Communication School so close and want to better take advantage of that," he said.

All Record Publishing Co. newspapers are printed at a state of the art joint production facility in Wooster.

Nearly two years in the planning, the Kent location has approximately 30,000 square feet of office and production space. Some 6,000 square feet in front will house the corporate offices of Dix Communications, the company that owns Record Publishing Co. In addition to the publications of Record Publishing Co., Dix Communications consists of six other daily newspapers in Ohio and Kentucky and radio stations in Ohio, Maryland, and Florida.

Gordon C. Dix, II, president and chief executive officer of Dix Communications, said he has been looking forward to consolidating corporate responsibilities into the building.

"We think we have a site that will do a good job of serving our advertisers and readers and work well for the company too," he said.

After an appropriate period of adjustment, the company will announce an open house. Until then, no tours of the facility will be offered.

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News Headline: Record Publishing Co. papers move to Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: THE NEWSPAPERS IN THE RECORD PUBLISHING GROUP, INCLUDING THE Hudson Hub-Times, are consolidating their offices with the Record-Courier to improve efficiency, offer convenient access for customers and provide a better work environment for the employees.

As of Aug. 20, the office of the Hub-Times will be located at 1050 W. Main St., Kent. The new mailing address is PO Box 5199, Kent, OH 44240.

According to Publisher David Dix, the Kent site on West Main Street was selected because it is near the Summit-Portage County line and as such can be easily accessed by readers and clients in both counties.

"Our address is changing, but the goals remain the same: Comprehensive local coverage, good and reliable delivery, and competitive advertising rates," he said.

Other publications moving to the Kent site include the Tallmadge Express, the Stow Sentry, the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, the Twinsburg Bulletin, the (Nordonia) News Leader, the Aurora Advocate, the Streetsboro Gateway News, and the Record-Courier and its total market coverage affiliate, the Advantage.

Dix said the company looked at sites in several communities before opting for the West Main Street, Kent, one.

The fact that the Record-Courier is a paid subscription daily and the weekly newspapers are free weighed heavily in the decision to locate in Portage County, just over the Summit County line, he said. The presence of Kent State University, where many of the company's employees received their education, weighed in the site selection, too, he said.

"We're lucky to have Kent State's Journalism and Mass Communication School so close and want to better take advantage of that," he said.

All Record Publishing Co. newspapers are printed at a state of the art joint production facility in Wooster.

Nearly two years in the planning, the Kent location has approximately 30,000 square feet of office and production space. Some 6,000 square feet in front will house the corporate offices of Dix Communications, the company that owns Record Publishing Co. In addition to the publications of Record Publishing Co., Dix Communications consists of six other daily newspapers in Ohio and Kentucky and radio stations in Ohio, Maryland, and Florida.

Gordon C. Dix, II, president and chief executive officer of Dix Communications, said he has been looking forward to consolidating corporate responsibilities into the building.

"We think we have a site that will do a good job of serving our advertisers and readers and work well for the company too," he said.

After an appropriate period of adjustment, the company will announce an open house. Until then, no tours of the facility will be offered.

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News Headline: Can White Debate Questioners 'Represent'? | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Root, The - Washington Post
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News OCR Text: Reacting to complaints that only white journalists were chosen to moderate this year's presidential and vice presidential debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates said Wednesday that " . . . we strongly believe that the four journalists we have named see their assignment as representing all Americans in their choice of topics and questions."

The Commission announced Monday that the moderators for the four debates will be evenly split between male and female journalists for the first time. They are Jim Lehrer of PBS, Bob Schieffer of CBS, Candy Crowley of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC.

However, it will also be the first time since 1996 that there will be no moderators of color for either a vice presidential or presidential debate.

Randy Falco, CEO of Univision, wrote to the commission Wednesday, saying it had "neglected to have someone speak credibly to the concerns of Hispanics in America," and proposed an additional debate to address issues affecting Hispanics. He offered up his anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas as moderators of such a forum.

Hugo Balta, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, said NAHJ shared in Falco's "disappointment" and urged that a Latino journalist be added to its choices for moderators. He added, " .. . The last African-American to moderate a presidential race was Carole Simpson in 1992. No Asian-American has ever been at the helm of questioning (presidential and vice presidential debates)."

Balta urged "the leadership of the UNITY alliance: Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) join us in making this request."

The commission appeared to reject Falco's idea.

It said in an emailed statement to Journal-isms, "We recognize that there are many organizations and individuals who wish they had been included in our moderator selection. Debate arithmetic means that it is impossible to accommodate all of them. However, we strongly believe that the four journalists we have named see their assignment as representing all Americans in their choice of topics and questions.

"The general election debates have always focused on issues of national interest that affect all citizens, including Univision's audience. We have met with Univision about joint efforts to get the largest number of people possible engaged in discussing and learning from the debates, and remain interested in working with [Univision] toward that goal."

A spokeswoman did not respond to a request to clarify what the joint efforts were.

Falco had written:

"I am writing to express disappointment on behalf of the millions of Hispanics who do not have a voice in the upcoming presidential debates as evidenced by the selected moderators announced yesterday. This November more than 20 million Hispanics could play a critical role in electing the new President of the United States and it is important that they make an informed decision. The debates announced yesterday presented an ideal opportunity to tap one of the two best journalists in the business who have a broad understanding of the domestic and international issues impacting this country, understand the Hispanic community better than anyone else and are fully bilingual: Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.

"According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Hispanic voters nationwide will comprise 8.7 percent of all voters. This number, in and of itself, represents a sizeable portion of Americans. More significant is the percentage of the Latino vote in key swing states. New Mexico hovers around 38 percent; Arizona is approximately 24 percent, Florida 16.5 percent, Nevada 14.2 percent and Colorado, 13.1 percent. These five states alone represent 60 electoral votes or 22 percent of all electoral votes needed to elect the next president of this country.

"We recognize and have great respect for the important role that the Commission on Presidential Debates plays in providing a critical source of information about the candidates which is why it is surprising that not one moderator is Hispanic. We strongly believe that the Commission should entertain the notion of adding an additional debate that will speak directly to this burgeoning audience so influential to the presidential dialogue and outcome in order to maximize Hispanic voter participation.

"Since you have already made your decision on moderators for the debates and have neglected to have someone speak credibly to the concerns of Hispanics in America, Univision would be willing to create a forum tor the presidential candidates to address this sector of our society. This would be a forum in which Jorge and Maria Elena -- the journalists most trusted by Hispanics -- could help carry the torch of the proud tradition the Commission has played since 1987.

"We look forward to hearing back from the Commission as soon as possible on how you plan to address the role this important community will play in the Presidential debates. As stated above, we stand ready to work with you on a solution that will enable the Hispanic community to hear directly from the Presidential candidates on the issues most important to our country and to Hispanics, an important voting bloc that will inevitably define this election."

Meanwhile, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Univision News Tuesday announced a partnership to jointly produce investigative stories relevant to Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Latin America.

"The partnership with Univision ties in with our strategy of reaching an ever growing and diverse audience," Robert J. Rosenthal, executive director of CIR, said in a news release.

"Univision's brand and huge audience across the U.S. and around the world make this collaboration a [no-brainer] for CIR and a natural fit for both organizations. We look forward to doing memorable and important stories with Univision News."

*Zerlina Maxwell, thegrio.com: Red, Black & Blue: Why presidential debate moderators should reflect US diversity

*Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: Presidential Debate Moderators: Why All White?

*Radio Television Digital News Association: RTDNA to Honor Univision's Jorge Ramos with John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award

*James Rainey, Los Angeles Times: CNN's Candy Crowley talks about hosting presidential debate

*Tavis Smiley, Huffington Post: Presidential Debates: Colorblind or Blind to Color?

"Romney surrogates going up against CNN host Soledad O'Brien clearly haven't learned their lesson,David Edwards reported Wednesday for rawstory.com.

"A day after former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu angrily told O'Brien to 'put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead,' former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney's national campaign co-chair, suggested that the CNN host didn't understand English."

"During an interview on Wednesday, O'Brien told Pawlenty that one of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate's ads falsely claimed that President Barack Obama had cut $716 billion from Medicare -- but the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had determined that it was actually reduction in spending, not benefits.

" 'Isn't that just patently untrue in that ad?' she asked the former Minnesota governor.

" 'No, that's not correct, Soledad,' Pawlenty replied. 'It is absolutely beyond factual dispute that [Obama] has cut $716 billion out of the money that was projected to be spent on Medicare over the next 10 years.'

" 'But, sir, it's not a cut in Medicare, right?' O'Brien observed. 'Let me just read from the CBO. It's a 'permanent reduction in the annual updates to Medicaid's payment rates.' It's a cut in the spending -- future spending. And it's cut that actually goes to insurers, right? I mean, it's not cuts to individuals.'

" 'No matter how you say this, it's a cut to Medicare,' Pawlenty insisted. 'You can't even with a straight face, look your viewers in the eye and tell [them] that it's not a cut to Medicare.'

" 'Well, I can't look viewers in the eye from where I am,' O'Brien pointed out. 'I'm saying the way the CBO puts it. Š That is a savings.'

" 'Do you know what that is in English?' Pawlenty quipped.

" 'I speak English incredibly well, sir, as you know,' O'Brien shot back. 'So, tell me what it is in English.' . . ."

*Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter: Conservative Media Beating Up on CNN's Soledad O'Brien (Video)

*Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting: PBS Does 'Both Sides' on Bogus Romney Welfare Attack

*Melody Johnson, Media Matters for America: CNN's O'Brien Corrects Right-Wing Media Medicare Falsehood

*Andy Ostroy, Huffington Post: Soledad O'Brien's Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School

Time, CNN Lift Zakaria Suspensions

Time magazine and CNN lifted their suspensions of Fareed Zakaria, originally reported as monthlong, after less than a week.

The two outlets said Thursday they were satisfied that the commentator's lifting of parts of a story from the New Yorker was an isolated incident.

A Time spokeswoman said by email:

"We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria's columns for TIME, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologized. We look forward to having Fareed's thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7."

CNN posted this statement:

"CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria's work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and CNN.com blogs. The process was rigorous. We found nothing that merited continuing the suspension.

"Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse. CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog.

"Fareed Zakaria's quality journalism, insightful mind and thoughtful voice meaningfully contribute to the dialogue on global and political issues. His public affairs program GPS will return on Sunday, August 26 at 10am ET on CNN/US and 8am ET on CNN/International."

It was incorrectly reported here and elsewhere that the Washington Post had also suspended Zakaria, whose column will not be appearing in the Post this month. But Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti told Journal-isms on Thursday, "It was Fareed's decision to take the month off. We expect his column to resume in September."

Zakaria immediately apologized for the plagiarism, saying in a statement on Friday, "Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column this week bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore's essay in the April 22nd issue of The New Yorker. They are right. I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to her, to my editors at Time, and to my readers."

After journalists began to question his other work, Zakaria said, "People are piling on with every grudge or vendetta."

The Washington Post apologized to commentator Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday for a Post article that said he had not properly attributed a quote in a 2008 book.

The newspaper affixed this correction over the Web version of an article by media writer Paul Farhi that was headlined, "More questions raised about Fareed Zakaria's work":

"This article incorrectly states that in his 2008 book, 'The Post-American World,' Fareed Zakaria failed to cite the source of a quotation taken from another book. In fact, Zakaria did credit the other work, by Clyde V. Prestowitz. Endnotes crediting Prestowitz were contained in hardcover and paperback editions of Zakaria's book. The Post should have examined copies of the books and should not have published the article. We regret the error and apologize to Fareed Zakaria."

The statement appeared as an editor's note on Page A2 of Thursday's print edition.

In the Post article, Zakaria defended the practice of not attributing quotes in a popular book.

" 'As I write explicitly [in the book], this is not an academic work where everything has to be acknowledged and footnoted,' he said. The book contains 'hundreds' of comments and quotes that aren't attributed because doing so, in context, would 'interrupt the flow for the reader,' he said.

"He compared his technique to other popular non-fiction authors. 'Please look at other books in this genre and you will notice that I'm following standard practice,' he said.

" 'I should not be judged by a standard that's not applied to everyone else,' he added. 'People are piling on with every grudge or vendetta. The charge is totally bogus.' "

The Post article said Zakaria's column would not appear in the Post this month.

* Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic: Fareed Zakaria Responds to the Charge of Quote-Stealing

* Stephen Markley, redeyechicago.com: In Defense of Plagiarism

* Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: Everybody Does It

"Many people try to pay homage to historic sites by preserving or taking stock of whatever remains. Tim Greyhavens, a photojournalist from Seattle, wants to highlight a slice of history by challenging his audience to fill in the blanks," David W. Chen wrote Monday for the New York Times' Lens Blog.

"For a new online project, Mr. Greyhavens pinpointed, based on records and interviews, the locations of dozens of anti-Chinese incidents in the American West that occurred more than 100 years ago. After traveling to those locations, he then photographed whatever exists there now.

"The exhibit offers an entry point into a little-known and ignominious chapter of ethnic cleansing in American history that, viewed more than a century later, seems stunning for the sheer breadth and brazenness of racially motivated violence.

"From the mid-1800s until the early part of the 20th century, towns up and down the Western Seaboard, stretching into Wyoming and Colorado, lashed out against Chinese immigrants by rounding them up, often at gunpoint, and kicking them out. Dozens were killed and injured, and houses were set on fire. . . . "

David Gonzalez told Journal-isms in this space last month, "One of the things I had hoped to accomplish when I came on as co-editor of the Lens Blog was to broaden the types of photographers and images featured on the blog.

"So, in recent months my co-editor Jim Estrin and I have showcased how West African fotogs see West Africa, or how a Guatemalan fotog created an iconic image to symbolize his country's genocide. . . . I do think we have delved more deeply into more issues on race, representation and diversity than any other photo blog that I am aware of."

"Tom Arviso, publisher and chief executive officer of the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Ariz., and James Mallory, recently retired senior managing editor and vice president of news of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, are the recipients of the 11th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, awarded by the Associated Press Media Editors," APME announced on Wednesday.

Separately, the Society of Professional Journalists announced Monday that it "is pleased to honor DeWayne Wickham and Bob Edwards as Fellows of the Society. This highest honor given by the Society is awarded for extraordinary contribution to the profession."

APME, formerly the Associated Press Managing Editors, said, "The McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is given annually to individuals, newsrooms or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and a graduate of Kent State University. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002. A past president of APME and former member of American Society of News Editors' Board of Directors, McGruder was a relentless diversity champion.

" . . . The Navajo Times began in 1958 as a newspaper funded by the Navajo Nation. Arviso was hired as managing editor in 1988 and became editor and publisher in 1993. Under his leadership, the paper separated from the tribal government in 2004 to become an independent business and newspaper. The Navajo Times now is the largest Native American-owned newspaper in the United States with a circulation of 21,400 and more than 120,000 readers weekly."

Mallory, " . . . who retired in April as the senior managing editor and vice president of news at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was nominated because he 'has been a strong advocate for the AJC and the journalism industry in all of the areas that the McGruder award highlights: recruiting, development, retention and content,' read his nomination, led by Managing Editor Monica Richardson with contributions from more than a half-dozen colleagues."

SPJ noted that Wickham " . . . is one of the 44 journalists who founded the National Association of Black Journalists in 1975, and he is a past president of the organization. Wickham has covered Washington for U.S. News & World Report and Black Enterprise magazine. Wickham has been a reporter for The Sun and Evening Sun newspapers in Baltimore, an analyst for CBS News, a commentator for Black Entertainment Television and executive editor of BlackAmericaWeb.com.

"Most recently, he served s] the interim chairman of the department of journalism and mass communication at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, and he is now the chair of the department of communication studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore."

Edwards is host of "The Bob Edwards Show" and "Bob Edwards Weekend" on SiriusXM radio. He hosted NPR's "Morning Edition" for 25 years and is a board member of the newly merged Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University, McGruder's alma mater, also bestows an award in McGruder's name. Debra Adams Simmons, editor of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, was the 2012 winner.

A column by Ruben Navarrette Jr. deploring the way U.S. Olympic medalist Leo Manzano celebrated his silver medal in the 1500-meters final hit gold.

It garnered "More than 11,000 reader comments on the site, more than 700,000 hits in three days, at one point got 1,800 hits a minute, was the #1 story on the entire site for a couple of hours on Friday, hundreds of emails to me, lots of talk radio chatter around the country, a half dozen invitations to go on TV/radio and talk about it, and six or seven Internet 'rebuttals' from angry Latinos who disagree," Navarrette messaged Journal-isms on Wednesday.

Manzano held up both the U.S. and Mexican flags.

" .. . It's about being part of a team -- the U.S. Olympic team," Navarrette wrote Friday on cnn.com. "It's about national pride, not ego. Manzano wasn't there to compete for himself but to represent his country. All he had to do was decide which country that was. He chose not to choose.

"What am I missing? Where were the Italian-American athletes waving the Italian flag, or the Irish-Americans waving the Irish flag? I didn't see that. . . . "

*Alexandro Jose Gradilla and David J. Leonard, racialicious.com: An Open Letter to Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

*Maria Burns Ortiz, Fox News Latino: American Manzano Pays Tribute to His Roots

*"Rebeldes," Latino Rebels: In Response to Ruben Navarrette's CNN Column on Manzano, We Stand With the Traitors

*"Rebeldes," Latino Rebels: While the Haters Hate, US Medalist Leo Manzano Becomes a New American Hero

*Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly: Alexandro Jose Gradilla, Cal State Fullerton Professor, Helps Smack Down Ruben Navarrette Over Olympic Mexi Flag Flap

"At least three Indian journalists were attacked over the weekend during protests by Muslim groups calling for news coverage of the deaths of Muslims in the ongoing ethnic tension in the state of Assam, according to news reports," the Committee to Protect Journalists reported on Tuesday.

In an anonymous piece from Mumbai in the Hindustan Times, one photographer wrote, "I reached Azad Maidan on Saturday afternoon to cover a protest organised in connection with the violence against Muslims in Assam and Myanmar. It was a huge crowd. After a while, we heard an orator blaming the media for not giving adequate coverage to the plight of Muslims there. A colleague sensed something amiss and suggested we click pictures and leave.

"After our job was done, we went to a restaurant nearby for lunch. Within minutes, I got a call saying that an outdoor broadcasting (OB) van of a news channel was on fire.

"A few photographers and I started running towards Azad Maidan, when a mob of about 400 people clashed with us. We got separated and each of us was attacked by at least 25 men.

"They asked us which media organisations we work for. When I told them, they punched me. They tried to snatch my camera, and when I resisted, they beat me up and fled with my mobile phone.

"Five to six other photographers were also beaten up. . . ."

Ted Holtzclaw, operations manager at WABC-TV in New York, died suddenly on Monday at 53, the station reported.

"Not Ted," Bill Ritter, co-anchor of WABC's "Eyewitness News," wrote on his WABC blog. "Not the guy who pulled all those rabbits out of the hat for all those years (he was with ABC for 20 years) and got us to broadcast live with the biggest events -- from our corner to every corner of the world.

"Not Ted. Not our friend. Not the guy who had been reborn with a new attitude about food and exercise and health.

"Please, not Ted.

"He was just outside the WABC TV studios on Columbus, between 66th and 67th streets, just returning from a dentist appointment this morning, when something hit him. Something big and bad and horrible. Something that made this tall and statuesque man crumble in a heap on the sidewalk, something that sapped the life out of him, perhaps even before he hit the ground. Something more powerful than his powerful will and frame. Something awful.

"The guy who runs the newsstand saw it happen, and yelled.

"Meteorologist Bill Evans and one of our security guys heard it, and saw Ted fall, and rushed over. They gave him CPR. I thought I felt a slight pulse, Bill told me. And so he kept at it. For 15 minutes, believing Ted would come to.

"He didn't."

In a news release from the National Association of Black Journalists, Mike Woolfolk, a former NABJ board member, said, "Ted was a dedicated broadcast news manager and strong supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists Multi-Media Short Course at North Carolina A&T State University for many years. Ted was a fabulous mentor, not only to those interested in video journalism and other news operations support staff positions, but to anyone seeking his advice, training and help."

Viewing and reflections are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Community Baptist Church, 224 First Street, Englewood N.J. 07631. Cards and condolences may be sent to the Holtzclaw family in care of the church. Services begin at 11 a.m.

His wife, Verna Holtzclaw, requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the NABJ Short Course at North Carolina A&T. Checks can be mailed to: NC A&T University - NABJ Shortcourse, Checks can be mailed to: Dept. of Journalism/Mass Communications, Crosby Hall Room 225, 1601 E. Market St., North Carolina A and T, Greensboro, NC 27411. Attn: Bonnie Newman Davis.

*Beverly Mahone, Huffington Post: The Topic That Leaves This Baby Boomer Speechless Every Time

*John Popovich, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati: A Shot to the Gut

*WABC-TV: Eyewitness News remembers Ted Holtzclaw

"The influence of Helen Gurley Brown, who died on Monday at age 90, extended widely across the culture, and deeply within the world of magazines," the editors of the New York Times' Media Decoder column wrote Tuesday, referring to the author of "Sex and the Single Girl" and longtime editor of Cosmopolitan.

But, oddly, women magazine editors of color were missing from most tributes. Inquiries from Journal-isms to Janice Min of the Hollywood Reporter, Damarys Ocaña of Latina and Amy DuBois Barnett of Ebony failed to yield observations.

In the Daily Beast, Robin Givhan, special correspondent for style and culture and a Pulitzer Prize-winning black journalist, wrote, " .. . In the world of Cosmopolitan magazine, fashion was a gift from a woman to a man. It was another element in the gamesmanship between the sexes. It teased the eyes; it acknowledged that a woman's beauty, her sexuality, her sex appeal have an intrinsic value in our culture." Her article was headlined, "Helen Gurley Brown's Fashion Sense: the Power of Cleavage."

Min, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter and an Asian American journalist, told Jacob Bernstein of the New York Times, "There wouldn't have been Carrie Bradshaw without Helen Gurley Brown," referring to the fictional narrator and lead character of the HBO sitcom/drama "Sex and the City."

Constance C.R. White, editor-in-chief of Essence, told Journal-isms through a spokeswoman, "Helen Gurley Brown was a woman way ahead of her time. She was not afraid to take risks and to speak her mind in her role as editor, which was particularly bold during an era when the industry was very male-dominated. She was an inspiration and a maverick."

*Nicholas Lemann, Columbia Journalism Review: Impeccable until the end

*Kathleen Parker, Washington Post: Helen Gurley Brown's stiletto feminism

*Charles Whitaker, Medill School, Northwestern University: Reflecting on Helen Gurley Brown's life and legacy

*Sunni Khalid, a veteran journalist who was fired in March as managing news editor at Baltimore NPR affiliate WYPR-FM, started Wednesday as an assignment editor at WMAR-TV in Baltimore. News Director Kelly Groft told Journal-isms that Khalid would be managing crews, setting up stories, writing for the web and "building a local show." "It's a different world for him, but he knows a great deal about Baltimore and journalism," Groft said. Khalid's dismissal followed incidents that called into question implementation of news organizations' social-media policies and whether flipping the finger in a newsroom should be considered a firing offense.

*"The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that local television news salaries rose 2.0% during 2011," [PDF] Bob Papper wrote for the Radio Television Digital News Association. "That thin margin of growth suggests that a lot of the hiring in 2011 took place among relatively young, less expensive staffers."

*In Texas, "Anchor-reporter Keith Garvin is leaving CBS11 after nearly three years with the Fort Worth-based station and its sister operation, TXA21," Ed Bark reported Wednesday for his Uncle Barky's Bytes blog. "His departure was confirmed Wednesday night by director of communications Lori Conrad, who said his last day will be on Aug. 20th."

*Joe Dukepoo, vice president of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, issued a statement of disappointment over California news media coverage of the case of Vern Traversie, a Cheyenne River Sioux elder "whose human rights were violated while he was a patient at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota," Kara Briggs, a spokeswoman for Traversie, said in a news release. Traversie said the scars looked like "KKK." A commentator for the Long Beach Post "compared the scars to seeing 'the Virgin Mary in a window stain and a potato chip Jesus,' and in July a Los Angeles Times reporter compared the scars to seeing 'the face of the Virgin Mary in a taco shell.' "

*"Comcast enrolled 91,000 low-income families for its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials service through June 21 -- and said it is nearing the 100,000 mark -- more than doubling the size of the program since the start of 2012," Todd Spangler reported Wednesday for Multichannel News.

*"It would appear everyone is looking to bring the social arm of the Internet into the digital video sphere," Charlie Warzel wrote Tuesday for adweek.com. "Yesterday, The Huffington Post kicked off HuffPost Live, a sometimes manic 12-hours-per-day swatch of live programming geared toward providing a democratic and socially driven take on the news of the day. Today, Yahoo says it will share some details on its newest project, a socially driven talk show called #HashOut. . . .So far, Yahoo has only a modest splash page for the series featuring the headshots of guests like Maria Shriver, Lost creator Damon Lindelof and Baratunde Thurston, former digital lead at The Onion."

*"To save the American economy, President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney need to demand sweeping changes in national immigration policies, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last night at Boston's Seaport Hotel," Christine McConville reported Wednesday for the Boston Herald.

*Writing about Saundra Smokes, who died Aug. 8 at 57, veteran journalist Francis Ward wrote Tuesday in a letter to the Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y., "As a reporter and columnist, Saundra Smokes wrote almost exclusively about subjects of race, equality and justice. She did so to use the power of journalism to heighten public awareness of various forms of racism and to bring about a more just and equitable society. Saundra could have written about non-racial subjects. But her focus on race was motivated by a deep belief that America must finally come to terms with its racist past and present."

*The Star Tribune in Minneapolis is running a week-long series, "In the footsteps of Little Crow," about the 1862 war between Dakota Chief Little Crow's people and the white settlers and soldiers streaming onto their land. "Before the six-week war and its aftermath played out, there would be brutality on both sides. The fate of the fledgling state of Minnesota and the Dakota people would be sealed, and the ill will ignited would reverberate for 150 years, to this day," Curt Brown wrote.

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News Headline: 'Dirty Politics' Topic of KSU Media Ethics Workshop | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/20/2012
Outlet Full Name: Youngstown Business Journal
Contact Name: Tyler Clark Consulting.
News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio -- The media ethics of "dirty politics" is the focus of this year's Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop at Kent State University. The workshop will reflect on the significance of fact-checking, polling and anti-gender bias in political reporting.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in Franklin Hall (FirstEnergy Auditorium) on the KSU campus here. Media professionals, educators and college students will attend panel discussions, question-and-answer sessions and debates led by nationally recognized media and political experts.

Pulitzer Prize-winner and Kent State alumna Connie Schultz will address attendees during the lunch keynote presentation. Schultz is an author, TV commentator and former Plain Dealer columnist.

Other speakers include:

Greg Korte, USA Today;

Mark Naymik, Plain Dealer political reporter and blogger;

Sandy Theis, media consultant, principal at Midwest Gateway Partners, former Plain Dealer Statehouse Bureau Chief;

John Green, director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron;

Drs. Steve Hook and Rick Robyn, professors of political science, Kent State University;

Jill Miller Zimon, Pepper Pike City Council member;

Kelly McBride, Poynter Institute ethics specialist;

Ellyn Angelotti, Poynter Institute journalism values and legal challenges specialist.

The program will host 150 attendants and draw a national audience through live streaming and mobile devices.

The cost is $25 for media and public relations professionals, $20 for educators and free to students. For questions, call Jan Leach at (330) 672-4289. For more details and to register, visit the event website below.

The Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop is sponsored by the Poynter Institute, the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access, Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State's College of Communication and Information, the Civic Commons, Kent State's Department of Political Science, Kent State TeleProductions, Kent State's Department of Educational Technology, Akron Area PRSA, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Online News Association.

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News Headline: FAA grants $600,000 to KSU airport | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/20/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Kent State University
Airport in Stow recently
received $600,000 in grant
funding from the Federal
Aviation Administration
to go toward its master
plan.
According to FAA guidelines,
a master plan is a
study that includes existing
features and expected
additions to an airport, as
well as a plan that explains
how officials will pay for
and implement any changes.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who
announced the award, released
a statement that
said the funding would benefit
the residents of Portage
and Summit counties.
“This grant for Kent
State's airport will help
the university continue to
meet the aviation needs in
our area while balancing
the surrounding community's
interests and maintaining
high environmental
standards”, Ryan said.
“Investments like this will
continue northeast Ohio's
growth as a transportation
center and support the infrastructure
required to
keep flight paths safe and
accessible in the area.”
The KSU Airport, located
on S.R. 59, was constructed
in 1920 in what
was then a rural area. Originally
known as the Stow
Aviation Field, it was purchased
in 1943 by KSU for
use in its flight training
program.
Officials made plans to
add cross-wind runways
in the mid-1980s, but those
plans were abandoned as
residential and commercial
development sprung
up near the airport.

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News Headline: Airport gets $600,000 grant | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Stow Sentry - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announce the award of a $600,000 grant to Kent State University by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the university's airport. The funds will be used in administration of the Airport Master Plan Study, and will be used to identify future airport needs.

"This grant for Kent State's airport will help the university continue to meet the aviation needs in our area while balancing the surrounding community's interests and maintaining high environmental standards," Ryan said.

"Investments like this will continue northeast Ohio's growth as a transportation center and support the infrastructure required to keep flight paths safe and accessible in the area."

"Kent State University Airport provides important travel services to Stow and Kent-area small businesses, pilots, and visitors," Brown said.

"This funding will improve the safety and efficiency of the airport so it can remain a reliable option for the region."

The Master Plan Study provides goals and guidelines for future development to benefit the university and local community, maintain environmental standards and meet aviation demands in the area.

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News Headline: KSU airport receives $600,000 grant | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announce the award of a $600,000 grant to Kent State University by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the university's airport. The funds will be used in administration of the Airport Master Plan Study, and will be used to identify future airport needs.

"This grant for Kent State's airport will help the university continue to meet the aviation needs in our area while balancing the surrounding community's interests and maintaining high environmental standards," Ryan said. "Investments like this will continue northeast Ohio's growth as a transportation center and support the infrastructure required to keep flight paths safe and accessible in the area."

"Kent State University Airport provides important travel services to Stow and Kent-area small businesses, pilots, and visitors," Brown said. "This funding will improve the safety and efficiency of the airport so it can remain a reliable option for the region."

The Master Plan Study provides goals and guidelines for future development to benefit the university and local community, maintain environmental standards and meet aviation demands in the area.

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News Headline: Community Foundation awards $322,236 in grants | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Tuscarawas County Community Foundation has awarded $322,236 in grants to local agencies, charities, churches and schools.

The grants are issued from the Foundation's own funds and through two funds overseen by the Foundation: the Max and Irma Miller advised charitable fund and the Tuscarawas County AAA advised charitable fund.

The grant recipients, amounts and projects are as follows:

From the TCCF:

• Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts, $25,000, mortgage assistance.

• Buckeye Council Boy Scouts, $2,500, "Keeping Our Promises" campaign.

• Friends of Tuscarawas County Parks, $5,000, local match for the Tuscarawas/Stark Aqueduct project near Bolivar.

• Sugarcreek Community Arts Council, $2,000, brick wall sculpture.

• Union Hospital, $7,675, printing costs for educational materials for the maternity unit.

• Village of Dennison, $2,800, purchase of eight voice amplifiers for the fire department.

• Twin City Christian Service Center, $250, purchase of exhaust fan.

• American Red Cross, $2,000, AED initiative.

• Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition, $6,770, purchase of books for "One Book, One Community" project.

• Tuscarawas Philharmonic, $3,219; purchase of concert-related materials.

• Horizons, $2,472, purchase of radios for the TuscTransit program.

From the AAA fund:

• Big Brothers Big Sisters, $1,000, fundraising support.

• Community Hospice, $5,000, emergency transportation fund.

• Tuscarawas County University Foundation/Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, $5,000, financial aid for students in the paramedic-to-associate-degree-in-nursing program.

• Tuscarawas County Safe Kids Coalition, $3,250, Teen Driving Roadeo.

• Tuscarawas County Safe Kids Coalition, $1,800, 2013 prom safety showcase event.

• Tuscarawas County Safe Kids Coalition, $1,500, purchase of child-safety seats.

The Max and Irma Miller fund provided these amounts toward the annual operating costs for the following organizations:

• Trumpet in the Land, $25,000.

• Rainbow Connection, $10,000.

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News Headline: Shale opportunities on tap Monday at Kent Tusc | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: NEW PHILADELPHIA -

Kent State Tuscarawas will offer a Navigating Shale Development Opportunities program from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Small Business Development Center, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia.

The program will feature three presenters: Paul Gorgas of Edward Jones, Terri Davis of Mancan and Liz Carter of Carter Consulting LLC. The program is aimed at small-business operators who want to learn how they can benefit from the shale boom.

The program fee is $20 and registration is required.

To register or for more information, call Deanna Spencer at 330-308-7522, or email dmspence@kent.edu .

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News Headline: Stow student participates in KSU's 2012 Piano Institute | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Stow Sentry - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Daniel Tucker, of Stow, participated in Kent State University's 2012 Piano Institute.

His parents are Robert and Audrey Tucker.

The Piano Institute is a highly intensive festival for talented piano students in grades 7-12 and is in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University.

Fourteen students from all over the world attended the 2012 Piano Institute, which offers a unique combination of lessons, master classes and performance opportunities. The students received four hours of one-on-one lessons daily; attended master classes taught by Kent State pianists; and studied sight-reading, technique, practicing and audition/competition preparations, while living on the Kent Campus.

They also had the unique opportunity to share in the Kent/Blossom Music program, a premiere summer institution for summer collegiate level study of solo, chamber and orchestral literature.

At the end of the classes, the students performed in a Gala concert at Severance Hall's Reinberger Chamber Hall in Cleveland.

Instructors of the Piano Institute included Donna Lee, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State, and Jerry Wong, Ph.D., associate professor of piano at Kent State. Guest artists for this year's Piano Institute were Sandra Shapiro, concert pianist and preparatory and continuing education dean at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Joela Jones, principal keyboardist with The Cleveland Orchestra.

For more information about Kent State's Piano Institute, visit www.kent.edu/pianoinstitute.

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News Headline: We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: TMCnet.com
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: (WHITE HOUSE RELEASE/ContentWorks via COMTEX) -- Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute WASHINGTON, DC -- Following through on our We Can't Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States. This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), was selected through a competitive process, led by the Department of Defense, to award an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from the winning consortium, which includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations from the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia 'Tech Belt.' In order to create an economy built to last, America needs to make more things the rest of the world wants to buy. After losing millions of good manufacturing jobs in the years before and during the deep recession, the economy has added over 530,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 -the strongest growth for any 30 month period since 1989.Companies are also increasingly choosing to invest in the U.S. and bring jobs back. While there's more work to be done, steps like today's announcement build on this momentum.

"I'm pleased that we are taking steps to strengthen American manufacturing by launching a new manufacturing institute in Ohio," said President Obama. "This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America. That's how we'll put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts." On March 9, 2012, President Obama announced his plan to invest $1 billion to catalyze a national network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence that will help to make our manufacturers more competitive and encourage investment in the United States. The President called on Congress to act on this proposal and create the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

As part of his Administration's We Can't Wait initiative, President Obama also announced immediate steps to launch a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept for the NNMI. Five federal agencies - the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA -- jointly committed to invest $45 million in a pilot institute on additive manufacturing. Today's announcement of an initial $30 million award under existing authorities is matched by $40 million from the winning consortium.

Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the 'rust belt', investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America's companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing.

Director of the National Economic Council Gene B. Sperling, Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank and Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall along with other Administration and local officials, will announce the award at M7 Technologies in Youngstown, Ohio. The winning consortium is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and consists of leading research universities like Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve University, world-class companies like Honeywell, Boeing, and IBM, innovative small manufacturers like M7 and ExOne, and community colleges spread across Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (see full list below).

The President's proposal for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation was endorsed by his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee. The AMP's final recommendations, released last month in the report Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, outlined a set of actions to enable innovation, strengthen our workforce, and accelerate investment in America.

The President's proposal for a NNMI is part of his comprehensive plan to revitalize American manufacturing, which includes providing tax incentives to encourage manufacturers to invest in America, eliminating of tax breaks for manufacturing firms that ship jobs abroad, investing in community colleges and workforce training, supporting innovation in cross-cutting manufacturing technologies, investing in the 21st century infrastructure our manufacturers need, and leveling the playing field so American workers can compete on the merit of their hard work.

Background on the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute: The NAMII will provide the innovation infrastructure needed to support new additive manufacturing technology and products in order to become a global center of excellence for additive manufacturing. This pilot institute will bridge the gap between basic research and product development for additive manufacturing, provide shared assets to help companies, particularly small manufacturers, access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an environment to educate and train workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a new way of making products and components from a digital model, and will have implications in a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive, and metals manufacturing. Like an office printer that puts 2D digital files on a piece of paper, a 3D printer creates components by depositing thin layers of material one after another using a digital blueprint until the exact component required has been created. The Department of Defense envisions customizing parts on site for operational systems that would otherwise be expensive to make or ship. The Department of Energy anticipates that additive processes would be able to save more than 50% energy use compared to today's 'subtractive' manufacturing processes.

NAMII is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and includes: 40 Companies: Allegheny Technologies, AlphaMicron, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Autodesk, Boeing, Catalyst Connection, Energy Industries of Ohio, ExOne, FMW Composites, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Controls, Kennametal, Kent Displays, Laser Technology Assts, Lockheed Martin, Lubrizol, M-7 Technologies, MicroFab Technologies, Morris, Northrop Grumman, nScrypt, OSRAM Sylvania, Optomec, Oxford Performance Materials, Paramount Industries / 3D Systems, Parker Hannifin, Plextronix, POM, RTI, Ruger, Sciaky, Stratasys, Stratonics, Timken, Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates 9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University 5 Community Colleges: Eastern Gateway Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northampton Community College, Penn College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College 11 Non-Profit Organizations: Association for Manufacturing Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, JumpStart Ohio, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, MT Connect, NorTech, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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News Headline: We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Markets.financialcontent.com
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute WASHINGTON, DC – Following through on our We Can't Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its [...]

Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

WASHINGTON, DC – Following through on our We Can't Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States.  This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), was selected through a competitive process, led by the Department of Defense, to award an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from the winning consortium, which includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations from the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia ‘Tech Belt.'

In order to create an economy built to last, America needs to make more things the rest of the world wants to buy.  After losing millions of good manufacturing jobs in the years before and during the deep recession, the economy has added over 530,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 —the strongest growth for any 30 month period since 1989.Companies are also increasingly choosing to invest in the U.S. and bring jobs back.  While there's more work to be done, steps like today's announcement build on this momentum.

“I'm pleased that we are taking steps to strengthen American manufacturing by launching a new manufacturing institute in Ohio,” said President Obama. “This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America.  That's how we'll put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts.”

On March 9, 2012, President Obama announced his plan to invest $1 billion to catalyze a national network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence that will help to make our manufacturers more competitive and encourage investment in the United States.  The President called on Congress to act on this proposal and create the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

As part of his Administration's We Can't Wait initiative, President Obama also announced immediate steps to launch a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept for the NNMI.  Five federal agencies – the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA – jointly committed to invest $45 million in a pilot institute on additive manufacturing.  Today's announcement of an initial $30 million award under existing authorities is matched by $40 million from the winning consortium.

Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the ‘rust belt', investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America's companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing.

Director of the National Economic Council Gene B. Sperling,  Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank and Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall along with other Administration and local officials, will announce the award at M7 Technologies in Youngstown, Ohio.  The winning consortium is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and consists of leading research universities like Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve University, world-class companies like Honeywell, Boeing, and IBM, innovative small manufacturers like M7 and ExOne, and community colleges spread across Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (see full list below).

The President's proposal for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation was endorsed by his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee. The AMP's final recommendations, released last month in the report Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, outlined a set of actions to enable innovation, strengthen our workforce, and accelerate investment in America.

The President's proposal for a NNMI is part of his comprehensive plan to revitalize American manufacturing, which includes providing tax incentives to encourage manufacturers to invest in America, eliminating of tax breaks for manufacturing firms that ship jobs abroad, investing in community colleges and workforce training, supporting innovation in cross-cutting manufacturing technologies, investing in the 21st century infrastructure our manufacturers need, and leveling the playing field so American workers can compete on the merit of their hard work.

Background on the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute:

The NAMII will provide the innovation infrastructure needed to support new additive manufacturing technology and products in order to become a global center of excellence for additive manufacturing.  This pilot institute will bridge the gap between basic research and product development for additive manufacturing, provide shared assets to help companies, particularly small manufacturers, access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an environment to educate and train workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a new way of making products and components from a digital model, and will have implications in a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive, and metals manufacturing. Like an office printer that puts 2D digital files on a piece of paper, a 3D printer creates components by depositing thin layers of material one after another using a digital blueprint until the exact component required has been created.  The Department of Defense envisions customizing parts on site for operational systems that would otherwise be expensive to make or ship.  The Department of Energy anticipates that additive processes would be able to save more than 50% energy use compared to today's ‘subtractive' manufacturing processes.

NAMII is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and includes:

40 Companies:  Allegheny Technologies, AlphaMicron, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Autodesk, Boeing, Catalyst Connection, Energy Industries of Ohio, ExOne, FMW Composites, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Controls, Kennametal, Kent Displays, Laser Technology Assts, Lockheed Martin, Lubrizol, M-7 Technologies, MicroFab Technologies, Morris, Northrop Grumman, nScrypt, OSRAM Sylvania, Optomec, Oxford Performance Materials, Paramount Industries / 3D Systems, Parker Hannifin, Plextronix, POM, RTI, Ruger, Sciaky, Stratasys, Stratonics, Timken, Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates

9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University

5 Community Colleges: Eastern Gateway Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northampton Community College, Penn College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College

11 Non-Profit Organizations: Association for Manufacturing Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, JumpStart Ohio, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, MT Connect, NorTech, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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News Headline: We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/17/2012
Outlet Full Name: Boston Globe - Online (press release)
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute WASHINGTON, DC – Following through on our We Can't Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its [...]

Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

WASHINGTON, DC – Following through on our We Can't Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States.  This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), was selected through a competitive process, led by the Department of Defense, to award an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from the winning consortium, which includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations from the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia ‘Tech Belt.'

In order to create an economy built to last, America needs to make more things the rest of the world wants to buy.  After losing millions of good manufacturing jobs in the years before and during the deep recession, the economy has added over 530,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 —the strongest growth for any 30 month period since 1989.Companies are also increasingly choosing to invest in the U.S. and bring jobs back.  While there's more work to be done, steps like today's announcement build on this momentum.

“I'm pleased that we are taking steps to strengthen American manufacturing by launching a new manufacturing institute in Ohio,” said President Obama. “This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America.  That's how we'll put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts.”

On March 9, 2012, President Obama announced his plan to invest $1 billion to catalyze a national network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence that will help to make our manufacturers more competitive and encourage investment in the United States.  The President called on Congress to act on this proposal and create the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

As part of his Administration's We Can't Wait initiative, President Obama also announced immediate steps to launch a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept for the NNMI.  Five federal agencies – the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA – jointly committed to invest $45 million in a pilot institute on additive manufacturing.  Today's announcement of an initial $30 million award under existing authorities is matched by $40 million from the winning consortium.

Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the ‘rust belt', investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America's companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing.

Director of the National Economic Council Gene B. Sperling,  Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank and Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall along with other Administration and local officials, will announce the award at M7 Technologies in Youngstown, Ohio.  The winning consortium is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and consists of leading research universities like Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve University, world-class companies like Honeywell, Boeing, and IBM, innovative small manufacturers like M7 and ExOne, and community colleges spread across Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (see full list below).

The President's proposal for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation was endorsed by his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee. The AMP's final recommendations, released last month in the report Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, outlined a set of actions to enable innovation, strengthen our workforce, and accelerate investment in America.

The President's proposal for a NNMI is part of his comprehensive plan to revitalize American manufacturing, which includes providing tax incentives to encourage manufacturers to invest in America, eliminating of tax breaks for manufacturing firms that ship jobs abroad, investing in community colleges and workforce training, supporting innovation in cross-cutting manufacturing technologies, investing in the 21st century infrastructure our manufacturers need, and leveling the playing field so American workers can compete on the merit of their hard work.

Background on the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute:

The NAMII will provide the innovation infrastructure needed to support new additive manufacturing technology and products in order to become a global center of excellence for additive manufacturing.  This pilot institute will bridge the gap between basic research and product development for additive manufacturing, provide shared assets to help companies, particularly small manufacturers, access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an environment to educate and train workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a new way of making products and components from a digital model, and will have implications in a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive, and metals manufacturing. Like an office printer that puts 2D digital files on a piece of paper, a 3D printer creates components by depositing thin layers of material one after another using a digital blueprint until the exact component required has been created.  The Department of Defense envisions customizing parts on site for operational systems that would otherwise be expensive to make or ship.  The Department of Energy anticipates that additive processes would be able to save more than 50% energy use compared to today's ‘subtractive' manufacturing processes.

NAMII is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and includes:

40 Companies:  Allegheny Technologies, AlphaMicron, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Autodesk, Boeing, Catalyst Connection, Energy Industries of Ohio, ExOne, FMW Composites, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Controls, Kennametal, Kent Displays, Laser Technology Assts, Lockheed Martin, Lubrizol, M-7 Technologies, MicroFab Technologies, Morris, Northrop Grumman, nScrypt, OSRAM Sylvania, Optomec, Oxford Performance Materials, Paramount Industries / 3D Systems, Parker Hannifin, Plextronix, POM, RTI, Ruger, Sciaky, Stratasys, Stratonics, Timken, Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates

9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University

5 Community Colleges: Eastern Gateway Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northampton Community College, Penn College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College

11 Non-Profit Organizations: Association for Manufacturing Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, JumpStart Ohio, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, MT Connect, NorTech, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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News Headline: Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Today's Medical Developments - Online
Contact Name: Carlos M. Cardoso
News OCR Text: Home News Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation

Obama Administration Announces Support, Encourages Investment in America

Manufacturing Group August 19, 2012

Following through on our We Can't Wait efforts, the Obama Administration announced last week the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States. This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), was selected through a competitive process, led by the Department of Defense, to award an initial $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from the winning consortium, which includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations from the Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia ‘Tech Belt.'

In order to create an economy built to last, America needs to make more things the rest of the world wants to buy. After losing millions of good manufacturing jobs in the years before and during the deep recession, the economy has added over 530,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 —the strongest growth for any 30 month period since 1989. Companies are also increasingly choosing to invest in the U.S. and bring jobs back. While there's more work to be done, steps like today's announcement build on this momentum.

“I'm pleased that we are taking steps to strengthen American manufacturing by launching a new manufacturing institute in Ohio,” said President Obama. “This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America. That's how we'll put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts.”

On March 9, 2012, President Obama announced his plan to invest $1 billion to catalyze a national network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence that will help to make our manufacturers more competitive and encourage investment in the United States. The President called on Congress to act on this proposal and create the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

As part of his Administration's We Can't Wait initiative, President Obama also announced immediate steps to launch a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept for the NNMI. Five federal agencies – the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA – jointly committed to invest $45 million in a pilot institute on additive manufacturing. Today's announcement of an initial $30 million award under existing authorities is matched by $40 million from the winning consortium.

Youngstown, OH, and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the ‘rust belt', investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America's companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing.

Director of the National Economic Council Gene B. Sperling, Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank and Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall along with other Administration and local officials, will announce the award at M7 Technologies in Youngstown, Ohio. The winning consortium is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and consists of leading research universities like Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve University, world-class companies like Honeywell, Boeing, and IBM, innovative small manufacturers like M7 and ExOne, and community colleges spread across Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (see full list below).

The President's proposal for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation was endorsed by his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee. The AMP's final recommendations, released last month in the report Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, outlined a set of actions to enable innovation, strengthen our workforce, and accelerate investment in America.

The President's proposal for a NNMI is part of his comprehensive plan to revitalize American manufacturing, which includes providing tax incentives to encourage manufacturers to invest in America, eliminating of tax breaks for manufacturing firms that ship jobs abroad, investing in community colleges and workforce training, supporting innovation in cross-cutting manufacturing technologies, investing in the 21st century infrastructure our manufacturers need, and leveling the playing field so American workers can compete on the merit of their hard work.

Background on the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute:

The NAMII will provide the innovation infrastructure needed to support new additive manufacturing technology and products in order to become a global center of excellence for additive manufacturing. This pilot institute will bridge the gap between basic research and product development for additive manufacturing, provide shared assets to help companies, particularly small manufacturers, access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an environment to educate and train workers in advanced additive manufacturing skills.

Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a new way of making products and components from a digital model, and will have implications in a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive, and metals manufacturing. Like an office printer that puts 2D digital files on a piece of paper, a 3D printer creates components by depositing thin layers of material one after another using a digital blueprint until the exact component required has been created. The Department of Defense envisions customizing parts on site for operational systems that would otherwise be expensive to make or ship. The Department of Energy anticipates that additive processes would be able to save more than 50% energy use compared to today's ‘subtractive' manufacturing processes.

NAMII is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and includes:

40 Companies: Allegheny Technologies, AlphaMicron, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Autodesk, Boeing, Catalyst Connection, Energy Industries of Ohio, ExOne, FMW Composites, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Controls, Kennametal, Kent Displays, Laser Technology Assts, Lockheed Martin, Lubrizol, M-7 Technologies, MicroFab Technologies, Morris, Northrop Grumman, nScrypt, OSRAM Sylvania, Optomec, Oxford Performance Materials, Paramount Industries / 3D Systems, Parker Hannifin, Plextronix, POM, RTI, Ruger, Sciaky, Stratasys, Stratonics, Timken, Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates

9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University

5 Community Colleges: Eastern Gateway Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northampton Community College, Penn College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College

11 Non-Profit Organizations: Association for Manufacturing Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, JumpStart Ohio, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, MT Connect, NorTech, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

In response, Carlos Cardoso issued the following Statement on Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AMII) $30 million award to Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kennametal Inc.

Co-chair, Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council (Gov. Tom Corbett; Team PA) Chairman, Manufacturers Association for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

“Manufacturing is at a crossroads in America. On one path, it's leading our nation's economic recovery. On another, our nation's manufacturers face a skilled-worker shortage that is nothing short of an emergency.”

“Today's announcement demonstrates how we can accomplish more by working together. Government and industry leaders joined across Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to share this $30 million grant. It's one of a number of things we're doing to bring the home-field advantage back to the manufacturing heartland and prepare a generation of skilled technicians we desperately need.”

“A key part of the message is that to pursue a college degree or manufacturing career is not an either-or choice. Manufacturing careers today are high-tech. They provide a good living as well as access to higher learning and development. That's a message we'll stress again when we release a report in Pennsylvania outlining a series of actions to come out of Governor Tom Corbett's Manufacturing Advisory Council, which I had the honor to serve as co-chair with Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Alan Walker.”

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News Headline: KSU student studying Michael Jackson gives back to Portage kids | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: When Braheem Wahid began raising money for his trip to London to study Michael Jackson's fan base, the community responded generously.

So generously, in fact, that Wahid is giving the excess donations back to the community.

On Monday, five students in area elementary, middle school and college will receive backpacks full of school supplies, which Wahid purchased with the excess donations. The give-back will take place at the Community Action Council's youth center in Ravenna, where Wahid once worked as a camp counselor.

Wahid, a sociology student at Kent State University on track to earn a doctorate, said he delayed his trip to London to give the supplies to students before the start of school.

"I'm not doing this for me," he said. "I'm doing it for all the people who made donations and came to the car washes in order to make this trip happen."

Wahid's study, "The Sociological Analysis of Michael Jackson's World Wide Fan Base," will take him to London because it is the home of the entertainer's largest fan club.

He said he is making the trip separate from KSU's international study programs.

"I learned that if you want opportunities in this world, you have to make them for yourself," he said.

In addition to studying Jackson's fan base, he said he is planning to speak to elementary school students in Kent, England, on his "five principles" of diversity: Education, mental well being, giving back, and advocating for good causes.

The students, who were selected by the CAC, are an example of diversity, he said, and prompted him to delay his trip until December. Originally, he had planned to make his trip in conjunction with the Summer Olympics.

"To give back is so important to me," he said. "It's the best time to give these supplies to the students, before they go to school."

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News Headline: Patchy Things to Do Before Summer is Over | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/20/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name: Amanda Harnocz
News OCR Text: Do you have a summer bucket list? Make sure you don't miss out on summer activities and events in nearby communities before fall is here!

This water-bound swimmer goes for a quick ride down an enclosed tube slide at the Water Works Family Aquatic Center. She wisely remembers to hold her nose.

Where did the summer go? School is starting very soon and there's only a little bit of time left to pack in the summertime fun.

(Fall begins Sept. 21 this year.)

Here's a list of suggested things to do in Northeast Ohio before cooler weather and earlier sunsets hit:

• Kent Patch: Residents (and Kent State students) should take a trip on the Cuyahoga River before summer ends with Crooked River Adventures. The canoe and kayak livery, operated by Kent State University, offers different length boat trips on the river that start at John Brown Tannery Park in Kent and end in Munroe Falls and Cuyahoga Falls. For information about on cost, hours of operation and trip times, visit the Crooked River Adventures website.

• Stow Patch: It's peak season for corn and other locally grown produce in Ohio right now. Be sure to stop by the Stow Community Farmers Market at the Stow Community United Church of Christ (off of Graham Road). Even if you don't make it this summer, the market stays open until October.

• Cuyahoga Falls Patch: Play in the fountains at Falls River Square or go for a dip at Water Works. There's some 90 degree days that are bound to happen again. Water Works remains open until Aug. 26.

• Fairlawn-Bath Patch: Tour Hale Farm & Village in Bath Township before its summer season ends. The outdoor living history museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until Aug. 31, then switches to its fall schedule of weekends-only tours. Click this link to view Hale Farm's calendar of upcoming special events.

What else is on your summer bucket list? Share it with everyone in the comments section.

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News Headline: Parade 'a great day to be a Falls resident'(with video) | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Cuyahoga Falls News-Press - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Cuyahoga Falls -- "It was a great day to be a Falls resident."

That's how Tim Belby, the chairman of the city's bicentennial parade committee, summed up the Aug. 11 parade, which was one of the signature events of the second and final weekend of the city's 10-day 200th birthday extravaganza.

"The Bicentennial Parade celebrated everything Cuyahoga Falls," added Belby.

Businesses, churches, service organizations, schools, clubs, high school reunion groups, politicians and many others participated in the parade. Plenty of music was heard, both live and recorded. Children had a chance to grab candy that was being handed out by many groups.

Despite a very un-summer-like day of rain and temperatures in the 60s, organizers were pleased with how the parade unfolded.

"Our committee is floored by the amount of time and effort the parade participants have put into their parade units," said Belby. "The entries are phenomenal ... With the rain we all got a little wet, but we all had a lot of fun!"

Though a light rain fell during most of the two-hour parade, organizers estimated that more than 1,000 on-lookers gathered along Portage Trail and Second Street to watch the 200 different parade units pass by. The parade started on Portage Trail near Bolich Middle School and ended in front of the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Building on Second Street.

"Just imagine what it would have been if it would have been nice," commented Denise Bell, a parade adviser who also works in the city's development department as a CDBG/Entitlement Administrator.

"When we started planning 18 months ago, we said wouldn't it be great to have 200 units for our 200th anniversary parade and we did," said Bell. "Thanks to all of the volunteers, parade participants and spectators for helping us make this the greatest parade in the history of Cuyahoga Falls. It rained on our parade, but it didn't dampen our spirit!"

It is believed to be the largest parade in the city's history, which seems appropriate considering the gravity of the event that was being celebrated.

"I cannot believe there has ever been a bigger or more impressive parade in Cuyahoga Falls than the bicentennial parade," said Mayor Don Robart, who also served as the parade's Grand Marshal.

Bell added that the enthusiasm displayed by the participants and the spectators was "a real highlight." She also noted that many groups "spent hours putting together the floats," and added more than 30 percent of the parade's 200 units were floats.

The parade opened with a cannon blast at North Haven Boulevard and Portage Trail, with Gregory Hartz performing the duties of cannoneer. Following the cannon blast, the bicentennial torch relay led off the parade, with Sandra Slatten carrying the torch for the first leg down Portage Trail.

The event concluded with the Cuyahoga Falls High School Marching Band performing the 1980s hit "Eye of the Tiger" as they marched past the municipal building on Second Street. The mayor said he thought it was a "great touch" to have the parade close with the Black Tiger marchers. The Cuyahoga Falls Pride Alumni Band and the Woodridge High School Marching Band also participated in the festivities.

The bicentennial committee's float included a Native American in a canoe as well as a man in a kayak, traveling down an artistic rendering of the Cuyahoga River. A sign on the side of the float said "Crooked River: Past and Present." Dan Fladung was the Native American in the canoe.

"[Fladung} is a true Native American," said Belby. "He was so excited to be a part of the parade, getting in full regalia, and being able to share his Native American heritage."

The kayaker was Rudy Armocida, who is affiliated with Crooked River Adventures of Kent State University.

Belby said the committee's float, which was designed by Falls resident Mark Pagni, "embodied" the parade's theme of "200 years Along The Crooked River."

"Two hundred years ago Native Americans navigated the Crooked River in their birch bark canoes, and today, with the impending removal of the dams, the expectation is to see kayakers swarming to the recreational opportunities on the 'new' Crooked River of the past," said Belby.

Thanks to a bicycle and a series of bicycle chains, sprockets, axles, pulleys and ropes, "both the canoe and the kayak were animated, acting as though they were bobbing up and down in the river as the float moved down the parade route," said Belby. He added that Bob Peyak of Falls Wheel & Wrench Bike Shop and bicentennial committee member Steve Owen were instrumental in the float's construction.

Robart praised the floats constructed by the bicentennial committee and the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society.

"The Historical [Society] float was particularly fascinating inasmuch as they kept their float completely under wraps," said Robart. "We did not know they were putting one together, and, in the end, theirs was really unique."

"The Bicentennial Parade truly brought out the pride that is shared within our community," said Robart. "I don't think I have ever felt more pride in Cuyahoga Falls than I did during the fireworks display [on Aug. 3] and during the parade. There were many events during the 10-day celebration that citizens of Cuyahoga Falls will treasure for many decades to come. For that, I could not be any happier."

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News Headline: Northern Strut Twirling Teams will take new season for a whirl | Attachment Email

News Date: 08/20/2012
Outlet Full Name: Vindicator - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Northern Strut Twirling Teams, based in Boardman, specializes in recreational and competitive baton twirling, as well as flag twirling and drum major instruction. Members of the group follow: In the first row are Ashley Niemla, Kaylee Catcott, Megan Bendel, Madison Svirbly, Lily Ditz, Allison Lockiec and Adele Colonna; in the second row are Grace Economus, Tara Schuster, Kathryn Rosinski, Dina Notareschi, Jessica Kozar, Casey Kantaras and Emily Garrett; in the third row are Anngel Benson, Maddie Crish, Emily Combs, Cassidy Oyler, Amanda Bendel, Monica Mattiussi, Yiannoula Katsadas and Jenna Benson; and in the fourth row are Alyssa Thomas, Shannon Chaffee, Celia Melillo, Maria Katsadas, Emmy Graffius, Megan Howard, Madi Zickefoose, Amanda Dicks and Karlie Kowal. Absent from the picture is Marissa Melillo.

BOARDMAN

Northern Strut Twirling Teams will be celebrating their 18th anniversary season this year. They have added a new staff member and are preparing students for local collegiate twirling lines and high school majorette and color guard lines. They are participating in community and collegiate parades and rehearsing for the Marching Auxiliaries Ohio Classic and National Competition.

Earning spots on twirling lines at the collegiate level are Amanda Dicks of New Springfield, Indiana Tech University's first feature twirler; Meghan Susko of Poland, Kent State University Touch of Gold Twirler; and Jessica Yozwiak of Boardman, Thiel College's first feature twirler.

Girls selected for area high school positions are Shannon Chaffee, Boardman High School Spartan Twirlers; Monica Mattiussi, Cardinal Mooney High School twirler; Madeline Crish, Casey Kantaras, Maria Katsadas, Celia and Marissa Melillo, and Dina Notareschi (captain), Poland High School Majorettes; Emily Combs and Cassidy Oyler, Springfield Local High School Majorettes; Kathryn Rosinski (captain), feature twirler of Ursuline High School Color Guard; and Alyssa Blosser and Alyssa Thomas, Western Reserve High School Color Guard.

NSTT has added Kelly Brothers to their staff. She is a former Springfield Local majorette captain and adviser for Springfield Local High School Majorettes.

Janet Gbur directs the organization, which specializes in recreational and competitive baton twirling, flag twirling and drum major instruction for students in elementary school through college.

It is located within Astre Total Fitness, 374 Boardman-Poland Road, across from Boardman Park. Open registration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at Astre. For information go to www.northernstruttwirling.com or call Astre Fitness at 330-726-9292.

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