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Total Clips (22)
Admissions; Global Education (1)
Art, School of; KSU Museum (1)
Athletics (1)
Enrollment (3)
Fashion Design (1)
Higher Education (1)
Institutional Advancement (4)
Institutional Advancement; KSU Foundation (1)
KSU at Stark (1)
KSU at Tuscarawas (3)
Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) (1)
Pan-African Studies (1)
Theatre and Dance (1)
Town-Gown (2)


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Admissions; Global Education (1)
UC international student population increases 09/05/2012 News Record - Online Text Attachment Email

...director of UC international admissions UC international student population increases Marisa Whitaker | Contributor newsrecord.org | 0 comments The University of Cincinnati's international student population is on the rise and in line with statewide numbers. With a current population of five...


Art, School of; KSU Museum (1)
Best bets in art 09/06/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email


Athletics (1)
On the record -- Sept. 5 09/06/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email


Enrollment (3)
KSU Boasts Smartest Freshman Class -- Ever (Lefton) 09/05/2012 AkronNewsNow.com Text Attachment Email

Kent State says this year's freshman class is one of the smartest -- but also one of the largest -- in the history of the University. While the...

My Town: KSU Freshman Class Best in History (Lefton, Garcia) 09/05/2012 WJW-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

KENt, Ohio -- Kent State University welcomes this year's freshman class with the best academic profile in the university's history. Freshmen enrolled at the Kent...

Kent State: Freshman class high on smarts (Lefton) 09/05/2012 WKYC-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

KENT -- The freshman class at Kent State University is the smartest new batch of students the school has ever welcomed. According to KSU, the freshmen who enrolled for the Fall...


Fashion Design (1)
Hudson's Green on the Green set for Saturday 09/05/2012 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

...Park, visitors will learn how preserving the environment was important to the planning of Hudson's newest park. Events: • Recycling Fashion Show by Kent State University students from 10-11 a.m. • Electronic recycling collection from E-Waste at Veterans Way Park. • Help build a children's...


Higher Education (1)
Early college credit not enough 09/05/2012 Jefferson Gazette Text Attachment Email

...could have coasted in his senior year in high school. But he chose to get a head start on college by earning almost a year's worth of classes at the University of Akron, boosting his grade-point average from 3.2 to 3.8 (on a scale in which 4.0 is an A), his father said. Zake earned 27 college...


Institutional Advancement (4)
Tailgate at Kent State before Sheryl Crow concert Saturday 09/06/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Youngstown News,Where To Go 09/06/2012 Vindicator - Online Text Attachment Email

Pop, Rock, Jazz O.A.R., Sheryl Crow, and Los Lonely Boys, 6 p.m., Dix Stadium at Kent State University, 2227 Summit Road, Kent.

Concert Calendar: Sept. 8 09/05/2012 Scene - Online Text Attachment Email

Sheryl Crow Despite what its title might lead you to believe, this weekend's Campaign for Change Concert at Kent State University's Dix Stadium isn't a political-minded event. The fundraising show is an extension of the school's Centennial Campaign that...

Centennial Concert features Sheryl Crow 09/06/2012 Kent.Ohio.com Text Attachment Email


Institutional Advancement; KSU Foundation (1)
Public/Private Partnership Funds 95-Key Hotel (Finn) 09/05/2012 GlobeSt.com Text Attachment Email

...involving $9 million in New Markets Tax Credits from Finance Fund and $6.5 million from Development Fund of the Western Reserve (DFWR) is helping the Kent State University Foundation pay for the 95-room Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. The $15.6-million project, which broke...


KSU at Stark (1)
Class of annual Signature Program announced 09/06/2012 Repository - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...for The Repository and GateHouse Ohio Media. Rebecca Callahan, corporate supply manager at ComDoc. Janet Capocci, events planning coordinator at Kent State University. Ron Compton, senior human resources representative at Diebold. Margaret DeLillo-Storey, district clinical counselor for...


KSU at Tuscarawas (3)
Dr. Hartline to present Constitution Day program at Kent State Tuscarawas 09/05/2012 Newcomerstown News Text Attachment Email

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Dr. Todd Hartline will present "The Enduring Legacy of the United States Constitution" at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall auditorium. His presentation will examine the longevity of the U.S. Constitution,...

Red Wanting Blue in concert at Kent State Tuscarawas Sept. 6 09/05/2012 Newcomerstown News Text Attachment Email

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Rock powerhouse Red Wanting Blue will perform in concert on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue is based in Columbus, but might as well be America's...

What would life be like if books were outlawed? 09/05/2012 Newcomerstown News Text Attachment Email

...on Thursday, Sept. 27, and teen activities are planned at libraries during Banned Books Week. The culminating event will be held in Founders Hall at Kent State Tuscarawas on Monday, Oct. 1 and will feature Sam Weller, the biographer of Ray Bradbury; Chris Crutcher, author and anti-censorship activist;...


Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) (1)
BUSINESS SUCCESSION SERIES 09/05/2012 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Email

...wealth and strength from your business. The Sept. 11 event will be at Summa Health Center's Green campus at 3838 Massillon Road with Chris Cooper of Kent State University's Ohio Employee Ownership Center as the facilitator. Speakers will include Steve Goykhberg and Tom Kotick, associate directors...


Pan-African Studies (1)
Upcoming Events 09/06/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email


Theatre and Dance (1)
THE LIST: Area events and upcoming concerts 09/06/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Town-Gown (2)
CHAMBER AWARDS 09/05/2012 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Email

...will formally recognize recipients of its "30 for the Future" awards, honoring young professionals (ages 25-39), at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at a reception at Kent State University's Student Center. Tickets for the event - in its sixth year - are $50, chamber members; $60, nonmembers. The founding...

Partners in progress creating a new Kent 09/06/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


News Headline: UC international student population increases | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: News Record - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Jonathan Weller, director of UC international admissions

UC international student population increases Marisa Whitaker | Contributor newsrecord.org | 0 comments

The University of Cincinnati's international student population is on the rise and in line with statewide numbers.

With a current population of five percent  — or approximately 2,600 students — UC has the second largest population of international students in Ohio, said Jonathan Weller, director of UC International Admissions.

“About 60 percent of our international students are from Asia, but we try to enroll a very diverse population,” Weller said.  “UC is currently home to students from China, India, Vietnam, Iraq, and we're exploring Brazil and Turkey.”

There are a multitude of factors making UC an attractive choice for international students, Weller said.

“One of the big draws for undergraduates is the co-op program,” Weller said. “It's a big opportunity for students that other schools don't have. When we start talking to students about Cincinnati's opportunities, medium sized city, low cost of living, family values and diversity - students really like that.”

One of the goals of the UC2019 Strategic Plan is to increase the number of international students to eight percent — the university is currently on track to meet that goal, Weller said.

“This goal is in line with more prestigious universities across the country because those universities already have an international population of eight percent,” Weller said.

The growth in international student enrollment at UC is part of a statewide trend at Ohio institutions of higher learning.

Ohio had the greatest percentage increase of international students in 2010-2011 — the most recent year that such data is available for — with 10.5 percent, according to the Open Doors report published by the Institute of International Education. Ohio is ranked eighth in the United States for enrollment of international students.

“Universities are being proactive about enrollment level and surviving financially,” Weller said. “The next large market is international students.”

Ohio State University has the most international students in Ohio with more than 5,500, according to their Office of International Affairs website.

Kent State University has approximately 2,000, according to its admissions website.

“Ohio has a large number of excellent public and private universities, and families abroad are interested in the lifestyle of the American Midwest where we enjoy academic quality and four beautiful seasons,” said David J. Keitges, director of international education at Miami University (MU).

At MU, five percent of the 20,780 undergraduates and 10 percent of the 2,459 students are international students, Keitges said.

“One of the strongest reasons for recruiting international students is that we feel as a university, we need to prepare our students for the 21st century global economy,” Weller said.

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News Headline: Best bets in art | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Fashion Timeline — Through June, Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive. 330-672-3450.

Japanese Prints & Japonisme — Through Oct. 5, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Art Building. 330-672-1369.

Clare Murry Adams: In Her Closet — Through Sept. 29, Kent State University School of Art Downtown Gallery, 141 E. Main St., Kent. 330-672-1369.

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News Headline: On the record -- Sept. 5 | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Jaclyn Dutton of Kent State received a national honor Monday, as she was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's College Team of the Week.

Dutton, a junior scored all three goals Friday in the Golden Flashes' 3-0 victory over Lamar at the UTSA Classic. The hat trick was the fourth in team history and the fastest in which any KSU player has scored three goals (33 minutes and four seconds).

Two days later, Dutton scored on a penalty kick in the first half and on a header in the second half in a 4-1 win against UTSA.

Dutton leads the Golden Flashes with 14 points on six goals and assists in five games as Kent State is 4-0-1.

The Golden Flashes host another unbeaten team, Youngstown State (4-0-0) at 4 p.m Friday at Zoeller Field.

Men's golf

Golfweek magazine rated Kent State at No. 13 in its preseason countdown of the nation's top 30 teams.

It looks like it could be another outstanding year for the Golden Flashes, who return four players from the team that finished tied for fifth in the nation after advancing to the NCAA Championship match-play quarterfinals.

In the Golf World/Nike Coaches' Poll, KSU was No. 18.

Back this season are senior Kevin Miller and juniors Corey Connors, Taylor Pendrith, and Kyle Kmiecik.

Also returning this season are sophomores Taylor Zoller, Nick Scott and Charlie Phillips.

The Golden Flashes open the season next week at the Gopher Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.

Cross country

The University of Akron men's and women's teams open the season today with the 44th running of the Tommy Evans Invitational at Firestone Metro Park.

The women's 5K race begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men's 4-mile race follows at 6:15 p.m., with competition coming from Kent State, Malone, Marshall and Youngstown State.

Akron is hosting a canned food drive, and fans are being asked to bring two canned food items to the meet, preferably fruits and vegetables.

All donations will directly benefit the Haven of Rest Ministries, a nonprofit, faith-based rescue mission that serves the homeless community in and around the city.

Maria Moore and Morgan Willis finished second and third in the race last year that the Zips won.

Moore and Willis are two of six returning letter winners.

Brad Hough won for the Zips, though Kent State won the race last year.

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News Headline: KSU Boasts Smartest Freshman Class -- Ever (Lefton) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: AkronNewsNow.com
Contact Name: Edward L. Esposito
News OCR Text: Kent State says this year's freshman class is one of the smartest -- but also one of the largest -- in the history of the University.

While the full enrollment numbers are still soft just a week after students hit the books the average grade point average is impressive: 3.27, what the university says is the 'best academic profile' in KSU history. President Lester Lefton says those in the honors program have a 3.83 GPA average.

(KSU news release) As Kent State University begins a new academic year, the university is also welcoming a new freshman class that is already making a strong impression. Freshmen enrolled at the Kent Campus for the Fall 2012 Semester have the best academic profile in Kent State history. The average high school grade point average of a Kent State freshman is 3.27.

“The quality of this year's freshman class is fantastic,” said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. “We were able to select the best students to be a part of our Kent State family out of more than 21,000 applicants.”

In terms of student quality, 70 percent of the Kent State freshmen have a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. The university is also seeing significant increases in ACT scores. The average ACT score of a Kent State freshman is 22.60. This year, freshmen of Kent State's Honors College have an average high school GPA of 3.83 and an average ACT score of 28.97.

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News Headline: My Town: KSU Freshman Class Best in History (Lefton, Garcia) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: WJW-TV - Online
Contact Name: Jennifer Winot
News OCR Text: KENt, Ohio -- Kent State University welcomes this year's freshman class with the best academic profile in the university's history. Freshmen enrolled at the Kent Campus for the fall 2012 semester have the best academic profile in Kent State history with the average high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.27. “The quality of this year's freshman class is fantastic,” said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. “We were able to select the best students to be a part of our Kent State family out of more than 21,000 applicants.” In addition to 70 percent of the Kent State freshmen having a high school GPA of 3.0 or better, the students also have better ACT scores than past classes. “Our freshman class is highly academically motivated,” said T. David Garcia, Kent State's associate vice president for enrollment management. “Over the past few years, we were focused on growing our freshman class. Now, rather than quantity, our focus is on the quality of our students.” Lefton said Kent State's appeal to new students will continue to grow as the university and the city of Kent undergo a transformation. “As we transform our campus with investments in our academic environment and partner with others to redevelop downtown Kent, Kent State will appeal to more students,” Lefton said. “Prospective students and their families will see Kent State's deep commitment to our students in providing them the best facilities, learning spaces and experiences so that they are well-prepared upon graduation.” Although official fall 2012 enrollment figures will not be finalized until the 15th day of the semester, university leaders anticipate that this class will be the second largest freshman class in Kent State history. Click here for more information about Kent State's enrollment, including full reports of previous semesters.

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News Headline: Kent State: Freshman class high on smarts (Lefton) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: WKYC-TV - Online
Contact Name: Ryan Haidet
News OCR Text: KENT -- The freshman class at Kent State University is the smartest new batch of students the school has ever welcomed.

According to KSU, the freshmen who enrolled for the Fall 2012 semester had an average high school grade point average of 3.27.

"The quality of this year's freshman class is fantastic," Kent State President Lester Lefton said in a press release. "We were able to select the best students to be a part of our Kent State family out of more than 21,000 applicants."

Overall, the University also touts that 70 percent of Kent State freshmen had a high school GPA of 3.0 or better with an average ACT score of 22.60. This year, freshmen of Kent State's Honors College have an average high school GPA of 3.83 and an average ACT score of 28.97.

Official enrollment figures will not be finalized until the 15th day of the semester, but it's anticipated Fall 2012 will be the second largest freshman class in Kent State history.

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News Headline: Hudson's Green on the Green set for Saturday | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
Contact Name: Bill Hammerstrom
News OCR Text: The city of Hudson will host Green on the Green Day Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Park Lane Green and Veterans Way Park. It will be a day of fun and educational activities with more than 25 exhibits to explore. Activities and events will be at both locations for adults, children, and pets.

The event will provide educational information and demonstrate how to “Green” your life, from ways to recycle to green landscaping. Organizations and groups will offer information about rain gardens, rain barrels and organic landscaping. Hudson City Schools, Western Reserve Academy and Seton Catholic School students and teachers will show how Hudson students are learning about the environment. Attendees can learn about tree maintenance from the Hudson Tree Commission.

At Veterans Way Park, visitors will learn how preserving the environment was important to the planning of Hudson's newest park.

Events:

• Recycling Fashion Show by Kent State University students from 10-11 a.m.

• Electronic recycling collection from E-Waste at Veterans Way Park.

• Help build a children's garden at Veterans Way Park.

• Free curbside recycling bins.

• CFL light bulb giveaways for Hudson Public Power customers.

• Dr. Green Bee will present “How to Green Your Life.”

• Pet activities, such as a dog pie-eating contest at 11:30 a.m., sponsored by Pet People.

• Live music from high school students Lucas Kadish and Maggie Cox.

• Recycling and composting demonstrations from Hudson Middle School and Western Reserve Academy

• Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will provide information about animals (no live animals) from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

• Summit County Beekeepers will display live beehive.

• Announce the winner of the Environment Stewardship Award to a local business.

• Geocaching.

Green on the Green was originally the city's annual Earth Day event. This year, the event was moved to September to help promote environment education in our local schools. The Hudson Public Works Department, Hudson Parks Department, Environmental Awareness Committee, Hudson Tree Commission and Friends of Hudson Parks have worked together to invite environmental and “green” organizations to participate in this annual event.

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News Headline: Early college credit not enough | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Jefferson Gazette
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Sept. 02--Bryan Zake could have coasted in his senior year in high school.

But he chose to get a head start on college by earning almost a year's worth of classes at the University of Akron, boosting his grade-point average from 3.2 to 3.8 (on a scale in which 4.0 is an A), his father said.

Zake earned 27 college credit hours in high school. He and his parents hoped that one more three-hour class during the summer would cause Ohio State to let him to start on its main campus in Columbus instead of the Mansfield branch, where he had been accepted. But Ohio State wouldn't count those hours; its rules say students can't transfer to the Columbus campus unless they earn 30 credit hours after high school, to show that they're capable of college work.The Zakes say that's short-sighted because an increasing number of students are saving time and money by earning credit toward a college degree while also earning a high-school diploma.

OSU officials refused to talk specifically about Zake's case, because of privacy laws, but in a letter to his parents, they said he completed most of his college courses long after they had made their freshman admission decisions for fall.

"There seems to be something wrong with a system that punishes hard-working, academically motivated high-school students to get to the OSU campus," said Bryan's dad, Bruce Zake, who is an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University.

Ohio State looks at applicants' college-placement test scores and high-school records, not just their college course work, said Vern Granger, an associate vice president and director of admissions. Nearly 90 percent of this year's freshmen were in the top 25 percent of their high-school classes, and they had an average composite ACT score of 28.1.

The elder Zake said he understands that Ohio State is more selective. But he doesn't know why the university won't count the 27 hours that his son earned at the University of Akron his senior year toward admission to the main campus.

OSU officials say they'll grant Bryan college credit for those courses. But he will still have to earn at least 30 more semester hours of college credit before he can move to the Columbus campus.

Students who successfully complete a year of college after high school have retention rates nearly as high as Ohio State's entering freshmen, Dolan Evanovich, OSU's vice president for strategic enrollment planning, wrote in the letter to Bryan's parents. "Thus, even if their test scores or high-school grades are not competitive for freshman admissions, they have earned the opportunity to benefit from our offerings."

But Mr. Zake said he doesn't know why his son would be any less prepared to attend OSU's Columbus campus than a student transferring from another school who would need only to have 30 semester hours and a minimum 2.5 grade-point average. "The whole thing is ridiculous," he said.

Mr. Zake has asked for help from Ohio's higher-education chancellor, Jim Petro, who has encouraged students to earn college credit while in high school.

Kim Norris, Petro's spokeswoman, said it appears that Ohio State transferred the credit that Bryan earned at Akron as it should. But she said the agency can't dictate admissions at the state's individual schools.

Ohio University officials said they aren't aware of any high-school students who took college credits but couldn't get into the main Athens campus. But if such a student started at an OU branch, he would have to complete one semester, with a 2.0 grade-point average, before he could transfer to Athens.

"We just want to assure that students are going to be successful," said Rob Callahan, associate director for transfer initiatives.

Bryan Zake said he was willing to go to OSU's Mansfield campus instead of Kent State, Ohio University or the other schools where he was admitted because it has the majors he wants: astrophysics and astronomy.

But he said he still hasn't heard a good reason that he has to complete a full year at OSU Mansfield before moving to Columbus.

"I not only proved that I could handle college-level courses at Akron," he said, "I did well in them."

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News Headline: Tailgate at Kent State before Sheryl Crow concert Saturday | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: A special tailgating party will kick off the Centennial Campaign Concert, featuring headliner Sheryl Crow, at Kent State University's Dix Stadium from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The party is free and open to the public as well as concert ticket holders, taking place on the south side of the stadium. Food from local vendors and wine from four area wineries -- Sarah's Vineyard Winery, Viking Vineyards, Maize Valley Winery and Barrel Run Winery will be available.

There will be live musical performances, corn hole games, giveaways and music provided by 98.1 WKDD. Student and community organizations also will be represented.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. with Los Lonely Boys, followed by O.A.R. at 7:30 p.m. and Sheryl Crow at 9 p.m. Chair back seats are sold out, but general admission and field access tickets are still available.

For more information on the concert and this special pre-concert event, visit www.kent.edu/advancement/centennial
campaignconcert.

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News Headline: Youngstown News,Where To Go | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Vindicator - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Pop, Rock, Jazz

O.A.R., Sheryl Crow, and Los Lonely Boys, 6 p.m., Dix Stadium at Kent State University, 2227 Summit Road, Kent.

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News Headline: Concert Calendar: Sept. 8 | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Scene - Online
Contact Name: Jason Aldean
News OCR Text: Sheryl Crow

Despite what its title might lead you to believe, this weekend's Campaign for Change Concert at Kent State University's Dix Stadium isn't a political-minded event. The fundraising show is an extension of the school's Centennial Campaign that celebrated KSU's 100th anniversary two years ago. Sheryl Crow — who's no stranger to tribute, anniversary, and political-minded concerts — headlines in one of the few shows she's performed since her last tour in support of 2010's 100 Miles From Memphis, her take on Dusty Springfield's blue-eyed-soul classic Dusty in Memphis. (This is also one of the first shows Crow has played since being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor late last year.) We're guessing her set will be more of a greatest-hits style package spanning the past 20 years with songs like "All I Wanna Do," "Strong Enough," and "If It Makes You Happy." The proceeds from the concert will go toward the school's operating funds, endowment, and, best of all, student scholarships. — Michael Gallucci

Sheryl CrowWith Los Lonely Boys and O.A.R.

Kent State University Dix Stadium. Tickets: $35-$50

800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

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News Headline: Centennial Concert features Sheryl Crow | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent.Ohio.com
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State is promoting on their website the celebration of the end of their successful Centennial Campaign with a 6 P.M. concert at Dix Stadium on Sept. 8th. Sheryl Crow will be performing with other Grammy winners, Los Lonely Boys and platinum-selling O.A.R., for the concert. O.A.R. is especially anticipated by the community, as the band hailed from Ohio State originally before going on to top the charts. The concert will be preceded by tailgating on the stadium grounds, starting at 4 P.M. where local venders will be supplying food and drinks.
The entire event is meant to honor those in the community who helped raise the $265 million for the school as part of the campaign, and a portion of ticket sales will be given to a scholarship fund for KSU students. Tickets are available for the general public ($35 and $50) at www.ticketmaster.com. Kent State student tickets ($20 and $30) can be purchased at the Kent State Ticket Office in the MAC Center with a KSU student ID. Read for further event information.

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News Headline: Public/Private Partnership Funds 95-Key Hotel (Finn) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: GlobeSt.com
Contact Name: Amy Wolff Sorter
News OCR Text: A rendering of the Kent

University Hotel & Conference

Center in downtown Kent.

KENT, OH-A public/private partnership involving $9 million in New Markets Tax Credits from Finance Fund and $6.5 million from Development Fund of the Western Reserve (DFWR) is helping the Kent State University Foundation pay for the 95-room Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. The $15.6-million project, which broke ground in September, 2011, is expected to be open for business in early 2013.

The hotel and conference center on South DePeyster Street is offering 5,400 square feet for meeting space, an indoor pool and an exercise room. The hotel and conference center is next to the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority's Kent Central Gateway, a facility that includes a bus depot, parking and retail space. The hotel and convention center project partners are the Kent State University Foundation, the Pizzuti Companies in Columbus, the City of Kent and DFWR, controlled by the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, and Finance Fund.

"There are no comparable hotels in the immediate area," says Joel S. Pizzuti, president of Pizzuti Cos. in a press release. "There will be significant impact on the local economy including small business growth, job creation and additional development." For example, when it opens, the hotel and conference center will bring 42 jobs to a community with a 29% poverty rate.

Perhaps just as important, the hotel is one of the cornerstones of a larger $100-million redevelopment project in the CBD that will offer retail, office and residential space. KSU, the second largest public university in Ohio, has a total student enrollment of more than 41,000. According to Gene Finn, Kent State's vice president for advancement and executive director of the KSU Foundation, the hotel will work as a base for returning KSU alumni and prospective students, with the development keeping them downtown.

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News Headline: Class of annual Signature Program announced | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Repository - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, has announced the 26th class of their annual Signature Program. The class members are about to begin 10 months of leadership training and experiences that will provide an understanding of local issues, assets and resources.

Signature Program 26th Class members include:

Kevin Barton, president and owner of Edible Arrangements.

Eric Bauer, purchasing manager, Hendrickson.

Shaun Branon, director of organizational advancement at Timken Co.

Kimberly Bricker, associate vice president of human resources at AultCare.

Scott Brown, director of digital content for The Repository and GateHouse Ohio Media.

Rebecca Callahan, corporate supply manager at ComDoc.

Janet Capocci, events planning coordinator at Kent State University.

Ron Compton, senior human resources representative at Diebold.

Margaret DeLillo-Storey, district clinical counselor for Perry Local Schools.

Steve Dezenzo, manager of finance and accounting at FedEx Custom Critical.

Everett Dockery, global procurement manager at Marathon Petroleum Co.

Alicia Doran, secretary for Mercy Medical Center.

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News Headline: Dr. Hartline to present Constitution Day program at Kent State Tuscarawas | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Newcomerstown News
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Dr. Todd Hartline will present "The Enduring Legacy of the United States Constitution" at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall auditorium. His presentation will examine the longevity of the U.S. Constitution, the longest reigning and functioning constitution in history.

The program is being held in celebration of Constitution Day which commemorates the signing of the U. S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

Sponsored by the Kent State Tuscarawas Artist/Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public with no tickets required. The auditorium doors open at 6:30 p.m., with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Hartline has been an adjunct professor of history at Kent State Tuscarawas for more than 10 years. He specializes in Modern American History, particularly on World War II.

Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.

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News Headline: Red Wanting Blue in concert at Kent State Tuscarawas Sept. 6 | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Newcomerstown News
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Rock powerhouse Red Wanting Blue will perform in concert on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue is based in Columbus, but might as well be America's local band. For years, the group had been hiding in plain sight as Terry went about logging thousands of miles on the road throughout the nation's heartland, making fans the hard way - one at a time. Terry's passionate and poetic songs, anchored by his powerful baritone, are the kind of tunes that could only have been written by a man who has lived this kind of life on the road.

Other band members include Mark McCullough (bass guitar, vocals), Greg Rahm (keys, guitars, organ, vocals), Eric Hall Jr. (guitars, lap steel, mandolin, banjo, vocals) and Dean Anshutz (drums, percussion, glockenspiel) With only the aid of word of mouth, hard work and perseverance, Red Wanting Blue has established an exceedingly loyal following in and around the Midwest where the band regularly fills clubs normally reserved for bigger names. In July, they performed on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Tickets for Red Wanting Blue are $10 general admission and $5 for Kent State University students. Tickets can be purchased now at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.tusc.kent.edu/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia.

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News Headline: What would life be like if books were outlawed? | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Newcomerstown News
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News OCR Text: What would life be like without books? What would life be like if your freedom to read were taken away?

This fall, hundreds of Tuscarawas County residents will be asking these questions as they participate in the fith annual One Book, One Community project featuring Ray Bradbury's classic cautionary tale "Fahrenheit 451."

"The committee is excited to feature a classic this year," said the 2012 Committee Chair Michelle McMorrow Ramsell. "Some 29 middle and high school classrooms will be participating in this year's project, and many community members have expressed excitement about revisiting a classic that they may have read in school or one they missed and want to read."

Ray Bradbury, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 91, has inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create.

A prolific author of more than 500 published works including short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse-Bradbury is among the most celebrated writers of our time. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.

Published nearly sixty years ago in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of a futuristic society where television rules mankind and books are outlawed.

As alluded to in the title, referring to the temperature at which books catch fire, books and the places that house them are to be set on fire in Bradbury's book.

"The book is timely on so many levels," said Janet Ladrach who served as the chair of the selection committee who chose this year's book. "In this age of technology and multimedia, Bradbury makes us imagine a world where freedom to read may not exist and to consider the impact this could have on a free society."

Committee member Greg Romer said that the committee invites everyone to read the book and join the conversation this fall.

"At a time when literacy rates are in serious decline, One Book, One Community focuses attention not only on reading, but sharing and bringing people in the community together," said Romer. "Reading is the fundamental skill. Everything else follows."

Ramsell said opportunities to join the conversation are planned throughout September and October.

Book discussions will be held at libraries throughout the county, a showing of the 1966 film adaptation will be held at the Quaker Cinema in New Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 27, and teen activities are planned at libraries during Banned Books Week. The culminating event will be held in Founders Hall at Kent State Tuscarawas on Monday, Oct. 1 and will feature Sam Weller, the biographer of Ray Bradbury; Chris Crutcher, author and anti-censorship activist; and a panel discussion with four panelists who will take audience questions and offer insight from academic, intellectual freedom, legal, and international perspectives.

The One Book, One Community project is made possible by the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition and Kent State Tuscarawas in collaboration with area libraries, area schools, the Tuscarawas County Writers' Guild, the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts, and business partners.

"This county-wide reading project is truly a community event and a feature project of the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition," said Erin Barlow, 2012 president of the Coalition. "We are grateful for the work of the committee, the partnership of many organizations, and the generous donations of area businesses and foundations."

Copies of the book and information about this year's event can be obtained at area libraries, and residents can connect with One Book, One Community on Facebook at www.facebook/tclcoboc or on Twitter @OneBookTusc.

To learn more about literacy issues and initiatives in our community, visit the Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition website at http://www.tuscarawascountyliteracycoalition.org.

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News Headline: BUSINESS SUCCESSION SERIES | Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name: staff, Compiled from
News OCR Text: The Green Chamber of Commerce has announced a business ownership succession planning series beginning Sept. 11.

The programs - geared to small- and medium-sized businesses - will address the following topics:

Sept. 11: What is your company worth to a buyer, your family, and you?

Sept. 25: Exit Strategies: Which one should you choose?

Oct. 11: Separating personal wealth and strength from your business.

The Sept. 11 event will be at Summa Health Center's Green campus at 3838 Massillon Road with Chris Cooper of Kent State University's Ohio Employee Ownership Center as the facilitator. Speakers will include Steve Goykhberg and Tom Kotick, associate directors of SS&G; Greg McDermott, president of FirstMerit Insurance Group; and Jason Haupt, director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty LPA.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. followed by the program and roundtable discussion at 7:30.

Chamber members pay $50 per session or $100 for all three; nonmembers, $65 per session or $150 for all three. Multiple key contributors from the same company pay $30 per seminar or $75 for all three.

For more information, please email lori.howerton@greencoc.org.

Copyright © 2012 Akron Beacon Journal

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News Headline: Upcoming Events | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Kent State University E. Turner Stump Theatre, 1325 Theatre Drive. $25, $50 gold circle, $20 seniors, $10 students with college ID. 330-672-2787 or www.kent.edu/artscollege.

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News Headline: THE LIST: Area events and upcoming concerts | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State University's School
of Theatre and Dance will present
“Big Love” by Charles Mee from
Oct. 5 through 14. Fifty Greek brides
flee from the mother of all arranged
marriages. Clad in white, the 50
maidens head to an Italian villa to
escape marriage to their 50 cousins.
The throng of grooms follow
the brides and mayhem ensues.
A modern rendition of Aeschylus's
“The Suppliants,” the play explores
issues of gender politics, love and
relationships. Performances are at
8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16
for adults, $14 for KSU faculty, staff
and alumni, $12 for seniors, and $8
for non-KSU students 18 or under
with a valid ID. KSU students attend
free but must reserve a ticket.
For tickets, call the box office at
330-672-2497.

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News Headline: CHAMBER AWARDS | Email

News Date: 09/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name: staff, Compiled from
News OCR Text: The Greater Akron Chamber, in an effort to attract and retain talent in the region, will formally recognize recipients of its "30 for the Future" awards, honoring young professionals (ages 25-39), at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at a reception at Kent State University's Student Center.

Tickets for the event - in its sixth year - are $50, chamber members; $60, nonmembers.

The founding sponsor is Huntington and the presenting sponsor is KSU. For ticket information or for additional sponsorships, call Angela Presutti at 330-237-1263.

Copyright © 2012 Akron Beacon Journal

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News Headline: Partners in progress creating a new Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: AMETEK, DAVEY TREE BRING NEARLY
200 JOBS TO DOWNTOWN COMPLEX

DOWNTOWN KENT HAS
gained two major corporate tenants
— and nearly 200 jobs in the
process — as the revitalization of the business
district continues to take shape.
Ametek Inc. and the
Davey Resource Group
have moved into their
new offices in the Fairmount
Properties
block on South Water
Street, bringing with them about 90 employees
each.
Both firms have longstanding roots
in Kent. Both are to be commended for
choosing to make a major investment in
the downtown area, in the process choosing
Kent over other locations available
to them.
The Fairmount site has taken shape
in a little more than a year — ground was
broken in August 2011 — and it's an impressive
anchor to what some are calling
21st Century Kent. In addition to the two
corporate tenants, the two buildings spanning
South Water between Erie Street and
Haymaker Parkway also will house 14 retail
establishments. Two of those — Insomnia
Cookies and Yogurt VI — will be
in operation this week in the Fairmount/
College Town Kent block.
The new businesses are among 30 that
have opened in downtown Kent in the
past two years, including those in the
Acorn Alley developments. Another 20 are
planned to open in the year to come.
The addition of 50 business establishments
in the midst of the worst economic
times in memory makes the Kent revitalization
initiative even more impressive.
Every new business means new jobs,
which translates into new revenue for the
city and those who have invested in it.
In addition to the new buildings in the
Fairmount block, the city also has gained
a much needed public parking area as well
as a revamped Erie Street that is a vast
improvement over what it replaced.
Construction is progressing on three other
downtown anchors: the new Kent State
University Hotel, PARTA's Kent Central
Gateway and Acorn Corner, the revitalization
of the old Kent Hotel. Work also has
begun in earnest on the Esplanade, the
Kent State University project that will link
the campus with the downtown area.
The “Kent story,” which is attracting national
attention, is proof of what can happen
when public and private partners work
together with a focus on progress.
State Sen. John Eklund, who recently
toured the revitalization site with U.S.
Rep. Tim Ryan and other officials, put it
well when he described what is happening
in Kent as “fantastic.” He said, “The
idea is collaboration between institutions,
the private sector and government with a
good plan and a cooperative effort to get
things done.”
Much has gotten done in Kent. And
even more is coming.

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