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Total Clips (12)
Biological Sciences; Research (1)
Enrollment; Students (1)
Geology (1)
Institutional Advancement (1)
KSU at Geauga (1)
KSU at Stark (2)
KSU at Tuscarawas; Music (1)
KSU Foundation (1)
KSU Foundation; Town-Gown (1)
Public Safety (2)


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Biological Sciences; Research (1)
Researchers at Kent State University Release New Data on Central Nervous System 09/07/2012 NewsRx.com Text Email

...brain cytokines, while exposure to swim, predator odor, and restraint stress do not." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Kent State University, "Recent data indicate that brain noradrenergic signaling mediates brain cytokine production suggests magnitude of norepinephrine...


Enrollment; Students (1)
Kent State Touts Smartest-Ever Freshman Class 09/07/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Geology (1)
Universities and Colleges (7) 09/06/2012 nps.gov Text Attachment Email

...palaeobiology research and teaching at Dartmouth, please visit the Dartmouth Evolutionary Geobiology Group blog ( http://dartmouthgeobio.blogspot.com/ ). Kent State University Department of Geology Kent State University (Ohio) is an optimal setting in which to study Geology and Paleontology!...


Institutional Advancement (1)
Kent State University moves Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys tailgating indoors (Vargo) 09/07/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


KSU at Geauga (1)
Geauga County Maple Leaf 09/06/2012 Geauga County Maple Leaf Text Attachment Email

...counties and also online at www.burton.lib.oh.us. For more information, call Kathy Schaefer at 440-834-4466. GEL Breakfasts Resume The first Kent State University Geauga Economic Leadership (GEL) breakfast of the season takes place Sept. 7 from 8-9 a.m. at the Kent State University...


KSU at Stark (2)
GET OUT!: Scholarship fundraiser draws vehicle enthusiasts - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com 09/06/2012 Repository - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...other goodies. Why attend? All proceeds benefit the Automotive Technology scholarship fund at Stark State College and to a general scholarship fund at Kent State University at Stark. About the event When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Where: The parking lots of Kent State University at...

Kent Stark, Stark State College Offer Drop-off Site for Electronics Waste Recycling 09/07/2012 North Canton Patch Text Attachment Email

...http://northcanton.patch.com/announcements/kent-stark-stark-state-college-offer-drop-off-site-for-electronics-waste-recycling/media_attachments/edit?upload_started=1346992494 In an effort to provide the community, as well as their students and employees, a sustainable option to disposing of electronics refuse, Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College are jointly offering a free* Electronics Waste Recycling Drop-off Site on Wednesday, Oct. 3...


KSU at Tuscarawas; Music (1)
Arts Beat: Taking a look at 2012-2013 Artist Lecture Series 09/06/2012 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...beautiful new performing arts center theater. This year's complete schedule can be accessed by visiting www.tusc.kent.edu/arts/artist-lecture.cfm Thanks Kent State University Tuscarawas for again providing such a great arts opportunity that everyone can take advantage of. � Back to blog Loading...


KSU Foundation (1)
BJ's Charitable Foundation Donates More Than $1 Million to 175 Charitable Organizations Focusing on Hunger Prevention, Self-sufficiency, Health Care and Education 09/06/2012 KLTV-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...Disabilities, Inc., Valhalla, NY - $5,000 Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Cleveland, OH - $5,000 Seeds of Literacy, Cleveland, OH - $5,000 Kent State University Foundation, Kent, OH - $5,000 Mosser Village Family Center, Allentown, PA - $5,000 Chester Education Foundation, Chester,...


KSU Foundation; Town-Gown (1)
PrivateƒPublic Collaboration Promotes New Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center 09/06/2012 AZoBuild Text Attachment Email

...involving $9 million of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from Finance Fund and $6.5 million from the Development Fund of the Western Reserve (DFWR), will help Kent State University (KSU) Foundation to finance a new hotel and conference center, which will provide 472 regional employment opportunities besides...


Public Safety (2)
Kent State University Police seek assistance in library theft 09/07/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Kent State Police Seek Suspect in Library Theft (Jenkins, Vincent) 09/07/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


News Headline: Researchers at Kent State University Release New Data on Central Nervous System | Email

News Date: 09/07/2012
Outlet Full Name: NewsRx.com
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News OCR Text: 2012 SEP 7 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Central Nervous System are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Kent, Ohio, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Induction of brain cytokines during times of stress has potent effects on altering behavior, mood, and cognitive functioning. Currently, it is unknown why exposure to some stressors such as tailshock and footshock elevate brain cytokines, while exposure to swim, predator odor, and restraint stress do not."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Kent State University, "Recent data indicate that brain noradrenergic signaling mediates brain cytokine production suggests magnitude of norepinephrine release during stress may be critical in initiating brain cytokine production. The aim of the current study was to investigate stress-induced brain cytokines between rat strains that differ in their magnitude of stress responsiveness as measured by brain norepinephrine and HPA responses. Sprague-Dawley and Fischer rats were placed in a restraint bag for 1 h or 2 h and sacrificed immediately following stressor termination. Exposure to restraint significantly elevated hypothalamic interleukin (IL)-1ß and IL-1 receptor type ® 2 mRNA after 1 h and IL-1ß protein after 2 h in the high stress responsive Fischer rats, but not in Sprague-Dawley rats. IL-6, IL-1R1, Il-1 receptor antagonist (RA), and cyclooxygenase (Cox)-2 mRNA were not altered and neither there was expression of any cytokines in the hippocampus or circulating cytokines in either strain. Administration of desipramine (a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) to Sprague-Dawley rats was sufficient either alone or in combination with stress to increase IL-1ß mRNA in the hypothalamus and desipramine combined with stress was sufficient to increase IL-1R2 mRNA in the hypothalamus. These data support our hypothesis that there is a critical threshold of brain norepinephrine necessary to stimulate brain cytokines, which may help to explain why severe stressors are more commonly reported to induce brain cytokines."

According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "These data also suggest an organisms' susceptibility to stress-induced brain cytokine production, depends on responsiveness and regulation of noradrenergic neurons."

For more information on this research see: Rat strain differences in restraint stress-induced brain cytokines. Neuroscience, 2011;188():48-54. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Neuroscience - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/468)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from V.M. Porterfield, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Kent, Ohio, Brain, Drugs, Therapy, Cytokines, Vasopressors, United States, Ethanolamines, Amino Alcohols, Catecholamines, Norepinephrine, Biogenic Amines, Organic Chemicals, Cardiovascular Agents, Central Nervous System, North and Central America, Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins.

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC

Copyright © 2012 Health & Medicine Week via NewsRx.com

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News Headline: Kent State Touts Smartest-Ever Freshman Class | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/07/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
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News OCR Text: Average high school GPA for incoming class is 3.27

By Matt Fredmonsky
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5:59 am

Officials at Kent State University say this year's freshman class has the best academic profile of any class in the university's 102-year history.

Numbers released Wednesday by the university show freshman at the Kent campus have an average high school grade point average of 3.27.

And 70 percent of freshmen have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better, according to the university.

Kent State President Lester Lefton said university admissions staff selected the best students from more than 21,000 applicants this year.

"The quality of this year's freshman class is fantastic," Lefton said in prepared remarks.

University officials also said ACT scores have risen with an average of 22.6 this year.

Here's how the academic profiles break down over the past few years:
Year Campus Full-time/part-time H.S. GPA ACT
2008 Kent FT 3.18 22.11
2009 Kent FT 3.21 22.31
2010 Kent FT 3.20 22.45
2011 Kent FT 3.22 22.41
2012 Kent FT 3.27 22.6

This year, freshmen in Kent State's Honors College have an average high school GPA of 3.83 and an average ACT score of 28.97.

T. David Garcia, Kent State's associate vice president for enrollment management, said in recent years the university had focused on growing its freshmen classes.

"Now, rather than quantity, our focus is on the quality of our students," Garcia said.

In recent semesters the university has set enrollment records like clock work. This fall, the university expects to see the second-highest freshman class in Kent State history.

Although official fall enrollment numbers won't be available until the 15th day of classes.

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News Headline: Universities and Colleges (7) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: nps.gov
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: University Partners

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a public, metropolitan university of approximately 13,000 full- and part-time students in nine colleges and schools. The university offers more than 100 majors. As Arkansas' premier metropolitan university, UALR is committed to responding to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus, community, and commerce. As a metropolitan university, UALR is also able to put its students in close contact with the state's most influential leaders in government, business, industry, medicine, and information technology.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the state's only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is a private, liberal arts college in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth is the smallest of the Ivy League institutions, and has a long-standing tradition of close student-faculty ties. Evolutionary Geobiology at Dartmouth is an interdisciplinary effort, and represented by courses offered by the Departments of Anthropology, Biological Sciences, and Earth Sciences. For information about palaeobiology research and teaching at Dartmouth, please visit the Dartmouth Evolutionary Geobiology Group blog ( http://dartmouthgeobio.blogspot.com/ ).

Kent State University Department of Geology

Kent State University (Ohio) is an optimal setting in which to study Geology and Paleontology! KSU offers three different Bachelor's degrees in geology, each tailored to different career goals, including our new Environmental Geology Concentration for the B.S. The Minor in Geology is very flexible, allowing students to tailor the program to specific needs and goals. The Department also offers an M.S. in Geology and a Ph.D. in Applied Geology. Students at the undergraduate and graduate level can study the role of microfossils in determining climate change over the last several thousand to few million years; invertebrate animals like crabs and lobsters; and vertebrates such as mastodons and giant ground sloths with experts in the department. Kent's setting in the glaciated part of Ohio provides an excellent focal point for field trips to Ice Age microfossil and megafauna localities, microfossil environmental localities, and Paleozoic invertebrate fossil field trip locations for student groups and class trips.

Ohio State University Lima

School of Earth Sciences

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News Headline: Kent State University moves Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys tailgating indoors (Vargo) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/07/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: Conner Howard
about 5 hours ago

By Conner Howard | Staff Writer

Kent State University is moving tailgate activities before its Centennial Campaign Concert from the Dix Stadium parking lot to the Kent State Fieldhouse. The warm-up event is set from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

According to The Weather Channel, thundershowers are called for Saturday, with a 40 percent chance of rain throughout the day. Director of Donor Services Valoree Vargo said though the rain is expected to before the tailgate, the area would not be suitable after the showers.

“The weather forecast is calling for rain and I didnt want people to be in a mud puddle so we're moving it inside,” Vargo said. “I dont think were gonna have any issues in the evening, i just didnt want people setting up in the mud for a tailgate party.”

The concert will feature Los Lonely Boys at 6 p.m., O.A.R. at 7:30 p.m. and Sheryl Crow at 9 p.m. Though she does not expect rain to fall on the concert itself, Vargo said attendees may want to dress appropriately just in case. Umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium, but rain ponchos will be available for purchase.

“I would suggest people bring their own rain gear,” Vargo said.

Tickets for the concert can still be purchased through www.kent.edu. Chairbacks are sold out, but field access and general admission tickets are still available.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1123 or choward@recordpub.com

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News Headline: Geauga County Maple Leaf | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Geauga County Maple Leaf
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Schools & Libraries Bulletins Sept 6, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Donations Accepted for Fall Book Sale

The West Geauga Friends of the Library are currently accepting book donations for the fall book sale being held Nov. 7-10. Donations may include new or gently used children and adult books, audio books, DVDs, music, puzzles and games for adults and children, collectibles, coffee table books, comic books and prints.

Donations may be dropped off anytime during regular library hours at 13455 Chillicothe Road, located next to the high school. For information, call Mary Ann at 440-729-7683.

Programs at Chardon Library

Chardon Public Library will host a perennial exchange inside the Bostwick Room on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Plants may be brought into the library from 9-10 a.m. Please bring plants in closed-bottom containers or containers covered by plastic. The exchange takes place beginning at 10 a.m. After the exchange, there will be a free-for-all of any remaining plants.

Digital Photography 101 class will be offered Sept. 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. International photographer Ron Surmick will guide participants through digital camera operation, basic photographic techniques and the essentials of image processing. Questions on specific issues or cameras will be answered if time allows.

The programs are free and open to the public. Call the library's reference desk at 440-285-7601 to register.

The Chardon Library is located at 110 East Park St.

Burton Art Show

The Friends of the Burton Public Library are looking for entries for the 2012 Burton Art Show to be held Oct. 9-14 at the Burton Public Library. Judges are Steven Sagri in photography and Michael Prunty in all other media.

Artists 16 years and older that live, work or attend school in Geauga or Lake counties are invited to submit their work Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Fee is $5 per item entered for a maximum of three items per artist.

Entry forms are available at all public libraries in Geauga and Lake counties and also online at www.burton.lib.oh.us.

For more information, call Kathy Schaefer at 440-834-4466.

GEL Breakfasts Resume

The first Kent State University Geauga Economic Leadership (GEL) breakfast of the season takes place Sept. 7 from 8-9 a.m. at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton.

Learn about the AWT (Alliance for Working Together) Regional Robobot Competition, a student-manufacturer mentorship program that was created to introduce students to the world of manufacturing and stimulate their interest in a similar career. Their teams work together to build a robot with the goal to be the last robot standing.

Call Carol Gardner at 440-834-3755 to RSVP.

College Admissions Sessions

The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will hold free sessions for high school seniors and their parents regarding the college admissions application process at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26 at the LEAF Resource Center, 8221 Auburn Road in Concord.

College admissions representatives from various types of schools will address everyone's questions regarding the college admissions process, including the most common mistakes students make on college admissions applications. Representatives from Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Lake Erie College and Lakeland Community College will serve on the panel. The panel will differ on each date.

Reservations are required; capacity is limited. Please register online at www.leaf-ohio.org or call LEAF at 440-358-8045, to reserve a seat.

LEAF is a non-profit college access agency serving students of all ages with the financial aid process.

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News Headline: GET OUT!: Scholarship fundraiser draws vehicle enthusiasts - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Repository - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: By Angie Younessi

CantonRep.com staff writer

Posted Sep 06, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

CANTON -

Event highlights

• Started in 1992 as the Timken Vehicle Display and Special Interest Show for Timken Co. employees, the Canton Carnival of Wheels has evolved into a non-profit, community event that draws hundreds of vehicle entries and thousands of spectators every year.

• Don't expect just classic cars. Any vehicle with wheels is invited to join, including tractors, motorcycles and race cars. Vehicles can be displayed for a $10 fee. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 400 vehicles registered.

• Participants will vie for the People's Choice Award and sponsor awards.

• New cars will be up for perusal, as well, as the Stark County Automobile Dealers Association will show 2013 models of selected vehicles.

• Spectators also can get an eyeful of miniature "cars" during the show's unique valve-cover race. The competition is reminiscent of the Boy Scouts' Pinewood Derby, with the vehicles made from the valve covers from internal combustion car engines instead of wood. The little machines are powered by gravity rather than engines.

• Live music will provide a backdrop for all the car gazing. The John Berecek and Friends Band and the Bandog Band will supply the tunes.

• Ten food vendors will be on hand to help keep hunger at a minimum. Available eats will include gyros, pizza, doughnuts, barbecued foods, hot dogs and other goodies.

Why attend? All proceeds benefit the Automotive Technology scholarship fund at Stark State College and to a general scholarship fund at Kent State University at Stark.

About the event

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: The parking lots of Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College in Jackson Township.

Tickets: Free to spectators, $10 fee to display a vehicle.

Info: Call Dan Thoma at 330-493-9202 or Dick Mautz at 330-837-3878, or visit www.cantoncarnivalofwheels.com . Registration forms are available online.

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News Headline: Kent Stark, Stark State College Offer Drop-off Site for Electronics Waste Recycling | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/07/2012
Outlet Full Name: North Canton Patch
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News OCR Text: Posted by North Canton Patch Contributor

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Make it a habit to recycle every day. Patch

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In an effort to provide the community, as well as their students and employees, a sustainable option to disposing of electronics refuse, Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College are jointly offering a free* Electronics Waste Recycling Drop-off Site on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Kent State Stark barn, located off of Loop Road near the Main Hall building, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.

According to DoSomething.org, electronic waste represents 2 percent of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.

Kent State Stark and Stark State have partnered with Midwest Comtel and Gen-Tek, local recycling companies that will responsibly recycle, refurbish or reuse the electronic items dropped off during the event.

*There is no charge to drop off items, except for the minimal charge of $3 for CRT monitors up to 17 inches and $5 for televisions and CRT monitors larger than 17 inches.

For a complete listing of the electronic waste items accepted at the drop-off site, please visitwww.stark.kent.edu/about/events/e-waste.cfm. Volunteers will be available to assist with unloading. For additional information regarding the e-waste collection event, contact Brent Wood, senior facility manager at Kent State Stark, at 330-244-3270 or bwood11@kent.edu.

Kent State Stark and Stark State strive to positively affect the community through many sustainability efforts that protect and preserve our planet and its natural resources. To learn more about Kent State Stark's sustainability initiatives, visit www.stark.kent.edu/sustainability. More information about Stark State's sustainability programs is available at www.starkstate.edu/goinggreen.

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News Headline: Arts Beat: Taking a look at 2012-2013 Artist Lecture Series | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Hot Links Election 2012

Posted 5 hour(s) ago

Arts Beat: Taking a look at 2012-2013 Artist Lecture Series

By Jeannine Kennedy

In my last blog I talked about the great things scheduled to make an appearance at the Kent Tuscarawas PAC...now let's take a look at the Artist Lecture Series for 2012 _ 2013. Can I just say "WOW?"

The programs begin Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012 with a timely presentation by Dr. Todd Hartline titled "The Enduring Legacy of the United States Constitution" and end April 17, 2013 with an evening with Garrison Keillor. (You know...that guy from Prairie Home Companion). Sandwiched in between are terrific shows featuring music, poetry and literature (Shhhhhhhh....the "One Book One Community" Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition selection this year is the once banned Ray Bradbury book Fahrenheit 451.)

Now here comes the best part....the programs are FREE!

What a great thing for our community. Seven free quality programs that are diverse, inspirational and informative and all held in the beautiful new performing arts center theater. This year's complete schedule can be accessed by visiting www.tusc.kent.edu/arts/artist-lecture.cfm Thanks Kent State University Tuscarawas for again providing such a great arts opportunity that everyone can take advantage of.

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News Headline: BJ's Charitable Foundation Donates More Than $1 Million to 175 Charitable Organizations Focusing on Hunger Prevention, Self-sufficiency, Health Care and Education | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: KLTV-TV - Online
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News OCR Text: SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club

BJ's Foundation Continues Tradition of Supporting Organizations that Serve Communities

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BJ's Charitable Foundation today announced a donation of $1,169,396 to 175 nonprofit organizations in the 15 states where BJ's Wholesale Clubs are located. Established in 2005 with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities BJ's serves, the mission of BJ's Charitable Foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. The donated funds will be dispersed to organizations that focus in four areas: hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care and education.

In the area of Hunger Prevention, BJ's Charitable Foundation will donate more than $364,000 to 46 organizations with programs to help prevent and alleviate hunger. The rising price of food, unemployment and underemployment, and cuts in social services has resulted in an increased demand for hunger relief. The grants will help shelters, food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries purchase and distribute food to those suffering from hunger.

The high unemployment rate, coupled with the rising cost of housing has resulted in many individuals and families seeking temporary or emergency housing. Fifty-nine nonprofits that provide temporary or emergency services to those who have the goal of becoming independent members of society will receive more than $381,000. The grants will enhance shelter programs; provide funds to purchase supplies and clothing for residents and fund programs that offer families a temporary and safe shelter.

BJ's Charitable Foundation will also support 54 nonprofits that provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged. More than $300,000 will be donated to purchase supplies for literacy skills, mentoring, tutoring and career development programs.

Sixteen organizations that provide healthcare services to individuals and families that would not normally have access to healthcare will receive more than $113,000. The funds will help supply medical clinics and aid in costs for health prevention services, supplies for vision, dental and hearing screenings.

"BJ's Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with these amazing non-profit organizations committed to improving the lives of those in each of their communities," said Jessica Newman, Executive Director for the BJ's Charitable Foundation. "These donations will assist thousands of individuals and families, resulting in a better community for us all."

Since its inception, the BJ's Charitable Foundation has donated more than $15 million to nearly 1,800 community organizations. The noted organizations receiving grants from BJ's Charitable Foundation submitted proposals in late 2011. All recipients are 501(c)3 charitable organizations that support services in the regions where BJ's Wholesale Clubs are located.

Hunger Prevention

Chrysalis Center, Inc., Hartford, CT -$5,000

Martin House, Inc., Norwich, CT - $5,000

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Boca Raton, FL - $15,000

The Cooperative Feeding Program, Inc. dba LifeNet4Families, Ft. Lauderdale, FL -$5,000

Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc., Jacksonville, FL - $10,000

I M Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc., Jacksonville, FL - $10,000

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Inc., Jacksonville, FL - $10,000

Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc., North Miami, FL - $5,000

Feeding South Florida, Pembroke Park, FL - $15,000

Rockdale County Emergency Relief Fund, Inc., Conyers, GA - $5,000

Rosie's Place, Inc., Boston, MA - $15,000

The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc., Boston, MA - $15,000

American Red Cross, Cambridge, MA - $5,000

The Family Pantry Corp, Harwich, MA - $5,000

Community Servings, Inc., Jamaica Plain, MA - $5,000

A Place to Turn, Natick, MA - $5,000

South Shore Community Action Council, Inc., Plymouth, MA - $10,000

Worcester County Food Bank, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA -$5,000

Yarmouth Food Pantry Inc., West Yarmouth, MA - $4,300

Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Auburn, ME - $5,000

Alamance County Meals On Wheels, Inc., Burlington, NC - $5,000

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels, Inc., Kannapolis, NC - $5,000

New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Manchester, NH - $10,000

Isaiah House, East Orange, NJ - $15,000

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), Pennsauken, NJ - $10,000

Pass It Along, Sparta, NJ - $10,000

Pronto of Long Island, Inc., Bay Shore, NY - $10,000

St. John's Bread and Life Program, Inc., Brooklyn, NY -$10,000

Food Bank of Western New York, Inc., Buffalo, NY - $5,000

Iris House A Center for Woman Living with HIV, Inc., New York, NY - $7,500

Hillside Food Outreach Pleasantville, NY - $5,000

Shelters of Saratoga, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY - $4,500

Project Hospitality, Staten Island, NY - $10,000

Peoples Equal Action and Community Effort, Inc., Syracuse, NY - $10,000

Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, Inc., Allentown, PA - $6,000

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, PA - $5,000

Senior Community Services (SCS), Folsom, PA - $5,000

Channels, Harrisburg, PA - $5,000

The Power Packs Project, Lancaster, PA - $4,974

Bebashi Transition to Hope, Philadelphia, PA -$5,000

Tri-Town Economic Opportunity Committee, Johnston, RI - $5,000

The Martin Luther King Community Center Incorporated (MKCC), Newport, RI - $5,000

Rhode Island Community Food Bank Association, Providence, RI - $15,000

Washington Park Citizens' Association (WPCA), Inc., Providence, RI - $5,000

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia Norfolk, VA - $17,500

FeedMore, Inc., Richmond, VA - $10,000

Self-Sufficiency

The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, Bridgeport, CT - $5,000

My Sisters' Place, Inc., Hartford, CT - $5,000

New Haven Diaper Bank, Inc., New Haven, CT - $10,000

New London Homeless Hospitality Center, Inc., New London, CT - $5,000

Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC), Stamford, CT - $5,000

St. Agnes Home, Inc., West Hartford, CT - $4,300

ContactLifeline, Inc., Wilmington, DE - $5,000

Ministry of Caring, Inc., Wilmington, DE - $10,000

Foundation for Dreams, Inc., Bradenton, FL - $5,000

HOPE South Florida, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL - $5,000

Youth Crisis Center, Jacksonville, FL -$5,000

Legal Services of Greater Miami, (LSGMI) Inc., Miami, FL - $5,000

Catholic Community Services of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., Miami, FL - $5,000

Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, Sunrise, FL - $15,000

Dress for Success Atlanta, Atlanta, GA - $4,500

Genesis Shelter, Inc., Atlanta, GA - $5,000

CHRIS Kids, (CK) Inc., Atlanta, GA - $5,000

Goodwill of North Georgia, Inc., Atlanta, GA - $5,000

The Center for Family Resources, Marietta, GA - $5,000

Family Life Support Center, Inc., Adams, MA - $5,000

Stavros Center for Independent Living, Inc., Amherst, MA -$5,000

City Mission Society of Boston (CMS), Boston, MA - $5,000

United South End Settlements, Boston, MA - $5,000

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC), Hyannis, MA - $5,000

hopeFound, Jamaica Plain, MA - $10,000

Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute (SEB), Inc., Jamaica Plain, MA - $10,000

Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain, MA - $4,851

Bread & Roses Housing (BRH), Lawrence, MA - $5,000

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, Roxbury, MA - $5,000

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO), Baltimore, MD - $5,000

Community Concepts, Inc., Lewiston, ME - $10,000

Women's Resource Center in Alamance County, Burlington, NC - $5,000

Davidson Housing Coalition, Davidson (DHC), NC - $12,500

Tri-County Community Action Program (CAP), Inc. Berlin, NH - $5,000

New Generation, Greenland, NH - $6,000

Women's Information Service (WISE) Lebanon, NH - $5,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem, Bridgetown, NJ - $5,000

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey: Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service, Cherry

Hill, NJ - $5,000

180 Turning Lives Around, Hazlet, NJ - $3,500

Jersey Battered Women's Service, (JBWS) Inc., Morristown, NJ - $10,000

Family Promise of Morris County, Inc., Morristown, NJ - $5,000

Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services, Inc., Plainfield, NJ - $7,500

AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Albany, NY - $7,500

YWCA of Genesee County, Inc., Batavia, NY - $4,775

Warren/Washington County Homeless Youth Coalition, Inc., Glen Falls NY - $5,000

Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), Hempstead, NY - $12,500

The Partnership for the Homeless (PFTH), New York, NY - $5,000

Safe Horizon, Inc., New York, NY - $20,000

Bethany House of Nassau County Corporation, Roosevelt, NY - $10,000

Home HeadQuarters (HHQ), Inc., Syracuse, NY - $5,000

Battered Women's Shelter, Akron, OH - $5,000

ACCESS, Inc., Akron, OH - $5,000

Family Promise of Summit County, Akron, OH - $5,000

Domestic Violence Project(DVPI), Inc., Canton, OH - $10,000

Catholic Charities of Stark County, Canton, OH - $5,000

PathWays PA, Inc., Holmes, PA -$10,000

International Institute Rhode Island, Providence, RI - $7,500

Carpenter's Shelter, Inc., Alexandria, VA - $5,000

Project Mend-A-House, Inc., Manassas, VA - $6,000

Healthcare

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Inc., Seaford, DE - $5,000

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc., Boca Raton, FL - $5,000

Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Inc., Orlando, FL - $15,000

Health Care Center for the Homeless, Orlando, FL - $5,000

Jewish Family & Career Services, Atlanta, GA - $10,000

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA - $15,000

Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children, Cambridge, MA - $10,000

Angel Flight of New England, Inc., North Andover, MA - $5,000

South Jersey Eye Center, Camden, NJ - $5,000

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), Inc., Bay Shore, NY - $5,000

Providence House, Inc., Brooklyn, NY - $5,000

The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc., Flushing, NY - $5,000

Center for Hearing and Communication, New York, NY - $4,500

Berks Visiting Nurse Association, Wyomissing, PA - $5,000

Chesapeake Health Investment Program, Chesapeake, VA - $9,100

Cross-Over Ministry, Inc., Henrico, VA - $5,000

Education

Bridge House Inc., Bridgeport, CT - $5,000

Bridgeport Public Education Fund (BPEF), Bridgeport, CT - $4,546

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc., Bridgeport, CT - $10,000

Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), Inc., Danbury, CT - $5,000

ConnectiKids, Inc., Hartford, CT - $5,000

buildOn, Stamford, CT - $5,000

Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc., Coconut Creek, FL - $5,000

Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL - $4,750

Impact Broward, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL - $5,000

Sanctuary of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, FL - $4,000

North Florida School of Special Education, Jacksonville, FL - $5,000

Easter Seals South Florida Miami, FL - $5,000

Children Have All Rights: Legal, Educational, Emotional (CHARLEE) of Dade County, Inc., Miami, FL - $5,000

City Year, Inc., Miami, FL - $5,000

Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida (GSGCF), Inc., Sarasota, FL - $5,000

Achievement and Rehabilitations Centers (ARC), Inc., Sunrise, FL - $5,000

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., Tampa, FL - $7,500

Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO), Winter Park, FL - $5,000

Odyssey, Atlanta, GA - $5,000

Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, Atlanta, GA - $5,000

North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), Roswell, GA - $2,500

Refugee Family Services, Stone Mountain, GA - $5,000

Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc., Boston, MA - $5,000

Playworks Education Energized, Boston, MA - $5,000

MY TURN INC. America's Youth Teenage Unemployment Reduction Network, Brockton, MA - $5,000

Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) Inc., Franklin, MA - $5,000

The Literacy Project, Inc., Greenfield, MA - $10,000

Operation Outreach-USA, Inc., Holliston, MA - $7,500

The Italian Home for Children, Jamaica Plain, MA - $10,000

Boston Local Development Corporation, Roxbury, MA - $5,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, North Beach, MD - $5,000

Institute for Financial Literacy, Inc., South Portland, ME - $5,000

Communities In Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc., Charlotte, NC - $7,500

Classroom Central, Inc., Charlotte, NC - $7,500

North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh, NC - $5,000

Kramden Institute, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC - $5,000

YMCA of Greater Manchester: Greater Manchester Family, Manchester, NH - $5,000

Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Nashua, Merrimack, NH -$5,000

Exalt Youth, Brooklyn, NY - $7,500

The Learning About Multimedia Project (LAMP), Inc., Brooklyn, NY - $5,000

Fund for Public Schools, Inc., New York, NY - $10,000

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse (LVGS), Syracuse, NY - $5,000

Careers for People with Disabilities, Inc., Valhalla, NY - $5,000

Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Cleveland, OH - $5,000

Seeds of Literacy, Cleveland, OH - $5,000

Kent State University Foundation, Kent, OH - $5,000

Mosser Village Family Center, Allentown, PA - $5,000

Chester Education Foundation, Chester, PA - $5,000

Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA - $10,000

United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA - $5,000

Community Progress Council (CPC), Inc., York, PA - $5,000

Homefront Health Care, Providence, RI - $7,500

The Kent Center for Human & Organizational Development, Inc., Warwick, RI - $3,800

Children's Museum of Richmond, Richmond, VA - $5,000

About BJ's Charitable Foundation

BJ's Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ's Wholesale Clubs serve.  The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the area of basic needs (hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, education and health).  For more information about BJ's Charitable Foundation, please visit, www.bjs.com/charity.

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News Headline: PrivateƒPublic Collaboration Promotes New Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/06/2012
Outlet Full Name: AZoBuild
Contact Name: Nick Gilbert
News OCR Text: A special privateƒ{public collaboration, involving $9 million of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from Finance Fund and $6.5 million from the Development Fund of the Western Reserve (DFWR), will help Kent State University (KSU) Foundation to finance a new hotel and conference center, which will provide 472 regional employment opportunities besides bolstering economic development and boosting the regional tourism.

The City of Kent, the KSU Foundation, the Finance Fund, DFWR that is regulated by the Development Finance Authority of Summit Country, and The Pizzuti Companies of Columbus were all collaborators in the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center undertaking at downtown Kent valued at $15.6 million.

The new hotel will include 95 rooms and is a segment of a bigger $100 million reconstruction venture in downtown Kent that will include housing, office and retail spaces. The building of the hotel slated to be thrown open in spring 2013 is expected to create 430 construction work opportunities. On completion, the hotel and conference center is anticipated to generate 42 long-term jobs for people in the region. The region suffers from a 29% poverty rate.

The new venture will provide service to university guests and will be a great aid in tourism in the region. Besides, business establishments and corporates from Kent and Akron regions will probably conduct business conferences and special functions in the conference center/ballroom that seats 300 persons and spreads over 5400 sq. ft. The hotel will also provide a learning environment for students of KSU, especially those who joined the hospitality management degree plan.

Source: http://www.kent.edu

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News Headline: Kent State University Police seek assistance in library theft | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/07/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Record-Courier Staff Report

Kent State University Police is seeking assistance in locating a suspect in a theft from the library, according to a press release.

The theft occurred August 13, according to the release.

The suspect is described as a thin black male wearing a white t-shirt and black vest over it. Nobody was injured in the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kent State University Police Detective Bureau at 330-672-3070.

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News Headline: Kent State Police Seek Suspect in Library Theft (Jenkins, Vincent) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/07/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Bag stolen from public area in library

By Matt Fredmonsky
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5:58 am

The Kent State University Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in a theft from the Kent State Library.

A book bag and its contents were taken from a public area in the library Aug. 13.

Kent State Police Lt. Chris Jenkins said the suspect is a thin, black male and was wearing fatigue colored shorts, a white T-shirt and a black vest with a red hood.

"He also wore a red baseball hat with a yellow bill, possibly displaying the Kansas City Chiefs' logo," Jenkins said.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime can contact the university police at 330-672-3070.

Kent State spokesperson Emily Vincent said the theft serves as a good reminder to everyone on campus "to keep track of your valuables and personal possessions, particularly in public areas."

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