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Athletics (9)
Communication Studies (1)
Hotel and Conference Center; KSU Foundation; Town-Gown (1)
KSU at Salem (1)
Pan-African Studies; Students (1)
Psychology (1)


Headline Date Outlet

Athletics (9)
Darrell Hazell leaving Kent State for Purdue, reports say (Hazell) 12/05/2012 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

Darrell Hazell leaving Kent State to become Purdue Boilermakers' new football coach (Hazell, Nielsen) 12/05/2012 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

Kent State football coach leaving for Purdue 12/05/2012 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

KSU football player faces felony charge for assault (Hazell) 12/05/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Report: Kent State's Darrell Hazell leaving for Purdue 12/05/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Report: Hazell Leaving Kent State for Purdue Coaching Job (Hazell) 12/05/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email

Sources: Darrell Hazell joins Purdue 12/05/2012 ESPN Text Attachment Email

Reports: Hazell leaving Kent State for Purdue 12/05/2012 Yahoo! Sports Text Attachment Email

In college football, you're either playing in a bowl or a cracked teacup 12/05/2012 WKSU-FM Text Attachment Email


Communication Studies (1)
Scholarship endowed in honor of Infante 12/05/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Hotel and Conference Center; KSU Foundation; Town-Gown (1)
No Banners for Kent State Hotel 12/05/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


KSU at Salem (1)
'A Sparkling December' ushers in holiday season 12/04/2012 East Liverpool Review - Online Text Attachment Email

The Salem Storybook Museum ushered in the Christmas season with an event entitled "A Sparkling December" that lived up to its name. Held at the Kent State Salem Campus, it was the Second Annual Jazz Festival and Art Show. Robert Viencek, the Fund Raising Chairman for the museum, served...


Pan-African Studies; Students (1)
Beacon First: Jewell Cardwell: Kent State students seek soccer balls for children in Haiti (Garrison) 12/05/2012 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email


Psychology (1)
Hudson Library Events 12/05/2012 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

...children experiencing symptoms of anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Flessner is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Kent State University and director of the Child Anxiety Research (CARe) Program. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University...


News Headline: Darrell Hazell leaving Kent State for Purdue, reports say (Hazell) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: CLEVELAND -- The postseason college football coaching lottery is in full swing and Kent State's Darrell Hazell is in the midst of it. While there was no official word from Hazell or Kent State, a team meeting was scheduled for 6:30 a.m. today.

Kent State athletic department sources anticipate Hazell will leave, either to take the Purdue job or another coaching opportunity.

Numerous media outlets were reporting late Tuesday that Hazell had accepted the job at Purdue.

The Boilermakers reportedly have a news conference set for today, but there is speculation of interest in Hazell from Wisconsin, which lost coach Bret Bielema on Tuesday when he went to Arkansas, and from Louisville, where coach Charlie Strong has been mentioned in connection with several vacancies.

The buyout of Hazell's original five-year contract, projected to be between $700,000 and $900,000, is clearly not a deterrent for the man who led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 season and a spot in the Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Ala., against Arkansas State.

Earlier on Tuesday, KSU players were calling rumors of Hazell's departure just that.

“To all my fellow Flashes . . . stop spreading the rumors, it's not true,” KSU kicker Freddy Cortez Tweeted. “Nothing is official yet, as of now he is still a Golden Flash.”

Teammate David Fisher, Kent's backup quarterback, was sending the same message, “It's a rumor, chill.“

But late Tuesday, as the reality of Hazell's departure became clear, Cortez tweeted: “Stay classy kent, coach Hazell deserves what he got and more. I'm glad that I was able to (call) him my head coach. Best of luck!”

Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn was named head coach at Auburn on Tuesday, but plans to coach the Red Wolves in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

Hazell has been mentioned for several jobs around the country since Kent's regular season ended Friday with a 44-37 double-overtime loss to Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference title game.

At his regular Monday news conference, the second-year Kent coach made it clear he is not seeking any jobs. But was more vague about interviewing for opportunities that might come his way.

Internet and wire reports had Hazell meeting with Cal officials Sunday. Word leaked Monday from Purdue that Hazell was meeting with the Boilermakers.

“Every time a job comes open, my name is mentioned,” Hazell said. “That's an honor, but I can't discuss all the rumors that are out there. I even hear a rumor this morning that [running back] Dri [Acher] might be leaving [for the NFL]. When something significant happens, whether it's two years from now, three years from now, whenever it happens, I'll be sure to be loyal to you guys. I'll tell my family first, my athletic director second, my team third, then I'll come to the local media, but I'm not going to discuss all the rumors that are out there.”

As of Tuesday evening, Hazell and Kent Athletic Director Joel Nielsen had not publicly addressed the growing rumors about Hazell and Purdue.

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News Headline: Darrell Hazell leaving Kent State to become Purdue Boilermakers' new football coach (Hazell, Nielsen) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio -- Darrell Hazell, named the Mid-American Conference Football Coach of the Year, is headed to West Lafayette, Ind., to become the next coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.

Both Hazell and Kent State Athetic Director Joel Nielsen confirmed the move this morning. Reports of Hazell's hiring by Purdue first came to light Tuesday.

There is a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. at KSU. But early this morning, as Hazell sat in his car in the dark, he was emotional about the prospect of leaving KSU.

At 6 a.m. he had met briefly with his coaches, returned to his car, alone, and waited for the Kent players to arrive for the 6:30 a.m. team meeting. By 6:20 a.m. players and Nielsen walked to the meeting room. At 6:30 a.m., Hazell was out of his car, said his peace, and returned, then opened the passenger door to take questions.

"This was tough," Hazell said.

A deliberate man, this was an uncharacteristically fast decision that is a sign of the fast financial times of college athletics. Across the country, these deals have become shotgun weddings at text-message speed.

Purdue's offer is a reported $2 million guaranteed per year for five years -- take it or leave it. When the best contract in the MAC is roughly a fourth of that, the decision can become as quick as the offer.

"I got a few calls Sunday [requesting permission to speak with Hazell]," Nielsen later said, sitting in his own car.

Forty-eight hours later, after at least two interviews by Hazell, Nielsen is looking for a new head coach.

Hazell said he would like to try coaching KSU to the first bowl victory in school history, Jan. 6 in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

"If I can, if it's possible, I'd like to coach it," Hazell said. "I'll have to talk to Joel. Maybe that's a way to say good-bye."

Nielsen did not rule out that possibility, but did not commit to it, either.

"It's my call, and Purdue is aware of that," he said. "There are some things to consider. There is a lot of respect in that [team] room for coach Hazell, even as there is a sense of disbelief, particularly by some of the younger players. The older players get it."

After Hazell and Nielsen met with the team, Nielsen met alone with the team captains with a look toward the future.

"We've been through this before at Kent State," Nielsen said. "It's a part of success."

The AD said he will look at both inside the program, and out to find Hazell's replacement; "As quick as I can, that's what I told the team. As quick as possible."

Winning wears on any MAC-level program. Northern Illinois, which defeated Kent for the MAC championship Friday, lost coach Dave Doeren to North Carolina State within 24 hours of the victory.

"With the TV monies some of those conference teams are getting, they're spending it like drunken sailors," Nielsen said.

And they are spending it fast. Arkansas State, Kent's bowl opponent, also lost its coach to Auburn after just one season. Kent at least had Hazell for two seasons.

Hazell, 48 and a former Ohio State assistant head coach, leaves Kent after two seasons with a 16-9 record, but 11-2 this season and 15-3 over his final 18 games. Kent State's turnaround began after a 1-6 start in 2011. He is one of 16 finalists for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.

Kent was projected to finish third in the MAC's East Division but won the division crown with a game to spare going 8-0 overall. During the season Kent was 6-1 on the road losing only to Kentucky, 47-14, before falling in the MAC title game, 44-37, in double-overtime.

A wide receiver coach much of his career, Hazell goes to a Purdue program known for developing quarterbacks, with a fan base eager to see a return to wide-open offensive football.

Hazell now becomes the 13th former head coach from MAC in current Football Bowl Subdivision head coaching positions, including nearly half of the Big Ten (five total) and both coaches in this year's BCS Championship Game; Alabama's Nick Saban (Toledo) and Notre Dame's Brian Kelly (Central Michigan).

Next season 26 of the 124 Football Bowl Subdivision coaches (21 percent) will be either current or former MAC head coaches.

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News Headline: Kent State football coach leaving for Purdue | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: When Kent State football coach Darrell Hazell meets with his players this morning, he's likely to tell them goodbye.

Following a day of whirlwind speculation, sources close to the program have confirmed that Hazell is leaving to coach at Purdue.

KSU's director of football operations Tommy Cook texted the team's players late Tuesday night, requesting that they report for a team meeting at 6:30 a.m. today. While the text didn't explain the reason for the meeting, the players believe it was for Hazell's farewell.

Kent State officials hadn't received official word from Hazell, although CBS and ESPN reported the move late Tuesday as a done deal.

“As of 9 p.m., Kent State believed no deal was done,” said a source close to the program. “But we still wouldn't be surprised if something with Purdue happens very fast.”

Hazell led the Golden Flashes (11-2) to a historic season. Kent State finished the season ranked No. 25 in the BCS standings following a double-overtime loss to Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference Championship game Friday in Detroit.

The Flashes will face Arkansas State (9-3) at the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6 in Mobile, Ala.
Purdue, which finished the season at 6-6, fired coach Danny Hope more than a week ago.

After Cincinnati coach Butch Jones turned down the Purdue coaching job Tuesday morning, Boilermaker officials turned their attention to Hazell. Purdue had contacted him about the job before the MAC title game, but Hazell reportedly told the recruiters that he wouldn't discuss the move until the regular season ended. The Flashes fell 44-37 in double overtime to the Huskies at Detroit's Ford Field.

After talking with another suitor Saturday in California, Hazell reportedly appeared to be considering staying at Kent State, where he has four years remaining on his contract.

Hazell denied original reports about going to Purdue as they began to leak nationally late Tuesday afternoon. At one point, he told players that the reports weren't true, as they took to Twitter trying to calm the team's nerves. Hazell did a radio interview at 5:30 p.m. with the hosts of 1350 AM's Big Time Sports, once again denying that he'd accepted the job.

Perhaps that's why some players reacted angrily at the news of an impending team meeting just four hours later.

“I'm not going to no meeting @ 6:30,” sophomore running back Trayion Durham tweeted. Followed by: “I guess its time to pack mi bags too.”

Other players were more understanding.

“Life is one big business people you gotta keep moving up the ladder! Congrats to Coach Hazell,” senior safety Leon Green tweeted.

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News Headline: KSU football player faces felony charge for assault (Hazell) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: A Kent State University
football player is now facing
a felony charge following
a Nov. 18 fight at a fraternity
house on University
Drive in Kent.

Denzell L. Burton, 19, of
Korb Hall, was arrested
by Kent police Nov. 30 and
charged with felonious assault,
a second-degree felony.
He is accused of causing
serious physical harm to
Tyler Montgomery at the
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
house at 222 University
Drive.

Burton, a freshman linebacker,
did not appear in
any games for the Golden
Flashes this past season.
He has been suspended
indefinitely for “violating
team policy,” head coach
Darrell Hazell told the
Daily Kent Stater student
newspaper. He is being
held in the Portage County
jail on 10 percent of $30,000
pending future court dates.

Burton was arrested
shortly before 2 a.m. Nov.
18 and charged with two
misdemeanors, assault and
obstructing official business.
Kent police told the
Daily Kent Stater Burton
was arrested in the parking
lot of the Wendy's on
East Main Street. The incident
allegedly began as a
fight between football players
and fraternity brothers
in the basement of the fraternity
house, the newspaper
reported.

A preliminary hearing is
set Friday in Portage County
Municipal Court in Kent.
Additional charges could
be filed after the case is
heard by a Portage County
grand jury.

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News Headline: Report: Kent State's Darrell Hazell leaving for Purdue | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: All signs point towards Kent State University losing its beloved football coach.

A day filled with rumors surrounding Golden Flashes second-year mentor Darrell Hazell ended Tuesday with a source close to but not within the football program saying "it looks like something is going to happen very soon with Purdue."

Although several media outlets confirmed that Hazell had accepted the Purdue job at various times throughout the day, according to university officials nothing was finalized as of late Tuesday night. However, yet another Kent State source says a staff meeting has been scheduled prior to a team meeting around 6:30 Wednesday morning.

And a slew of unofficial Purdue sources, including Eric Gardner of the website "The Black Hammer," pronounced it a done deal Tuesday night.

Neither Hazell nor Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen returned messages seeking comment on Tuesday.

Another source said that Hazell was in serious discussions with Boilermakers officials Tuesday afternoon when another team came into play. That team may have been Purdue's Big Ten rival Wisconsin, which lost head coach Bret Bielema to Arkansas on Tuesday.

Hazell, 48, signed a five-year contract after taking over the Kent State program in 2011 following a seven-year stint as an assistant coach at Ohio State. His base salary was $300,000, plus about $76,000 in incentives, and a buyout in his contract is reportedly in the $750,000 range.

Hazell resurrected a Kent State program that had enjoyed only two winning seasons since 1978 before this year. After starting 1-6 in his first season, the Flashes finished the 2011 campaign 4-1. They then proceeded to rip off a school-record 10 consecutive victories this season to earn the Mid-American Conference East Division championship and a spot in the MAC Championship Game against defending champion Northern Illinois.

The Huskies defeated the Flashes 44-37 in double-overtime and wound up earning a bid to the Orange Bowl, while Kent State (11-2) received a bid to the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas State (9-3) on Jan. 6 in Mobile, Ala.

The Flashes will make just their third bowl appearance, and first since 1972.

Ironically, Arkansas State also lost its head coach as Gus Malzahn left the Red Wolves to take over Auburn.

The Boilermakers are seeking a replacement for Danny Hope, who was relieved of his duties on Nov. 25 after compiling a 22-27 record in four seasons. University of Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones was Purdue's first choice to replace Hope, but he declined.

Purdue is expected to formally announce Hazell as its new head coach Wednesday.

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News Headline: Report: Hazell Leaving Kent State for Purdue Coaching Job (Hazell) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Second-year head coach at Kent State led Flashes to first bowl appearance in 40 years

Kent State University may have just lost the best football coach it's seen in decades.

An Indiana-based journalist reported this afternoon that Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell has reached an agreement with Purdue University to take over the head coaching job for the Boilermakers, who are part of the Big Ten Conference for intercollegiate athletics that includes Ohio State University.

Hammer and Rails, a blog about Purdue sports, attributed the news to a former ESPN radio host and journalist for the Lafayette, IN, newspaper the Lafayette Journal and Courier, Brendan Murphy, who tweeted this statement this afternoon:

"I've been told an agreement in principle has been reached between Purdue and Darrell Hazell, just contract language being worked out now."

Hazell, who led the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-2, 8-0 MAC) to their first bowl game appearance this year in more than 40 years, has been rumored to be a candidate in several head coaching jobs across the country. The Flashes will play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl Jan. 6.

The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Hazell was interviewing with California for a coaching position on Sunday.

“My focus is on this Kent State football team like it always has been,” Hazell told the Akron Beacon Journal.

There also were reports he was considered a candidate for the head coaching job at Boston College.

But the Purdue position seems most concrete, as ESPN reported today that Hazell was in the running with Purdue expected to make a decision by Wednesday.

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News Headline: Sources: Darrell Hazell joins Purdue | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: ESPN
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State coach Darrell Hazell, who led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 record this season, has accepted the job at Purdue, sources told ESPN.

Big Ten Blog
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett write about all things Big Ten in the conference blog.

• Blog network: College Football Nation

Hazell will replace Danny Hope, who was fired after compiling a 22-27 record over four years with the Boilermakers.

Hazell, who compiled a 16-9 record in two seasons at Kent State, previously served as Ohio State's wide receivers coach from 2005 to 2010.

The Golden Flashes have a team meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, sources told ESPN.

Purdue also interviewed Cincinnati's Butch Jones as a possible replacement for Hope, who was fired after going 23-27 in four seasons.

Hazell was named the Mid-American Conference's Coach of the Year after leading the Golden Flashes (11-2, 8-0 MAC) to their first winning season since 2001.

Kent State reached No. 17 in the BCS standings, the best in school history, before losing to Northern Illinois 44-37 in double overtime in the MAC Championship Game.

Kent State will play Arkansas State, whose own head coach, Gus Malzahn, has left for a job at Auburn, in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6 in Mobile, Ala.

Purdue (6-6) will play Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year's Day.

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News Headline: Reports: Hazell leaving Kent State for Purdue | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Yahoo! Sports
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News OCR Text: CLEVELAND (AP) -- Darrell Hazell is expected to leave Kent State to coach Purdue, according to reports.

Hazell, who in his second year led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 record and their first bowl since 1972, had not told Kent State officials he was leaving as of late Tuesday night. However, a person close to Kent State's program said Hazell has scheduled a Wednesday morning meeting with his staff and players.

Purdue officials flew to Ohio and met with Hazell on Monday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because nothing has been made official.

ESPN.com and CBSSportsline.com, citing unidentified sources, reported Hazell has accepted the Purdue job.

An assistant at Ohio State under Jim Tressel before taking over at Kent State, Hazell was the Mid-American Conference's coach of the year this season.

The Golden Flashes will play Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6.

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News Headline: In college football, you're either playing in a bowl or a cracked teacup | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: WKSU-FM
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: College football's Mid-American Conference has a record seven teams playing in bowl games this year. Some games are more prestigious than others. Northern Illinois will play in the coveted BCS Orange Bowl while Kent State will play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Then there's the Independence Bowl, The Belk Bowl and the list goes on.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about why college football has 35 bowl games, why teams go and what's in it for them.

Please click on link for audios:
http://www.wksu.org/news/story/33993

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News Headline: Scholarship endowed in honor of Infante | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The School of Communication
Studies at Kent
State University announced
a scholarship in honor of Professor
Emeritus Dr. Dominic
A. Infante, this year's Centennial
Award recipient. The
surprise announcement was
made during KSU's Homecoming
Awards Celebration.

The Dominic A. Infante
Scholarship was a collaborative
donation between Infante's
family, friends, students
and fellow faculty members.
It will be awarded to a student
for the second year of
the Master of Arts program
in the School of Communication
Studies who is judged by
the graduate faculty as being
on schedule for completing
the master's degree and
who appears to be a good
prospect for matriculating
into the doctorate program.

Longtime Deerfield resident
Infante is a widely published
and internationally
renowned scholar and researcher
on argumentativeness,
verbal aggressiveness,
personality and communication,
interpersonal communication,
family violence,
spousal abuse and myriad
other topics.

He earned a bachelor's degree
from Bowling Green
State University and his
master's and doctorate from
KSU.

He began teaching as an
associate professor at KSU
in 1976, teaching public
speaking, communication
theory, persuasion, research
methods, statistics and several
other courses until his
retirement in 1995. Infante
has published books, book
chapters and more than 60
journal articles, and has directed
15 dissertations and
nine theses.

Professor of Communication
at the University of Akron
Andrew Rancer, one of
his advisees and professional
colleague of Infante's for
36 years, counts Infante as
one of the biggest influences
on his professional career
and personal life.

“Infante is one of the top 10
most prolific scholars in our
field, even after being retired
for 17 years,” Rancer said.
Infante stood in front of the
crowd at the event and delivered
an eloquent speech to
share his gratitude. Several
alumni and friends spoke on
his behalf, including Rancer.

The Centennial Award,
which Infante received the
same night, was established
in conjunction with the University's
2010 Centennial and
is the highest honor given
by the School of Communication
Studies. It recognizes
those associated with
the School who are nationally
and/or internationally recognized
for their preeminent
contributions to their profession
or life's work as they relate
to the field of communication

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News Headline: No Banners for Kent State Hotel | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Architecture board signs off on comprehensive sign plan for new downtown building

A sign plan for the new Kent State University Hotel was called "mundane" Tuesday by one member of the Kent Architectural Review Board, which issued the plan a certificate of appropriateness despite such criticisms.

Glen Dreyer, chairman of the architectural review board, criticized the sign plan presented to the board by the construction firm managing the project and the sign company that will build the signs.

Karen Durepo, of The Pizzuti Companies, the construction management firm, and Lou Belknap, of Agile Sign and Lighting Company, the firm designing the signs, presented a comprehensive sign plan to the architecture board different from signs depicted in an early architectural rendering of the building.

An initial rendering of the hotel and conference center included massive banners fixed to the building's brick facade on several of the elevations. But university officials have since nixed that element of the sign package.

"We decided against the graphics," Durepo, construction projects manager for The Pizzuti Companies, said.

Instead, the sign plan approved Tuesday includes mostly small, identical rectangular signs on three of the building's elevations. A "flag-style" sign about 13 feet in height and 2 feet wide that will be attached vertically to the hotel's northwest corner. And a fifth, rectangular sign will wrap around the canopy above the main entrance to the conference center off Erie Street.

The signs feature mostly a blue and gold color scheme Durepo said they got directly from the architect and marketing offices at Kent State.

Dreyer said he thought single letters would look better rather than the rectangular panels proposed, but overall he preferred the original depictions with large banner images of Kent State athletes and students.

"This comprehensive sign plan is an open door for over-exuberance," Dreyer said. "There's more signs than you need here. I thought the football players on the panels ... did a lot more for the building. This is just mundane."

He later called his reaction "an emotional response" and voted with the other three present members of the board to issue the project a certificate of appropriateness.

But Dreyer wasn't the only member of the board critical of the plan presented Tuesday.

Architecture board member Doug Fuller said the signs pitched Tuesday would look flat and without dimension.

"I like the signs on the original hotel drawings," he said.

Belknap said he was unfamiliar with the earlier architectural renderings, but he added university officials may propose additions to the sign package in the future.

The banners depicted in the earlier rendering were similar to ones already on the Kent State Library and Student Recreation and Wellness Center on campus.

The board issued the certificate of appropriateness for the comprehensive sign package with a few changes.

The flag-style sign will be rounded at the top, and the letters on it spelling out "Hotel" will be push-through letters to give the sign more depth. The same push-through style of letters will be applied to the sign on the conference center entrance canopy.

The signs, as proposed, do not meet the city's zoning code, but the comprehensive sign plan allows the project applicant to bypass the zoning code provided the Kent Planning Commission approves the comprehensive sign package.

The hotel's 94 rooms and 300-seat conference center are scheduled to open in June 2013. The project is a partnership between The Pizzuti Companies and the Kent State Foundation.

Elizabeth Eaken, a member of the architecture board, said she thought the size and placement of the signs was appropriate when considered with the overall building size and design.

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News Headline: 'A Sparkling December' ushers in holiday season | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/04/2012
Outlet Full Name: East Liverpool Review - Online
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News OCR Text: The Salem Storybook Museum ushered in the Christmas season with an event entitled "A Sparkling December" that lived up to its name.

Held at the Kent State Salem Campus, it was the Second Annual Jazz Festival and Art Show.

Robert Viencek, the Fund Raising Chairman for the museum, served as master of ceremonies. In presenting the "Woman of the Year Award" to Cindy Rottenborn and the "Man of the Year Award" to David Stratton, he first stopped to praise Bob and Linda Sebo for their significant contributions to Salem.

"We are indebted to the Sebos for presenting the jazz music this evening. They have been extremely good to The Salem Storybook Museum. In fact everyone here this evening has in some way benefited from their philanthropy," he said.

Viencek cited the quiet, dignified, and thoughtful ways of both Rottenborn and Stratton for their many and varied ways they have helped the museum. He noted one doesn't always remember how a friendship begins, but he said it was a great pleasure to refer to both Cindy Rottenborn and David Stratton has dear and special friends.

Bob Sebo added, "Linda and I believe strongly in the work of The Salem Storybook Museum. That's why we agreed to provide the music again this year when Bob Viencek contacted us."

"I have known Matt Skitzki for a number of years. He is a young talented pianist from Cleveland. Watch for him. He's going to make it really big in the music industry," Sebo continued. "I really enjoyed his jazz ensemble. I felt that the vocalist Tara Hawley did a great job in handling the Christmas songs."

A highlight of the evening was the artwork for sale. There were 70 lots for guests to make their selections. Elizabeth Thatcher, the director for the museum, explained,"I was extremely happy to have the artwork from our children included. The three elementary schools, the junior high and high school plus St. Paul of Salem--were all represented."

Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, the treasurer for the museum, added, "I am so impressed with the caliber of students in Salem High School's National Honor Society. We had three separate groups of young people working the event. There was the set-up crew and tear-down crew plus the students who actually worked the program. We could not have done it without their help."

Connie Sanor, the secretary for the museum, had equal praise for Dr. Steven Nameth, the dean of Kent State and Charles Shaffer, the head of the maintenance committee.

"What a wonderful experience for us to be at Kent State. Everyone was so kind and helpful including Bonnie Dominic, the liaison for the museum, and Henry Trenkelbach of the building operations," she said.

Almost 200 people attended the glittering holiday affair. Proceeds from the evening will be used for the renovation of the Victorian house, the future home for the museum. (Submitted material)

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News Headline: Beacon First: Jewell Cardwell: Kent State students seek soccer balls for children in Haiti (Garrison) | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Bravo to the four Kent State University students from Haiti — Sony Ton-Aime, Florvilson Jumior Marcelin, Venix Cador and Jodex Saint-Vil — who are happily paying it forward.

The students are on scholarship and came to KSU following the massive earthquake that pummeled their homeland June 12, 2010. Operating on the to-whom-much-is-given-much-is-expected philosophy, they have launched a campaign to collect soccer balls for the children in Quanaminthe, Haiti.

“Soccer is a big sport in the country, and a single ball can serve to provide many young Haitians with a lot of joy and satisfaction,” wrote George R. Garrison, professor of Pan African studies. “And the game is played often, when they can find a ball, helps to maintain their health as well …

Stories labeled "Beacon First" are published in the newspaper before appearing in full on Ohio.com.

To read this story in its entirety, get your copy of today's digital Beacon Journal (PDF) here.

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News Headline: Hudson Library Events | Attachment Email

News Date: 12/05/2012
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
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News OCR Text: Program addresses anxiety in children

Dr. Christopher Flessner returns to the Hudson Library and Historical Society Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. with a second program about treating anxiety in children. He will focus on different forms of treatment available to the families of children with anxieties. He will discuss some ways to help families sort through the many treatment options and will conclude with a more detailed description of cognitive behavior therapy for children experiencing symptoms of anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder.

Dr. Flessner is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Kent State University and director of the Child Anxiety Research (CARe) Program. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral training at Brown Medical School. He is also a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation.

There is no registration for this program. For more information, call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us.

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