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Financial Aid (1)
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Athletics (3)
KSU football: New coach Paul Haynes has hired all but one assistant coach for his staff 01/09/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Haynes' Kent State football coaching staff nearly finalized 01/09/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Haynes to pitch Heisman campaign for Dri Archer ... if he stays in Kent (Haynes) 01/09/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Financial Aid (1)
Claymont High School to sponsor Financial Aid Night Jan. 17 01/08/2013 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...School will be sponsoring a Financial Aid Night at 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the high school, 4205 Indian Hill Road SE, Uhrichsville. A representative from Kent State University's Student Financial Aid office will present information about financial aid for students entering college during the fall of...


History (1)
Lets Go events 01/09/2013 Lancaster Eagle-Gazette - Online Text Attachment Email

Civil War Roundtable When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Sherman House, 137 E. Main St., Lancaster Cost: $5 per person Kent State University Professor Leonne Hudson will discuss the reaction of African-American soldiers to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.


KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
Pitfalls await those opening a business (Belinsky) 01/08/2013 Weirton Daily Times - Online, The Text Attachment Email

...Market St., Steubenville, as well as one-on-one counseling sessions to those who decide to follow their entrepreneurial dreams. Belinsky, based at the Kent State University-Tuscarawas campus in New Philadelphia, is shown here assisting clients. Jefferson County's next start-up class is set for Jan....


Town-Gown (1)
New Electronic Community Sign Flickers to Life Downtown 01/09/2013 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


University Communications and Marketing (1)
Kent State Hires New Associate VP (Harvey) 01/09/2013 AkronNewsNow.com Text Attachment Email


News Headline: KSU football: New coach Paul Haynes has hired all but one assistant coach for his staff | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
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News OCR Text: A source close to the Kent State athletic department confirmed Monday evening that new football coach Paul Haynes has hired all but one of his assistants, the group meeting earlier in the day to begin working the Golden Flashes' recruiting board.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hirings are not yet official.

The new coaches are: linebackers coach Ben Needham (formerly the defensive quality control coach at Ohio State), cornerbacks coach Amp Campbell (secondary coach at Western Michigan), receivers coach Doc Gamble (running backs/tight ends coach at Alcorn State), running backs coach Ted Bahhur (coming from Colorado State and a Flashes alum who served as a defensive assistant coach at KSU, from where he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1992), offensive line coach Shawn Clark (who held the same position at Purdue) and strength and conditioning coach Antoine Sharp (an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Arkansas).

There are currently three holdovers from former coach Darrell Hazell's staff and possibly a fourth coming soon. The three already in place are: Brian Rock (continuing on as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach), Brian George (current defensive line coach who will add the title of defensive coordinator) and Jeff Burrow (staying on as safeties coach).

Haynes has yet to name a tight ends coach, although there's been speculation that current Flashes special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Dave McMichael could remain on staff in the position.

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News Headline: Haynes' Kent State football coaching staff nearly finalized | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: Paul Haynes has nearly completed his first Kent State coaching staff.

Holdovers from previous head coach Darrell Hazell's staff are Brian Rock, Brian George and Jeff Burrow. Rock will remain offensive coordinator, while George has been promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator and Burrow will continue to coach the safeties.

According to a combination of sources close to the team and Internet sources, the new hires are as follows:

Ben Needham, linebackers, who was defensive graduate assistant at Ohio State last year; Antwan Sharpe, strength & conditioning, who previously coached with Haynes at Louisville; Amp Campbell, defensive backs, who coached DBs at Western Michigan last year; Doc Gamble, wide receivers, who coached at Alcorn State last year; Shawn Clark, offensive line, who coached O-line at Purdue the past four years; Ted Bahhur, running backs, who is a 1992 KSU grad, and was a student assistant when Haynes played at Kent State from 1987-91.

A tight ends coach has not been named, but Dave McMichael -- who coached tight ends and special teams for the Flashes last year -- may wind up staying put.

Members of Hazell's KSU staff who will reportedly follow him to Purdue are defensive coordinator Jon Heacock, linebackers coach Marcus Freeman, running backs coach Jafar Williams, director of football operations Tommy Cook and strength coach Doug Davis.

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News Headline: Haynes to pitch Heisman campaign for Dri Archer ... if he stays in Kent (Haynes) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: If Dri Archer decides to leave the Kent State football program early, the Golden Flashes won't let him go without a fight.

New Kent State football coach Paul Haynes is teaming up with members of the athletic department to make sure the junior realizes how important he is to the program, and how much they want and need Archer to stay for his senior year.

"We're going to do our part by making sure he shows just how exciting a player he is next year," said Haynes. "We're gonna pitch him for the Heisman (Trophy) right from the start, and we're gonna find creative ways to make sure he touches the ball."

Archer was the focal point of Kent State's stunning turnaround in 2012. He returned the opening kickoff of the season 57 yards against Towson and never stopped producing big plays from that point on, using his 4.2 40-speed and incredible burst to repeatedly explode through the smallest of creases in opposing defenses.

Archer finished the season with 2,577 all-purpose yards and a school-record 23 touchdowns, scoring at least one TD in every game. He rushed for 1,429 yards on 159 carries, averaging nine yards per run, with 16 touchdowns; caught 39 passes for 561 yards four scores; and led the nation in kickoff returns (36.9 ypr), with three going for touchdowns in the first five games before opponents stopped kicking to him.

Archer is currently weighing a decision on whether to leave school early and make himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Obviously, Archer's pure speed would be a welcome addition to any pro franchise, while his size (5-foot-8, 175 pounds) would be considered his biggest weakness. Archer could also use another year to prove himself valuable to NFL teams in other ways besides rushes and kickoff returns, which have become almost a non-factor in pro games and may be banned entirely in the future.

If he returns to Kent State, Haynes plans to give Archer and fellow 1,000-yard rusher Trayion Durham (1,316 yards, 4.8 ypc) plenty of chances to showcase any and all of their abilities.

"I call it FTS: Feed the studs," said Haynes. "I'll talk to both Dri and (Durham) about FTS. We know we need to make sure they get their touches next year."

Archer suffered a knee injury during Sunday's GoDaddy.com Bowl, but no update on his status was available on Tuesday.

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News Headline: Claymont High School to sponsor Financial Aid Night Jan. 17 | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/08/2013
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter - Online, The
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News OCR Text: Claymont High School will be sponsoring a Financial Aid Night at 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the high school, 4205 Indian Hill Road SE, Uhrichsville.

A representative from Kent State University's Student Financial Aid office will present information about financial aid for students entering college during the fall of 2013. Financial Aid materials will available at the meeting.

All area high school seniors and their parents are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Claymont High School guidance office at 740-922-3471 or visit www.claymontschools.org .



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News Headline: Lets Go events | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette - Online
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News OCR Text: Civil War Roundtable

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Sherman House, 137 E. Main St., Lancaster

Cost: $5 per person

Kent State University Professor Leonne Hudson will discuss the reaction of African-American soldiers to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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News Headline: Pitfalls await those opening a business (Belinsky) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/08/2013
Outlet Full Name: Weirton Daily Times - Online, The
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News OCR Text: Center adviser says you must have a plan in place, money, or it's most likely you will fail

STEUBENVILLE - Joe Belinsky has a few words of advice for anyone thinking of jumping head-first into the entrepreneurial world: Don't.

Belinsky, small business development adviser for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, said would-be entrepreneurs can spare themselves a lot of headaches by doing their homework before they take the plunge.

Belinsky, in fact, says the biggest mistake a prospective business owner can make is to rush into it.

HELP FOR BUSINESS — The Ohio Small Business Development Center offers assistance to those who are considering opening their own business. Certified Business Adviser Joe Belinsky, standing, offers a monthly start-up class at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 630 Market St., Steubenville, as well as one-on-one counseling sessions to those who decide to follow their entrepreneurial dreams. Belinsky, based at the Kent State University-Tuscarawas campus in New Philadelphia, is shown here assisting clients. Jefferson County's next start-up class is set for Jan. 24 from 1-3 p.m. - Contributed

"There are two key elements you need to be successful," he said. "You've got to have a plan, then you have to have money. Usually, you have to have the plan before you (can get) the money."

Belinsky, a certified business adviser operating out of the Small Business Development Center at Kent State University-Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, helps prospective entrepreneurs in a 10-county region get their business enterprises off on the right foot.

"Our purpose is to help people who have an idea about starting up a business to be able to take that idea and build it into a business plan, and then to take the business plan and actually start working it so they can become successful," he said.

The process begins with a start-up class, offered monthly in each county in Belinsky's service territory. The next start-up class here in Jefferson County is set for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 in the chamber offices, 630 Market St.

"A lot of people who get started have never managed a business or even a part of a business, so we help to shepherd them along," he said. "We tell them things to look out for, things to do, how to go about hiring people, things like that ... They come in and we tell them all the good and bad about starting up their own business, then we also tell them about all the resources that are available.

"The big thing is, we let them know there's lots and lots of help out there, it's just a question of being able to organize their thoughts to be able to do it."

At the end of the start-up class, he said the participants should have a pretty good idea of what to expect if they decide to push forward with their plans.

"Or if they have an idea but aren't sure it's workable, (the startup class) should help them," he added. "If they have a sketch of an idea and don't know where to go with it, I can help them develop the idea into something that's viable."

He said a lot of the things they cover in start-up class can help later on as they work on their business plan, a blueprint they can follow as their business evolves. Done properly, it's a guide a small business owner can use to figure out where their (market) is, how to attract and retain business so they can grow their own.

"There's so much stuff that can help them with their business plan that they'll have to make up later on," he said. "Plus, there's the interaction with other people - that helps, too. Everybody has some questions they might be like to explore, some ideas they might want to try - hearing from someone else can help, there's a lot of good interaction (that takes place)."

If they do decide to follow their entrepreneurial dream, Belinsky offers one-on-one counseling to help each of them develop that all-important business plan.

"(That) includes financial projections, which is usually one of the bigger parts of what I help them do," he said. "I think maybe 1 percent or 2 percent of the people I've worked with over the years actually had a grasp on financial projections - most people have no idea, it's really about education them as to what running a business is all about, all the financials and the cash flow."

How long it takes to develop a workable plan depends on the individual. Some people can get through it in a day, others need more time. Belinsky said he had a handful of entrepreneurs complete their business plans in 2012 who actually started the process five years earlier.

"An awful lot do (chicken out)," he said. "But I actually guide everybody through it. The majority of people are scared to death at doing it, even if you give them a template. What I try to do is help them with the first couple pages, give them a feel for how to do it, then let them do more research and do more work on their plan. Then, when they're done, they send it to me and I'll review it and edit it."

Belinksy said the template is easy to follow, and prospective business owners can do a lot of their research online.

"We use the template to spur them on," he said. "We give them a number of documents and stuff like that, examples ... that helps them out. Quite often, I even show them how to use the Internet, how to do the research on the Internet.

The one-on-one session is usually held at the chamber office, "but as they continue to develop their plan I have them send me stuff by e-mail or phone," he said. "That way, they don't always have to be making appointments to see me."

And, Belinsky said business prospects need to have a viable business plan before they go looking for backers.

"People trying to do it on their own often find it time-consuming and frustrating," he said. "Sometimes they'll start a business up without any kind of plan and then suddenly their funds are gone because they don't have one. A business plan provides a guide on how to be able to run their business. It will tell them what they need to do to prepare themselves."

Belinsky said the process helps people figure out if being a small business owner is really for them.

"Some people think they're not the right material for owning their own business, when they are. Others will think they're ready to go but really shouldn't be doing it. Part of the process is figuring out if you're the type of person who should be doing it. If so, here are things that are important for you to know, like the hours you'll work, the amount of money required for cash flow, how to do their market research.

"Sometimes we don't see them again; it's actually saving them a lot of time and money. On the other hand, those who are really interested in it will find it to be a much simpler, easier, more complete way of doing it. There are lots of different tools that we use to help them flesh it out."

And while no two businesses are alike, Belinsky said a good rule of thumb is that, "the more you plan, the more you're going to succeed."

To register for Belinsky's Jan. 24 start-up class call (330) 308-7434 to register. There is a $20 material fee.

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News Headline: New Electronic Community Sign Flickers to Life Downtown | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
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News OCR Text: Message board at corner of South Water Street, Haymaker Parkway will promote city and university.

City officials hit the switch on downtown Kent's new electronic community sign Tuesday to start sending messages to drivers and pedestrians at the intersection of South Water Street and Haymaker Parkway.

Kent City Manager Dave Ruller said electricians powered up the message board Tuesday morning.

"We spent the day testing different messages and photos of Kent to see how it looks on the big screen," he said.

Ruller's executive assistant in the city manager's office will manage the sign and its messages.

"We're experimenting to see what looks good on the screen," Ruller said. "After a couple of hours of working through options I feel like we've started to get an idea for how quickly to cycle messages and what types of graphics work best. We're looking to keep it simple but also professional, attractive and informative."

Construction of the sign cost $92,000 and was split between the city and and Kent State University. Cleveland-based firm Brilliant Electric Sign Co. built the message board.

The sign will promote events and messages for both the city and university.

Initially messages on the board will only be related to events that the city or Kent State are affiliated with or directly sponsor.

Words and images that flashed on the board's first day of operation included "Welcome to Kent" messages and congratulations to the Kent State Golden Flashes' historic football season.

Events sponsored by the city that you can expect to see promoted on the sign will include Downtown Innovative Community Events, via Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Main Street Kent and Kent Area Chamber of Commerce events.

In the future, the sign may be adapted to include messages for any of the city's several service groups, such as the Kent Lions Club.

"Until we have some experience with managing this process we would like to avoid putting ourselves in situations where we say 'no' to one group but 'yes' to another without some clear policy explanation," Ruller said.

"I think we'll be able to cover just about all of the typical community events that occur downtown, and with everything going on at the campus we'll have plenty of functions to post," he said.

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News Headline: Kent State Hires New Associate VP (Harvey) | Attachment Email

News Date: 01/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: AkronNewsNow.com
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News OCR Text: Kent State picking up a new Vice President for Marketing and communications from Case Western Reserve University.

Rebecca Murphy will make $135,000 in the post; her job will include helping to "define, articulate and market the Kent State brand."

In addition to her work at Case Western, Murphy's resume also lists the Cleveland Museum of Art, Six Flags World of Adventure and it's predecessor, Geauga Lake Amusement Park. Murphy earned her bachelor's and master of business degrees at the University of Akron.

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(Kent State University) Rebecca Murphy has been named associate vice president for University Communications and Marketing at Kent State University. Murphy previously served as the assistant dean of marketing and communications, enrollment and student services at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Iris Harvey, Kent State's vice president for university relations, made the announcement.

Murphy will serve as a key member of the leadership team of Kent State's Division of University Relations. She will help to define, articulate and market the Kent State brand, and lead the development of integrated marketing strategies to advance the reputation and image of Kent State's eight-campus system.

“Rebecca is the right person to join a great team during the most significant wave of change in higher education,” Harvey said. “She brings significant higher education experience as well as a successful career with several of Northeast Ohio's leading organizations and notable brands. We look forward to the contribution she can make in helping to enhance our global reputation and image.”

As assistant dean of marketing and communications, enrollment and student services at Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management, Murphy was responsible for planning and executing the school's marketing, communications and brand management initiatives. She also previously served as senior director of marketing, communications and external relations at Case Western Reserve, associate director of marketing for the Cleveland Museum of Art, director of marketing and communications at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in Aurora, Ohio, and promotions manager at Geauga Lake Amusement Park.

Murphy is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from the University of Akron.

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