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Even practice rounds are 'awesome': John Hahn's U.S. Open diary 06/12/2013 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

(Editor's note: Former Kent State golfer John Hahn is doing a daily diary for The Plain Dealer this week as he plays in the U.S. Open. Hahn, who grew up...

Hudson Junior Invitational welcomes large fields for boys and girls: NE Ohio Golf Insider 06/12/2013 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Time flies faster than a golf ball coming off the face of Bubba Watson's driver. Just eight years ago I watched Rickie Fowler set...


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Kent State assistant Daeley accepts job with Georgia, while Birkbeck keeps thinking (Birkbeck, Daeley) 06/12/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

While Scott Daeley officially accepted an offer from former Kent State baseball coach Scott Stricklin to join him at the University of Georgia on Tuesday,...


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A New Reason To Say Thank You (Toepfer) 06/11/2013 Prevention - Online Text Attachment Email

...thanked can have on someone you love, being the thanker has some benefits, too. Besides ensuring a strong, more satisfying relationship, a study from Kent State University found sitting down to pen a thank-you note the old fashioned way can boost your happiness by 20%. But with all forms of gratitude,...


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Cleveland area Father's Day activities 2013 06/12/2013 Examiner.com Text Attachment Email

Kent - 'Glass' at the Kent State University Museum. This exhibition of glass showcases the breadth of the Kent State University Museum collection that has resulted...


May 4 (1)
(VIDEO) Kent State Paid $55,000 in May 4 Appearance Fees (Lefton, Davis, Barbato, Hanson) 06/12/2013 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email

Award-winning director, renowned journalist gave May 4, 2013 keynote speeches Kent State paid $35,000 to award-winning director Oliver Stone and $20,000...


News Headline: Even practice rounds are 'awesome': John Hahn's U.S. Open diary | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/12/2013
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News OCR Text: (Editor's note: Former Kent State golfer John Hahn is doing a daily diary for The Plain Dealer this week as he plays in the U.S. Open. Hahn, who grew up in Hudson and graduated from KSU in 2011, is one of three former Golden Flashes in the field, with Mackenzie Hughes (2012) and Ryan Yip (2006).

John Hahn

Special to The Plain Dealer

ARDMORE, Pa. -- This place is awesome. I have lost some of my nervousness from earlier in the week and am starting to become a little more comfortable.

I played a practice round with Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly and Geoffrey Sisk on Tuesday and I have to say that everything you have heard or read about Steve Stricker is true. Pure class all the way. He couldn't have been nicer. He was humble and encouraging. Just a real cool guy.

I couldn't have had better playing partners. Jerry Kelly gave me some putting tips and where not to put the ball.

All in all, a great day. I didn't keep score but I'm guessing I shot 72 or 73, a few over par (70). The golf course is starting to dry out a little. Its rough is its best defense. If you miss the fairway here you are going to struggle. There are a lot of blind shots and shots of different angles. I probably hit 10 of 14 fairways.

The 18th is the toughest hole on the course I think, a 250-yard carry uphill. If you miss it either way you end up in knee-high straw. Kelly missed it but then hit a great second shot.

I'm really looking forward to Wednesday's practice round. I'm playing with Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson and Scott Langley. I'll probably only play nine holes. This is an incredible experience. I've probably signed 500 autographs. The fans are really into the event.

My dad -- his name is John, too -- will be my caddie this week. He's originally from New Jersey and he gave an interview today to a paper that covers his home town. How about that? My mom (Marcie) and sister (Samantha) are here, too. We have several relatives who live close by.

Tomorrow is the day I've dreamed about since I was a little kid. I'm paired with amateur Cory McElyea and pro Ryan Nelson. Cory is from Santa Cruz, Calif., and went to Washington. Ryan's from Oregon.

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News Headline: Hudson Junior Invitational welcomes large fields for boys and girls: NE Ohio Golf Insider | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/12/2013
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News OCR Text: CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Time flies faster than a golf ball coming off the face of Bubba Watson's driver.

Just eight years ago I watched Rickie Fowler set scoring records in winning the Hudson Junior Invitational at the Country Club of Hudson. One year later, I was there when John Hahn won the second of his two Good Park Junior championships.

Wednesday, they will play a practice round together in preparation for the 113th U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia.

The Hudson and Good Park are two of the best uninterrupted junior events in the area and the 54-hole Hudson Junior got underway Tuesday with one of the largest and strongest fields it has had in years. The field of 148 players includes Kent State recruits Ian Holt (Stow), Chase Johnson (Barberton) and Josh Whalen, of Napanne, Ontario. It also includes Ohio State recruits Clarke Engle (Springfield) and Nicholas Jan (Northbrook, Ill.), as well as Cleveland State freshman Patrick Luth of Medina.

The girls field is just as strong as two former champions, Plain Dealer player of the year and reigning Division I state champion Jessica Porvasnik (Highland, Ohio State) and Chakansim Fai Khamborn, of Cincinnati, have returned along with such solid players as Jillian Hollis (Rocky River), Ali Nageotte (Westlake) and Nikki Schroeder (Avon Lake). So, too, have the Nielsen sisters of Kent, twins Kelly and Kasey, and younger sister Kory. Danielle Nicholson, the state champ from Geneva in 2011, also is entered.

"I think this is one of the deepest fields we've had," said Hudson assistant pro Jeff Camp Jr. "And I know it's one of the largest, if not the largest."

Top this, top that: Playing partner Steve Blackburn Jr. and Michael Angie accomplished an amazing feet on Sunday while playing a friendly match against Blackburn's father and Mark Foss at Fowler's Mill. They both aced the same hole, one after the other. Blackburn, of Willowick, used a 9-iron on the 150-yard fourth hole. Angie, of Mayfield, followed suit, using a wedge.

"It was nuts," said Blackburn. "I was celebrating with the group behind us and all of a sudden I hear people celebrating on our tee and Mike said, 'It went in the hole.' I've never seen that happen in person but I remember watching television and Peter Jacobsen and Arnold Palmer were playing together and they did it."

Back to Merion: Another former Kent State player, Ryan Yip, has joined fellow Golden Flashes Hahn (2011) and Mackenzie Hughes (2012) in the U.S. Open. Yip (2006) was one of six alternates added to the field because of withdrawals. The others include former Masters champ Mike Weir, Ryan Palmer and Rikard Karlberg, as well as Kyle Stanley, who challenged two weeks ago at the Memorial and former Akron junior standout Harold Varner, who won the 11-12 age group at the Good Park Junior several years ago before moving out of town with his family.

Varner went on to star at East Carolina and was the player of the year in Conference USA this season.

On to the Women's Open: Another former Kent State player, Kirby Dreher, has qualified for the U.S. Women's Open, to be held at the Sebonack Golf Club, in Southampton, N.Y., June 27-30. Dreher, from Fort St. John's B.C., graduated in 2009. She had been an Open alternate for the last three years.

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News Headline: Kent State assistant Daeley accepts job with Georgia, while Birkbeck keeps thinking (Birkbeck, Daeley) | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/12/2013
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News OCR Text: While Scott Daeley officially accepted an offer from former Kent State baseball coach Scott Stricklin to join him at the University of Georgia on Tuesday, veteran Golden Flashes pitching coach Mike Birkbeck is still weighing his options.

Daeley has been named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs. He will serve as the hitting coach, work with the outfielders and be the third base coach during games, the same roles he's filled for the past nine years at Kent State under Stricklin.

"We're excited that Scott is going to be a part of the staff at the University of Georgia," said Stricklin. "He's an outstanding coach with great instincts for the game and will be a tremendous asset to the student-athletes. We're thrilled that Scott, Alison and his family will be joining us here."

Meanwhile, Birkbeck has been formally offered a job as Georgia's pitching coach, and is also the top candidate to take over the Kent State program. Birkbeck visited Stricklin on Monday in Athens, Ga.

"I finally had the opportunity to go down there. I spent most of the day in Athens, took the tours," said Birkbeck. "A decision of this magnitude, for me, I felt like I had to see it."

Birkbeck has spent the past 17 seasons as pitching coach of the Flashes, and has earned his reputation as one of the elite assistants in the country. The Orrville native and former University of Akron All-American pitcher was named 2012 Baseball America/American Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year after helping Kent State reach the College World Series in 2012, and has worked with 40 KSU pitchers who have gone on to play professionally.

Birkbeck was offered the position as head coach at Kent State in 2004 when Rick Rembielak left the Flashes in order to take over the Wake Forest program, but decided to remain KSU's pitching coach. He finds himself in a similar situation now that Stricklin has moved on to Georgia.

"I'm still deliberating all of this," said Birkbeck. "It's a hard decision. Today, I really haven't had a chance to sit down and discuss it with my wife. My son is in New Hampshire (playing summer baseball), so I'm gonna sit down and we're gonna talk about some things. Some very important things."

Birkbeck's son, John, just completed his sophomore season as a relief pitcher for the Flashes.

"I've got a lot of different families," Birkbeck added. "I've got my family, I've got the Kent State family, I've got my extended family. A lot of this is about family. Families that I love."

Stricklin is attempting to keep his coaching family together. Daeley and Birkbeck were his only full-time assistants during his nine-year run at Kent State, which produced five Mid-American Conference regular-season championships and five MAC Tournament titles.

Daeley served as a volunteer assistant coach for two years at his alma mater Wake Forest before joining the Flashes' staff.

"My family and I are real excited about coming to Georgia," said Daeley. "I'm looking forward to getting started and working in the SEC and facing some of the best teams and coaches in the country. Every weekend it's going to be a challenge, and I will enjoy being in that atmosphere of SEC baseball."

Stricklin said in a text message on Tuesday that he "hopes to have the pitching coach settled by the end of the week."

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News Headline: A New Reason To Say Thank You (Toepfer) | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Prevention - Online
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News OCR Text: What showing a little gratitude can do for your relationships

You say it to your anonymous barista, the kind person holding the door for you, and you even say it with a wave when a car lets you go first at a four-way stop—but when's the last time you said it to someone you love?

We're talking about “thank you.” And according to a study published in Emotion, it could be the key to a stronger, lasting relationship.

Sex & Relationships

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California, Santa Barbara, examined to what extent a person's gratitude influenced the other person in a relationship. They asked members of 77 heterosexual couples—who had been together anywhere from six months to 35 years—to choose something their partner did for them recently and thank them for it while their partner rated the integrity of their reaction during the conversation. Six months later, researchers followed up with a questionnaire to see how the relationships were faring.

As it turns out, gratitude is all about the response. When the recipient of the gratitude was responsive, the more positive the psychological impact was on him or her and the relationship. And that warm feeling of pride and appreciation after being thanked isn't fleeting, either: Researchers found the effect of giving a little gratitude kept couples happy over the course of six months. In fact, hindsight showed that a sincere response at the time of the study could nearly predict just how satisfied the couple would be six months down the road.

Two words, six months of happiness. But the best part? Gratitude works both ways. While this study illustrates the positive effect being thanked can have on someone you love, being the thanker has some benefits, too. Besides ensuring a strong, more satisfying relationship, a study from Kent State University found sitting down to pen a thank-you note the old fashioned way can boost your happiness by 20%. But with all forms of gratitude, make it sincere! “It has to be a heartfelt sentiment showing significant appreciation,” says Steven Toepfer, PhD, a researcher from the Kent State study.

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News Headline: Cleveland area Father's Day activities 2013 | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/12/2013
Outlet Full Name: Examiner.com
Contact Name: Marianne Riccardi
News OCR Text: Kent - 'Glass' at the Kent State University Museum. This exhibition of glass showcases the breadth of the Kent State University Museum collection that has resulted from many donors' personal collecting interests. Thanks to generous donors, the museum has amassed a diverse collection of glass that spans the Roman Era to the 20th century. The primary glass donors, Paul Miller and Jabe Tarter, were well known glass and antique connoisseurs, and the museum received a 10,000 piece donation from their estate in 2004.

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News Headline: (VIDEO) Kent State Paid $55,000 in May 4 Appearance Fees (Lefton, Davis, Barbato, Hanson) | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/12/2013
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
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News OCR Text: Award-winning director, renowned journalist gave May 4, 2013 keynote speeches

Kent State paid $35,000 to award-winning director Oliver Stone and $20,000 to PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill.

The appearance fees are according to the contracts between the speakers and Kent State and were obtained by Kent Patch via a public records request.

Both Ifill and Stone helped dedicate the new museum, which features a three-part gallery documenting the events of May 4, 1970, that left four dead and nine wounded after a volley of Ohio National Guard gunfire was unleashed on campus.

Ifill moderated a panel discussion titled “Historical Significance of May 4 and the Visitors Center” during the May 4 commemoration events last month.

Stone gave the annual commemoration's keynote speech in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom.

A video of Stone's speech is attached to this article, as are the speakers' contracts.

To view video, please click on link:
http://kent.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/kent-state-paid-35000-for-oliver-stone-appearance

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