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Alumni (1)
Athletics (4)
Board of Trustees (1)
Board of Trustees; Tuition (1)
College of Education, Health and Human Services (1)
College of the Arts (CotA) (1)
Financial Aid (1)
Hotel and Conference Center; Town-Gown (1)
KSU at Stark (1)


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Alumni (1)
Hudson worth noting 06/26/2013 Hudson Hub-Times Text Attachment Email

Hooper places first Scott Hooper, a 2008 Hudson graduate, placed first overall and first in the physique division during a Natural Ohio Bodybuilding...


Athletics (4)
Sports news briefs -- June 25 06/26/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Jeff Duncan was officially announced as baseball coach at Kent State University. The former associate head coach at Purdue will be introduced today at...

Purdue assistant Jeff Duncan named head baseball coach at Kent State (Nielsen, Birkbeck) 06/26/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Jeff Duncan, the former associate head coach at Purdue University, was officially named the new head baseball coach at Kent State on Tuesday. Duncan...

Jeff Duncan hired as Kent State baseball coach 06/26/2013 Repository, The Text Attachment Email

KENT - Former Purdue associate head coach Jeff Duncan is the new head baseball coach at Kent State. Duncan spent four seasons at Purdue and helped lead...

Kailee Stevens flourishing in Kent State University cheerleading career 06/26/2013 Newark Advocate Text Attachment Email

PATASKALA — A few of Kailee Stevens' teammates had to remind her this was not normal. Stevens picked a perfect time to be a freshman on the Kent State...


Board of Trustees (1)
Kent State Trustees To Discuss Tuition Rates 06/25/2013 AkronNewsNow.com Text Attachment Email

Kent State University could be the next school to make a change to its tuition rates. According to a release by the university, its board of trustees...


Board of Trustees; Tuition (1)
KSU trustees to talk tuition on Thursday 06/26/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday to consider the university's operating budget for fiscal year 2014, including...


College of Education, Health and Human Services (1)
Rhythmic Movement Training coming 06/26/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Registration is now open for a Rhythmic Movement Training symposium from July 17 through 21, sponsored by LoveLight Inc. and the Gerald H. Read Center...


College of the Arts (CotA) (1)
To benefit The Cleveland Orchestra Kent Blossom Women's Committee hosts pig roast fundraiser 06/26/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

The Kent Blossom Women's Committee entertained almost 200 people at a pig roast under the tent at the home of Germaine Williams to benefit The Cleveland...


Financial Aid (1)
Student loan rate set to double unless Congress acts (Evans) 06/26/2013 WKYC-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...government-subsidized student loan rates. If no agreement is reached, interest rates on these loans will double. "It would be catastrophic to me," says Kent State University senior Shanisha Collins. Collins is one of the 7 million students who relies on a Stafford Loan from the federal government...


Hotel and Conference Center; Town-Gown (1)
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center Finally Open 06/26/2013 Multi-Housing News Text Attachment Email

The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, officially opened its doors to the public on Friday, June 14. The project was finished...


KSU at Stark (1)
Business news briefs -- June 25 06/26/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Export class to be offered Export 101, a class for businesses new to exporting and small companies already engaged with exporting, will be offered at...


News Headline: Hudson worth noting | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Hooper places first

Scott Hooper, a 2008 Hudson graduate, placed first overall and first in the physique division during a Natural Ohio Bodybuilding pro qualifier contest April 27 at the C-Tech Center in Newark.

There were contestants from six states who participated in this event.

Hooper, a 2012 Kent State University graduate, is pursuing his degree in nursing at Kent State.

The exercise physiology major is employed by the Crystal Clinic Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group.

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News Headline: Sports news briefs -- June 25 | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Jeff Duncan was officially announced as baseball coach at Kent State University. The former associate head coach at Purdue will be introduced today at the school. Duncan replaces Scott Stricklin, now the head coach at the University of Georgia.

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News Headline: Purdue assistant Jeff Duncan named head baseball coach at Kent State (Nielsen, Birkbeck) | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Jeff Duncan, the former associate head coach at Purdue University, was officially named the new head baseball coach at Kent State on Tuesday.

Duncan spent four seasons at Purdue, helping lead the team to a school-record 45 wins in 2012, including Big Ten regular season and tournament championships. He was named associate head coach of the Boilermakers in September of 2012. Duncan was named the assistant in the Big Ten most ready for a head coaching job by College Baseball Insider, and was listed as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation by Baseball America.

Duncan takes over for Scott Stricklin, who accepted the job as head coach at the University of Georgia after earning five Mid-American Conference regular-season and five MAC Tournament titles in nine years at the helm.

"One year removed from the College World Series, this head coaching position was very attractive and it was evident throughout the search," said KSU Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen.

"In no particular order, we set out looking for someone that could coach and motivate our current players and incoming class, a dynamic recruiter, a person familiar with successful college baseball in the North, a serious commitment to academics and a good role model. Needless to say, we're excited to introduce Jeff Duncan to the Kent State community, along with his wife Lauren and son Bryce, and I'm looking forward to building on our success. Kent State baseball is in good hands moving forward."

While a part of the Boilermakers program, Duncan served as the hitting, base running and outfield coach and also as the recruiting coordinator. He signed three recruiting classes that were ranked nationally by Collegiate Baseball Magazine, and helped lead the Purdue program to 133 wins in his four years on staff.

"Today is the most exciting day of my coaching career, the opportunity to be the next head coach at Kent State, a storied program with tradition, 21 major leaguers, 12 regional appearances and a trip to Omaha in 2012," said Duncan. "The program has great former players, a fantastic alumni base and a great University and community behind it. I look forward to replicating and building upon the great program that Scott Stricklin and the coaches before him have built."

Prior to Purdue, Duncan was an assistant coach at Auburn University. He played baseball professionally for nine seasons in the Mets, Padres, Blue Jays and Dodgers organizations, and spent two of those years at the Major League level as an outfielder with the Mets (2003-04). Duncan was also a three-time All-Star selection while in the minor leagues.

What They Are Saying About Jeff Duncan:

Mike Birkbeck, Kent State associate head coach/pitching coach: "I am looking forward to the opportunity to work side-by-side with Coach Duncan as we move this program to greater heights. Jeff was a terrific player in his collegiate and professional careers and has transitioned into a highly respected coach who has demonstrated a tireless work ethic in regards to evaluating, recruiting and developing student-athletes. He has a strong passion for baseball, and I am very excited about the future of this program with Coach Duncan as the head coach"

Scott Stricklin, current Georgia head coach/Kent State head coach from 2005-2013: "I am thrilled that Kent State has decided to hire Jeff Duncan as their next head baseball coach. He was an excellent player and I believe he is an even better coach. The Golden Flashes will continue to be championship contenders under the direction of Coach Duncan."

Doug Schreiber, Purdue head coach: "Jeff will do an outstanding job leading the Kent State baseball program. He has a wealth of baseball experience, is a tireless recruiter, and one of the best persons and competitors that I have been around."

Greg Beals, Ohio State head coach/former Kent State assistant coach: "Jeff's track record recruiting high quality student-athletes and developing them on the field speaks for itself. I have seen first-hand the outstanding work he has done at Purdue University. The coach in me knows this is a great hire and the alum in me is excited to see that the history and tradition of Kent State baseball in good hands."

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News Headline: Jeff Duncan hired as Kent State baseball coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Repository, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT - Former Purdue associate head coach Jeff Duncan is the new head baseball coach at Kent State.

Duncan spent four seasons at Purdue and helped lead the Boilermakers to a school-record 45 wins and Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in 2012. While at Purdue, he served as the hitting, base running and outfield coach and also as the recruiting coordinator.

A former New York Mets player, Duncan replaces Scott Stricklin, who left to become Georgia's head coach. Stricklin guided the Golden Flashes to the College World Series last year.

“Today is the most exciting day of my coaching career,” Duncan said. “The opportunity to be the next head coach at Kent State, a storied program with tradition, 21 major leaguers, 12 regional appearances and a trip to Omaha in 2012. The program has great former players, a fantastic alumni base and a great university and community behind it.

“I look forward to replicating and building upon the great program that Scott Stricklin and the coaches before him have built.”

Duncan played baseball professionally for nine seasons in the Mets, Padres, Blue Jays and Dodgers organizations. He was a three-time All-Star selection while in the minor leagues.

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News Headline: Kailee Stevens flourishing in Kent State University cheerleading career | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Newark Advocate
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: PATASKALA — A few of Kailee Stevens' teammates had to remind her this was not normal.

Stevens picked a perfect time to be a freshman on the Kent State University cheerleading team. Stevens, a 2012 Licking Heights graduate, performed at a bowl game and in a national competition.

What do the next three years have in store? Last fall, Kent State football finished the regular season 11-1 and after playing in the Mid-American Conference title game, was selected to play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Stevens and her teammates performed at pep rallies during the weekend leading up to the game, walked in a parade and were on the sidelines for the game.

“At the beginning of the season, they were like, ‘Football season is generally not that fun. Kent State normally doesn't win many games,'” Stevens said. “The first game they came out and won, and we were like, ‘This is awesome,' and they continued to win.”

Later in the winter, Stevensand her stunt group, which included two seniors and a junior, was selected to be a part of Kent State's contingent to the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in April in Daytona Beach, Fla. Only 20 of the university's 36 cheerleaders were picked to participate.

Kent State placed fifth in Intermediate Coed I, the highest finish in program history at the event. The final day of the competition featured a day of performances on the beach.

“Those were two awesome experiences, especially as a freshman,” Stevens said.

The Florida trip capped a dizzying year of experiences. Stevens had to try out for Kent State the previous April while finishing her schooling at Heights.

Stevens was battling an injury that had limited her training at the time, but she was confident because she had previous stunting experience from competing with an all-star team during middle school.

Stevens made the team, which also included Watkins Memorial graduate Kayla Brown this past year, and her first event was before she had even attended a class in June.

“We do the athletic part of cheerleading as well as we represent the university at different promotions,” Stevens said. “I came up for when the baseball team went to the College World Series. We had a welcome back event for them. We are kind of like the image for the university when it comes to Kent State athletics.”

Stevens admitted practice was a “big change” from high school. While Heights has a competitive program, it could only partially prepare Stevens for the workload at Kent State. The university has three-hour practices three nights a week and additional strength and conditioning sessions, which include a 30-minute run, two mornings each week.

During the winter, the team was split into three groups as it alternated cheering at men's and women's home basketball games.

Still, Stevens, who also considered playing softball in college, has never had a reason to second-guess her decision to pick cheerleading.

“I realized I liked the nature of cheerleading more,” Stevens said. “I knew that once I hit college there was more stunting and tumbling involved. Those are more of my favorite aspects of cheerleading.”

College cheerleading has a high attrition rate because of the heavy workload, major time commitment and tiny bit of notoriety. Stevens, however, sees no reason why she will not be cheerleading for her four years at Kent State.

Keeping up with her schoolwork should not be an issue. Stevens, a sports administration major, had a 3.5 GPA her first semester and bettered it with a 4.0 in the spring.

“I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I didn't because of all of the free time,” Stevens said. “I think cheerleading helped in terms of school because I had to manage my time well.”

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News Headline: Kent State Trustees To Discuss Tuition Rates | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/25/2013
Outlet Full Name: AkronNewsNow.com
Contact Name: Kent State University
News OCR Text: Kent State University could be the next school to make a change to its tuition rates.

According to a release by the university, its board of trustees will meet for a special meeting Thursday morning to "consider the university's operating budget for fiscal year 2014, including tuition and fees for Fall 2013."

The University of Akron and Bowling Green State University voted last week to raise tuition by 2 percent, while Miami University voted to hike tuition by 1.5 percent.

Kent State raised tuition by 3.5 percent last year, the maximum allowed by the state. The university also implemented an overload fee for students taking more than 17 credit hours per semester to help pay for capital improvements. That fee is set to apply to all students taking 16 or more hours starting this year.

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News Headline: KSU trustees to talk tuition on Thursday | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday to consider the university's operating budget for fiscal year 2014, including tuition and fees for fall 2013.

The board will convene at 9 a.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library, immediately following a meeting of the Finance and Administration Committee, which begins at 8:45 a.m.

Trustees will retire into exectuive session during the meeting to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio's "Sunshine Law." No other discussion or action will take place after the executive session.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Sept. 18.

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News Headline: Rhythmic Movement Training coming | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Registration is now open
for a Rhythmic Movement
Training symposium from
July 17 through 21, sponsored
by LoveLight Inc. and
the Gerald H. Read Center
for International and Intercultural
Education at Kent
State University.

The symposium will feature
Swedish psychiatrist
Dr. Harald Blomberg, who
developed and has successfully
used RMT for over 20
years.

Rhythmic Movement
Training, which is believed
to help mature the nervous
system as well as inhibit (integrate)
the primitive reflexes,
has been shown to
help improve not only motor
functioning, but also focus
and attention, emotional
development, reading, writing,
speech, and behaviors
commonly associated with
ADHD and autism.

Blomberg will give a talk
about his work from 5:30 to
6:45 p.m. July 17 in the Read
Room in White Hall on the
Kent campus.

On July 18 and 19, Blomberg
will present “Rhythmic
Movement Training and Diet
in Autism” from 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.

“Rhythmic Movement
Training, Dreams and Inner
Healing” will be discussed by
Blomberg from 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. on July 20 and 21.

For more information or to
register for any of the symposium
sessions, please contact
Lisbeth (Betsy) Justice,
executive director of Love-
Light, at lkjusti1@kent.edu
or 330-673-5839

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News Headline: To benefit The Cleveland Orchestra Kent Blossom Women's Committee hosts pig roast fundraiser | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Kent Blossom Women's
Committee entertained almost
200 people at a pig roast
under the tent at the home of Germaine
Williams to benefit The Cleveland
Orchestra.

The event featured the music of
Jack Hurd on keyboard, the barbershop
quartet Tetrad and the Yiddishe
Cup Klezmer Band.

Door prizes were donated by Jance
Lentz Hatch, Carole Keller, the College
of Arts of Kent State University,
and The Cleveland Orchestra.

The Blossom Women's Committee
is dedicated to promoting and fi-
nancially supporting Blossom Music
Center and The Cleveland Orchestra.
There are local chapters in Akron,
Aurora, Hudson, Kent and Northeastern
Ohio.

Members and guests will celebrate
the opening of the Blossom Music Festival
season with a dinner before the
July 5 concert. The committee will
also present Gourmet Matinee luncheons
at the Knight Grove at Blossom
Music Center on July 10, July 24
and Aug. 14 featuring performances by
members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

For more information, contact Nena
Hankins at 330-673-0128.

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News Headline: Student loan rate set to double unless Congress acts (Evans) | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: WKYC-TV - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: A deadline looms large for college students across the country.

Congress has until July 1 to end their standoff over government-subsidized student loan rates.

If no agreement is reached, interest rates on these loans will double.

"It would be catastrophic to me," says Kent State University senior Shanisha Collins.

Collins is one of the 7 million students who relies on a Stafford Loan from the federal government to help her pay for college.

The possible rate increase weighs heavily on her.

"It would be hard for me to try and pay it back," she says.

Unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized federal direct loans will increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, affecting students who are either starting or continuing their education this fall.

"We were in this position a year ago, and at the eleventh hour, Congress did act to postpone it another year," says Mark Evans, director of financial aid at Kent State University.

So far, Congress has been unable to agree on a plan. Legislation that passed in the House last month failed in the Senate.

Inaction has costly consequences for students.

The rate increase means that 7 million borrowers would owe $1,000 more for each of year college over the life of the loan.

Students like Shanisha Collins are hopeful a resolution will be reached.

"It's going to have an impact on us now and our future generations trying to go to college," she says.

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News Headline: Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center Finally Open | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Multi-Housing News
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, officially opened its doors to the public on Friday, June 14. The project was finished on schedule and is a centerpiece of the $100 million redevelopment of downtown Kent.

The 94-room hotel enjoys a great location at 215 S. Depeyster St., right in the heart of the city's recently renovated downtown and adjacent to the Kent State University campus. It features king and double queen rooms, as well as three executive suites and a presidential suite, with room rates starting at around $139 per night.

The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center also offers its guests more than 5,000 square feet of flexible conference space for meetings, parties or weddings. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, as well as an on-site restaurant and lounge.

The restaurant was named Zenas in honor of Zenas Kent, the patriarch of the Kent family. His grandson, William, played a key role in the establishment of the university. Zenas is a Greek name that means “hospitable.” The lounge, 1910, was named after the year when KSU was established. Both the restaurant and the lounge opened for business on June 17.

“This has truly been a culmination of hard work and dedication from so many organizations, entities and individuals, and we are so excited that our efforts are finally coming to fruition,” said Mike Riccio, general manager of the Kent State Hotel. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to the KSU Foundation, Pizzuti, Riley Hotel Group and all the people who were involved in this project from start to finish. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of them.”

The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center is a partnership between The Pizzuti Cos. and the Kent State University Foundation. Riley Hotel Group, a U.S. top-100 hotel management company from Medina, Ohio, will manage the property.

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News Headline: Business news briefs -- June 25 | Attachment Email

News Date: 06/26/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Export class to be offered

Export 101, a class for businesses new to exporting and small companies already engaged with exporting, will be offered at the Kent State Stark campus.

Topics include understanding shipping and logistics, export financing and payment risk, legal considerations and market entry strategies. Speakers will include experts from the private and public sectors.

Cost is $65. Registration deadline is July 3. The course is sponsored by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

To register, call 216-522-4750 or 330-678-0695.

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