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Aeronautics (1)
Athletics (1)
College of Communication and Information (CCI); Digital Sciences (School of); Journalism and Mass Communications; Students (1)
Enrollment; Higher Education (3)
Higher Education (1)
Higher Education; Safety (1)
KSU at Trumbull (1)
KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
Safety (2)
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies (TLCS) (1)


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Aeronautics (1)
Airplanes, rides and World War II pilots featured at 17th KSU Aviation Heritage Fair 09/10/2013 Plain Dealer - Online Text Attachment Email

Kent State University's 17th annual Aviation Heritage Fair, featuring airplane exhibitions, rides and presentations by World War II pilots, will be...


Athletics (1)
Lobos, Kent State's Conners earn Gopher wins 09/11/2013 Golfweek Text Attachment Email

Final results New Mexico, the No. 14 team in Golfweek's preseason rankings, opened its fall season with a victory Monday at the Gopher Invitational,...


College of Communication and Information (CCI); Digital Sciences (School of); Journalism and Mass Communications; Students (1)
KSU student project earns Innovator of the Year (Marino, Zake) 09/11/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

ONLINE PLATFORM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT COLLEGE SUICIDE AND AIMS TO ELIMINATE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS Students from Kent State University's...


Enrollment; Higher Education (3)
Kent State University sees main campus freshmen enrollment hit record high (Lefton) 09/11/2013 Crain's Cleveland Business Text Attachment Email

Kent State University's main campus has more freshmen than ever, though the overall enrollment at the university's eight campuses dipped slightly. This...

Overall enrollment at Kent State slips, but main campus sets record 09/11/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

KENT: Kent State University announced Tuesday that it set a record for enrollment at its main campus, but total enrollment systemwide dipped from 42,513...

Kent State student population hits all-time high (Lefton, Garcia) 09/11/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Numbers bolstered by record-setting freshman class Kent State University has officially logged another record-breaking year for enrollment at its Kent...


Higher Education (1)
U.S. News and World Report names Kent State among best national universities (Diacon) 09/11/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

U.S. News and World Report named Kent State University to its list of best colleges in the National Universities category, according to data released Tuesday....


Higher Education; Safety (1)
Concealed carry handguns should not be on college campuses, students say 09/11/2013 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Concealed handguns should not be allowed on college campuses, said a majority of students in a recent study, and they would not feel...


KSU at Trumbull (1)
Tue. 1:53pm: Kent Trumbull enrollment holds steady (Palmer) 09/11/2013 Tribune Chronicle Text Attachment Email

WARREN - Kent State University at Trumbull announced its fall 2013 enrollment held close to last year's with 3,093 students, just 14 shy from one year...


KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center to host 'Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash' Sept. 24 09/11/2013 Times-Reporter, The Text Attachment Email

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, will host “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny...


Safety (2)
Kent State to test emergency notification 09/11/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

At 11 a.m. today, Kent State University's Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus. The purpose of...

KENT STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INITIATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS ON SEPT. 11 09/10/2013 Federal News Service Text Email

On Wednesday, Sept.11, at 11 a.m., Kent State University's Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus. The purpose of this annual...


Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies (TLCS) (1)
SCIENTIFIC LEARNING ANNOUNCES NEW WHITE PAPER AND WEBINAR ON READING FLUENCY AND COMPREHENSION BY DR. TIMOTHY RASINSKI (Rasinski) 09/10/2013 eSchool News - Online Text Attachment Email

...Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) will release a new white paper and present a free webinar by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic. “Fluency is an important predictor of reading comprehension and a key...


News Headline: Airplanes, rides and World War II pilots featured at 17th KSU Aviation Heritage Fair | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/10/2013
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State University's 17th annual Aviation Heritage Fair, featuring airplane exhibitions, rides and presentations by World War II pilots, will be held Sept 14.

The event, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the university's airport, 4020 Kent Road, in Stow, is presented by the Kent State Aeronautics Program with support from the Cleveland Airport System, Parker Hannifin and Ron Marhofer.

Aircraft displays at the fair will include a World War II vintage B-25 bomber, the Heritage Air Museum's C-123 Provider, the Cleveland Clinic's helicopter and more.

Speakers will be Robert Withee, a World War II fighter pilot from Jackson Township, Ohio, and Ralph Lynn, of Perry Township, who flew B-24 bombers during the war.

Admission and parking are free. Airplane rides, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., are $25 per person or $70 for a group of three. Riders must register at the sign-up tent upon arrival. Refreshments will be sold throughout the day.

The fair also offers a pancake breakfast hosted by the Stow-Munroe Kiwanis Club. Tickets are $6.

For additional information about the event, visit www.kentstateaviationheritagefair.org.

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News Headline: Lobos, Kent State's Conners earn Gopher wins | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Golfweek
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Final results

New Mexico, the No. 14 team in Golfweek's preseason rankings, opened its fall season with a victory Monday at the Gopher Invitational, and Kent State senior Corey Conners became the first back-to-back winner of the event.

The Lobos, led by Gavin Green's 5-under 208 total, were the only team to finish under par, posting a 4-under 848 total at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence, Minn., six shots ahead of runner-up Baylor. All four of Green's teammates also finished in the top 25: Andrej Bevins (T-13), Joseph Abella (T-16), Victor Perez (T-19) and Sean Romero (T-24).

Kent State finished third at 5-over 857, followed by California, Golfweek's preseason No. 1, in fourth place at 7-over 859. The Golden Bears were missing two starters – Michael Kim, the 2012-13 College Player of the Year, and NCAA regional champion Michael Weaver – who were playing for the U.S. team in the Walker Cup in New York. New Mexico also handed Cal one of its two losses in 13 stroke-play events last year.

Conners shot rounds of 71-66-69 to claim the individual title at 7-under 206, winning the event for the second consecutive year. He finished one shot ahead of Cal's Brandon Hagy.

Men's Rankings »
Rank Name School Rating
1 Michael Kim California 69.23
2 Brandon Stone Texas 69.35
3 Bobby Wyatt Alabama 69.55
4 Cory Whitsett Alabama 69.57
5 Julien Brun TCU 69.61

Men's Team Rankings »
Rank Name Rating Events
1 California 69.31 14
2 Alabama 69.66 12
3 Texas 70.31 12
4 UCLA 70.49 13
5 New Mexico 70.51 14

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News Headline: KSU student project earns Innovator of the Year (Marino, Zake) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: ONLINE PLATFORM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE
LOOK AT COLLEGE SUICIDE AND AIMS TO
ELIMINATE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS

Students from Kent State University's School of
Journalism and Mass Communication and School
of Digital Sciences won the Associated Press Media
Editors' Innovator of the Year for College Students
award for a class project that examines issues
surrounding college suicide.

The APME is an association of editors at newspapers,
broadcast outlets and journalism educators
and student leaders in the United States
and Canada who work closely with the Associated
Press to foster journalism excellence.

Twenty-one students enrolled in the Web Programming
for Multimedia Journalism class this
past spring created “Campus Lifeline: A Report
on College Suicide,” which combines in-depth
articles, infographics and data-driven interactives
to explore the complex issues relating to
college suicide.

Since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness
Month, the students hope that by creating
this project, future tragedies will be prevented
by openly discussing suicide.

“Campus Lifeline” was a collaborative effort
with journalism students researching and writing
stories, and programming and design students
creating the look, feel and functionality of
the project's platform at www.campuslifeline.com.

The students examined why data on college suicide
is under-reported and unreliable, the struggles
of at-risk groups of students, including returning
veterans and international students, gun
control as a suicide-prevention method, the role
of social media as both an aid and a threat to suicide
prevention, and offered recommendations on
how to reduce suicides and improve the overall
mental health of college students.

The course was taught by KSU Associate Professor
Jacqueline Marino and Assistant Professor
Sue Zake, both of the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication, and Josh Talbott, senior
media specialist in the College of Communication
and Information.

“Journalism and mass communication faculty
involved with ‘Campus Lifeline' recognize the importance
of this achievement and its impact on
students,” Marino said.

“I'm thrilled that the APME recognized this
project. College suicide as a public health issue
is rarely covered, and our students covered it in
an innovative way. Good things happen when you
put journalists, designers and programmers together
in the classroom.”

Through “Campus Lifeline,” the students
sought to create awareness and proffer solutions
to an often stigmatized issue on college campuses.
As part of the project, the students collected data
and consulted with psychiatrists, researchers,
crisis-intervention specialists and family members
of college students who have died by suicide.

“The great thing about this project and this
course is that it combines the work of multiple
disciplines — journalism, digital science, visual
communication design — and requires students
to work together to figure out how to make it all
work,” Zake said. “This is exactly what students
will experience in the real world.”

The Web Programming for Multimedia Journalism
course will be offered again in spring 2014.

For more information about the “Campus Lifeline”
project, visit www.campuslifeline.com.

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News Headline: Kent State University sees main campus freshmen enrollment hit record high (Lefton) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Crain's Cleveland Business
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State University's main campus has more freshmen than ever, though the overall enrollment at the university's eight campuses dipped slightly.

This fall, Kent State welcomed 4,314 first-time, full-time freshmen to its main campus — a 5.8% increase over the previous year's total. It also surpasses the record of 4,284 set in 2011. This year's class also boasts an average high school GPA of 3.3.

“This is exactly what the state has asked us to do,” Kent State president Lester Lefton said in a news release. “We are enrolling more students who are academically prepared, and then we are retaining and supporting them on their journey to graduation. Kent State is doing its part to help Ohio produce more quality graduates and serve as an economic engine for the region and the state.”

Overall, the unduplicated headcount at Kent State's main campus saw a 1.1% bump to about 28,019. However, universitywide enrollment declined to 41,891 from 42,513 — a decrease of about 1.5%.

Enrollment at the university's regional campuses fell to 13,872 from 14,807 — a decrease of about 6.3%. The university operates regional outposts in Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas.

The university also is touting improvements in its retention rate, which is a figure representing the percentage of freshmen who continue on to their sophomore year. Retention at the main campuses inched up slightly to 77.6% from 77.1%. Regional campus retention increased to 56.1% from 52.5%.

Kent State also set a record in terms of the number of applications it received. The university's main campus received 21,711 applications — an increase of 7,197 applications, or 49.6%, over a five-year span. For the fall of 2009, the university's main campus received 14,514 applications.

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News Headline: Overall enrollment at Kent State slips, but main campus sets record | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT: Kent State University announced Tuesday that it set a record for enrollment at its main campus, but total enrollment systemwide dipped from 42,513 to 41,891.

The tax-supported university was among the first to report its fall census to the Ohio Board of Regents.

This year, KSU did not hold its ranking as the second largest university in Ohio.

The University of Cincinnati announced a record enrollment was of 42,241. Ohio State already has announced that it is bracing for a record enrollment surpassing 64,000.

At Kent, administrators said they attracted the largest and highest-achieving freshman class in the history of the main campus.

The number of freshmen grew 5.8 percent, to 4,314, while the average grade-point average was 3.3. The number of freshmen exceeded the previous record of 4,284 set in 2011.

KSU also said the number of international students grew more than 10 percent, to 2,447, and that it set a record in applications. Over the past five years, the number of applications has grown from 14,514 a year to 21,711 for this fall.

The University of Akron and other tax-supported universities will report their enrollments over the next couple of days.

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News Headline: Kent State student population hits all-time high (Lefton, Garcia) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Numbers bolstered by record-setting freshman class

Kent State University has officially logged another record-breaking year for enrollment at its Kent campus.

According to Kent State's 15-day census data for the fall 2013 semester, total freshman enrollment at the college's Kent campus is 4,314, which is 5.8 percent higher than last year's freshman class of 4,076 and slightly higher than the last record class of 4,284 set in 2011.

The current freshman class is the largest ever in the school's 103-year history. The group also carries the university's highest collective grade-point average ever for an incoming class at 3.3.

"More than 75 percent of our incoming freshmen have GPAs of 3.0 or higher. This is exactly what the state has asked us to do," said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. "We are enrolling more students who are academically prepared, and the we are retaining and supporting them on their journey to graduation."

Total student enrollment at the Kent campus, bolstered by the largest-ever freshman class, set a record as well.

The unduplicated population in Kent this fall is 28,019, which is about 300 students more than were enrolled at the same time last year. Enrollment throughout the entire Kent State eight-campus system is at 41,819.

University officials anticipated a large student body after Kent State reached capacity for freshmen enrollment in June.

Overall applications received for enrollment at the Kent Campus set a record of its own at 21,711, which tops the number received for fall 2012 of 21,040.

"Over the last few years, we have been working hard to attract the best and brightest to our great institution," said T. David Garcia, Kent State associate vice president for enrollment management, in a press release.

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News Headline: U.S. News and World Report names Kent State among best national universities (Diacon) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: U.S. News and World Report named Kent State University to its list of best colleges in the National Universities category, according to data released Tuesday.

KSU was named to the first tier of schools in the report.

The school tied with five other schools for 201st place out of nearly 1,600 colleges overall.

The schools KSU tied with comprise Montana State University, South Dakota State University, University of Missouri (Kansas City), University of Montana and University of North Carolina (Charlotte).

The rankings are determined by a wide variety of factors including a university's mission and 16 indicators of academic excellence, according to U.S News and World Report. Similar criteria are considered by the federal government in determining eligibility for grant money.

The report also listed KSU at 159th place for best undergraduate business programs and 117th for top public schools in the National Universities category.

KSU spokesperson Emily Vincent noted KSU is the only public university in Northeastern Ohio to make the first tier.

The designation also marks the third time in four years KSU appeared in the Best National Universities rankings.

"Today we released our fall enrollment numbers, and at our Kent campus we enrolled our largest and academically best-qualified freshman class ever, drawn from a record 21,700 applicants," said Todd Diacon, KSU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. "And now Kent State is in the first tier of U.S. News' list of the Best National Universities, and is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to achieve this distinction. We are truly having a great start to this fall semester."

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News Headline: Concealed carry handguns should not be on college campuses, students say | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: CLEVELAND, Ohio - Concealed handguns should not be allowed on college campuses, said a majority of students in a recent study, and they would not feel safer if students and faculty carried weapons.

Seventy-eight percent of 1,649 students surveyed at 15 public colleges in the Midwest, including Kent State University, the University of Toledo and Miami University, do not support concealed carry handguns on campus.

The same percentage said they would not obtain a permit to carry a handgun on campus if it were legal, according to the study published in the Journal of American College Health.

Ohio is among 49 states that have concealed carry weapons laws and also among 22 states that ban carrying a concealed weapon on a college campus, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“I think for the majority of people this (concealed handguns) is not on their radar screen because it is so absurd,” said Amy Thompson, a professor of public health at the University of Toledo who led the study. “Why bring guns into the learning environment? When I talk to my students (about concealed carry) they say ‘Are you kidding me? I don't want a kid sitting next to me in class with a backpack with a gun in it.'”

Thompson, along with a team of researchers from several institutions, including Kent State, has conducted similar surveys with faculty and university presidents. She said the results are the same – few support concealed carry on campus.

“As a public health professor I wanted to look at who is pushing this and is it something that really, truly everyone wants,” she said. “This leads me to the fact that the people who are pushing it are often external to the universities, the gun lobby.”

Students for Concealed Carry, a national nonprofit organization, is not affiliated with the National Rifle Association and believes those who have concealed carry licenses should have the same personal protection on a college campus as afforded almost everywhere else, its officials say.

College students should be more aware of the value of concealed carry weapons because a college campus is no different than a small city and when they leave campus they will come in contact with people carrying handguns, said Kurt Mueller, the organization's public relations director.

“The survey said that most students believed that allowing concealed carry would increase the risks of suicides and homicides,” he said. “To be blunt about it if you want to commit a homicide with a firearm you certainly don't need a concealed carry permit to do it because (they are not) worrying about violations of the firearms law.”

Thompson said a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings who was shot four times spoke on her campus and said even if he had been armed he couldn't have done anything and would have likely been killed.

“Tons of research backs that up,” said Thompson, who has been studying gun violence for 18 years.

The study also found about 16 percent of undergraduate students own a firearm and 20 percent witnessed a crime on their campus that involved firearms; about 66 percent did not feel that carrying a gun would make them less likely to be troubled by others and half did not know whether their university had a policy regarding firearms on campus.

Concealed carry on campuses has been a contentious issue since a senior at Virginia Tech shot and killed 32 students and faculty members and wounded 17 others in April 2007.

Students for Concealed Carry was founded that year. It has more than 43,000 members in more than 300 campus chapters. It has an Ohio chapter and lists chapters at universities including Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. Students at the University of Akron support the organization.

Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon and Wisconsin have provisions allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on public campuses but most states allow colleges to prohibit weapons, the National Conference of State Legislatures said.

Utah is the only state that has a statute that prohibits public universities from banning concealed carry.

Mueller said no incidents have occurred on campuses that allow concealed carry.

“Parents naturally want their kids to be protected,” he said about opposition to concealed carry at colleges. “They want them to be safe and believe that colleges are well-guarded and no ill can happen to them.

"They don't realize that concealed handguns are around them all the time.”

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News Headline: Tue. 1:53pm: Kent Trumbull enrollment holds steady (Palmer) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Tribune Chronicle
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: WARREN - Kent State University at Trumbull announced its fall 2013 enrollment held close to last year's with 3,093 students, just 14 shy from one year ago.

"We are very pleased that our enrollment at the campus remains strong," said Daniel Palmer, Ph.D., assistant dean for Kent State Trumbull. "Kent State Trumbull has worked diligently to deliver academic programming that is best suited to the needs of area students. The fact that our enrollment numbers remain close to our historic high, reflects the value and affordability that students continue to find in our degree programs."

James Riter, director of enrollment management and student services for the branch, also cited affordable costs and ample major opportunities with the steady enrollment numbers.

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News Headline: Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center to host 'Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash' Sept. 24 | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: NEW PHILADELPHIA — Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, will host “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.

The event features a performance of the “Ring of Fire” musical revue. Tickets are $20-$33 based on seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 330-308-6400 or visit www.tusc.kent.edu/pac.

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News Headline: Kent State to test emergency notification | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/11/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: At 11 a.m. today, Kent State University's Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus.

The purpose of this annual exercise is to familiarize students and employees with building evacuations and precautions to be taken in event of a fire or any other type of emergency.

No actual evacuation will take place during this exercise. Instead, classroom instructors and unit supervisors are asked to review the guidelines with their respective students and employees. As always, listen to the message and follow the instructions given.

Additional information on building evacuation and fire guidelines are available in the emergency guide area of the Kent State website at www.kent.edu/publicsafety/eguide_fire.cfm.

At the end of the exercise, if you experienced any problems understanding or hearing the message, please email or call Bill Buckbee, assistant director of Emergency and Special Services at the Kent State Police Department, at wbuckbee@kent.edu or 330-672-1034.

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News Headline: KENT STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INITIATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS ON SEPT. 11 | Email

News Date: 09/10/2013
Outlet Full Name: Federal News Service
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: On Wednesday, Sept.11, at 11 a.m., Kent State University's Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus.

The purpose of this annual exercise is to familiarize students and employees with building evacuations and precautions to be taken in event of a fire or any other type of emergency.

No actual evacuation will take place during this exercise.Instead, classroom instructors and unit supervisors are asked to review the guidelines with their respective students and employees.As always, listen to the message and follow the instructions given.

Additional information on building evacuation and fire guidelines are available in the emergency guide area of the Kent State website at www.kent.edu/publicsafety/eguide_fire.cfm.

At the end of the exercise, if you experienced any problems understanding or hearing the message, please email or call Bill Buckbee, assistant director of Emergency and Special Services at the Kent State Police Department, at wbuckbee@kent.edu or 330-672-1034.

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News Headline: SCIENTIFIC LEARNING ANNOUNCES NEW WHITE PAPER AND WEBINAR ON READING FLUENCY AND COMPREHENSION BY DR. TIMOTHY RASINSKI (Rasinski) | Attachment Email

News Date: 09/10/2013
Outlet Full Name: eSchool News - Online
Contact Name: Leslie Eicher
News OCR Text: Oakland, Calif. — Sept. 9, 2013 — As part of the Common Core State Standards initiative, students are required to read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. To help educators gain a better understanding of how to teach fluency so their students can gain more from their reading, Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) will release a new white paper and present a free webinar by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic.

“Fluency is an important predictor of reading comprehension and a key element of any successful reading program,” said Dr. Rasinski. “Yet, it has been relatively ignored or misinterpreted for years. It's time we consider new ways of approaching reading instruction — and reading fluency is an approach that offers great potential for many students, particularly those who struggle and find reading difficult or uninteresting.”

In the white paper, titled “Supportive Fluency Instruction: The Key to Reading Success (Especially for Students who Struggle),” Rasinski describes the importance of reading fluency as well as why fluency instruction is often severely limited in many classrooms. He explores how instructional methods, such as the modeling of fluent reading and assisted reading, can be used to develop fluency in students, including those who have not achieved grade level proficiency in reading. He also discusses how to synthesize the building blocks of fluency instruction into a daily lesson. To download a free copy of the white paper, visit http://bit.ly/1ecbeZd

In the live webinar, scheduled Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Pacific (4 p.m. Eastern), Rasinski will discuss research on reading fluency and how fluency is the often-neglected bridge to comprehension. During the webinar, titled “Reading Fluency: The Neglected (but Necessary) Goal of Your Reading Program,” he will share approaches to teaching this all-important skill that will move students toward better comprehension, including the use of guided oral reading and voice recognition technologies such as Reading Assistant™. The webinar is free, but registration is required. To register, or for more information, visit http://www.scilearn.com/webinars.

Rasinski has written over 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the best selling books on reading fluency, The Fluent Reader and The Fluent Reader in Action. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and the Journal of Educational Research.

About Reading Assistant
The Reading Assistant program combines advanced speech recognition technology with research-based reading instruction to help students strengthen their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. As students practice reading out loud, the program “listens” and provides immediate, personalized feedback and guidance. Clickable glossary words with definitions available in English or Spanish help build vocabulary, and “Think About It” questions and quizzes at the end of each selection help build comprehension. With Reading Assistant, students can improve their reading grade level up to 50 percent more than students receiving classroom instruction alone.

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