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Total Clips (17)
Alumni; Homecoming; Office of the President; Students (1)
Alumni; Homecoming; Students (1)
Anthropology (1)
Art, School of; Students (1)
Art, School of; Theatre and Dance (1)
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) (1)
College of Public Health (COPH); Public Policy and Health (Center for) (1)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Office of the President; President's Ambassador (1)
Homecoming; Students (1)
KSU at Stark (1)
KSU Ice Arena; Students (1)
Office of the President; President's Ambassador (2)
Plagiarism School; Students (1)
Psychology (1)
Theatre and Dance (1)
WKSU (1)


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Alumni; Homecoming; Office of the President; Students (1)
Orange's Markowitz named KSU homecoming king 10/09/2013 Big News Network Text Attachment Email

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Kent State University's Homecoming Kent State University President Lester Lefton, left, poses...


Alumni; Homecoming; Students (1)
Orange's Markowitz named KSU homecoming king 10/10/2013 Cleveland Jewish News - Online Text Attachment Email

Senior Jesse Markowitz was at a loss for words when he was crowned Kent State University's homecoming king during halftime of the Kent State vs. Northern...


Anthropology (1)
Forensic artist to help ID murder victim (Spurlock) 10/09/2013 WEWS-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...Edwards said. Akron police detectives are examining surveillance video, looking for leads and canvassing the area. But, this investigation has reached Kent State University and associate professor Linda Spurlock. The anthropology professor is also a forensic artist. "With a recent case like this,...


Art, School of; Students (1)
HeART of Hudson walk returns for second year 10/09/2013 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

...for the event, said Brenda Schneider, senior program officer of the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation. The gallery exhibit will feature art work from Kent State University graduate students, Schneider said. There will be visual artists in the office space and harpist Hanna Brady from Western Reserve....


Art, School of; Theatre and Dance (1)
THE LIST -- Area events and upcoming concerts 10/10/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

ART The Kent State University School of Art Gallery presents “Room of Relief — An Installation Designed By Three Master Printmakers — Curlee Raven...


Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) (1)
Art notes: Photography lectures at Akron Art Museum 10/09/2013 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email

Worth Noting KSU students win award — Six graduate students from Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative won the Excellence in Student Planning Award from the American Planning Association of...


College of Public Health (COPH); Public Policy and Health (Center for) (1)
KSU study: Costs go down when health departments consolidate (Hoornbeek, Filla) 10/10/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

A study on the effects of health department consolidation in Ohio by Kent State University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences found...


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Office of the President; President's Ambassador (1)
Kent State Names Louis Stokes President's Ambassador (Lefton, Brown) 10/09/2013 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email

Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has named former Congressman Louis Stokes as the 2013-2014 Kent State President's Ambassador....


Homecoming; Students (1)
Kent State University's king 10/09/2013 Plain Dealer - Online Text Attachment Email

King at KSU I spotted this nugget about Kent State University's homecoming king while perusing the Orange City School District Facebook page. What's the connection to Orange Schools you...


KSU at Stark (1)
Kent State Student Venditti Awarded Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications 10/09/2013 Bulldog Reporter - Online Text Attachment Email

Innis Maggiore (www.innismaggiore.com) President and CEO Dick Maggiore announced that Kent State University at Stark senior Melissa M. Venditti of Navarre has been awarded the Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications. ...


KSU Ice Arena; Students (1)
Delta Gamma Anchor Freeze 10/09/2013 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email

Located at the Kent State Ice Arena from 4-9PM. Join us for Open Skate and a broom-ball competition in support of Service for Sight. Admission: $5 (covers entrance...


Office of the President; President's Ambassador (2)
Congressman Louis Stokes Named KSU President's Ambassador 10/09/2013 Plain Dealer - Online Text Attachment Email

Local news – east: Kent State University President Lester Lefton has named former Congressman Louis Stokes as the 2013-14 Kent State President's Ambassador. (Record-Courier)

Stokes Named Ambassador for Kent State President (Lefton) 10/09/2013 Youngstown Business Journal Text Attachment Email

KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has named former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes as the 2013-2014 Kent State President's Ambassador,...


Plagiarism School; Students (1)
IT'S A TYPE OF CHEATING THAT HAPPENS AT EVERY COLLEGE 10/09/2013 WLBT 4 PM Report - WLBT-TV Text Attachment Email

...s-a-t cheating scandal. you want to do good, a lot of stress The stress on college campuses is real-- but the consequences are real too -- so real, that kent state has what may be the only "plagiarism school" in the country. i think the university as a whole should recognize we are about education...


Psychology (1)
Julie Originals Releases Desert Animal Flash Cards for Kids 10/09/2013 AEC News Room Text Attachment Email

...the Southern Arizona desert. In addition, flash cards recently received a huge thumbs-up in a study of effective learning techniques by psychologists at Kent State University. Parents and educators can use the flash cards in a variety of ways: Use the cards to read stories and facts about each...


Theatre and Dance (1)
Theater 10/10/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance — (Center for Performing Arts, Wright-Curtis Theatre, 1325 Theatre Drive; 330-672-2787, www.theatre.kent.edu)...


WKSU (1)
Singer/songwriter Joe Crookston returns to Acoustic Café in Park Ridge 10/10/2013 NorthJersey.com Text Attachment Email

...teens forever changed Joe Crookston's perspective on music. The singer, native to the Midwest, had been studying classical guitar during a stint at Kent State University before he dropped out to relocate to New Jersey and work full-time at Appel Farm in Elmer – an experience that opened his eyes...


News Headline: Orange's Markowitz named KSU homecoming king | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Big News Network
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Kent State University's Homecoming Kent State University President Lester Lefton, left, poses with homecoming queen Caitlin Kilbane and homecoming king Jesse Markowitz.

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News Headline: Orange's Markowitz named KSU homecoming king | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/10/2013
Outlet Full Name: Cleveland Jewish News - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Senior Jesse Markowitz was at a loss for words when he was crowned Kent State University's homecoming king during halftime of the Kent State vs. Northern Illinois football game Oct. 5.

“It was just an unreal experience,” said Markowitz, a 21-year-old musical theater major at KSU. “I knew I had a chance, but I guess it just didn't set in right away.”

Markowitz, a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, said he had a friend his freshman year who applied to be homecoming king but did not win. He quickly learned that the title was a big deal to students on campus. Markowitz, who is also a student ambassador at KSU, was encouraged by his advisors to apply.

“To me it means a new level of representation for Kent State University,” said Markowitz, an Orange native. “To be named homecoming king is just a different level of respect for your fellow students and the alumni and the faculty around you. This is like the biggest honor for a student to have.”

To apply for homecoming king or queen at KSU students must be senior status and maintain a certain grade-point average. Students have to complete an application with a personal essay, obtain a letter of recommendation and gain a sponsor. After the paper application, a panel comprised of alumni and members of the KSU alumni association interviews the applicants. Full-time undergraduate students then have the chance to vote online for about two days for king and queen.

“It's not a popularity contest. It's about being recognized for the work you've done for the past four years,” Markowitz said.

Caitlin Kilbane, a senior health and physical education major, was crowned homecoming queen alongside Markowitz.

Markowitz, who graduates in May, hopes to move to New York City next summer to pursue theater. He also hopes he is one of the students chosen to speak at commencement.

“If I'm not able to do that, then being named homecoming king is absolutely the cherry on top of a four-year cake,” he said.

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News Headline: Forensic artist to help ID murder victim (Spurlock) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: WEWS-TV - Online
Contact Name: Tracy Carloss
News OCR Text: AKRON, Ohio - Akron police are trying to solve a murder, but the victim has not been identified. Thatâs why theyâre turning to a forensic artist and the public for help.

Police responded to 207Â East South St. in Akron at about midnight Friday for a 911 call. There, they found a woman with severe head trauma.

There was no identification and police said they have not gotten any missing persons reports.

"Because of the nature of the injuries that were so significant to her head, we can't release a photograph or take it to the community," said Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards.

Police said they believe the victim was in her 50s. She was also wearing a fish-shaped necklace with "Jesus" on it.

"She's a white female, possibly Hispanic, 5'9'', about 190 pounds, brown hair, missing front upper teeth," Edwards said.

Akron police detectives are examining surveillance video, looking for leads and canvassing the area.

But, this investigation has reached Kent State University and associate professor Linda Spurlock. The anthropology professor is also a forensic artist.

"With a recent case like this, there are a lot of clues about the face. I would not be working from a skull but a morgue photograph," Spurlock said.

Spurlock expects to have the sketch finished in a few days.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.

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News Headline: HeART of Hudson walk returns for second year | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Showcases local artsits and performers in downtown businesses

Hudson -- The HeART of Hudson art walk returns Oct. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Hudson.

In its second year, HeART of Hudson is a project of the 2011-12 Leadership Hudson class showcasing area artists and performers in downtown businesses and open spaces, said project managers Amy Johns said Betty Farmer. The event is free.

The event's title is intended to invite people into the "heart" of the community while revealing its exciting art scene.

Merchants at First & Main and Main Street will participate by hosting art installations as well as offering specials and/or refreshments at their establishments, Johns said.

"Come stroll between historic downtown Hudson and First & Main to experience and enjoy many boutique shops and restaurants hosting local artists presenting a variety of mediums, not to mention live music, food and drink," Farmer said.

Maps for the event and participating locations will be available at www.heartofhudson.com and in establishments on the art walk, Johns said.

"Each location will have balloons and maps," she said. "Come down, have dinner, shop a bit and enjoy the art."

A kickoff reception begins at 5 p.m. at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, 10 W. Streetsboro St. in Hudson. Maps, food and drinks will be available.

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is the premier financial sponsor for the event, said Brenda Schneider, senior program officer of the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.

The gallery exhibit will feature art work from Kent State University graduate students, Schneider said. There will be visual artists in the office space and harpist Hanna Brady from Western Reserve.

Other sponsors include the Burton D. Morgan Foundation; the Hudson Community Foundation and Leadership Hudson.

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, 22 Aurora St., will be open and have signed Rockwell paintings on display that night, Johns said.

"We're dedicated to bringing together artists, the public and businesses for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts in our community," Farmer said.

In addition, there will be two art classes available. The Hudson Society of Artists will host a watercolor sampler from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Old Church on the Green, 1 E. Main. St.

Participants will receive basic instruction to explore different techniques, Johns said. Materials will be provided as long as supplies last.

Hudson Society of Artists Barbara Faulkner, Gale Haller, Ann Kah, Lucy Karslake, Michelle Knapper, Evelyn Martindale, Rhonda Mitchell and Judy Pinckard will display their work at the Old Church and on the Green.

At 7 p.m. artist and performer Todd V will do a live performance and art painting on the First & Main Green.

The second art class begins at 7:30 p.m. in the studio of Shannon Casey, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 105, where participants can work from a live model using charcoal and newsprint. It's free for all ages.

"Hudson doesn't have a lot of art studios and galleries yet there's a lot of talent in Hudson and the surrounding communities," Johns said. "People can see the talent and enjoy it for one night. It's a great partnership between artists, performers and merchants, who are offering specials that night."

Other artists include Karen Koch, an abstract artists who works in acrylic and watercolors; Alice Kiderman, a sculptor in marble and bronze; Marianne Hite employs various techniques such as fusing, enameling, sandblasting and laminating glass; Shannon Casey creates whimsical and figurative art and charcoal sketchings; photographer John Slater; Bob Pozarski works in contemporary and experimental stained glass; Cynde Hujarski creates jewelry from film negatives and metals; Don Getz creates watercolor sketches of landscapes in a travel journal; Lisa Demagall works with glass; Todd V is an artist and filmmaker; Diane Taninecz works with glass; Meagan Krapf is a chalk artist; Nadia Wearsch is a designer; Joan Colbert works in mixed media that emphasizes printmaking, collage and painting; and Sue Kido creates jewelry.

"There are twice the number of artist from last year," Johns said.

In addition there will be entertainers and performances during the evening. Singer/songwriter Ryan Humbert will perform pop/rock; Zach will bring hopeful and optimistic music; contact juggler Caty Petersilge will perform; Lisa & Heather Malyuk & Jeff Gill will play world music; Nikki and Pat Custy, members of Pitch the Peat, will perform on the celtic fiddle, accordion and sing traditional Irish music; and other musicians include violinist Yang Zeng; saxophonist Norman Tischler; and harpist Hanna Brady. In addition, Sienna Wearsch will perform ballet.

The Rotary Club of Hudson Clocktower developed the Leadership Hudson program in 2002 to focus on building leaders in the community. Each member attends classes to learn about government, business, leadership and community opportunities.

At the end of the year, each class develops a project to benefit the community. Past projects include Taste of Hudson (2003), the Veterans Memorial at Markillie Cemetery (2005-06); Hudson Farmers Market (2006-07); Screen on the Green (2010-11), HeART Walk (2011-12) and Race to the Taste (2012-13).

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News Headline: THE LIST -- Area events and upcoming concerts | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/10/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: ART

The Kent State University
School of Art Gallery presents
“Room of Relief — An Installation
Designed By Three Master
Printmakers — Curlee Raven
Holton, Veronica Ceci & Francine
K. Affourti” through Oct.
11. The closing reception from
5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 will give the
public a chance to hear from
the artists. The gallery is on
the second floor of the School
of Art Building. Location: 325
Terrace Drive, Kent.

THEATRE

Kent State University's
School of T heatre and D ance
opens its 2013-14 season with
Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops
to Conquer. The show runs
through Oct. 13 in the Wright-
Curtis Theatre. Tickets are $16
adults, $14 Kent State University
alumni, faculty and staff,
$12 for seniors (60+) and college
students outside of Kent
State or under 18 are $8. Location:
1325 Theatre Drive, Kent.

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News Headline: Art notes: Photography lectures at Akron Art Museum | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
Contact Name: Dorothy Shinn
News OCR Text: Worth Noting

KSU students win award — Six graduate students from Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative won the Excellence in Student Planning Award from the American Planning Association of Ohio in September. The students were recognized during a statewide conference in Cleveland and received the award for their project “Pop Up Rockwell.” Led by Kent State studio instructor David Jurca, the six students were Gabriel Fey, Thom Nester, Antonia Marinucci, Nti Awakessien, Arthur Schmitt and Tommy Chesnes.

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News Headline: KSU study: Costs go down when health departments consolidate (Hoornbeek, Filla) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/10/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: A study on the effects of
health department consolidation
in Ohio by Kent State
University and the University
of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
found that total expenditures
and non-local revenues
tend to decrease after
consolidation.
“We hope that our work
will help inform the policy
decisions made by public officials
at the local and state
levels,” said John Hoornbeek,
Ph.D., director of Kent
State's Center for Public Policy
and Health and the project's
principal investigator.
He said the decrease in
nonlocal revenues “appears
to disappear after the first
two years,” and appears to
have a transitional effect of
consolidation.
The purpose of the study
was to develop evidence regarding
the effects of health
department consolidation on
health department expenditures,
revenues and services.
The research team focused
its analysis on the 20 health
department consolidations
that have occurred between
2001 and 2012 in Ohio.
Both statistical analyses
of data submitted by local
health departments to the
Ohio Department of Health
and interviews with key
health department personnel
involved in the consolidations
contributed to the
report's findings.
While the study did not
measure services directly,
Hoornbeek said “those involved
in the process often
perceived improvements in
services.”
The 20-department study
is separate from another
study involving the three
health departments
in Portage County.
That two-year study
was announced in February
to explore how
cross-jurisdictional
sharing of programs,
services and resources
by health departments
can enable greater protection
and promotion
of public health.
Of the larger study,
“Many of those we interviewed
perceived
that benefits from consolidation
accrue over
time,” said Josh Filla,
an outreach coordinator
with Kent State's
Center for Public Policy
and Health and a
co-author of the study.
“The vast majority of
those we interviewed
– almost 90 percent
– said that their consolidation
was a ‘good
idea.'”
“We've tried to provide
answers to some
of the questions local
health officials hear
frequently from township
and municipal officials
about the costs
and benefits of consolidating
their health departments,”
said study
co-author Matthew
Stefanak, who served
for 25 years as a county
health commissioner
in Ohio.

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News Headline: Kent State Names Louis Stokes President's Ambassador (Lefton, Brown) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name: Matt Fredmonsky
News OCR Text: Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has named former Congressman Louis Stokes as the 2013-2014 Kent State President's Ambassador. The President's Ambassadorship, a one-year, part-time appointment that begins in the fall, is designed to bring distinguished local minority leaders and professionals to share their knowledge and experience with the Kent State community.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as the Kent State President's Ambassador and deem it quite an honor,” Stokes said. “I am excited to work with the school and the students.”

The President's Ambassador is expected to help promote pluralistic understanding and mutual respect among diverse constituencies of students, staff, faculty and administrators at Kent State; help address diversity challenges; implement diversity initiatives; engage students; and assist with other responsibilities that advance universitywide goals.

“Mr. Stokes achieved many firsts in the course of his successful career as a distinguished lawyer, former congressman and civil rights activist, and we are honored that he has accepted to partner with Kent State by serving as our new President's Ambassador,” Lefton said. “I have no doubt that he will use his more than three decades of public service experience to help broaden the scope of our diversity initiatives and engage successfully� with members of our university community and other Kent State partners in the larger community.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity and honor for Kent State to have Mr. Stokes serve in this capacity,” said Alfreda Brown, Ed.D., Kent State's vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. “He has been a champion for diversity and inclusion throughout his entire career and embodies the spirit of the President's Ambassador program.”

Stokes, who became the first African-American member of Congress from the state of Ohio, served 15 consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was educated in the Cleveland Public Schools, graduating from Central High School. Following three years of service in the U.S. Army, Stokes returned to Cleveland and attended Western Reserve University. He earned his Doctor of Laws degree from Cleveland-Marshall Law School in 1953.

Stokes practiced law for 14 years before serving in Congress. As a practicing lawyer, he participated in three cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, including arguing the landmark “stop and frisk” case of� Terry v. Ohio. He played a pivotal role in the quest for social and economic justice, civil rights and equality throughout his career.

Stokes has received several awards and honors, recognizing his national leadership and commitment to public service. A number of landmarks in the city of Cleveland and nationally have been named in his honor, including the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital, the Louis Stokes Annex of the Cleveland Public Library, the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Center at Case Western Reserve University, and buildings at Wilberforce University and Central State University, both in Wilberforce, Ohio, Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Stokes is the recipient of 27 honorary doctorate degrees. He received the Congressional Distinguished Service Award in 2003, becoming the first African-American to earn this honor. He was honored by the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession with a 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award for his dedication to expanding opportunity in the legal profession to all minorities. In 2011, he was inducted into the International Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.

Stokes serves on the advisory board to the International Spy Museum, the board of the Western Reserve Historical Society, the board of directors of Forest City Enterprises Inc. and the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. In 2006, he served on the National Science Board's Commission on 21st Century Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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News Headline: Kent State University's king | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer - Online
Contact Name: Mike Kezdi, Sun News
News OCR Text: King at KSU

I spotted this nugget about Kent State University's homecoming king while perusing the Orange City School District Facebook page. What's the connection to Orange Schools you may ask. King Jesse Markowitz, Orange High School Class of 2010 grad, was crowned Oct. 5 during halftime of the Golden Flashes game against Northern Illinois. Markowitz, an Orange native, is majoring in musical theater.

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News Headline: Kent State Student Venditti Awarded Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Bulldog Reporter - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Innis Maggiore (www.innismaggiore.com) President and CEO Dick Maggiore announced that Kent State University at Stark senior Melissa M. Venditti of Navarre has been awarded the Innis Maggiore Endowed Scholarship for Communications.

A graduate of Perry High School, Venditti is majoring in global communications with plans to earn a master's degree. Her goal is a career in the field of cultural consulting. "I am honored and delighted for the help toward my education," said Venditti. A member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, she is studying in Florence, Italy, this fall through the College of Communication & Information's international study program.

Innis Maggiore originally endowed the scholarship in 2007. Full-time Kent State Stark students who reside in Stark County and major in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or advertising are eligible for the annual scholarship for communications.

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News Headline: Delta Gamma Anchor Freeze | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
Contact Name: Devin Faith
News OCR Text: Located at the Kent State Ice Arena from 4-9PM. Join us for Open Skate and a broom-ball competition in support of Service for Sight. Admission: $5

(covers entrance fee, skate rental & broomball equipment)

Vision...one of our most precious senses. Unexplainable to those without it; irreplaceable to those who have it. Protecting the gift of sight is one of Delta Gamma's highest priorities. Since 1936, Delta Gamma's philanthropic purpose has been to stop blindness before it starts. For men and women for whom blindness is a fact, the mission has been to impact the quality of their lives in a myriad of positive ways. Fundly Page: http://fundly.com/ksu-delta-gamma-anchor-freeze-2013#home

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News Headline: Congressman Louis Stokes Named KSU President's Ambassador | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer - Online
Contact Name: Ray Jablonski
News OCR Text: Local news – east:

Kent State University President Lester Lefton has named former Congressman Louis Stokes as the 2013-14 Kent State President's Ambassador. (Record-Courier)

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News Headline: Stokes Named Ambassador for Kent State President (Lefton) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: Youngstown Business Journal
Contact Name: Tyler Clark Consulting.
News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton has named former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes as the 2013-2014 Kent State President's Ambassador, the university announced Tuesday.

The one-year appointment that begins in the fall is designed to bring distinguished local minority leaders and professionals to share their knowledge and experience with the Kent State community.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as the Kent State President's Ambassador and deem it quite an honor,” Stokes said in a statement “I am excited to work with the school and the students.”

The president's ambassador is expected to help promote pluralism, understanding and mutual respect among diverse constituencies of students, staff, faculty and administrators at Kent State as well as help address diversity challenges, implement diversity initiatives, engage students and assist with other responsibilities that advance universitywide goals.

“Mr. Stokes achieved many firsts in the course of his successful career as a distinguished lawyer, former congressman and civil rights activist, and we are honored that he has accepted to partner with Kent State by serving as our new President's Ambassador,” Lefton said in prepared statement.

Stokes, who became the first black member of Congress from Ohio, served 15 consecutive terms in the House of Representatives.

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News Headline: IT'S A TYPE OF CHEATING THAT HAPPENS AT EVERY COLLEGE | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: WLBT 4 PM Report - WLBT-TV
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: IT'S A TYPE OF CHEATING THAT HAPPENS AT EVERY COLLEGE AND MORE KIDS ARE GETTING CAUGHT DOING IT. IN SOME CASES -- IT'S AN AUTOMATIC "F" - OR EVEN WORSE - EXPULSION. BUT ONE UNIVERSITY IS TAKING A NEW APPROACH TO THIS ACADEMIC CRIME -- AND GIVING SOME STUDENTS A SECOND CHANCE. HERE'S A LOOK AT THE COUNTRY'S ONLY "PLAGIARISM SCHOOL". nat sound of maybe flash of camera allegations of cheating have surfaced at ivy league schools like harvard.....where dozens of students were accused of plagiarism and copying answers on a final exam. nat sound of photo flash in new york... more than a dozen students were arrested in an s-a-t cheating scandal. you want to do good, a lot of stress The stress on college campuses is real-- but the consequences are real too -- so real, that kent state has what may be the only "plagiarism school" in the country. i think the university as a whole should recognize we are about education not about punishment so if room for doubt why not send student to plagiarism school and give student chance to do better rob kairis is library director of kent state stark..and is teaching freshmen in this class what plagiarism is. in the digital age-- he has found that many students are plagiarizing without even knowing it. when brought up with internet information so freely available feel like to free to use it anyone way wan to some students don't mean to do it some do but ones don't deserve a fair chance or trial. in the past, students accused of plagiarism could get an F on the assignment or an F for the class-- even get kicked out. I was in tears I really was I have a 3.8 average kent senior jennifer jones was accused of plagiarism she used an internet image and cited the wrong source... im going to get an f not sure what even happened but instead she went to plagiarism school-- because it was a first offense, and unintentional. she was able to keep her A. when meet with them in plagiarism school often leave saying never do that again. at least to give them a another chance, and if they screw up, it's on them. KENT'S PLAGIARISM SCHOOL IS NOT FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS -- OR THOSE WHO BUY PAPERS. IT'S FOR STUDENTS WHO ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS BELIEVE MADE UNINTENTIONAL MISTAKES - AND PLAGIARIZED. THE SCHOOL ALSO OFFERS A PLAGIARISM CLASS TO FRESHMAN -- TO HOPEFULLY EDUCATE THEM - BEFORE THEY MAKE A MISTAKE. THE YOUNG AT HEART ARE HONORED AT THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FAIR. MORE COMING UP..

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News Headline: Julie Originals Releases Desert Animal Flash Cards for Kids | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/09/2013
Outlet Full Name: AEC News Room
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: After a year off work to spend time with her new baby, artist and graphic designer Julie Rustad was itching to get creative again. At around the same time, she was reading more alphabet books to her son, Syver.

"I noticed in other sets that 'N is for Narwal' and 'U is for unicorn'. We don't see many of those in Tucson," quips Julie. So while Syver napped, Julie dug out her paintbrush and acrylics and set to work.

She created 'Desert Dwellers: Southwest Animals from A-Z', a set of colorful flash cards with facts and stories about the subjects, and descriptions aimed squarely at kids.

"When I began designing the flash cards, I realized that they could provide more education than just the alphabet, they can hopefully create a sense of wonder and excitement about the wild world around them.", says Julie.

A tarantula carries the description 'Fuzzy Wuzzy', with quick facts about its predators, food, habitat and lifespan. A vulture is described as 'Not A Picky Eater'. A hummingbird is proclaimed a 'Show Off!'

From Anna's Hummingbird to the Zebra-Tailed Lizard, the set of flash cards, priced at $20 each (with shipping), are a perfect learning tool for anyone interested in the colorful and diverse wildlife that inhabits the Southern Arizona desert. In addition, flash cards recently received a huge thumbs-up in a study of effective learning techniques by psychologists at Kent State University.

Parents and educators can use the flash cards in a variety of ways:

Use the cards to read stories and facts about each animal. Children can make up a story about that animal or a group animals.

Hand each child a card and have them act like the animal on it, giving clues and facts so others can guess what it is.

Put up an animal of the week in your home or classroom, and have additional activities related to that animal.

Julie has been drawing and painting for as long as she remembers. And with two parents who were both teachers, she says education is in her genes. "I remember my dad bringing me home art supplies from the school he taught at. My parents were really supportive. They had me enrolled in acrylic painting and cartoon classes while I was still in elementary school," says Julie, originally from Endicott, NY and now living in Tucson.

When she's not painting and running her award-winning graphic design firm, 24-7 Creative Solutions, Julie plays drums in two bands, The HypnoGogs and the Nap Skippers. The latter consists of Julie, husband Jon, and Syver, who plays anything he can get his hands on, but has a soft spot for his red ukulele.

The family is working on a Desert Dwellers Flash Cards-themed song they can perform together live. Julie and Jon are also working on iPhone and iPad applications for the cards.

Customers can order the Desert Dwellers Flash Cards, along with desert-themed greeting cards and prints, and also gift certificates, online at JulieOriginals.com.

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News OCR Text: Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance — (Center for Performing Arts, Wright-Curtis Theatre, 1325 Theatre Drive; 330-672-2787, www.theatre.kent.edu) Final performances of She Stoops to Conquer, 8 tonight, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $16, $14 Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $12 seniors and college students, $8 for 18 or younger. Kent State students free.

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News Headline: Singer/songwriter Joe Crookston returns to Acoustic Café in Park Ridge | Attachment Email

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News OCR Text: Park Ridge – One summer serving as a host to traveling troubadours at an arts and music center in his teens forever changed Joe Crookston's perspective on music.

The singer, native to the Midwest, had been studying classical guitar during a stint at Kent State University before he dropped out to relocate to New Jersey and work full-time at Appel Farm in Elmer – an experience that opened his eyes to all kinds of music. The atmosphere was quite the change from working at a dairy farm in "a rural part of northeast Ohio."

"For me it was exciting," he recalls, "… being out in the world and meeting people."

At the facility, a "multidisciplinary regional arts center, providing arts education, outreach, summer camp, festival, and concert series," according to its official website, Crookston rubbed elbows with respected folk singers Ani DiFranco and Greg Brown. While the experience may have confirmed his desire to be a musician, it wasn't his first brush with music.

The folk singer says he first discovered his passion for music from his mother, who is also a songwriter, and wanted to become one after attending the Kent State Folk Festival his freshman year of college.

"[Once I] heard them playing and heard these 2,000 people in the audience, [I] didn't want to play classical guitar for people sipping on wine," he says, adding he wanted to play songs that carried deeper meaning and had a "universal story people can connect to."

Now, the singer, who currently resides in Ithaca, N.Y., takes what he learned about his discovery of new music and becoming a better musician and applies it to his own repertoire as an accomplished folk artist and multi-instrumentalist.

"I get a lot of pleasure out of getting better and practicing," says Crookston, who plays acoustic and slide guitar, fiddle and banjo.

On Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., Crookston will return to the Acoustic Café, staged in the gymnasium of Our Lady of Mercy Academy on Fremont Avenue in Park Ridge. Special guests, husband and wife folk-rock duo The Levins will open for Crookston and fellow folkie Peter Glanville, also of Ithaca, who together, peg themselves the Bluebird Jubliee.

"The music and the connection with the audience is a celebration," Crookston says of the stage name. "A bluebird is a significant symbol of music and the blueness of that." The singer, who has shows currently booked throughout the country, describes his music as "lush" and "sonically beautiful" and puts it to introspective lyrics, ideas for which he draws from "everywhere."

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