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Total Clips (21)
Art, School of (1)
Athletics; Town-Gown (4)
College of Podiatric Medicine (1)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (1)
KSU at Stark (5)
KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
KSU Museum (2)
May 4; Wick Poetry Center (1)
Modern and Classical Language (MCLS) (1)
Music (2)
Police Services; Safety (2)


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Art, School of (1)
Art best bets 10/24/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Graduate Student Exhibition: Kent State University School of Art — Through Dec. 12 at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, 10 E. Streetsboro St.,...


Athletics; Town-Gown (4)
Halloween 10/24/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

HALLOWEEN AND FALL EVENTS Kent State University Hoops ‘n' Halloween — 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, 1025 Risman...

Scare up some family fun in Kent 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Celebrate a Family Friendly Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hometown Bank plaza in downtown Kent, Earl's Nest located in Acorn Alley and...

Kent State basketball teams invite public to Hoops 'n' Halloween 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Kent State basketball teams invite fans, public to Hoops 'n' Halloween Kent State will tip-off its men's and women's basketball seasons by hosting a...

Main Street Kent's Family Friendly Halloween 10/24/2013 Hudson Hub-Times - Online Text Attachment Email

...Bank plaza, there will be Halloween themed games for children to play, music, entertainment and a Halloween costume contest. Winners will be announced by Kent State University's Flash from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with trophies awarded to winners. Categories for the contest include: 1. Funniest Costume...


College of Podiatric Medicine (1)
KSU podiatry college CEO dies (Diacon, Caldwell) 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Thomas V. Melillo, D.P.M., who served as chief executive officer of Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine, died Oct. 22 after a battle...


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (1)
Kent State University earns diversity award from magazine (Brown) 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Kent State University has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine....


KSU at Stark (5)
Art best bets 10/24/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Picture This — Through Nov. 8 in the Kent State Stark Main Hall Art Gallery, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Also, Out of the Land of Nod: Drawings...

Lights out at KSU Stark for Zero Waste Day (Wood, Williams) 10/24/2013 Repository, The Text Attachment Email

JACKSON TWP. — Geology and philosophy? Tim Leopold's double major seems an odd pairing until you hear his enthusiastic explanation. “Geology — that's...

Lights out at KSU Stark for Zero Waste Day (Wood) 10/23/2013 Independent - Online, The Text Attachment Email

Who turned out the lights? Students and faculty arrived on campus at Kent State University Stark Wednesday morning to find darkened hallways in classroom buildings. The decision to turn off non-essential lights for...

Lights out at KSU Stark for Zero Waste Day (Wood) 10/23/2013 Suburbanite - Online, The Text Attachment Email

JACKSON TWP. — Who turned out the lights? Students and faculty arrived on campus at Kent State University Stark Wednesday morning to find darkened hallways in classroom buildings. The decision to turn off non-essential lights for...

Kent Speakers Series Billie Jean King Lecture 'Sold Out' 10/23/2013 North Neighbor News - Online Text Attachment Email

There are no tickets remaining for Kent State University at Stark's Featured Speakers Series lecture with legendary athlete Billie Jean King. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov....


KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
Andrews will resign as dean of KSU Tuscarawas in July 2014 (Andrews) 10/24/2013 Times-Reporter, The Text Attachment Email

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Gregg Andrews thinks that now is the best time to step down as dean of Kent State University at Tuscarawas — not only for himself, but...


KSU Museum (2)
Art best bets 10/24/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Fashion Timeline — Through June 28, 2015, Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive. Also, Glass: Selections From the Kent State University Museum...

Enjoy music, exhibits in Kent 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

T h i s weekend, g a t h e r with family and friends and enjoy all the fall festivities taking place on campus and around downtown Kent. Jewelry...


May 4; Wick Poetry Center (1)
School officials to review new teacher evaluation standards, Trunk or Treat coming up and more: Shaker Heights morning links 10/24/2013 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

Teacher wins grants for KSU shootings program Shaker Heights High School English teacher John Morris has won two grants for the development of a workshop...


Modern and Classical Language (MCLS) (1)
KSU professor to host book signing (Sciarz) 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Kent State University professor Stephanie Siciarz, of Stow, will have a book signing for the release of her book, “Left at the Mango Tree,” at the...


Music (2)
Classical music 10/24/2013 Akron Beacon Journal, The Text Attachment Email

Kent State Chorale Fall Concert — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 313 N. Depeyster St., Kent. The chorale will perform a variety of sacred...

Enjoy music, exhibits in Kent 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

This weekend, gather with family and friends and enjoy all the fall festivities taking place on campus and around downtown Kent. "The World Sings" ...


Police Services; Safety (2)
Police warn of impaired driving during Halloween 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Members of the Portage County Safe Communities coalition and the Kent State University Police Department will be at the Kent Student Center from 1...

Kent police gears up for Halloween 10/24/2013 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

UNOFFICIAL EVENTS DOWNTOWN SATURDAY Kent's unofficial Halloween celebration this weekend will be an opportunity for many visitors to experience...


News Headline: Art best bets | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Graduate Student Exhibition: Kent State University School of Art — Through Dec. 12 at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, 10 E. Streetsboro St., Hudson.

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News Headline: Halloween | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
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News OCR Text: HALLOWEEN AND FALL EVENTS

Kent State University Hoops ‘n' Halloween — 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, 1025 Risman Drive, Kent. Kent State will kick off its men's and women's basketball seasons by hosting a Hoops 'n' Halloween, the first 200 fans through the door will receive a free Kent State mini basketball. Free. Featuring trick-or-treating. Fans will also have the opportunity to interact with the men's and women's basketball teams. For more information, go to www.kentstatesports.com/news/2013/10/1/mbb_1001131659.aspx.

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News Headline: Scare up some family fun in Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Celebrate a Family Friendly
Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the Hometown Bank
plaza in downtown Kent,
Earl's Nest located in Acorn
Alley and surrounding local
businesses.

“We will have face painting,
pumpkin decorating and
other Halloween crafts and
tables at Earl's Nest,” said
Heather Malarcik, executive
director of Main Street Kent.
“There's going to be crafts involving
making little ghosts
and spider webs and a pumpkin
bowling game. Then we
have trick or treat bags to
hand out. We have lots of
business owners that will be
handing out all kinds of good
treats.”

Come to the Hometown
Bank plaza for Halloween
themed games for children to
play, entertainment and a Halloween
costume contest from
7:30 to 8 p.m. with trophies
awarded to winners.

“We are having Kent State
University's Flash announce
the winners of the contest,”
Malarcik said. “We have little
trophies with all the different
categories engraved on them.”

This year, categories for the
contest include: funniest costume,
scariest costume, best
homemade costume, cutest
costume, most original costume,
prettiest costume, best
superhero costume, creepiest
costume, costume that is
so awesome is was blinded by
awesomeness and best overall
costume.

“I'd say the biggest draw is
the costume contest,” Malarcik
said. “Also, there will be a
smoke machine and spooky
music playing at the haunted
dance party by the train car
next to the Pufferbelly. The
kids really enjoy that.”
Malarcik said this Halloween
party is a great time
for families to check out the
new businesses in downtown
Kent.

“This is something we've
coordinated with the downtown
businesses for years,”
Malarcik said. “It's a good
time for the community to
see what's all going on down
here. We want people to come
have some dinner downtown
and enjoy the fall festivities.
We hope people trek out into
the cold”

Malarcik said with weather
permitting she wouldn't
be surprised if 500 to a thousand
trick or treaters come
downtown.

“The businesses last year
ran out of candy and had to
go out and get more candy,”
Malarcik said. “ I think they
are all prepared for a heavy
hit this year.”

Trick-or-treat bags and a
program listing the participating
businesses for trickor-
treat will be handed out at
the event. More than 50 local
businesses will participate in
the event.

For more information, visit
www.mainstreetkent.org/
events or call 330-677-8000.

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News Headline: Kent State basketball teams invite public to Hoops 'n' Halloween | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State basketball teams invite fans, public to Hoops 'n' Halloween

Kent State will tip-off its men's and women's basketball seasons by hosting a Hoops 'n' Halloween event on Saturday at the M.A.C. Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Hoops 'n' Halloween is free and open to the public, and the first 200 fans through the door will receive a free Kent State mini basketball. It will provide the community with a fun, safe place for children and adults to trick-or-treat, while fans will also have the opportunity to interact with the men's and women's basketball teams.

The event will begin with an hour of activities, including trick-or-treating throughout the M.A.C. Center, with stops in a haunted hallway, men's and women's locker rooms and more. On-court activities with the players will include free throws, half-court shots and skills challenges.

Guests are encouraged to dress up and participate in the costume contest, which will be judged by KSU basketball players. Costume contest winners will help judge the slam dunk contest.

After team introductions and a few words from Golden Flashes men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff and women's basketball coach Danielle O'Banion, the evening will conclude with a slam dunk contest featuring members of the men's team, followed by two fans shooting a half-court shot to win $15,000.

The Kent State men's team will open the 2013-14 season with a home game against Ohio Northern on Nov. 8, while the women's squad will host Eastern Kentucky in its opener on Nov. 10.

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News Headline: Main Street Kent's Family Friendly Halloween | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Hudson Hub-Times - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent, OH- Families are invited to come downtown Kent to celebrate a Family Friendly Halloween Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hometown Bank plaza, Earl's Nest in Acorn Alley and surrounding local businesses.

At the Hometown Bank plaza, there will be Halloween themed games for children to play, music, entertainment and a Halloween costume contest. Winners will be announced by Kent State University's Flash from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with trophies awarded to winners.

Categories for the contest include:

1. Funniest Costume

2. Scariest Costume

3. Best Homemade Costume

4. Cutest Costume

5. Most Original Costume

6. Prettiest Costume

7. Best Superhero Costume

8. Creepiest Costume

9. Costume that is so awesome it was blinded by awesomeness

10. Best Overall Costume

Trick-or-treat bags and a program listing the participating businesses for trick-or-treat will be handed out at the event. Face painting, pumpkin decorating, and other Halloween themed crafts will be available for participation in Earl's Nest located in Acorn Alley.

For more information, visit www.mainstreetkent.org/events or call 330-677-8

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News Headline: KSU podiatry college CEO dies (Diacon, Caldwell) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Thomas V. Melillo,
D.P.M., who served as
chief executive officer
of Kent State University's
College of Podiatric
Medicine, died
Oct. 22 after a battle
with cancer. He was 68
years old.

Melillo led one of the
largest and most respected
podiatric medical
education institutions
in the country
and the only accredited
podiatry school
in Ohio since August
1984. The college was
known as the Ohio College
of Podiatric Medicine
before becoming
a part of Kent State in
July 2012.

“Dr. Melillo played
a key role in the Ohio
College of Podiatric
Medicine becoming
a part of Kent State
University, helping to
create a positive opportunity
for the college
to provide the
best education and
training for podiatric
medicine students,”
said Todd Diacon,
Kent State's senior
vice president for academic
affairs and provost.

“We mourn the loss
of Dr. Melillo and
share our thoughts
and prayers with his
family, friends, colleagues
and members
of the podiatry community,”
Diacon said.

Under Melillo' s
leadership, the podiatry
school prospered,
expanded, enhanced
its reputation and became
recognized as
one of the national
leaders in podiatric
medicine education.

Melillo is survived
by his wife, Judith, five
children and 13 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations
can be sent to
the Kent State University
Foundation at P.O.
Box 5190, Kent, OH
44242-0001.

The donations will
be used to fund a
scholarship in Melillo's
memory.

Melillo had planned
on retiring in 2014, so
a search for his permanent
replacement already
had been initiated.

In the meantime, Diacon
has announced
Bryan Caldwell, D.P.M.,
will serve as interim
dean of Kent State's
College of Podiatric
Medicine.

Caldwell has been
serving as assistant
dean of clinical education
and operations at
Kent State's College of
Podiatric Medicine. He
has been with the podiatry
school since 1994.

“It is with a heavy
heart that I accept
the position of interim
dean of the Kent State
University College of
Podiatric Medicine,”
Caldwell said.

"Many knew Dr. Melillo
as a great podiatric leader,
but our relationship had
become much closer over
the years as I worked directly
for him as the dean of clinics.
Dr. Melillo was always the voice
of reason. Regardless of the
circumstances, he would always
listen to the ideas of others and
treat others with respect.

"My condolences to Judie and to his
children," Caldwell continued.
"Judie and Tom had a special
relationship that was truly remarkable.
My wife and I were always moved by
their genuine love for each other. I also
had the honor of teaching some of his
children, each with the same intelligence,
passion for the podiatric profession and
kind spirit portrayed by their father. I
know that Tom is watching over us today,
and I promise to continue to serve the
College of Podiatric Medicine and our
great profession of podiatric medicine
as he so willfully did."

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News Headline: Kent State University earns diversity award from magazine (Brown) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State University
has been selected as
a recipient of the 2013
Higher Education Excellence
in Diversity Award from INSIGHT
Into Diversity magazine.
The announcement was
made Oct. 17 by the oldest
and largest diversity focused
publication in higher education.
KSU is one of 56 colleges and
universities nationwide
to be honored with this
award.

The HEED Award
recognizes colleges and
universities across the
country that demonstrate
an outstanding
commitment to diversity
and inclusion. With
the award, Kent State
will be featured in INSIGHT
Into Diversity magazine's
November 2013 issue.

KSU was chosen as a recipient
based on its exemplary diversity
and inclusion initiatives, and
ability to embrace a broad definition
of diversity on its campuses,
including gender, race, ethnicity,
veterans, people with disabilities
and members of the LBGTQ community.

KSU's Division of Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion oversees the university's
diversity and inclusion initiatives with
the goal of maximizing individual and
collective contributions and creating
an environment that welcomes
diversity of thought, personal growth,
academic attainment and
above-average achievement.

"We are pleased to be recognized with this prestigious award," said Alfreda Brown, Ed.D., KSU's vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. "The credit goes to the many students, faculty, staff and administrators who are engaged in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment at Kent State. We believe that the educational benefits of diversity promote bias-free understanding that supports the Kent State mission to change lives. It is a source of pride to become one of 56 colleges and universities to be honored with the 2013 HEED Award."

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News Headline: Art best bets | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Picture This — Through Nov. 8 in the Kent State Stark Main Hall Art Gallery, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Also, Out of the Land of Nod: Drawings by Chad Hansen through Sunday. 330-499-9600 or www.stark.kent.edu/art.

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News Headline: Lights out at KSU Stark for Zero Waste Day (Wood, Williams) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Repository, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: JACKSON TWP. — Geology and philosophy? Tim Leopold's double major seems an odd pairing until you hear his enthusiastic explanation.

“Geology — that's our world we are living on, the world we need to know about,” said Leopold, a junior at Kent State University's Stark campus. “Combined with philosophy — that promotes responsible thinking and sustainability.”

Leopold, a Glen Oak graduate, shared his zeal on Wednesday, when non-essential lights were turned off in classroom buildings to focus attention on Campus Sustainability Day.

“I heard students saying, ‘Hey, why are all the lights out?' and I was able to talk to a few students about why we were doing this, that this is something we need to be concerned about long-term,” Leopold said.

Facility Manager Brent Wood organized Kent Stark's recognition of Sustainability Day, a nationwide event every October. Wood's committee of volunteers kept their plans under wraps, surprising faculty and students alike when the lights went out in hallways and common areas at 9 a.m Wednesday.

“We also decided to include a push for zero waste, to remind people to throw recyclables in the recycle bins instead of the trash can,” Wood said. His committee put strips of crime scene-style tape diagonally across the opening of trash cans across campus.

“In private offices, we even turned trash receptacles upside down and put the recycle bins on top,” Wood said.

The Geology Club is sponsoring a giveaway to encourage students to take a sustainability pledge.

“We bought reuseable water bottles to distribute to students who take the pledge we are developing,” said Leopold, president of the club. The link to the pledge can be found at www.stark.kent.edu/sustainability.

To promote less paper waste, Wood's committee launched a sneak attack on campus bulletin boards Tuesday evening, pulling down layers of posters and flyers.

“We left a real small note in the middle of the empty bulletin board that said “'Save Paper, Go Digital.' Why make posters? Why not use our website, or Facebook page, our Twitter account?” Wood said.

Committee member Cynthia Williams said they planned something dramatic to increase awareness.

“We want to shake them out of their stupor,” Williams said. “We know a one-day event won't cure the world's ills, but at least it might make them think.”

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News Headline: Lights out at KSU Stark for Zero Waste Day (Wood) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/23/2013
Outlet Full Name: Independent - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Who turned out the lights?

Students and faculty arrived on campus at Kent State University Stark Wednesday morning to find darkened hallways in classroom buildings. The decision to turn off non-essential lights for an entire day was part of Zero Waste Day.

“We wanted to do something dramatic to make people aware,” said Brent Wood, facility manager.

Additionally, trash cans have been turned upside down or marked with tape to encourage people to use the recycle bins.

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News Headline: Lights out at KSU Stark for Zero Waste Day (Wood) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/23/2013
Outlet Full Name: Suburbanite - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: JACKSON TWP. —

Who turned out the lights?

Students and faculty arrived on campus at Kent State University Stark Wednesday morning to find darkened hallways in classroom buildings. The decision to turn off non-essential lights for an entire day was part of Zero Waste Day.

“We wanted to do something dramatic to make people aware,” said Brent Wood, facility manager.

Additionally, trash cans have been turned upside down or marked with tape to encourage people to use the recycle bins.

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News Headline: Kent Speakers Series Billie Jean King Lecture 'Sold Out' | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/23/2013
Outlet Full Name: North Neighbor News - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: There are no tickets remaining for Kent State University at Stark's Featured Speakers Series lecture with legendary athlete Billie Jean King. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in The University Center at Kent State Stark.

For additional information, please contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or cdwillia@kent.edu or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers.

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News Headline: Andrews will resign as dean of KSU Tuscarawas in July 2014 (Andrews) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: NEW PHILADELPHIA — Gregg Andrews thinks that now is the best time to step down as dean of Kent State University at Tuscarawas — not only for himself, but for the campus.

Andrews announced Wednesday that he will resign effective July 1, 2014. He plans to accept an assignment to become the special assistant to the associate provost and regional college dean at Kent State University and will teach sociology classes at Kent State-Tuscarawas.

Then he plans to retire July 1, 2015, after 30 years of service.

Andrews, who has been dean for the past 18 years, said he thought long and hard about the decision, spending many sleepless nights in the process.

“I wanted to make sure the campus is right where it needs to be,” he said.

‘PERFECT TIME'

He noted that Kent State-Tuscarawas has a new master plan, academic plan and strategic plan; renovations have been completed on Founders Hall; work has begun on the Tolloty Technology Incubator at the nearby Tuscarawas Regional Technology Park; and improvements have been made to campus safety and security.

“It just seems to me that this is the perfect time to do this transition,” Andrews said.

He said he has the same goal as the previous deans, Francis Hazard and Harold D. Shade, had, “to leave this campus better than we found it and positioned for the future.”

Andrews arrived in August 1995 from Kent State University at Stark, where he served as director of special programs and continuing studies. He is the longest serving dean at Kent State-Tuscarawas.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Andrews cited several accomplishments during his tenure that he is proud of, including the growth of what he called “an outstanding, student-centered faculty”; increased degree opportunities for students; the campus' commitment to the community and economic development; growth of enrollment from 1,100 students when he arrived to 2,400 this fall; and construction of the Science and Advanced Technology Center and the Performing Arts Center.

“The Performing Arts Center is truly the legacy piece of my tenure here,” Andrews said.

As the major fundraiser for the capital campaigns for both the Science and Advanced Technology Center and the Performing Arts Center, Andrews raised nearly $10 million, enabling both facilities to open debt-free.

He also prioritized fundraising for new scholarships, endowed scholarships and emerging campus initiatives. His overall fundraising totals in excess of $20 million during his tenure as dean and chief administrative officer.

“We, as residents of the Tuscarawas County community, and trustees, directors, faculty and staff of Kent State University at Tuscarawas, have been very fortunate to have had Dean Andrews as the leader of our campus for the past 18 years,” said Roger Lile, a member of the Tuscarawas County University District Board of Trustees.

“We are indeed much richer for having had Gregg Andrews at the helm of our campus,” he said. “Although we will all move on, Gregg will be sorely missed as our dean and friend.”

A national search will be conducted to secure a replacement for Andrews before the end of the academic year.

Andrews said he will miss working at Kent State Tuscarawas.

“I have loved being dean of this campus and providing what I hope is strong, visionary leadership for the campus,” he said. “There are days I can't wait to get to work.

“I tell my students that I hope they have a career like that. If you really enjoy what you do, it doesn't seem like work.”

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News Headline: Art best bets | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Fashion Timeline — Through June 28, 2015, Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive. Also, Glass: Selections From the Kent State University Museum Collection through June 28, 2015; Rainment for Liturgy: Vestments in the Kent State University Collection through Feb. 9, 2014; Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. Exhibit will run through Oct. 5, 2014. 330-672-3450.

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News Headline: Enjoy music, exhibits in Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: T h i s
weekend,
g a t h e r
with family and
friends and enjoy
all the fall festivities
taking place on campus and
around downtown Kent.

Jewelry Exhibit

Acclaimed jewelry artist
Arthur Koby's exhibition
“Arthur Koby Jewelry:
The Creative Eye”
will be on display at The
Kent State University
Museum, 515 Hilltop
Drive this Friday.

The exhibit will include
works on loan from clients
who have amassed
collections of Koby's jewelry,
as well as from the
designer himself.

Guests will have a
chance to meet Koby at
the opening reception
held from 5 p.m. to 7 on
Friday at the museum's
Schweigert Library. Tickets
for the reception are
$15. To make a reservation,
call 330-672-3450.

Koby's creations have
been worn by Barbara
Walters, Gloria Vanderbilt
and Catherine Zeta-
Jones.

The Kent State University
Museum is open
to the public on Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.,
Thursday from 10 a.m.
to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday
from noon to 4:45 p.m.

Admission is $5 for
adults, $4 for seniors and
$3 for children under 18.
The museum is free with
a Kent State ID and free
to the public on Sunday.
For more information,
call 330-672-3450 or visit
kent.edu/museum.

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News Headline: School officials to review new teacher evaluation standards, Trunk or Treat coming up and more: Shaker Heights morning links | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Teacher wins grants for KSU shootings program

Shaker Heights High School English teacher John Morris has won two grants for the development of a workshop on the 1970 Kent State University shootings.

Morris will use the money to take his workshop involving the staging and discussion of the David Hassler play “May 4th Voices: Kent State 1970” to students throughout the Cleveland area.

He received a $2750 grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation's Grants-to-Educators Program, which provides support to projects that exhibit excellent teaching, and a $3,000 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant from the Facing History and Ourselves Program, which stresses the importance of instilling intellectual vigor and curiosity along with facts and figures.

Morris' workshop will be presented in American history, literature and theater classes for students throughout Northeast Ohio in the spring.

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News Headline: KSU professor to host book signing (Sciarz) | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State University
professor Stephanie Siciarz,
of Stow, will have
a book signing for the release
of her book, “Left at
the Mango Tree,” at the
Learned Owl in Hudson
from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday

“Left at the Mango
Tree” is already available
on Amazon.com.

“It took eight years,”
said Siciarz. “There were
six months where I didn't
even look at it.”

Siciarz never had a
doubt that her book
would be finished. She
spent the time in between
writing taking
classes at a writing center
in Washington, D.C.
and working full time at
the IMF (International
Monetary Fund).

“Alignment of the planets,”
is what brought Siciarz
to finish “Left at the
Mango Tree.” “Certain
things just fall into place
when they're meant to. I
always knew I would finish
it.”

Siciarz is an Italian instructor
in the modern
and classical language
studies department at
KSU. She was previously
an Italian-English translator
at the Department
of Treasury.

She earned her B.S.
in modern languages at
Georgetown University,
an M.A. in romance
languages at The Catholic
University of America
and an M.A. in writing
at Johns Hopkins University.

“Left at the Mango
Tree” is Siciarz' first fiction
novel and, set in the
Caribbean, tells a story
of mystery from the perspective
of Almondine
Orlean.

“She will reconstruct
the efforts of her grandfather
— a book-loving,
magic-hating Customs
and Excise officer named
Raoul — to explain his
new white grand-baby,
a case of island magic
if ever there was,” said
the book's Amazon description.

Siciarz said the book's
setting is influenced by
the time she has spent in
the Caribbean. She visited
Granada and the West
Indies, which Siciarz described
as “the warmest
place on earth in every
sense of the word.”

Siciarz made friends,
went to graduations and
funerals and saw the personality
and the poverty
of the areas first-hand.

“We stress about our
first-world problems
and they have many
more reasons to stress,”
said Siciarz. “Even these
darker things and negative
human characteristics
are taken with a
grain of salt.”

“Left at the Mango
Tree” has a slow, easy
pace; the pace reflects
that of island life.

“Because at the end
of the day it's about the
big picture,” said Siciarz.
“It's light-hearted and
there is no platform.”

Reader feedback has
been positive. Siciarz has
entered and become a
finalist in several contests
and won the Amazon
Break-Through Novel
Award.

“Now that the book is
out, readers can get their
hands on it,” said Siciarz.

“Left at the Mango
Tree” is available in print
and on Kindle.

Siciarz has a second
novel ready with the
third one on the way;
both use the same characters
as “Left at the
Mango Tree.” Although
the books are related,
each can be read independently
of the others.

“It tells the story of Almondine's
grandfather's
quest,” said Siciarz. “It's
not your typical whodunnit.”

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News Headline: Classical music | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Kent State Chorale Fall Concert — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 313 N. Depeyster St., Kent. The chorale will perform a variety of sacred and secular music from five centuries. $15, $13 seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff, $8 non-Kent State students, $5 children and free for full-time KSU undergraduate students.

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News Headline: Enjoy music, exhibits in Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: This weekend, gather with family and friends and enjoy all the fall festivities taking place on campus and around downtown Kent.

"The World Sings"

The KSU Chorale Fall Concert, under the baton of Scott MacPherson, will perform "The World Sings" this Sunday at a new location, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 313 N. DePeyster St.

Be dazzled and moved with selections by composers from Estonia, South Africa and Venezuela. The chorale will perform a variety of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Tickers are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and KSU faculty and staff, $8 for non Kent State students, $5 for children and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students.

Tickets are available weekdays from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office, 1325 Theatre Drive on campus.

For tickets and more information, call 330-672-2787 or visit kent.edu/music.

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News Headline: Police warn of impaired driving during Halloween | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Members of the Portage
County Safe Communities coalition
and the Kent State University
Police Department will
be at the Kent Student Center
from 1 to 3 p.m. today to educate
students on an aggressive
crackdown on drunken
drivers during Halloween celebrations.

Halloween has become a
deadly night due to the high
number of drunk drivers on
the roadways.

“Buzzed driving is drunk
driving,” says Lynette Blasiman,
director of Portage County
Safe Communities, “and if
you're not sober, you don't belong
on the road — whether
walking, riding, or driving.”

“Driving while impaired
(drugs or alcohol) is a serious
crime and creates a danger
for yourself and everyone else.
Enjoy the holiday, but know,
Portage County law enforcement
will be out in full force
doing everything we can to
reduce preventable crashes,
which includes arresting
the buzzed driver,”
said Lt. Chris Heverly, commander
of the Ohio Highway Patrol's
Ravenna Post.

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News Headline: Kent police gears up for Halloween | Attachment Email

News Date: 10/24/2013
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: UNOFFICIAL EVENTS DOWNTOWN SATURDAY

Kent's unofficial Halloween
celebration this
weekend will be an opportunity
for many visitors
to experience the
city's new, budding
downtown.

Kent police, however,
expect little novelty.

Throngs will flood
downtown Saturday for
Halloween festivities —
an annual celebration
not sanctioned by the
city or Kent State University
that draws thousands
to the city on the
Saturday prior to Oct. 31
for traditionally alcoholfueled
hijinks.

Lt. Jim Prusha, Kent
police public information
officer, roughly estimates
somewhere around
10,000 people file downtown
each year throughout
the night. Many arrive
inebriated or jockey
for position inside the
city's bars on Franklin
and Water streets while
taking in the spectacle
of thousands in costume.

“The vast majority of
people who get in trouble
with the police are intoxicated,”
Prusha said, noting
there's always a spike
in arrests for disorderly
behavior. “It's our busiest
day every year, and
we expect that to continue.”

Police presence will
be at its usual zenith
for the event. All of the
city's approximately
40 officers will be on
the streets. They'll be
joined by police from
KSU and Brimfield,
Portage County sheriff
's deputies, Metro
SWAT and even state
troopers who will be
focusing on the roadways,
Prusha said.

Because the Halloween
romp is not an officially
sanctioned event,
like Kent Heritage Festival
for example, no
roads are deliberately
blocked off. However,
Prusha said police
have quarantined
downtown streets in
the past when crowds
get out of hand and
pose safety risks.

“We strongly encourage
people to stay on
the sidewalks,” Prusha
said.

Teams of six to eight
officers will be assigned
regions of the city to
patrol on foot from
downtown to the nearby
KSU campus. The
variety of new buildings
creates a new
landscape officers will
be searching for shenanigans
and trespassers.

The Portage Area
Regional Transportation
Authority's new
$20 million Kent Central
Gateway parking
deck on DePeyster
Street will have
ramped up security of
its own, said PARTA
Director of Planning
Bryan Smith.

The day will also be
the deck's first time
offering special event
pricing.

From 8:30 p.m. Saturday
to 3 a.m. Sunday,
parking in the deck will
cost a flat rate of $10.
The normal maximum
is $5 for those without
passes.

“It's a special price
because we do anticipate
demand being
quite high,” Smith
said. “Part of that money
goes to pay for extra
security at the deck.”

Those with monthly
passes at the deck
will still have to pay
the special event price,
but the more expensive
24/7 passes geared
toward residents will
be honored as usual.

Lori Wemhoff, executive
director of the
Kent Area Chamber of
Commerce, said Kent's
downtown businesses
are planning on a busy
night as well.

“From what I understand,
they're gearing
up for what they hope
is a very busy business
day because of
the throngs of people
that will be coming to
downtown,” she said.
“More businesses are
open downtown, and I
think more are going to
have extended hours
because of the anticipation.”

Wemhoff said she
hopes some of Kent's
many one-night visitors
for Halloween notice
the many newly
opened stores and
restaurants and come
back during the holiday
season.

“It's going to bring
people to downtown
Kent that might not
normally come downtown,
” she said.

“They're going to
see what's here, all of
the options for shopping
and eating, and
I would expect that
would make them
come back as the holidays
get closer.”

Advice from
Kent police

Pedestrians are encouraged
to stick to
sidewalks and not
gather in the streets.
Don't assume a motorist
sees you in the road.

If you plan to drink,
do so responsibly. Make
arrangements for rides.
Police will be out in
force looking for drunk
drivers.

Leave valuables at
home or make sure
they're secured. Large
crowds are prime targets
for thieves.

Be aware of businesses
discouraging masks
inside their establishments.
Many will post signs saying
masks are prohibited.

Fighting has been an
issue in the past couple
years. If you witness
a confrontation or become
part of one, walk
away and call police
immediately.

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