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Athletics (1)
Cleveland State golfers join Kent State in NCAA Chicago Regionals 05/06/2014 Plain Dealer Text Attachment Email

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's no surprise that Kent State's golf team is pegged a threat as the No. 7-seed in the Chicago Regional of the 2014 NCAA Golf Tournament....


Dining Services (1)
ALONG THE WAY Voting counts 05/06/2014 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

Speaking of tasty foods in Kent, Kent State University narrowly lost a bid to be named the country's Favorite Vegan- Friendly College. Sponsored by...


Fashion Design and Merchandising; Town-Gown (1)
(VIDEO) May 5th, 2014 Road Trip: Kent 05/06/2014 Fox 8 Morning News - WJW-TV Text Attachment Email

To view video, please click on link: http://fox8.com/2014/05/05/may-5th-2014-road-trip-kent-2/


Financial Aid; Scholarships (1)
College Payoff: Scholarship Strategy to Get Free Money (Evans) 05/06/2014 Fox 8 Morning News - WJW-TV Text Attachment Email

KENT, Ohio– Are you looking for money to pay for your college education? Why not take a cue from 19-year-old Tyler Carey, who's working toward a career...


KSU at Stark (1)
Spotlight on education: Kent State University at Stark 05/06/2014 independent Text Attachment Email

Who: Walter F. Wagor, Ph.D., dean and chief administrative officer Employees: 265 full time; 270 part time Address: 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township...


May 4 (2)
ALONG THE WAY May 4: The Movie 05/06/2014 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

One of the most notable events in Kent State University history is heading to the big screen. The only surprise is that it took nearly five decades....

OUR VIEW Kent State memorial to May 4 needs attention 05/06/2014 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email

TIME, NEGLECT TAKING TOLL ON DAFFODIL TRIBUTE TO 58,175 U.S. DEAD The May 4 Memoral, which was dedicated in 1990 on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy...


News Headline: Cleveland State golfers join Kent State in NCAA Chicago Regionals | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
Outlet Full Name: Plain Dealer
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News OCR Text: CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's no surprise that Kent State's golf team is pegged a threat as the No. 7-seed in the Chicago Regional of the 2014 NCAA Golf Tournament. But the Golden Flashes will have friends there from the neighborhood as well.

Cleveland State, which won the Horizon League Tournament, is No. 13 in the 14-team field. Despite the seeding, the Vikings, led by three-time HL Player of the Year Andrew Bailey, will hit the Rich Harvest Farms Course in Sugar Grove, Illinois, without blinking. The tournament is conducted May 15-17.

"We are extremely excited to be close to home,'' head coach Steve Weir said after the pairings were announced Monday morning on the Golf Channel. "This course sets up better for us than anywhere else.''

There are six regionals being held across the country with 14 teams in each. The top five teams from each regional will advance to the championships, along with the top five individuals not attached to one of the five teams advancing.

Bailey, from Rocky River, certainly would have a shot at one of those five individual slots as he will lead a five some of Michael Balcar (Toledo), Brendan Byrne (Strongsville), Patrick Luth (Medina) and Mitchell Moore (Westerville, Ohio).

But Weir would not be surprised to see his five-man crew climb among the regional elite. This is the fifth time in the last nine years CSU has advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Weir did it the first time as a player at CSU, and the last four times as head coach.

"This is the best team, top to bottom, I've ever had,'' Weir said. "We'll be playing against teams we have played all year. Nobody in this field intimidates us or scares us."

What may appear as a negative, the fact CSU has never played this course, is of no real concern for Weir, either. The event is hosted by Northern Illinois, and NIU's head coach, Tom Porten, coached Weir. So Weir expects a full report on the nuances of the grounds and greens.

"We just have to get up there, get in some practice, and turn it loose,'' Weir said.

Chicago Regional NCAA 2014 Golf seedings
1. Cal
2. Illinois
3. USC
4. Alabama-Birmingham
5. UNLV
6. Clemson
7. Kent State
8. Purdue
9. Mississippi State
10. Cal-Fullerton
11. New Mexico St.
12. Jacksonville State
13. Cleveland State
14. St. Peters

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News Headline: ALONG THE WAY Voting counts | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: Speaking of tasty foods in Kent, Kent State University narrowly lost a bid to be named the country's Favorite Vegan-
Friendly College.

Sponsored by peta2, the youth-focused arm of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the first-ever contest spotlighted colleges offering the best vegan-friendly menus in their kitchens and eateries.

KSU, in the large-schools division, was edged out by the University of Florida in the final bout of four rounds for
the title by just about 50 votes.

With options such as orecchiette with broccoli and pine nuts and vegetable curry, KSU Dining Services has been at
the forefront of implementing new and unique vegan and vegetarian-friendly culinary options.

Despite a runner-up victory in the recent contest for an arguably meaningless title, KSU certainly deserves an
honorable mention for its expanding dining options that underscore an overall progressive campus recognizing the
needs of all people and palates.

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News Headline: (VIDEO) May 5th, 2014 Road Trip: Kent | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
Outlet Full Name: Fox 8 Morning News - WJW-TV
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News OCR Text: To view video, please click on link:
http://fox8.com/2014/05/05/may-5th-2014-road-trip-kent-2/

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News Headline: College Payoff: Scholarship Strategy to Get Free Money (Evans) | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
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News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio– Are you looking for money to pay for your college education?

Why not take a cue from 19-year-old Tyler Carey, who's working toward a career as a play-by-play announcer for a major league sports team.

Carey mapped out a multi-part strategy that began with getting good grades while he was still in school at Twinsburg High School.

According to scholarships.com, students who graduate in the top 5 or 10% of their class tend to receive more merit-based scholarships. Carey's 4.2 GPA helped him qualify for nearly $50,000 in scholarship and grant money his first two years at Kent State University.

“Hard work in high school certainly pays off to what colleges are going to give you down the road,” he told Call for Action Reporter Lorrie Taylor.

The second prong of his strategy was to look at the cost of tuition at the universities where he wanted to attend. He said Kent State was the most affordable and offered student aid not available at other schools. *Click for more*

“Going somewhere, where I knew I was going to graduate with as little debt as possible, was big,” he told Taylor.

Financial aid directors are unanimous; students in search of free money need to begin their search more than a year in advance.

Anyone in search of federal student aid will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The Department of Education shares information from the application with financial aid departments; student aid counselors then use the information to create financial aid packages.

“The FAFSA application is an application for grants, student loans, work study, some scholarship programs that look at need in addition to merit,” said Mark Evans, Kent State's Director of Financial Aid.

He said students can't qualify for federal aid until they submit the FAFSA. There are three student aid deadlines, federal, state and college deadlines, that cannot be missed by those in search of free money. Evans encouraged students to fill out their FAFSA applications as close to the January 1 deadline as possible because a lot of aid is issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.

“The FAFSA application is an application for grants, student loans, work study, some scholarship programs that look at need in addition to merit,” said Mark Evans, Kent State's Director of Financial Aid.

He also recommended students use scholarship search engines to narrow their search for money.

Kent State created an online database that narrows thousands of possibilities to the few dozen that might apply to an individual. National databases, such as FinAid.com, and FastWeb.com are also available.

Evans also advised people in search of scholarships and grants to research the organizations offering the free aid; he said it's important essays be tailored to their missions.

Evans' last tip for students in need of tuition assistance: Don't assume winning a scholarship means you can't lose it. It's advice Tyler Carey said he included in his strategy to find and keep free money.

“If you don't hold up your end of the bargain, they're not going to bother with you,” he told Taylor.

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News Headline: Spotlight on education: Kent State University at Stark | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
Outlet Full Name: independent
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News OCR Text: Who: Walter F. Wagor, Ph.D., dean and chief administrative officer

Employees: 265 full time; 270 part time

Address: 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township

Website: www.stark.kent.edu

About KSU Stark

Kent State University's presence in Stark County began in 1946 with the creation of the “Canton Division” at McKinley High School. A few years later, classes were expanded to Timken and Lehman high schools. In the early 1960s, the 200-acre tract of land in Jackson Township — which had been farmed for many years by Leo A. Frank and John Wyles — was purchased, and construction of the first campus building, now known as Main Hall, began on Jan. 7, 1966. Throughout the '60s, '70s and '80s, Kent State at Stark's role and mission in Stark County was to offer freshman- and sophomore-level courses of Kent State University's baccalaureate majors. By 1980, Kent State at Stark had grown from one building “out in the country” to a campus at the edge of a rapidly developing community. Today, the physical campus consists of six major buildings and the seventh, the sciences building, is under construction.

Q: What is your school's greatest accomplishment of the past year?

A: Kent State University at Stark broke ground for the sciences building, the campus's seventh major building. The $17 million renovation, which will include the 41,140-square-foot building, along with 5,250 square feet of remodeled lab space in Main Hall's east wing, will anchor the sciences to the campus, addressing the growing needs of disciplines such as geology, chemistry, biology, nursing and physics, and double the campus's teaching labs from five to 10. The building also will feature a 125-seat lecture hall, a 55-station computer classroom and a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory. The sciences building will achieve LEED gold certification through the implementation of elements such as a green roof, solar-generated hot water, light-harvesting techniques, energy optimization through dedicated heat-recovery chillers and on-site stormwater management with rain gardens and bioswales. The sciences building is projected to be completed by fall 2015.

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News Headline: ALONG THE WAY May 4: The Movie | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: One of the most notable events in Kent State University history is heading to the big screen.

The only surprise is that it took nearly five decades.

“We are excited to learn a new theatrical feature motion picture will be produced by Hollywood-based TreeHouse
Pictures, tentatively titled, ‘Ohio: The Kent State Story,'” noted Alan Canfora, director of the Kent May 4 Center, in
a press release.

“The filmmakers have been working on interviews and due diligence in the last 24 months,” Canfora added. “Tree-
House Pictures engaged a retired FBI supervisory special agent and audio forensics expert at JBR Technology and
they have uncovered information that confirms the word ‘fire' preceding the National Guard gunfire on May 4, 1970,
at Kent State University. They are still in the process of analyzing the Strubbe reel to reel tape for the full text.”

TreeHouse Pictures is a film finance and production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Recent TreeHouse Pictures credits include movies “Arbitrage” (2012), “At Any Price” (2012), “All is Lost” (2013)
and “That Awkward Moment” (2014).

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News Headline: OUR VIEW Kent State memorial to May 4 needs attention | Attachment Email

News Date: 05/06/2014
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
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News OCR Text: TIME, NEGLECT TAKING TOLL ON DAFFODIL TRIBUTE TO 58,175 U.S. DEAD

The May 4 Memoral, which was dedicated in 1990 on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of four students at Kent State University, includes the inscription “Inquire, Learn, Reflect.” Those words continue to resonate on the campus more than four decades after the events that occurred there, and after years of struggling with the legacy of May 4, Kent State seems to have come to terms with it.

Another important element of the memorial was the planting of 58,175 daffodils near the memorial, a symbolic
representation of the Americans serving in the armed forces who lost their lives in the Vietnam War — the war whose escalation was the cause for the protest that ended in bloodshed on the Kent campus on May 4, 1970.

When the granite memorial plaza was dedicated, the hillside overlooking the commons was a field of yellow spring flowers, a beautiful yet sobering sight. The daffodils were a living work of art designed by KSU artist Brinsley Tyrrell, and the intention was for the flowers to bloom anew every year near the anniversary of the shootings at Kent State as a living reminder of the Americans who gave their lives for this country in Vietnam.

That isn't what has occurred, as any visitor to the campus during the weekend observance of the 44th anniversary
of the events of May 4 undoubtedly noticed. The passing of nearly 25 years, coupled with poor maintenance of the hillside garden, has taken a serious toll on the daffodils, which no longer cascade down the hillside but are visible in relatively sparse patches. There are many thousand fewer daffodils than the 58,175 envisioned by Brinsley Tyrrell.

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the May 4 Memorial. We suggest that the incoming administration of President Beverly Warren make rededication of the memorial a priority, including the restoration of the element that pays tribute to the Americans who lost their lives in the war that “came home” to Kent on May 4, 1970.

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