Briefly Speaking: Headlines for Week of March 27, 2006


Members of the Kent State Gospel Choir perform during the university's official sendoff for the Kent State United for Biloxi volunteers on the second floor of the Kent Student Center Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Kent State Gospel Choir perform during the university's official sendoff for the Kent State United for Biloxi volunteers on the second floor of the Kent Student Center Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Bob Christy
Stay Tuned to the University’s Web Site for News About Biloxi Relief Effort

More than 400 students, faculty, staff and community members have arrived in Pass Christian and Biloxi, Miss. in an effort to help residents of the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Log onto the Kent State Web site at www.kent.edu beginning March 27 and follow the link to a “Postcard from Biloxi” to see photos from the relief effort as well as journal entries from a student volunteer.

The volunteers, deemed “Kent State United for Biloxi,” will participate in projects including reconstruction of homes, medical clinics and childcare facilities, as well as beach clean-up, and may offer basic medical services to area residents. More than half of the volunteers are Kent State students, and in excess of 50 volunteers from the University of Akron are part of the contingent.

Volunteers will return home April 1.

For more information about the relief effort visit the Kent State United for Biloxi Web site at http://explore.kent.edu/ksunited.

 

Anonymous HIV Testing Offered

The Office of Health Promotion is offering free anonymous HIV testing for faculty, staff and students on April 4, 5 and 18 on the second floor of the DeWeese Health Center.

To schedule an appointment, call the Office of Health Promotion at 330-672-2320.

  

Megan Auman, a student in the College of Fine and Professional Arts, designed this piece she calls Pattern Pillow.
Megan Auman, a student in the College of Fine and Professional Arts, designed this piece she calls Pattern Pillow.
“Perspectives” Showcases Students’ Designs and Illustrations

The Kent State University School of Visual Communication Design will present “Perspectives,” the 2006 portfolio show, April 4 through 15, in the School of Art Gallery.

A reception will be held on Friday, April 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

This event showcases work in 2-D design and illustration, 3-D design and multimedia by students completing the following degrees: B.F.A., B.S./M.A., B.S./M.F.A., M.A. and M.F.A.

The School of Art Gallery, located in the School of Art Building on the Kent Campus, is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 330-672-7853, e-mail schoolofartgalleries@kent.edu or visit the School of Art Web site.

 

Student Accessibility Services, formerly Student Disability Services, has moved to its new offices on the ground floor of the DeWeese Health Center.
Student Accessibility Services, formerly Student Disability Services, has moved to its new offices on the ground floor of the DeWeese Health Center.  Photo by Gary Harwood
Kent State's Student Accessibility Services Celebrates New Name, New Location

An open house to introduce the Kent State community to the newly named Student Accessibility Services (formerly Student Disability Services), as well as its new offices, will be held on April 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the new Student Accessibility Services offices on the ground floor of the DeWeese Health Center.

The new name reflects the real purpose of the office – a focus on accessibility and equal access for all abilities.

For more information, contact Mollie Miller at 330-672-3391 (voice) or at 330-672-3763 (TTY).

 

Beginning Nov. 17, the Kent State University Museum will exhibit designer Ralph Rucci's innovative approaches to cut and construction and brilliant craftsmanship in the first major public display of the designer's work.
An exhibition at the Kent State University Museum until April 23 features  designer Ralph Rucci's innovative approaches to cut and construction and brilliant craftsmanship.
Ralph Rucci on Display Through April 23 at Kent State Museum

The work of American designer Ralph Rucci is currently featured in an exhibition at the Broadbent Gallery in the Kent State University Museum. The exhibition focuses on the new work of the New York-based fashion designer and his collection, Chado Ralph Rucci. For the past 25 years, Rucci has created some of the finest, most intricate, graceful and wearable clothes in the world.

From his first collection in 1981, Rucci has created exceptional garments in the couture tradition. Since 1994, his label, Chado, has drawn a sophisticated international clientele that was widely expanded in 2002 when he began showing haute couture in Paris.

The exhibition includes more than 70 garments covering the span of Rucci’s career, including garments from his first collections in the 1980s.

Rucci’s designs will be displayed at the museum until April 23, 2006 .

For more information about this exhibition, visit the Kent State University Museum Web site or call exhibition curator Anne Bissonnette at 330-672-3450.


Esplanade Changes Janik Drive and Williams Drive Traffic Patterns

As part of the construction of the university esplanade and the replacement of Stopher and Johnson halls, Janik Drive was modified and no longer extends to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC). In addition, Williams Drive no longer extends from Janik Drive into the Stopher and Johnson housing complex.

View a PDF version of a map that shows the new location and extension of Janik and Williams drives as they will appear after the esplanade and the new Stopher and Johnson halls are completed at the end of this summer’s construction season.

If you have any questions about this improvement project, please contact the Office of the University Architect by calling 330-672-3880.


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