Message Board Function Temporarily Disabled
Due to ongoing technical issues with the e-Inside Message Boards, the Message Board feature will be disabled until further notice. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.
New Look for Advisory Alerts on Kent State Web Site
Look for this new version of the Web page when alerts are issued
The Kent State Web site (www.kent.edu) and the Regional Campus Web sites will be replacing the online campus advisory alerts with a new look and enhanced turnaround time. In the near future, during weather advisories or crisis situations, a more prominent red bar will appear beneath the primary navigation/gold bar of the university home page (see image on right). This replaces the advisory icon that was previously posted to the lower right-hand of the Kent State home page and to each Regional Campus Web site. This trendier, more eye-catching treatment will also allow the actual information about such advisories to be posted more quickly.
Please share this update with your staff and also remind them of the other advisory and crisis communication vehicles that the university has in place. These include:
For additional information, contact Lin Danes , manager of electronic communication and Web content services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liquid Crystal Technology-Based Company Holds Board Meeting in Kent Area
Crystal Diagnostics is becoming an important presence in Kent.
Crystal Diagnostics, a high-tech company with strong and strengthening ties to Northeast Ohio, held its June 25 regular Board of Directors meeting at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) and Kent State University. Investors in the high-tech concern, along with liquid crystal researchers and numerous academic and economic development professionals from the region, attended. The award-winning company was formerly known as Pathogen Systems Inc., or PSI, and now does business under the Crystal Diagnostics name.
Crystal Diagnostics, a Delaware corporation doing business in Colorado and Ohio, licensed technology born in the labs of NEOUCOM and Kent State to develop a device that tests water samples for the presence of harmful biological pathogens. The prototype device recently underwent its first field test in California. Numerous government and industry leaders have expressed interest in the product when it comes to market in quantity.
The company is in the process of signing an agreement to locate a significant portion of its business operations in Kent State University’s Centennial Research Park. Crystal Diagnostics also conducts research and development work in an Applied Research Laboratory on the campus of NEOUCOM. Last year the state of Ohio awarded NEOUCOM with a $3 million Wright Project grant to further the development of the partnership with Crystal Diagnostics and Kent State University.
The meeting furthers the commitment Crystal Diagnostics has made to Northeast Ohio. As CEO Bob Bunting notes, the complete package of research talent and offerings from NEOUCOM, Kent State University and the state of Ohio made the area irresistible to his company. Bunting used this special meeting as an opportunity to demonstrate to his board and investors why northeastern Ohio and this partnership hold promise for his burgeoning venture.
New Online Homes for EHHS Schools
The College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services is restructuring from six to o four as of July 1. As a result, the four new schools will have new Web sites. All department URLs will remain the same, however. The four new schools Web sites are as follows:
School of Health Sciences
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
The former schools’ URLs will redirect to the college’s homepage: www.ehhs.kent.edu. The former schools’ URLs are:
School of Adult, Counseling, Health and Vocational Education
School of Educational Foundations and Special Services
School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport
School of Family and Consumer Studies
School of Speech Pathology and Audiology
School of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies
Homecoming Parade Committee Seeks Parade Participants for October Event
It's time to think about the Homecoming Parade.
Kent State University and the city of Kent invite you/your organization to participate in the 2009 Homecoming Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10. This year’s parade theme is A Century of Celebration. All entrants are responsible for securing their own parade mobility, whether by foot or vehicle. Signs and/or banners are also the responsibility of entrants. You may bring your own or the university can make signs for you (see entry form for details). Parade entrants are welcome to pass out your organization’s promotional items and/or candy to the parade spectators, both children and adults.
The parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the center of the Kent Campus and will proceed west on Main Street. The parade will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent.
All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 18 for consideration of acceptance into the Homecoming Parade. Your entry will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form. Parade registration, staging and disbanding location, map and additional information will be sent to the entry’s contact person by Oct. 2.
For questions about the parade, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 330-672-2480 or go to its Web site for the registration form. Additional information about Homecoming is available on the Alumni Association Web site.
Important Reminder for Faculty Regarding Final Grading of H1 Summer 2009 Courses
FlashFAST is accessible from any Internet-capable computer that has the cookies function enabled. To access FlashFAST, log in to FlashLine and click on the Faculty and Advisor Tools tab. The link to grade rosters is located in the Faculty and Advisor Toolbox, under the Submit Grades heading.
Grade processing tips and deadlines may be found on the Registrar’s Office Web site. Any faculty member who needs personalized instruction on submitting their grades via FlashFAST should contact their campus Registrar’s Office during normal business hours for assistance.
Also, as a helpful tip, it is recommended that you clean out your cookie and cache files regularly to help your computer run faster, and to potentially restore and/or improve your access to FlashFAST and/or FlashLine by improving your connection to the server. Our Helpdesk is prepared to offer assistance with these issues. Please contact them at 330-672-HELP (4357) for one-on-one assistance.
For additional information contact Jeff Gardner, associate registrar, Office of the Registrar, at email@example.com.
Construction Update: Building Nears Completion, Another Approaches Design Phase
Van Deusen Hall is the current home of the College of Technology
Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions — Roe Green Center
New Facilities for the College of Technology — Programming / Site Selection
Graduation Fair Planned to Assist Summer Graduates; Commencement Dates Announced
Summer Commencement is right around the corner.
Graduation Fair a “one-stop shopping” location for everything related to a successful graduation, will be held July 7 and 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The Graduation Fair includes representatives from numerous departments and organizations to help students order caps and gowns, get information on the ceremony, verify name and mailing address for diplomas, identify any outstanding fees and fines and get career assistance.
The event takes place on the second floor of the Kent Student Center.
The Summer Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as follows:
Doctoral commencement ceremony
Master’s and Baccalaureate ceremonies