New Interim Dean for Graduate Studies Announced
Dr. Mary Ann Stephens
Dr. Mary Ann Stephens, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to the position of interim dean of graduate studies. She replaces Dr. Evelyn Goldsmith, interim dean of graduate studies and assistant provost, who will leave the university later this month.
Dr. Stephens joined Kent State University in 1980, and most recently served as chair of the Department of Psychology. She holds a Ph. D. from the University of Houston.
Ashtabula Campus Announces Perfect Score in Radiologic Technology Testing
The Ashtabula Campus program in radiologic technology produces successful grads.
Kent State Ashtabula recently announced that its inaugural graduating class in Radiologic Technology achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam.
Gail M. Schroeder, academic program director, says, “I am so proud of these graduates. The faculty and staff of Kent State Ashtabula’s Radiologic Technology program are very excited that 100 percent of our graduates passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam on their first attempt.”
These 10 students who graduated in May with an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree are excited about their employment prospects, especially since an associate degree will be required for ARRT licensure in 2015.
Radiology students will reap the added benefits of hands-on instruction in the new Robert S. Morrison Health and Science Building that includes fully operational, energized radiography labs outfitted with the latest technology. The students will have the opportunity to radiograph a whole body phantom in the lab.
For more information on the program, visit the Kent State Ashtabula Web site.
Golfer Ben Curtis Presents Check to Kent State
Golfer Ben Curtis Presents Check to Kent State.
Former Kent State three-time All-American and U.S. Team member Ben Curtis has given his alma mater a $90,000 donation and allocated another $110,000 to charitable organizations.
As part of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America charitable giving commitment, the association helped distribute $2.6 million on behalf of the U.S. Team to designated charities, the Folds of Honor Foundation and to colleges and universities chosen by the U.S. captain and team players.
Each U.S. Ryder Cup Team participant as well as the team’s captain contribute $100,000 to the charity of their choice: $90,000 to the college/university of their choice for Play Golf America University programming; and $10,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation to support scholarships for families of veterans who either perished or were wounded in the line of duty while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
In addition to the $90,000 given to Kent State, Curtis, a 2000 graduate, gave $100,000 to the Ben Curtis Foundation and $10,000 to the Patriot Golf Day/Folds of Honor Foundation last year.
Since the Ryder Cup Outreach Program began in 1999, more than $13 million has been donated on behalf of the Ryder Cup team members. A total of 130 player-designated charities and 38 colleges and universities have received funding from the Ryder Cup outreach program.
Improvements to FlashCart are Now Available
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Users will also see enhancements to Favorites and Workflow, including Approver Previews, improved History and Search functionality, Requisition Returns and more.
FlashCart training videos on a variety of topics are now available on the Procurement Web site. Whether you're new to the e-procurement site, or a seasoned user looking to enhance your experience on FlashCart, these videos are for you. Click on "FlashCart Training Videos" under the Main Topics menu to view the tutorials.
For additional information regarding FlashCart, policies, access or other questions or concerns, contact Procurement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-2276. For technical assistance, contact the IS Help Desk at 330-672-HELP (4357).
Human Resources Question of the Week: How do I request the tuition waiver benefit?
Kent State’s tuition benefit offers eligible employees the opportunity to continue the lifelong learning process and pursue a degree in higher education. The tuition waiver applies to instructional and general fees for graduate and undergraduate classes taken at any of the Kent State campuses. Full-time university employees, their spouses, domestic partners and the employee’s dependent children are eligible for the tuition benefit. Select part-time employees, including faculty, are also eligible for the benefit for themselves. For specific details on eligibility and other aspects of the tuition benefit, refer to University Policy 3342-6-09.1.
To apply for the tuition benefit for the first time, employees should follow these steps:
Please note: The student’s Banner ID number will be requested on the workflow, instead of the social security number. If the employee is the student, the Banner ID number will automatically populate on the form. If the employee is submitting the waiver for an eligible dependent, the employee will need to enter that person’s Banner ID, which can be found on the student’s class registration sheet.
Students must be registered for classes before the workflow process is initiated.
When the workflow process is completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
After the initial enrollment, there is no need to reapply unless the employee faces a change in employment status (e.g., change from full-time to part-time) or moves to another department.
For more information, please contact the Benefits Office at 330-672-3107 or email@example.com.