Kent State University Library Receives Banner and Lighted Logo

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Visitors will now be greeted by colorful additions to the side of the library.

Kent State University is preparing to show off its school spirit for the upcoming Centennial Celebration with the installation of a colorful banner and the university logo on the Library.

The banner and logo were recently installed on the south side of the Library and will be visible year-round from Summit Street and Campus Center Drive. Depending on weather conditions, the light-up logo might even be visible from Interstate 76.

Iris Harvey, vice president, University Relations, and chief marketing and communications officer, says the banner and logo will showcase the university’s pride in its 100 years of excellence and enhance the image of the university.

“The area of the Library and Kent Student Center is really the heart of the university, so we want to make sure it is clearly designated,” she says. “With this display, we not only encourage pride in the university, but also give visitors a sense that they have ‘arrived’ at the center of campus.”

Tom Euclide, associate vice president for facilities planning and operations, says the banner and logo are intended to bring attention to the upcoming Centennial and add more color and excitement to the university.

“We wanted to come up with an exciting concept to show school spirit,” Euclide says. “We didn’t have anything like this on campus.”

The Office of the University Architect worked with University Communications and Marketing to design the banner. Inflatable Images, a local company, printed and installed the banner, while local company Ellet Neon & Plastic Sign Inc. assisted with the installation of the logo.

At this time, the banner and logo are scheduled to remain on the Library even after the conclusion of the Centennial Celebration in December 2010.

By Lindsay Kuntzman

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