Faculty Club Gathering Means New Semester’s Around the CornerFaculty are invited to attend the Faculty Club gathering on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. This event, hosted by the Faculty Professional Development Center in conjunction with the New Faculty Institute, will welcome new faculty and give all in attendance the opportunity to network informally with colleagues across the university.
No R.S.V.P. is required for the event. For more information about the Faculty Professional Development Center, go to its Web site.
Kent State to Hold Summer 2009 Commencement Ceremonies
The doctoral commencement ceremony will take place Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. in
Commencement ceremonies will be held this week.
Kent Student Center Ballroom. The ceremony is followed by a light hors d’oeuvres reception in the second floor dining room of the Kent Student Center.On Saturday, Aug. 22, master’s and baccalaureate commencement exercises will be held beginning at 10 a.m.in the MAC Center.
For detailed graduation information, go online, call 330-672-2235 or e-mail email@example.com.
El-Dabh to Drum at Haymaker Farmers’ Market Aug. 22
Halim El-Dabh frequently performs in the community.
Halim El-Dabh, university professor emeritus of African Ethnomusicology, will perform at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The market is located on the corner of Summit Street and Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent.
The market is open every Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers and bakers bring fresh produce and baked goods to sell.
“Music at the Market” is also a feature of the day. El-Dabh will play drums and sing and invites anyone to bring along an instrument and join in on the fun.
An Egyptian composer/performer, El-Dabh has composed operas, ballets, symphonies, chamber and electronic music inspired by cultures in Africa and Asia. He has produced nine CDs representing a range of musical styles.
El-Dabh composed the music for the "Sound and Light" show performed nightly at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. His concerto "Invisible Bridge" (2007), commemorating the Underground Railroad, was premiered by the Dayton Symphony Orchestra and African-American cellist Karen R. Patterson. His "Symphony for 1000 Drums," brought to life by 1,000 drums in Cleveland (2006) and in Fort Collins, Colorado (2008), invokes the goddesses of ancient Egypt and Yorubaland.
More information about El-Dabh can be found online.
Fuel-Less Friday: Bike, Hike or Ride a Bus to Work on Aug. 21
Leave your car at home this Friday.
If you’re a faculty or staff member at the Kent Campus and you’re interested in saving money, saving the earth and/or saving your good health, you’ll want to consider participating in the second annual Fuel-Less Friday: Bike/Hike/Bus to Work Day on Friday, Aug. 21.
The event is intended to encourage Kent Campus employees to find alternative means of traveling to and from work, including walking, riding a bike, carpooling or using the free, local bus service provided by the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) to all employees with a valid Kent State ID card.
To make Fuel-Less Friday easier, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) will offer its shower facilities to all employees starting at 7 a.m. and will provide a free continental breakfast. In addition, the SRWC will rent bicycles to employees for $15 from Thursday, Aug. 20, to Monday, Aug. 24.
Fuel-Less Friday: Bike/Hike/Bus to Work Day was organized and supported by Parking Services, Transportation Services, Recreational Services, Design Solutions, Human Resources-Benefits and PARTA.
For more information, contact Miller at 330-672-8472.
Volunteers Sought For Welcome Weekend
The Office of Student Success Programs invites the university community to learn more about and become involved in Welcome Weekend 2009. Welcome Weekend, scheduled for Aug. 28-31, will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 27, when many new Kent State students will move into the residence halls.
Visit the Student Success Programs’ Web site to sign up for Welcome Weekend volunteer opportunities.