Briefly Speaking for the Week of July 30, 2007
Summer II Final Grades Via WFFA: Aug. 2-7
Online grading for Summer II final grades via WFFA begins Thursday, Aug 2, and ends at midnight on Tuesday, Aug 7.
The WFFA system is available from 8 a.m. to midnight through the deadline. Grading also is available now for summer 2007 course sections that were flexibly scheduled and have already ended.
WFFA is accessible from any Internet-capable computer that has the cookies function enabled. You can access WFFA by logging in to FlashLine on the Kent State home page. In addition, you can access WFFA at http://wffa.kent.edu.
As a reminder, faculty with thesis, dissertation or research courses should issue IP grades for their students who have not completed the coursework or are not graduating.
Any faculty member needing personalized instruction on submitting their grades via WFFA 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 WFFA and/or FlashLine by improving your connection to the server. Our Helpdesk is prepared to offer assistance with these issues. Please contact the Helpdesk at 330-672-HELP (4357) for one-on-one assistance, technical issues or questions with PINs.
Photo by Jeff Glidden
After a successful 2006 campaign, the 2007 Kent State football team has high expectations for the upcoming season.
Preview the 2007 Kent State Football Team Aug. 16
Expectations are high for the Kent State football team this season. You can preview the team picked to win the MAC East at the Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Dix Stadium.
Meet the Kent State football team and coaching staff; attend “Chalk Talk” with Head Coach Doug Martin and Athletic Director Laing Kennedy; and eat dinner on the eastside platforms at the stadium.
The $10 tickets to the event include the football activities, dinner and a chance to win autographs, posters and a trip for two to the Kent State vs. Ohio State football game in Columbus on Oct. 13.
For tickets or more information, contact Alicia Longstreth, special events coordinator, at email@example.com or 330-672-8399.
Seminar to Focus on Long-Term Care Planning
As the elderly population continues to get larger and life expectancies grow, so does the concern for planning long-term care for those individuals in nursing homes or other facilities. This type of long-term care planning will be the subject of a brown-bag lunch seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Kent Student Center Room 319.
Sponsored by Kent State’s OneWellU health promotion program and the Care Givers Group, the seminar will feature attorney Tim Forrestal, who will discuss long-term care planning and asset protection laws.
The presentation will include information on:
changes in the Deficit Reduction Act and
protecting your life savings and your home.
The event is free, but online registration is encouraged. Visit the HR Registration Web site and search for “Seminar on Long-Term Care Planning.”
For more information, contact the Benefits Office at 330-672-3107.
Last Call for Donations: School Supplies for Hurricane Victims
You can make a difference in the lives of children affected by Hurricane Katrina: Contribute school supplies to benefit children in Biloxi, Miss. The drive ends July 31.
Donated school supplies can be dropped off in collection boxes at the following sites:
School supplies can include but are not limited to pens, paper, pencils, markers, crayons, rulers, glue, book bags, tissues, folders, highlighters and Post-it notes.
On Saturday, Aug. 4 , Kent State student volunteers and children at the King Kennedy Community Center will pack and ship the supplies to two community centers in Biloxi.
This project is part of Kent State University’s Summer of Service program and is a continuation of the university’s outreach efforts to families in the Gulf Coast region. Visit the Kent State United for the Gulf Coast Web site to learn more about previous outreach efforts in the region.
For more information, contact Matthew Haramis at 330-672-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org .