Thursday, February 28, 2013
Several public forums will take place across the university's eight campuses in the coming weeks to discuss the idea of banning smoking on campus
Kent State University administrators kicked off the first of several public meetings this week to talk about the idea of banning smoking completely on all eight campuses. The Kent State University Stark Campus will host two public meetings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 13 in the library conference room. Kent State formed a steering committee to examine a recommendation from the Ohio Board of Regents, issued last summer, suggesting all public universities and colleges in Ohio ban the use of tobacco products on their campuses. The committee is expected to make recommendations for action based on the results of a campus survey, the public meetings and other input. A majority of Kent Patch readers think the university should ban tobacco …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Local university officials have control over permitting or denying oil and gas drilling on Kent State campuses, including Kent State University Stark Campus
The decision to allow or deny hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas on Kent State University campuses, including Kent State University Stark Campus, lies with local university administrators, according to a state official. Kent State owns hundreds of acres of land across Northeast Ohio, including its eight campuses, the Kent State Airport in Stow and the Kent State Golf Course in Franklin Township. Almost any of those large masses of property — the Kent campus alone is nearly 900 acres — would provide easy access to Ohio's portions of the Marcellus and Utica shale formations for oil and gas drillers. Heidi Hetzel-Evans, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which oversees oil and gas well management in the state…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Nobel Peace Prize winner will speak April 11 at 7 p.m. in the MACC
Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel will speak at Kent State University in April as part of the university's Presidential Speaker Series. Wiesel, a Boston University professor, will speak April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Kent State President Lester Lefton said the university is expecting thousands of people from across the region to attend. "Anyone who’s heard Elie Wiesel speak before knows he’s just a profound speaker — a life changer," Lefton said. The author of the world renowned memoir Night wrote the piece about his experiences during World War II and the loss of his family to German death camps. Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Ohio colleges weigh smoking ban at recommendation of Board of Regents
By the end of this academic year students at Kent State University should have an idea whether or not the campus is moving towards a smoke-free policy. University administrators are in the midst of reviewing a recommendation from the Ohio Board of Regents, issued this summer, suggesting all public universities and colleges in Ohio ban the use of tobacco products on their campuses. At Kent State, students can expect to get a survey by the end of this semester gauging their opinion about the idea of completely banning smoking on campus. Greg Jarvie, vice president of enrollment management and student affairs, is co-charing a committee with Willis Walker, vice president of human resources, comprised of about 20 faculty, staff and students to …
The university is reviewing a recommendation from the Ohio Board of Regents to ban tobacco products campus-wide
To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question students, faculty and staff at Kent State University are considering. This semester the university put together a tobacco-use policy committee to review a recommendation from the Ohio Board of Regents, issued this summer, suggesting all public universities and colleges in Ohio ban the use of tobacco products on their campuses. You can read about Kent State's ongoing analysis here: At Patch, we'd like to know what you think. Vote in our poll and tell us your opinion in the comments. Should the university completely ban the use of tobacco products on campus?
Thursday, September 27, 2012
President Barack Obama flew into Ohio Wednesday and landed at the Akron-Canton Airport before traveling to Kent State University for a campaign rally
Wednesday was a pretty exciting day for the folks at Akron-Canton Airport as they watched the president of the United States fly in on Air Force One. President Barack Obama was on his way to Kent that day for a campaign rally at Kent State University. CAK employees updated the airport's Facebook page and tweeted about Obama's arrival, telling Twitter followers "AF1 is an amazing aircraft to see — even in the rain." More Obama coverage from this week: Obama at Kent State: Ohio Tweets Obama Rally at Kent State Touches on Themes of Opportunity, Success (VIDEO) PHOTOS: Obama's Kent State Campaign Stop
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Thousands of Kent residents and Kent State University students and staff witnessed history Wednesday as President Barack Obama campaigned at the MACC. Hundreds more watched the president deliver his campaign speech on TV from an overflow space in the Kent State Student Center. And even hundreds more gathered on campus and around town to follow the president's visit online. Kendra Landfair was one of those lucky 6,600 people who watched from inside the MACC. Beforehand, she braved pouring rain and stood in line for almost six hours to get a glimpse of the president. "I never met a president before," Landfair, a Kent State student, said before Obama's speech. "I’m sick, my nose is running, my throat hurts. Once I get in there it will be …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Kent campaign stop one of two on college campuses in Northeast Ohio.
Some came to hear about the president's views on Medicare, Social Security, or women's healthcare. Some merely wished to see a sitting president in the flesh. But all braved a steady downpour on Wednesday to see the President Barack Obama speak at Kent State University. Obama came on stage shortly after 5:30 p.m. "Hello Kent State! Go Flashes!" he called to the roaring crowd. His remarks began by touching on themes of opportunity and success for the middle class. "This country succeeds when the middle class is growing, when there are ladders of opportunity for all people," he said. "We all believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country. Everybody’s got to work hard." The president also told the audience that U.S jobs and the …
Obama will speak at the Memorial Athletic Convocation Center Wednesday afternoon and we'll be sharing your Tweets.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Tickets required for campaign stop at MAC
Editor's note: The Obama campaign has limited the number of tickets to 5,000. Read about it here. Campaign and university officials formally recognized what many have known for days: President Barack Obama is coming to the Kent State University campus Wednesday afternoon. Tickets are required in order to enter the campaign stop in the Kent State Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Doors for the event open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be handed out one per person on a first-come, first-served basis at three locations around town starting at 9 a.m. today. The locations are: Those seeking tickets at the Obama for America-Kent office should park at University Plaza and walk one block to the campaign office, as the parking lot there will be …