Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Don't let those out-dated electronics end up in a landfill.
Kent State University has partnered with a non-profit operation dedicated to the environmentally friendly disposal of end-of-life electronic equipment. Take those items that have a cord and dispose of them with the recycling company RET3. Collection points will be available at two KSU campus locations: The effort is a continuation of a RecycleMania competition "where colleges and universities strive to reduce waste and increase recycling," according to a statement posted by the university. Here's a list of accepted electronics: *Televisions are not accepted. University-owned equipment will also not be accepted. Follow @SustainableKSU on Twitter for more information.
Friday, November 30, 2012
44 to 37 overtime loss likely dashes hopes of BCS bowl game appearance
Kent State University lost to Northern Illinois University for the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championship tonight at Detroit's Ford Field. The loss likely means the Golden Flashes' shot at an appearance in the BCS Orange Bowl has been all but dashed. The 44-37 loss was packed with action, as both teams scored a combined three touchdowns — two for the Golden Flashes — in less than 2 minutes as the fourth quarter wound down. Kent State tied the game at 34 with just 44 seconds left in regular time to send it into overtime — the first for a MAC Championship game. Then, in the first overtime, Kent State nearly lost the ball on a botched reverse that ended with a fumble, and the Flashes settled for a field goal on the next play. Seconds later…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Annual race marks unofficial start to Kent State Homecoming weekend
The winning time for this year's annual Bowman Cup 5K was 15 minutes 59 seconds posted by Aiman Scullion. The race, held Saturday morning, served as the unofficial start to Homecoming at Kent State University. For complete race results scroll through the list attached to this article.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Final firm to be selected by January
The architecture firms vying to design Kent State University's new architecture college have been narrowed from 36 applicants to eight semi-finalists. Douglas Steidl, dean of the university's architecture college, said he expects the eight semi-finalists — who have already been chosen — will be announced this week. The new building, which will stand on the Esplanade, will go through a design competition process instead of the usual design-build process. That means the winning firm will be chosen based on their submitted proposals for the new college. Steidle said of the eight semi-finalists the university will pick by November three or four firms, who will be paid a stipend to design models of the building. The winning firm will be chosen …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
City, Kent State paid about $8,500 to cover presidential campaign stop last month
The final, combined cost of President Barack Obama's visit to Kent last month was about $16,100 spread across several local entities. The Portage County Sheriff's Office provided details on the cost of its assistance to the U.S. Secret Service on Sept. 26 to Portage County Commissioners recently. The sheriff's office cost to provide personnel to assist Kent State University for the campaign rally at the MACC was $2,686, according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak. "We rearranged staff hours to have the majority of their time as a part of the actual daily assignment," Doak said. "This kept overtime hours to a minimum." Of that $2,686, overtime costs were $1,273. University officials are planning to bill the Obama for America Campaign for…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Email your letters to the editor to Kent Patch editor Matt Fredmonsky at Matt.Fredmonsky@Patch.com
Dear Editor; I very much appreciate your article, "Many Ticket Holders Turned Away from Obama Campaign Stop" in Kent Patch for addressing a problem that has now occurred twice at the Kent State MACC: the overbooking of available space. In the first case, the problem took place during a graduation ceremony and left many parents and friends of graduates standing on the outside. The current problem here occurred with the appearance of President Obama on Wednesday. I witnessed a particularly heartbreaking moment, one which likely occurred several times, while waiting in line to get into the MAC Center. I was near the back of the line, immediately behind a young father and his two three- or four-year old boys, who were all enduring a …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Moon, PA native Kaci Cramer appears in first episode of reality TV show
Kaci Cramer shed some tears over her appearance on the popular reality TV show 'America's Next Top Model.' Cramer, 19, a sophomore fashion merchandising major at Kent State University, was among the top 30 models on the show and appeared in the first episode of the show's summer season. But she just narrowly missed the cut to make it into the reality TV show's house — and a starring role in the season. "I actually wound up being a runner-up for the show," Cramer said. That means they kept her in Los Angeles for three days after the final cuts were announced just in case one of the girls who made it into the house had to drop out. As an alternate, Cramer would have been in the house in that scenario. "It was really cool to have the …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
William Koburna, of Brunswick, charged after posting Twitter message threatening violence
A student at Kent State University is facing a felony charge of inducing panic, according to university officials. Kent State police charged William Koberna, 19, of Brunswick with inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, related to a public tweet in which he threatened violence to the university campus, according to university officials. Kent State spokesperson Eric Mansfield said Koberna reportedly threatened to use a fire arm on campus. The 19-year-old sophomore, formerly of Kent, was taken into custody this afternoon by Brunswick Police after they served an arrest warrant at his residence. The charges were not listed publicly on either Portage or Medina county online court dockets as of…