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Weather Warms Groundskeepers

Weather Warms Groundskeepers

[bbrvideo]BBR_Reid_S4_Groundskeepers[/bbrvideo] Anchor Intro: With spring approaching, the jobs for some university employees has become much easier. Here’s Chip Reid. As warmer temperatures have finally arrived and only snow that looks like this remains, responsibilities have changed for Kent State’s groundskeepers and it seems like they’re all breathing a sigh of relief. Heather White is the manager of Kent State’s grounds department. “It’s definitely easier in terms of shoveling snow, throwing salt, and certainly conditions are much easier. It’s a little…

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Seniors Prepare for Graduation

Seniors Prepare for Graduation

As the spring semester reaches the halfway point, many seniors are preparing for their upcoming graduation from Kent State. Jacob talked with some of them to find out their feelings on leaving school. [bbrvideo]BBR_DERWIN_S3_GRAD[/bbrvideo] Tori Scheaffer is showing me pictures from throughout her years at Kent State. A lot has happened during her time here. She declared a psychology major, got married and bought a house in the area. And now, with only about two months left in the spring…

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The Online Classroom Experience

The Online Classroom Experience

The number of Kent State students enrolled in online classrooms increases by the hundreds every year. What have been some of these students’ experiences? Jacob Derwin has the story. [bbrvideo]BBR_DERWIN_S2_ONLINE[/bbrvideo] According to the Office of Continuing and Distance Education, 40 percent of Kent State students are enrolled in at least one online class. Lauren Pankiw: “Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1” Garret Waugh: “Literature & English 1” Beau Kuhn: “I have one class that is not online.” But how do people…

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Why Students Stay (Or Don’t)

Why Students Stay (Or Don’t)

[bbrvideo]BBR_DERWIN_P4_RETENTION[/bbrvideo] When the Class of 2017 came into Kent State, they were commended for their high ACT scores and GPAs. And when those freshmen became sophomores, it turned out that they had the highest freshmen to sophomore retention rate in Kent State history: 81.7%. Kent State Provost Todd Diacon stated that he believed the boosted retention rate had to do with an increase in required academic advising and the PR advocating for students to take 15 credit hours a semester….

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The Ever-Growing University – Recruitment & Enrollment at Kent State

The Ever-Growing University – Recruitment & Enrollment at Kent State

All roads lead to Kent State. Probably the most vital information I obtained from my conversation with Nancy Dellavecchia, Director of Admissions at Kent State, was about the ever-extending reach of the university through its multitude of programs and strong communication abilities with prospective students. “Over the years we’ve expanded where we reach out to,” said Ms. Dellavecchia, “and I see that continuing.” The highest number of out-of-state students may come from Pennsylvania, but by no means does that restrict…

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INTERNATIONALS MAKING THE TRANSITION

INTERNATIONALS MAKING THE TRANSITION

[bbrvideo   width=”475″]BBR_P3_TEMPELIS_INTLSTUDENTS[/bbrvideo]   I’m standing here outside of Van Campen Hall, which houses the office of Global education. Every International students journey here at Kent State, begins in this building. I spoke with Nick Vasiloff, a foreign exchange advisor, who stated that one of the hardest things for an international student to do is make the transition between coursework, professors, and also finding their niche in the student community. But with the programs in play here at Van Campen,…

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