Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Video shows new $24 million facility in Twinsburg, discussing the past and the future.
The new Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg has been holding classes for weeks, but was officially dedicated on Wednesday. Kent State President Lester Lefton along with Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop cut the ribbon on the new 44,000-square-foot, $24 million two-story facility on Creekside Drive. University officials said this new academic center is a great opportunity for Kent State to offer a lower-cost education to a wider-range of Northeast Ohio students. Read more: Kent State Celebrates New Regional Academic Center Kent State Trustees Sign Off on $146 Million in Construction Projects Tour the Kent State Regional Academic Center (VIDEO)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The board of trustees held an informal meeting to discuss the future at the new Twinsburg Regional Academic Center.
Kent State University President Lester Lefton thinks the university has the product in place, now he wants to focus on how to attract even more students to it. “We have to distinguish ourselves in unique ways,” Lefton said Tuesday, addressing the university's Board of Trustees at the new Twinsburg Regional Academic Center. “You can create product all day long but that’s not gonna’ convince people,” Lefton said. “They’ve got to believe in you.” The board of trustees held an informal meeting to discuss visions for the university's future and ways to establish these ideas. Lefton said creating a successful sports program mixed with new developments in education and facilities will propel the university into the next decade. Provost Todd …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates new Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg
The new Kent State Universty Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg has been holding classes for weeks, but it will be officially dedicated on Wednesday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new academic center will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at noon, at its 2745 Creekside Drive. Kent State President Lester Lefton will deliver remarks at the event, in addition to remarks by Jacqueline Woods, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees, Mayor Katherine Procop, Randy Ruttenberg, principal of Fairmount Properties, the private partner and developer of Kent State’s Regional Academic Center; and David Mohan, dean of Kent State University at Geauga and the Regional Academic Center. Remarks will be followed immediately by guided tours of the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Kent State University's College of Public Health is still accepting applications for Fall of 2012
Kent State University’s College of Public Health announced Monday a new public health program will be offered at the new Twinsburg campus. The new Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy and Management, Leadership elective is designed for working health professionals who want to gain advanced skills in organizational change and leadership development. The program will be offered at the new Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, with courses offered on Tuesday nights. Sequential courses are 5-8 weeks in duration, and the entire sequence can be completed in two years. “We are thrilled to now be able to offer the healthcare professional in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Canton area a convenient and …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
No contractors bid on the project scheduled for June, raising questions on when to begin
City Engineer Amy Mohr hoped road construction would be finishing up by the time Kent State University opened the doors to the new Regional Academic Center this August. But now the $1 million construction plans are up in the air for the project on the State Route 91 and Creekside Drive intersection. The project was supposed to begin sometime in June and finish in September, but no contractors were willing to bid on the construction. “It’s not an easy project,” Mohr said. The project had 84 items in the bid including replacing the sanitary sewer system, storm water system, adding new traffic signals and widening SR 91 to include left-turn lanes in both directions. Mohr said that because the project is so intensive for contractors, they may …