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Faculty Appreciation Week, April 15-19, Will Honor Kent State Educators

Posted Apr. 8, 2013
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Kent State University faculty members will be honored
during Faculty Appreciation Week from April 15-19

Kent State University will honor its faculty members with a week of celebration from April 15-19. Faculty Appreciation Week, with the theme “You Inspire Us!,” is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and recognizes the impact that faculty members make on the university and student success.

“Universities can and do exist in a nearly infinite variety of forms and structures. However, no university can exist without students and faculty,” says Todd Diacon, Kent State provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “It is fitting that, as we approach the end of this academic year, we honor our faculty in April and celebrate our students when they graduate in May.”

The week of celebration begins with a faculty appreciation breakfast event on Monday, April 15, at 8 a.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. A promotion and tenure dinner, by invitation only, will take place Tuesday, April 16, at Laziza Restaurant in downtown Kent, and a Faculty Author Recognition event will take place Wednesday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study Area of University Libraries.

The celebration continues Thursday, April 18, with a Faculty Club reception that will recognize new and retiring emeritus faculty members, from 5-7 p.m. at the Schwebel Dining Room. The week concludes on Friday, April 19, with “Faculty Favorites,” an opportunity for faculty members to enjoy community discounts and deals.

For more information about Kent State’s Faculty Appreciation Week, visit www.kent.edu/facultyweek.