Health care scholarships available
Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary-Charitable Fund is accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Scholarships are awarded to select students who show promise in their chosen health care field of study. Applicants must be a resident of Stark County or be a Stark County high school graduate nearing completion of a year in an accredited health care program in Ohio, according to a news release. Consideration is given to students who are within one to two years of completing their course of study. Students are encouraged to apply once they have completed a year of their professional study.
One-time scholarships will be awarded for tuition expenses. Financial awards are mailed directly to the applicant’s school office of financial aid. Applications are available at starkmedical.org and at the shortened link, tinyurl.com/SCMSAscholarship. Applications, which must be received by May 1, may be mailed to Stark County Medical Society Auxiliary-Charitable Fund, c/o Stark County Medical Society, 4942 Higbee Ave. NW, Suite L, Canton, OH 44718
Mount Union MBA program plans virtual session
University of Mount Union is holding a virtual information session for its fully online master of business administration program at 6 p.m. April 8, according to a news release.
Mount Union’s MBA features two distinct concentrations in business analytics and leadership and innovation. The session will include a program overview, admission requirements, financial information and other topics. Register for the event at mountunion.edu/mba-virtual-info-session.
Stark State sets CDL info night
Due to demand, Stark State College will host an information night for its commercial driver’s license program at 5 p.m. April 5.
The event will be at Stark State College Akron, 360 Perkins St., but space is limited due to COVID precautions (no guests permitted).
The event will include a CDL program overview along with a question-and-answer session. Prospective students will be able to begin the application and enrollment process. Participants must be at least 18, hold a valid Ohio driver’s license and show proof of passing a Department of Transportation physical and five-panel drug screen to enroll.
For more information and to reserve a spot, go to www.starkstate.edu/CDL, call 330-494-6170 or email [email protected]
U.S. News & World Report ranks four online Kent State programs among best
U.S. News & World Report has named four Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2021, according to a news release. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, Best Online MBA Programs, Best Online MBA-Business Analytics Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. Kent State’s Online MBA with a concentration in business analytics program ranks No. 25 in the nation, and its online master’s in nursing program ranks in the top 100 in the country in the latest rankings released by U.S. News.
Kent State to hold virtual May 4 commemoration
Kent State University will mark the 51st anniversary commemoration of May 4 virtually this year, according to a news release.
On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard killed four KSU students during an anti-war protest. The virtual commemoration will feature a video premiering at noon May 4 focusing on the nine wounded students. The video will feature the new markers that have been installed on the May 4 site to indicate where wounded students were when hit by gunfire. The new markers join the four markers installed in 1999 in remembrance of Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder, the four students killed May 4, 1970.
The virtual commemoration also will remember shooting victim Alan Canfora, who died in December 2020 at age 71. Over the past 50 years, Canfora was the primary voice of May 4, never allowing the shooting or its victims to be forgotten. To honor his life and legacy, the Alan Canfora Activism Scholarship has been created.
At 7 p.m. April 5, the university will host a special virtual screening of “Fire in the Heartland: Kent State, May 4 and Student Protest in America,” a film by Daniel Miller. The screening will be followed by a virtual panel discussion. The virtual screening event is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff, and attendees can register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E30nx9n5SHmRtmIPzElpDQ.
To watch the virtual commemoration, learn more about the virtual candlelight vigil and find future updates on more programming for this year’s commemoration, visit www.kent.edu/may-4-1970.
Kent State creates new research institutes
Kent State University Board of Trustees has approved two new institutes — the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute and the Environmental Science and Design Research Institute.
In a release, Kent State announced the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will create an interdisciplinary hub for faculty, students, staff and community members engaged in race and anti-racism scholarship, activism and education. The institute’s activities will include a faculty fellows program, visiting professionals in residence, annual symposia and speaker events, graduate and undergraduate student scholarships and a competitive seed grant program.
Environmental Science and Design Research Institute builds upon accomplishments over the past four years of the current initiative, bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines, launching pilot funding programs, supporting student research and hosting national symposia, lectures and gallery exhibitions. A combination of university funds and external support, including sponsored programs and philanthropy, will support the institute. A director or co-directors with faculty rank in the appropriate academic disciplines, will report to the vice president for research and sponsored programs.
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