Kent State Reinvents Itself

Camp participants play soccer under a backdrop of campus construction.  (photo by Amy Beare)

Camp participants play soccer under a backdrop of campus construction. (photo by Amy Beare)

Extreme makeover summer edition

A city or state that loses two-thirds of its population in one week would slash its budget, declare a natural disaster and apply for government assistance.

That’s the seasonal reality for Kent State University, but no one’s panicking.

Classes continue for the few who remain, facilities and operations personnel kick into high gear and children and adults take over campus for camps and conferences.

The surrounding business community, too, has learned to adjust by appealing to year-round residents.

It’s not a contrast of good times and bad times, it’s just a tale of differences.

(photo by Amy Beare)

(photo by Amy Beare)

 Learning–students engage in summer academic opportunities
(Academic Absence)

Playing–children and adults participate in enrichment camps and conferences
(It’s out with books, in with Beethoven in summer at Kent State)

Spending–A revitalized downtown Kent keeps businesses thriving
(Downtown Kent enjoys new life)

Building–workers renew and reshape campus facilities and grounds
(A tale of two campuses)

Watch--see and hear a multimedia story of Kent’s summer reinvention

Watch–see and hear a multimedia story of Kent’s summer reinvention

 

 

Summer Reinvention of Kent State University reporting team

Marilyn Hess

Marilyn Hess

Megan Read

Megan Read

Lee Ann Wolfe

Lee Ann Wolfe

Amy Beare

Amy Beare

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