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Kent State to Honor Educators During Faculty Appreciation Week, April 14-18

Posted Apr. 7, 2014
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Todd Diacon, Kent State University's senior vice president
for academic affairs and provost, serves breakfast to faculty
members during last year's faculty appreciation breakfast

Kent State University will honor its faculty members with a week of celebration from April 14-18. Faculty Appreciation Week, with the theme “You Inspire Us!,” is coordinated by the Office of the Provost and recognizes the impact that faculty members have on the university and student success.

“Universities can exist in many forms, but for a university to be a university, it has to contain two groups: students and faculty,” says Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Literally, universities cannot exist without faculty, and we aim to recognize this fact and to celebrate the excellence and dedication of our professors during Faculty Appreciation Week.”

The week of celebration begins with a faculty appreciation breakfast event on Monday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. To confirm your attendance at the breakfast event, visit A promotion and tenure dinner, by invitation only, will take place Tuesday, April 15, at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, and a faculty author reception will take place Wednesday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study Area of the University Library.

The celebration continues Thursday, April 17, 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 18, with “Faculty Fun and Frolic” that will feature refreshments, karaoke and a canned food drive from 5 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Rathskeller.

For more information about Kent State’s Faculty Appreciation Week, visit