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School of Art makes annual New York trip
Kasey Fahey [email protected]
Daily Kent Stater
Senior Matthew Mohrbach marveled at the sight of Elizabeth Murrays bumpy, colorful and multi-paneled painting Bop during the School of Arts fourth annual trip to New York Citys art museums last weekend.
I really liked the painting-sculpture, said Mohrbach, art education and art history major. It was really exciting to see because I taught a lesson plan about it and thought it was real-ly flat, but its actually painted pieces put together.
Every spring, art education and art history majors share a coach bus that departs early Thursday morning. They spend a long weekend visiting the citys world-renowned museum collections. The places they visit change every year depending on the exhibitions.
This year s locations includ-ed Jazz on the Park, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, American Folk Art Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There were also optional visita-tions places such as Ground Zero and Battery Park.
Its wonderful to see their excitement, said Linda Hoeptner-Poling, art education professor and trip adviser. Former students have teared up at paintings.
The 32 art education majors gained first-hand experience with the diversity of the exhibi-tions, genres and forms, while earning two upper-division cred-its for Field Experience: Travel Study In Art Education.
Students experience art in person
Its about museum education, and art educators can use muse-ums in the classrooms and the websites for pre-planning, said Juliann Dorff, art education lec-turer and trip adviser. We really want them to experience the art in person. Its a different level of inter-action with a difference aspect of their intellectual growth.
Students researched select works before the trip and edu-cation components of the muse-ums websites after to compare similarities between the two. They also had to maintain a daily reflective journal during the trip and write a lesson plan when they returned.
Hoeptner-Poling said stu-dents had a choice for some of the activities they completed, such as sketching in the museum. The museum visits ended around 7 p.m., leaving some time for stu-dents to explore the city.
I loved going to all the dif-ferent museums, said Gina Lip-pucci, senior art education major. We got to do so many things in such a short amount of time. Its a great opportunity to see the city and go to museums you may never see.
Local companies anchor new retail space downtown
Nick [email protected]
Daily Kent Stater
Nine new restaurants will be coming to Kent by the end of 2012 as part of the downtown revital-ization project.
The city and development partner Fairmount Properties announced the restaurants at a press conference Monday along with the signing of Davey Tree Expert Company and AMETEK to 15-year leases that will anchor downtown space.
The two companies will join 11 retail and restaurant properties that will open in locations owned
by Fairmount around Haymaker Parkway and South Water Street.
The properties include Bricco, Aladdins Eatery, Dino Palmieri Salon and Spa, Shop 42 Clothing, Paninis Bar and Grill, Daves Cosmic Subs, Asian Chow, Natures Table Cafe, Einstein Brother s Bagels, Market Path and Rockin Taco.
Randy Ruttenberg, principal of Fairmount Properties, said the remaining vacancies will be filled with specialty retail stories with a focus on non-food uses.
Gregg Floyd, vice president of finance and administration for Kent State, said the project will help attract people to the area around campus.
If you listen to the food and entertainment thats being developed as a part of this, its an exciting place to go and take dates, go with friends, take par-ents, Floyd said. With a lot of people coming through here, its
going to make the campus and the community that surrounds the campus more inviting.
The Davey Resource Group will move from their offices in Stow to Kent along with the com-panies other corporate entities.
AMETEK is staying in Kent but will move from its old facil-ity on Lake Street to a new facil-ity. As part of the project, city council will have to decide if they will pay $106,000 for the previous AMETEK site.
Kent City Manager Dave Ruller said the city has set aside money to deal with the prop-erty following approval from the state that it is a clean, commercial industrial site.
Ruller said the project would not have been possible without partnerships and having sup-port from Kent State and the two companies helps with the revitalization project.
Kents a great place as it is
Thirteen tenants joining downtown Kent complex
now, but we just want it to be better, Ruller said. You see a lot of dirt out there now, but we really are excited about the com-ing images that youre seeing and where this is heading.
Ruller added that having the two companies involved with the project creates a corporate com-mitment that will provide eco-nomic gains for the city.
The announcement comes two weeks after the groundbreaking of the Kent Central Gateway facility. The multi-modal facility is funded through a $20 million federal grant awarded last spring as part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program.
The Fairmount Properties complex is part of the citys $80 million downtown revitalization project, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.
Nick Walton is a public affairs reporter.
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ArTIST renderIng cOurTeSy Of KenT 360Proposed New Davey Tree Building (corner of state Route 59 and Water Street)
Julie [email protected]
Daily Kent Stater
One of the Kent State students arrested in connection with a fake ID shipment was arraigned Mon-day at the Portage County Com-mon Pleas Court.
Antonino Bucca, 20, was arraigned in Judge Laurie Pitt-mans court on three counts each of forgery, identity fraud and telecommunications fraud, all felonies in the fifth degree.
Bucca posted a $5,000 recog-nizance bond at the arraignment. His criminal trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 30. If convicted on all three charges, Bucca could serve three years in prison.
A grand jury indicted the co-defendant in the case, Drew
Patenaude, 20, April 11 on three counts each of forgery, iden-tity fraud and telecommunica-tions fraud. Patenaude was then arraigned in Pittmans court April 12. He also could serve three years in prison on the fifth-degree felony charges.
Patenaudes attorney, Michael Giulitto, filed a motion Thurs-day to modify his $40,000 bond so Patenaude could return to his hometown, Allentown, Pa., before his Aug. 30 trial.
The defendant states that he has no prior criminal record whatsoever, and that he will fin-ish this semesters classes at Kent State University, where he is a temporary resident of the city of Kent, on or about May 15, 2011, Giulitto wrote.
Kent State student arraigned, trial date set for fake ID case
Dawn [email protected]
Daily Kent Stater
Two of Kent States fraterni-ties will stay downtown after months of negotiations with PARTA.
The City of Kents Board of Zoning Appeals finalized the agreement with the approval of several variances for properties on East Main Street, including the Tau Kappa Epsilon and Sig-ma Tau Gamma houses.
I think its positive that PAR-TA and the property owners here are working so closely to resolve these problems, said board mem-ber Elizabeth Howard before beginning discussion.
Representatives for PARTA asked for variances on behalf of property owners James Hauch and Bret Roberts. Four properties needed the approval of 10 vari-
ances pertaining to the width of driveways, space between park-ing areas and the multi-modal centers property line and the loss of parking spaces.
Per the agreement between landowners and PARTA, the parking lots at 300, 312, 230 and 224 E. Main St. will be paved. A wall and fence will also be placed along the property line for safety reasons.
It appears to be pretty well thought out, said board mem-ber Steve Balazs during the meeting. It meets the criteria of what were trying to look at. It addresses the safety issues. Its not a public detriment.
Some other solutions were offered before settling on the cur-rent arrangements. Allowing less occupants to rent rooms in the houses and completely moving the fraternities had been discussed.
Fraternity houses stay on Main Street
Leighann [email protected]
Daily Kent Stater
Jeff Hoffman, founder and CEO of Priceline.com, spoke in front of a crowd of about 100 stu-dents, faculty and community members in the Kiva on Monday.
Anybody in this room could be the one that starts the next big thing, Hoffman said. A lot of people spend their time mak-ing a list of reasons why not. I start every project I start assum-ing I can succeed and then try-ing to talk myself out of it, and if I cant put a big, gaping hole in the thing Im trying to do, I keep going forward.
Hoffmans speech was spon-sored by the Center for Entre-preneurship and the Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship
Speaker Series.Hoffman said before he start-
ed Priceline.com, many people told him he wouldnt succeed, adding that the website became one of the only companies to go from zero to $1 billion in rev-enue in 24 months.
People always say, If Jeff