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International Students' LibGuide

        

Welcome to the International Students' library homepage. This page will give you information on how you can access library services, and other useful information that will aid in your studies here at Kent State University.

Calendar information

 INTERNATIONAL GRADUATION RECEPTION- FALL 2019

 

WHEN: Thursday,  December 12, 2019 
TIME: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
WHERE: Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement
                 350 S Lincoln Street, Kent, Ohio 44242
 

Congratulations, Fall 2019 international graduates! The Office of Alumni Relations invites you, your family and friends to celebrate your graduation. We will recognize your achievements as an international graduate by presenting you with a free Kent State graduation stole embroidered with your country's name. Graduation stoles are a traditional adornment that students can proudly wear on commencement day. 

After the remarks from our guest speakers, you will be called to the stage to be recognized and bestowed with a graduation stole. In addition to participating in this special ceremony, you will be able to take photos and enjoy an assortment of soft drinks, cookies and brownies while socializing with fellow graduates and guests.

Registration to receive a free Kent State graduation stole has closed. Graduates can still register to attend and participate by Wednesday Dec 4.  Register here.

Learn more: https://www.kent.edu/alumni/event/international-graduation-reception-fall-2019

 

 

 

Various events going on on campus. For a full listing of events, visit :

https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/iew2019-events

  FALL 2019 LIBRARY WORKSHOPS

Note:  ALL workshops are held on the First Floor in the Main Library RM 152

 

  • Introduction to APA Citation Style (September 26, October 14, November 6, & November 19)
    This workshop will introduce participants to the general rules for citing materials and writing papers using APA style. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting. Computers are provided, however, feel free to bring your laptop. 

 

  • Managing Your Research: Zotero, Mendeley, & EndNote (October 3 & November 18)
     Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote are tools used to gather, organize, and analyze information resources for your research. Create a database of articles/references, cite resources as you write, work with/annotate pdfs, collaborate with others, and more. This session introduces you to these three possibilities.

 

  • Finding Articles with Databases & Google Scholar (October 1 & November 18)
    Learn search techniques that will help you maximize your use of library research databases and search engines such as Google Scholar. These techniques will help you hone in to find the best information resources for your needs.

 

  • Copyright Basics (September 10)
  • Concepts important to higher education will be covered in this workshop, including Fair Use, the Public Domain, Creative Commons licensing, and Open Access. Common scenarios will be presented, along with choices for practical solutions. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

  • How to do a Literature Review (September 19 & November 4)
    Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show steps and resources for developing, managing, and completing a traditional literature review.

 

  • The OhioLINK ETD Center (October 29)
    This workshop will cover the procedural aspects of submission of theses and dissertations to the OhioLINK ETD Center. We will create a sample student account in the ETD and demonstrate options within the system. There will be some time for Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

  • Getting Started with Systematic Reviews (September 24
    Systematic reviews (SR) gather, analyze, and synthesize prior research on topics. Different types of systematic review provide background for papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. Systematic reviews may also stand on their own. This session introduces types of SR, sources, and steps.

 

  • ORCID: Cultivating Your Research Identity (September 11 & October 23)
    ORCID is a non-profit, grant-funded organization that offers unique identification numbers to researchers in order to enhance avenues for discovery and collaboration across affiliations and disciplines. Workshop participants will create their own free ORCID accounts and learn about the numerous platforms that now exist for researchers to archive their work through the internet, including Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Scopus Preview, subject and institutional repositories, and more.

 

  • Searching for Grey Literature (October 16)
    Grey literature can be crucial for research projects, theses, dissertations, articles, professional papers, or grants. This non-commercial literature is produced by academic or non-academic individuals, government or non-government organizations, research institutes, business or industry entities, and more. Grey literature is contained in a wide range of traditional print as well as online formats, and this workshop is an introduction to resources and strategies for finding grey literature.

Cultural Café-  November 20- 4:00- 5:30pm

Japan &  Syria

                 

 

Come and improve your cultural literacy by attending the Cultural café events and learning about other cultures!! The Office of Global Education sponsors a series of Cultural Cafés that aim at educating faculty and staff about the home countries of our international students. During each Cultural Café, two international students from two different countries give a short presentation about their home countries.  Food from the two featured countries is also served.  November's Cultural cafe  features Japan & Syria. This event is free and open to all and will be held on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at the Kent Student Center  Ballroom Balcony-  4:00 to 5:30 pm.  Learn more at:

https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/cultural-caf%C3%A9

 

PAST CAFES- 2019

October 13, 2019

Mauritius

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September 18, 2019

Mexican Border & Mexico

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Cultural Café- April 9, 2019-

March 2019 Cultural Cafe-  China & Iran

Cultural Café-   February 12, 2019- 4:00-5:30pm

              

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Groups- Psychological Services/ University Health Services 

 

Semester Groups-FALL 2019

 

The Art of Coping: Building Emotional Resilience Overcoming challenges, Compassionate self-talk, Setting realistic expectations

Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm

Conference Room C-2nd Floor DeWeese Health Center

Starting September 18th

 

Conquering Anxiety: Manage Stress of Everyday Life; Coping Skills, Stress Management, Mindfullness

Tuesdays,, 4:30pm – 5: 30 pm

Conference Room C-2nd Floor DeWeese Health Center

Starting September 17th

 

Empowering Students in Recovery: Safe and confidential substance use recovery and support meeting

Thursdays, 6pm-7:30pm

Conference Room A-Lower level DeWeese Health Center

Starting October 3rd

 

 

International Student Group Meetings- PAST

 

                                               

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUCCESS
 Discussions held on FRIDAYS, 4-5pm
February 3 — May 5, 2017
DeWeese Health Center, Conference Room A (Lower Level)

You are invited to attend meetings on Friday afternoons for improving your success at KSU!
We will speak about overcoming language challenge, balancing home and U.S. culture, fitting in, academic success, self-care and career skills.
Led by Jayita Datta, Psy.D. and Heike Mitchell, LPC
Events are free and confidential. For more information, contact 330-672-2487

 

PAST MEETINGS:

Dealing with Discrimination and Prejudice

FRIDAY, December 9th, 4-5 PM

DeWeese Health Center Conference Room A (Lower Level)

Meet students from around the world!

General topics may include adjustment, academic, social, language, and communication issues.

Led by Jayita Datta, Psy.D. and Heike Mitchell, M.S.

For more information, please contact (330) 672 -2487.

Ways to build a successful career

FRIDAY, December 2nd, 4-5 PM

DeWeese Health Center Conference Room A (Lower Level)

Meet students from around the world!

General topics may include adjustment, academic, social, language, and communication issues.

Led by Jayita Datta, Psy.D. and Heike Mitchell, M.S.

For more information, please contact (330) 672 -2487.

What to do for Thanksgiving and other holidays?

FRIDAY, November 18th, 4-5 PM

DeWeese Health Center Conference Room A (Lower Level)

Meet students from around the world!

General topics may include adjustment, academic, social, language, and communication issues.

Led by Jayita Datta, Psy.D. and Heike Mitchell, M.S.

For more information, please contact (330) 672 -2487.

How to Have Great Relationships?

FRIDAY, November 4th, 4-5 PM

DeWeese Health Center Conference Room A (Lower Level)

Meet students from around the world!

General topics may include adjustment, academic, social, language, and communication issues.

Led by Jayita Datta, Psy.D. and Heike Mitchell, M.S.

For more information, please contact (330) 672 -2487.

 

 

 Learn More...

SYMPOSIUM ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate students attending any of Kent State's eight campuses and representing any major are eligible to participate.
Student researchers are required to submit a brief abstract indicating their intent to participate.
The next symposium will be April 9, 2019. Abstracts will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019.
All research, scholarly work, or creative activity must be completed in collaboration with a faculty or graduate student mentor.

BENEFITS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

  • Participate in an academically enriching experience
  • Build your professional resume
  • Win cash awards for exemplary presentations
  • Not participating? That's OK — Come support your classmates, and
  • Learn more about student research opportunities. Earn FLASHPerks!


HAVE QUESTION?
Please direct any questions regarding the Symposium to ugresearch@kent.edu or Student Research Director Ann Gosky, at agosky@kent.edu, or 330-672-0837.

 

 

 

2019 Symposium: APRIL 4-5, 2019
Kent Student Center

The annual Graduate Research Symposium has grown to be the largest annual research event on campus, consistently hosting more than 300 individual presentations for the past three years!  The event itself features oral and poster presentations by graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines.  Faculty serve as judges for groups of presentations sharing similar themes or representing common areas of study.  The Symposium is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters. Learn More and register at : https://www.kent.edu/graduatestudies/research-symposium

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 International Graduation Reception, Thursday December 13, 2018 at 4pm

 

Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association.

Venue: The Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Cost: Free

Registration required by December 10, 2018.

Primary Contact: Gustavo Stille, Phone: 330-672-5368;  Email: gstille@kent.edu

 

 

 

 

Homecoming International Celebration, Friday, Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m. Kent Student Center Ballroom

 

 

 

 

 

graduation reception

 

Description

Are you an international student with a great idea for a business, but aren't sure how to set up a business in the United States? Join LaunchNET to get free legal advice, receive tips on setting up a successful business and learn about business related resources available to you on campus!

All participants of the workshop will have an opportunity to win $380 toward the OPT fee or other business expenses.

Bring your questions. Bring a pen and notepad. Bring a friend!

In collaboration with:

Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Kent State Office of Global Education

Learn more and Register here.

 

 

 

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International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is aimed at promoting programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. (United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)

The 2017 International Education Week takes place November 13-17 and features an array of events and activities including: World Poetry Reading, a Cultural café (featuring Benin and Azerbaijan) and the International Cook-off.

 

 

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The SURE program funds promising undergraduate researchers for eight weeks over the summer to engage in faculty-supervised research.  The SURE program will support students with a $2,800 stipend and on-campus housing if needed. Faculty are provided with a $400 stipend to offset the cost of supplies/materials necessary for research. 

June 12, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Submit Applications from January 23 – March 1, 2017.

Sponsored by: Research and Sponsored Programs and Office of the President

Learn more: https://www.kent.edu/student_research/summer-undergraduate-research-experience

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Mandatory for all incoming international students, the International Student Orientation will be held on Monday August 21, 2017, 8:30am- Noon at the Student Center Ballroom. Join the staff of the Office of Global Education and other speakers as they introduce you to your new life and home at Kent State. You will be provided with a wealth of useful, need-to-know information. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please bring your passport or student ID with you. To learn more and register, please click here.

 

 

Wednesday, May 10: International Graduation Reception. Kent Student Center Ballroom, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. International Graduates! Join us to celebrate your upcoming graduation with food, fun, and guest speaker, Raj Agarwal. Registration Required. Register before April 9 to receive a FREE graduation stole with an imprint of the name of your home country. Click here for more details.

 

This event took place on Thursday, January 26- 6pm-8pm        

Place: Library Fab Fourth- Main Library- 4th Floor     

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

 

 

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

  • International Women Group: Valentine's Day cookie decoration event.  The event will take place on February 10, 5:30 pm in room 307 of Student Center.  

 

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

  • Office of International Student Affairs and International Student Council invites you to attend the Saudi Cultural Night!  There will be free food and cultural presentation. 

 

This event took place  on Thursday, Jan 19th, 6-8pm at the Kent State University Library- First Floor- Quiet Study area

Office of Student Research

 

https://www.kent.edu/ugresearch/student-research-events

  • December 14. International Graduate Student Reception. Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The evening's guest speaker is former KSU international student Miao Liu, '03, M.SA '05. Plus, food, fun and surprises.

 

Check out various events scheduled campus wide in honor of International Education Week including:

Monday, November 14: Global Market Day. Kent Student Center Ballroom, 5 - 7pm.

November 14-18: 丰(豐)富 Fēngfù:  A Time of Abundance Selected Works -Quiet Study Lounge, University Library - Open during regular library hours.         

Tuesday, November 15: World Poetry Reading - Traveling Stanzas - College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Room 120- 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, November 16: OGE Cultural Café- Peru and Ukraine, Kent Student Center, Room 306- 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

Thursday, November 17: International Cook-off Competition  2016- Six teams will prepare two recipes and compete for first place to win the International Cook Off. The teams are Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The winner will be chosen by 3 judges and the Crowd Favorite will be chosen by the electronic votes cast via text by the audience, who will be sampling the dishes. -Kent Student Center Ballroom, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Learn more / see a full listing of events at:

https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/iew2016

The library’s theme- Explore the world-  features a display in the lobby with flags and statistics on our international students; and a table where students can learn about the resources we have related to international travel such as e-books, pocket guides, as well as print books. They can also play the vexillology game, and view a demo of the Global Warrior Database which we currently have on trial offer, or try it out on your own at: http://www.globalroadwarrior.com/directclient_index2.asp?c=kentstateuniversity

 

International Cook-off Competition

 

 

Part of the Events featured during International Education Week- the International Cook off Competition features six teams from Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. The teams will prepare two recipes and compete for first place to win the International Cook Off. The winner will be chosen by 3 judges and the Crowd Favorite will be chosen by the electronic votes cast via text by the audience, who will be sampling the dishes. -Kent Student Center Ballroom, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Learn more: https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/2016cookoff

October Cultural Café-  Colombia & Honduras

                                           

The Office of Global Education sponsors a series of Cultural Cafés that aim at educating faculty and staff about the home countries of our international students. During each Cultural Café, two international students from the featured countries give a short presentation about their home country.  Food from the two featured countries is also served. October’s cultural café features Colombia and Honduras. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 26 , 4pm – 5pm at the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony. Please see  link below for more info. No registration is required.

https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/cultural-caf%C3%A9

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