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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

SPRING 2019 WORKSHOPS

Searching Databases & Google Scholar

This workshop covers how to search databases and Google scholar.  The workshop will explore how to choose appropriate databases for your research and how to search these databases. Students will learn how to develop effective search strategies, enabling them to find the most relevant, useful resources. It will be offered on the dates and times below during the Spring semester.  Please register online at: http://training.kent.edu/courses.php

Mon, Jan 28, 2019- 9:15-10:30am- RM 152 Main Library

Tue, Feb 26, 2019- 3:45-5:00pm- RM 152 Main Library

 

You may also access additional information on your own through the following links:

 

  • KSU's library tutorials

  • Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL):  Writing in North American Higher Education context: A primer for International students.

    • This website is an introduction to the basics of academic writing for non-native speakers of English, who are also new to American colleges and universities.

 

Avoiding Plagiarism & Citation Basics

The Avoiding plagiarism section will cover definitions of plagiarism, the University policy on Plagiarism, and will teach strategies on how to avoid plagiarism, while the Citation Basics part  will explore the different citation styles (mainly APA and MLA) and  will also teach how to write your reference list or Bibliography. You will be given an opportunity to attend other sessions or to get extra help as needed. Please register online at: http://training.kent.edu/courses.php.This workshop will be offered on the following dates during the Spring semester:

Thur, Feb 21, 2019- 5:15-6:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Useful additional information on plagiarism  and Citation Basics can be accessed through the following links:

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/plagiarism

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/citationtools

 

 APA Workshops

Wed, Jan 30, 2019-3:45-5:00pm-  Main Library RM 152

Thur, Mar 14, 2019- 5:15-6:30pm- Main Library RM 152

Additional information on the citation styles can be obtained thru the following links:

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/tutorials

http://libguides.library.kent.edu/apa

 

Citation Management/ Managing Your Research

Organize your research! Citation Managers (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote ) can help you: Organize citations & pdfs · Create instant bibliographies · Create a personal database of sources you have found · Format papers with in-text citations and bibliographies · Share your database with others · and more…. This workshop will be offered on the following dates:

Wed- Jan 30, 2019- 10:50am-12:05pm- Main Library RM 152

Tue, Feb 19, 2019- 3:45-5:00pm- Main Library RM 152

 

Register online at:http://training.kent.edu/courses.php. .

 

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Writing

Drop in Consultations-

Wednesdays- 9:30-11:30am Van Campen Hall

How to do a Literature Review

Tue, Feb 6, 2019, 10:50-am- 12:05pm Main Library RM 152

Systematic Reviews: Getting Started

Fri, Feb1, 2019 -10:50am- 12:05pm- Main Library RM 152

 Cultural Café- March 19, 2019- 4:00- 5:30pm

                      CHINA                                                                                    IRAN

 

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. The two countries featured in March's Cultural cafe are China & Iran. This event is free and open to all and will be held on Tuesday March 19, 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

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

              

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2018

October 2018

    

 

 

April 2018

March 2018- Cultural Cafe

 

February 2018 Cultural Cafe

 

 

November 2017 Cultural Cafe

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October Cultural Café

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September Cultural Café

 

 

Was held Wednesday, September 20 at the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony, 3rd Floor, 4:00 to 5:00 pm. 

 

 

 

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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

Support Groups- Psychological Services/ University Health Services 

Semester Groups-Spring 2019

 

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

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Conference Room C-2nd Floor DeWeese Health Center

Starting January 16th

 

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

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5: 00 pm

Conference Room C-2nd Floor DeWeese Health Center

Starting February 6th

 

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 January 17th

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Click here to register and learn more.

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. Click here for a full listing of Events.

 

 

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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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