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Kent State University

KENT — Kent State continues strong university enrollment by welcoming a record-setting freshman class, in terms of size, diversity, and quality based on GPA. These academically motivated freshmen have an average GPA of 3.4 and an average ACT score of above 23.

Kent State University welcomes the following local students into the newly enrolled Class of 2020:

Cheyanne Hall of Amesville, Denver Curtis of McConnelsville, Dalton Jenkins of Vincent, Drew Ullman of Vincent, Jessica Karpacs of Sardis, Katherine Lerch of Vincent, Lynsie Sydenstricker of Bartlett, Myrka Salas of Marietta, Ty Garrett of McConnelsville, Trace Schaad of McConnelsville.

Ashland University Philosophy Club

ASHLAND — The following students are members of Philosophy Club at Ashland University.

Clayton Hrinko of Caldwell is a member of Ashland University’s Philosophy Club. Hrinko is majoring in history. He is the son of Christopher and Stacy Hrinko of Caldwell. Hrinko is a 2013 graduate of Shenandoah High School.

Morgan Miller of Marietta, is a member of Ashland University’s Philosophy Club. Miller is majoring in political science. Miller is a 2015 graduate of Frontier High School.

The Philosophy Club at Ashland University provides students with the opportunity to discuss various philosophical concepts and ideas. It is an open forum in which members can examine their current belief systems and evaluate them with those of their peers. Guest speakers also are invited at various points during the year to lecture on current affairs, such as political ethics and religious issues.

Muskingum University

NEW CONCORD — McCurdy Burton of Marietta is a member of the cast of Uphill Both Ways, a theatre performance at Muskingum University in New Concord.

Directed by Professor of Theatre Dr. Diane Rao, the cast performed Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23 in the Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre. A mix of funny, serious and absurd, Uphill Both Ways explores the ups and downs of college life. It is composed of 15 short plays written by Lauren Ferebee, Anne Flanagan, Professor of Theatre Diane Rao, and Muskingum student Olivia Brown.

Youngstown State University

YOUNGSTOWN — Rebecca Poulson of Marietta, a student at Youngstown State University and a member of Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, helped the sorority raise $2,000 at its Second Annual Strike-Out Arthritis event. Poulson is a Pre Dental Hygiene major at YSU.

Strike-out Arthritis is a bowling event held to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Proceeds from the October event will be used to fund research and education.

University of Findlay

FINDLAY — Brandon Saling, of Caldwell, was among 49 other students at the University of Findlay who recently received a crisp white lab coat at the College of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony.

The ceremony signifies the students’ entrance into the third year of the six-year program, which is the first year of professional courses in the College of Pharmacy.

Kent State

KENT — The following area residents are among over 1,600 students who received bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, associate and educational specialist degrees during Kent State’s 2016 Summer Commencement ceremony.

Brandi Miller of Whipple is a 2016 Kent State University graduate.

Matthew Wieferich of Marietta is a 2016 Kent State University graduate.