“R U KSU?!” campaign postponed until spring semester

Amy Cooknick

Why should I care?:

R U KSU?! is a campaign launched in fall 2010 to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at Kent State. The weeklong event, featuring festivals, events and speakers, was supposed to run Oct. 10 – 15, but has been postponed until the spring semester.

R U KSU?!, a weeklong event to celebrate diversity on campus and create bonds between campus students and faculty, has been postponed.

The event was scheduled to begin Monday with a “Bridging the Gaps” festival in Risman Plaza and continue with events all week until the closing ceremony Friday.

However, the program has been postponed until spring 2012 due to insufficient funds, said Brittinie Jermon, sophomore international relations major and co-chair for the event.

Jermon said a date for the spring has yet to be decided.

Despite the postponement, Legacy, a Kent hip-hop dance team, decided not to change the date of a flash mob they had choreographed for the R U KSU?! opening ceremony. The group performed Monday afternoon in Risman Plaza.

“We’ve been practicing for about three and a half weeks,” said Enjole Davidson, senior justice studies major and captain of Legacy. “This was for the week leading up to homecoming.”

R U KSU?! is a joint effort between the University Diversity Action Council and a student committee.

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