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Naming Standards

names of

buildings —For a complete listing of names and abbreviations, contact the Office of the University Architect at 330-672-3880. The Office of the University Architect also hasinformation about the history of the campus buildings.

The concert will be held in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall.
Advising sessions were held in Schwartz Center and Ritchie Hall.

campuses

Kent Campus — all references to the Kent Campus should be capitalized. The Kent Campus is divided into six districts — Front Campus, Central Campus, Music
and Theatre, Residential, Science Mall and Recreation.

Regional Campuses
— consult the online telephone directory for a complete listing of the Regional Campuses, including addresses and telephone numbers.

Students from the Regional Campuses often transition to the Kent Campus.
Numerous Regional Campus students have been Kent State valedictorians.
Both the Kent and Regional campuses have experienced increased enrollments.

The Regional Campuses are as follows: Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent
State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State
University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at
Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Kent State University at Ashtabula; Kent State Ashtabula; the campus.
The lecture is at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Kent State Tuscarawas
holds the lecture series each year. Many of the lectures are held in the campus’s
new Performing Arts Center. Numerous students visit the Kent, Kent State
Geauga and Kent State Salem campuses each year. The Kent State University
Regional Academic Center is in Twinsburg.

centers — a list of university centers and institutes is online at http://www.kent.edu/about/centersinstitutes/index.cfm

colleges — write out in full and capitalize on the first reference; lowercase for shortened, subsequent references.
College of Architecture and Environmental Design; the college; architecture students
College of the Arts; the college, students in the arts
College of Arts and Sciences; the college; students in arts and sciences
College of Business Administration; the college; business students
College of Communication and Information; the college; students in communication and
information
College of Nursing; the college; nursing students
College of Technology; the college; technology students (Effective summer 2012 the
name of the college changes to College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and
Technology.)

departments — uppercase and use the official name on first reference; lowercase for shortened,
subsequent references.
The Department of Justice Studies; the justice studies department; the department; the
justice studies faculty; the Student Financial Aid Office

divisions — write out in full and capitalize on the first reference; lowercase for shortened,
subsequent reference.
The Division of Dance; the dance division, the division, dance faculty
The Division of Aeronautics; the aeronautics division, the division, aeronautics faculty

faculty and staff — faculty and staff listings appear in the online directory and can be accessed online from the Kent State home page at http://www.kent.edu. Names of faculty and staff are bolded in the Kent State Magazine, e-Inside and Management Update, as well as in other university newsletters.

institutes
— a list of university centers and institutes is online at http://www.kent.edu/about/centersinstitutes/index.cfm.

instructional areas — lowercase references to majors, minors, concentrations, emphases and programs of study.
history major; minor in British studies; emphasis in women’s studies;
concentration in Romanian studies; concentration in psychiatric mental health nursing.

licenses — capitalize the names of state and national licenses and the exams required to earn
them.
Content Knowledge and Productive Knowledge
Ohio Athletic Training Examinations
Praxis I and Praxis exams; Praxis exams Part I and Part II
Principles of Learning and Teaching (5-9) and (7-12)
State Board Examination for Architects

major — lowercase the names of majors unless part of the name is a proper adjective.
He is a history major.
They are American studies majors.
minor — lowercase the names of minors unless part of the name is a proper adjective.
She wants to pursue a minor in women’s studies.
They are British studies minors.

programs — write out in full and capitalize for the first reference; lowercase for shortened, subsequent references. Capitalize program only when part of the official name. If in doubt,check with the appropriate office or department.

The Academic STARS program (program is not part of the official name)
The ACCESS Program (program is part of the official name)
The Senior Guest Program (program is part of the official name)
The Upward Bound program (program is not part of the official name)
First-Year Experience program (program is not part of the official name)
schools — write out in full and capitalize on the first reference; lowercase for shortened, subsequent references.
School of Art; the school; art students
School of Music, the school; music programs

university — Kent State University for first reference; Kent State is preferred for subsequent reference; the university is also acceptable for subsequent references. KSU, without periods,should be used sparingly and only for audiences in Northeast Ohio, or in tightly spaced, tabulated copy.

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