I can’t tell you how many times a week I’m listening to another great Kent story that for whatever reason never seems to get told. Giving those good news stories airtime was actually part of the inspiration for this Blog. It’s funny because I’ve been around other cities that tell more stories than they can back-up so I vowed to never fall victim to the temptation of storytelling in the public realm. But then I came here and our blue collar humility seems to commit a sin of equal measure by shaming anyone that brags about anything good going on in Kent. Like most things in life there’s value in moderation and we’ve got to learn to celebrate our successes just as we have to learn to acknowledge our faults and have candid conversations about what’s working and what’s not.
Whether it’s reading about CEO Joe Zeno’s international corporate success or Kent State’s athletic teams being one of the most prolific conference winners in the nation, I’m always left shaking my head wondering why with such great raw material we don’t get more run out of these stories. Kent has got all the right pieces, we just need to arrange them in a way for everyone else to see it too.
In a small way, that’s what we’ve been working on with our Kent video clips — telling the Kent story visually. We put these clips on DVD’s and we’re handing them out like candy to prospective Kent investors, developers, businesses and residents. Now, thanks to Kent State, you can stream them live off of the Kent State server using the links below. Enjoy!
Business in Kent
Living in Kent
Our University http://stream.kent.edu:8800/ucm/cityofkent/universityCoK.wmv
Additional KSU Links:
KSU-Partnerships & Outreach http://stream.kent.edu:8800/ucm/presidentsvideo/partnerships&outreach.wmv
KSU-Academic Excellence http://stream.kent.edu:8800/ucm/presidentsvideo/academicexcellence.wmv
KSU-President Welcome http://stream.kent.edu:8800/ucm/presidentsvideo/presidentsmessage.wmv