Education roundup: Agriculture scholarship available

MINERVA – Applications now are being accepted for the 2022 Homer Unkefer Agriculture Scholarship, for students pursuing secondary education in an agricultural-related profession.

The scholarship was created in recognition of the late Homer Unkefer, a founder and director emeritus of Consumers National Bank and a lifelong advocate for agriculture in Ohio.

Applicants must be a high school senior attending a school in or resident of Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, Stark, Summit or Wayne counties, or a graduate from a high school in Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, Stark, Summit or Wayne counties currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college level agriculture curriculum.

One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded based on the applicant’s experience in agriculture and meeting all the educational eligibility requirements. Applications for 2022 must be received by Consumers National Bank by March 31. Scholarship applications can be obtained at any of Consumers Bank’s 18 locations and from guidance counselors at local high schools.

Walsh gets grant to expand
Cavalier Safeguard Initiative

NORTH CANTON – Walsh University recently was awarded a $300,000 continuation grant from the Office on Violence Against Women through the U.S. Department of Justice to expand its efforts to prevent and appropriately respond to incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking on campus.

The first grant awarded in 2017 established the Cavalier Safeguard Initiative, a cross-enterprise effort at Walsh University to comprehensively address sexual and relationship violence as well as a strategic plan to inform campus strategies and university policies. The five primary focus areas of the grant and the University’s priorities on these topics include: maintaining a strong Coordinated Community Response Team, enhancing comprehensive prevention efforts, improving victim and survivor services, providing advanced training for all members of law enforcement, Title IX and student conduct.

The Cavalier Safeguard Initiative 2.0: Shifting Campus Culture & Embracing the Conversation will focus now through Sept. 30, 2024, on educating faculty, staff and students, with an emphasis on ensuring services and supports best meet the needs of population-specific groups on campus.

Tickets available Monday
for Smart talk at KSU Stark

JACKSON TWP. – Tickets will be available beginning Monday for the second speaker of the 30th season of Kent State University at Stark’s Featured Speakers Series.

Elizabeth Smart, child abduction survivor and present-day advocate, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Kent State University at Stark. She also is founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

Pick up tickets in the Office of Student Services, 132 Main Hall, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Featured Speakers Series is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited to two per person.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seating and tickets will be limited and ticket distribution is first-come, first-served. No phone or email reservations will be taken, nor will tickets be mailed. All tickets are general admission.

Lectures are held in Timken Great Hall at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Face coverings are required at all times while in the building.

For disability accommodations, please email

Musical events set at Mount Union

ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union will host the following musical events this month:

Today: A Senior Recital featuring Peyton Zamarelli will be at 3 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Feb. 17: A Repertory Strings Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall.

Feb. 21: The Mount Union Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. in Campus Grounds.

Feb. 27: A Vocal Showcase will be at 3 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Per Mount Union’s updated COVID-19 protocols, face coverings are required for the performances. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

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