Monday, September 14, 2009

My World # 49

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive.

Kent State University is a big part of our Ohio community. Our town goes from 25,000 to 45,000 in one weekend as the students arrive. This is the Kent State Library with a welcome to the students.
It is the Fall and college football is on everyone's mind. Dix Stadium is the home of the Kent State Golden Flashes football team. The stadium has just gone through a major renovation and here are the results. I pass the stadium on the way to the lake I fish.
You can see a lot of other great worlds above.

32 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice banner photo and the stadium is also a nice one. I have not seen it before today.

Thanks for visiting my birds blog and for commenting about the Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Darla said...

Cool! We know all about the in pouring of college kids here too...FSU, FAMU, Community Colleges and Trade Colleges....

Tricia said...

Yikes! That's a lot of people & practically doubles the numbers of your town!

ewok1993 said...

that banner is pretty inviting. i hope the football team does well this year (have no knowledge of college football, but sometimes watch when cal goes up against stanford, which is a big deal around these parts.)

Rose said...

That sure is nice welcome for the students...one of my daughters went two years to Purdue in Lafayette and the other one year...and it doubles in size that weekend. Well, technically it is in West Lafayette. But still, it is amazing to go there in the summer and then go back during school.

Tina said...

Neat town and neat college!! A huge jump in population but how nice to have a college so nearby..to take advantage of all the activities that the colleges bring to town..I grew up near Penn State and loved going to their concerts and plays!! Great shot of that banner!!

Sylvia K said...

Great look at Kent, Tom! Amazing how a small town stops being small when classes begin at a local university! I attended college in a small, sleepy town in Texas -- it changed overnight when fall arrived!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Good shots for the beginning of the school year. I also love the book stacks in university libraries. That looks like a nice big university library.

Pam said...

Aww, I love your header photo :)
Kent State is a wonderful collage, I hope the football team has an awesome year...

imac said...

Interesting photos Tom

susieofarabia said...

What a difference a university makes in a community! Nice post, Tom. I didn't realize you were so close to Kent State.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great your cultural World.

Tom said...

Nice Tom- I hadn't heard about the Dix Stadium renovation- the new Akron U stadium got all the press!

Tom

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love college communities. Crossville (where we live) has a technical school --but no 'real' college. Cookeville (west of us) has Tenn. Tech University--and it makes the community so much more viable when compared to Crossville. We have to go to Cookeville to find some of the good restaurants (like Olive Garden, Cheddars, Chili's, Golden Corral, etc.)..

Hope you all enjoy having the students in your community.
Betsy

Ebie said...

That's quite a mural. Football season comes, there will be a lot of cheering!

Ebie's World

SandyCarlson said...

That's a nice-looking campus. I do like that banner very much.

Carly said...

I grew up near Kent, so it is neat to see your posts! Thanks for reminding me of home :-)

Barb said...

Hi FG,
I think college towns are very vibrant - so much youthful energy. I guess it does take some adjustment, to double your population for part of the year.

George said...

That's a nice welcome sign on the library. How are the Golden Flashes going to do this year?

Rajesh said...

Beautiful world. The stadium looks really good. Enjoy the football matches in the beautifully renovated stadium.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I grew up in a university town and know what it feels like to have all the students arrive...chaos!! :)

Gaelyn said...

Nice that the town welcomes students instead of scorning them as some do. I love the energy of a college town.

magiceye said...

very youthful world!

Dirkjogt said...

20.000 students, that means a lot of fun and always something happening.

Carolyn said...

There is something exciting about the arrival of young people into a community....they bring so much energy and life and chaos and noise!
Unfortunately when I here the name Kent State University I am instantly taken back to May 1970 and the terrible tragedy that happened.
Great photos though. Thanks for sharing Tom.
Smiles and blessings

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing Kent and the whole scene of living in the college town. Do they have some wild parties there?

JOE TODD said...

Kent State-Ohio State I was in Athens Ohio Sunday the home of Ohio University.. Just something about college towns

Snap said...

It is football time again! Nice welcome for the students.

Tipper said...

Neat pics-wow the students really add to the population!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the sign. Nice looking stadium.

Larry D said...

Interesting photos, that banner is well done!

Louise said...

What an amazing library!