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How Do You Keep a University Safe from COVID?

A picture of Dr. Manfred Van Dulmen.
Dr. Manfred Van Dulmen.

Covid-19 has been with us for more than a year and touched all aspects of public life, including that of students and staff at Kent State University.

Dr. Manfred Van Dulmen is an Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies at Kent State University. He also chairs the university's pandemic leadership committee. He joined us to highlight the current safeguards and strategies that Kent State University has in place regarding the pandemic.

After a degree in broadcasting and theater from BGSU, Joe’s professional radio world commenced in Archbold, Ohio, in 1979, where he was the overnight deejay. In 1980 he transitioned to one of Ohio’s original radio stations, WSPD in Toledo. There he became a bone fide, mulit-award winning production director, and began paying serious attention to voice. In 1984 he came back to his hometown of Cleveland and became a full-time freelance voice artist, doing work heard all over the country. It was during this time that he was hired as an actor once a month on the WKSU production, “Standing Rock Access,” which ran from 1984-85. The freelance voice work has continued for over 30 years now. In addition to the voice work, in 1986 Joe joined, as production director, the highly successful team at Lite Rock 106.5 WLTF-FM/WRMR-AM in Cleveland, which through ownership change became WLTF-FM/WWWE-AM in 1990.