Week of April 24, 2017

Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer will be the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13.
Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13.
Kent State gymnast Rachel Stypinski focuses as she performs her floor routine at the 2017 Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championship. (Photo credit: David Dermer)
Kent State University junior Rachel Stypinski won the all-around title to lead the Golden Flashes at the 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Gymnastics Championships.
FlashFest 2017
FlashFest 2017 hosted an array of musical performances, headlined by rappers Sammy Adams and Rae Sremmurd.
Qunxing Ding, associate professor of biology at Kent State East Liverpool, offers free water testing to area residents.
Residents in the East Liverpool area can have water samples tested for free, thanks to a research project being conducted by Qunxing Ding of Kent State University at East Liverpool.
Kent State student Brooke Mullins stands in front of the Lordstown Fire Department - Station 36 in the Village of Lordstown, Ohio, where she serves as a volunteer firefighter.
Kent State University junior Brooke Mullins follows in the footsteps of her father and brother as a certified volunteer firefighter.

Janice A. Byrd
New Face

Janice a. byrd

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education and Supervision 
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
Kent Campus

Terrence "Terry" L. Uber
Familiar Face

Terrence "Terry" L. Uber

Assistant Professor, Interior Design
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus