2012 News Archive

by Emily Vincent
October 5, 2012 - 11:38am
Kent State University has increased enrollment, surpassing last year’s record and reaching a new all-time high with the release of the university’s official 15th day census data. For the eight-campus system, Kent State reports a strong enrollment of 42,513 students for the Fall 2012 semester. In Fall 2011, overall enrollment was 42,185 students. The unduplicated (or preponderant) headcount at the Kent Campus increased by 2.85 percent to 27,706 students with the number of full-time equivalent students, or FTEs, up 3.16 percent, so students are taking more hours.
by Emily Vincent
October 5, 2012 - 10:33am
Todd Diacon, Kent State University senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, today announced new leadership appointments in the Division of Academic Affairs. The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for all academic programs at the university, including all of Kent State’s colleges, campuses and a variety of other initiatives.
by Foluke Omosun
October 5, 2012 - 10:33am
After the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, like most young people her age, Kent State senior English major Alexandria Rhodes of Tallmadge, Ohio, turned to Twitter for updates about the disaster. But rather than just monitor events from across the pond, she was moved by the plight of the victims and went a step further by getting involved. With help from friends, Rhodes decided to raise funds to help the victims. What began as a goal to raise $5,000 resulted in the team collecting close to $70,000 within just three months.
by University Communications & Marketing
October 5, 2012 - 10:33am
President Barack Obama was a special guest of the Kent State College Democrats for a campaign rally Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Kent State University’s Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).
by Emily Vincent
October 4, 2012 - 10:33am
Come to National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent State University. The event is being held on the second floor of the Kent Student Center and is open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger Kent community.
by Emily Vincent
October 3, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University’s Homecoming will take place Saturday, Oct. 20. Sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association, the day will be filled with tradition and exciting activities.
by Effie Tsengas
October 3, 2012 - 10:33am
Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2012-13 production season with Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show from Nov. 2-11 in Kent State's E. Turner Stump Theatre at the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent, Ohio.
by Computer Science
October 3, 2012 - 2:26am
We would like to welcome you all to hacKSU, a new student group that will be focusing on learning and utilizing contemporary technology (mainly web and mobile) used in industry. We will not be doing problem sets, we will be building great hacks. Meetings will be held at 7pm on Thursdays in the Math Library (3rd floor). The first meeting will take place on Thursday, the 4th of October. Please register at http://hacKSU,cs.kent.edu so that we know how many people to cater for.
by Emily Vincent
October 2, 2012 - 10:33am
On Oct. 9, Kent State University will host a seminar by Harvard Chemistry Professor George M. Whitesides at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The seminar, “Simplicity as a Component of Invention,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 
by University Communications and Marketing
October 1, 2012 - 10:33am
President Barack Obama visited the Kent Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 26, where he addressed students and supporters. It has been 100 years since a sitting president visited Kent State. The campus was buzzing with excitement after getting word Obama was coming to speak at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).

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