News Archive

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:17pm

The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved several new degree programs aimed at filling critical needs in the workforce during its March 11, 2015, board meeting.

To help meet a growing demand for aerospace engineers who can apply the engineering principals to the design, manufacture and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft, the Board established an aerospace engineering major within the Bachelor of Science degree, effective Fall Semester 2015. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 2:55pm

Musician Mark Mothersbaugh explains in a new video how May 4, 1970, inspired Devo, an American rock band that gained notoriety for the song “Whip It” in 1980.

In the cartoon-like production, Mothersbaugh talks about the band’s view of music and how it joined the age of “devolution.”

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:17pm

Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the home of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design’s graduate program in urban design and architecture, has issued a call for proposals to communities throughout Northeast Ohio in need of urban design assistance.

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:15am

Kent State University members of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, spent their afternoon on Feb. 27 digging out snow-covered fire hydrants in Kent neighborhoods.

WKYC Channel 3 Producer Jon Adkins approached the Kent Fire Department and Kent State’s Greek Life to participate in this community service project, which was dubbed the #ShovelChallenge. Adkins is hoping students at other universities will take similar initiatives in their communities.

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:03am

Kent State University’s first Latina sorority, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc., introduced themselves to the Kent State and Greek community in its step out show on Feb. 20 at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The sorority’s purpose is to give the population of identified Latina students on campus support and a sense of community.

At the show, the sorority announced its coming out to the community with stepping, strolling and bringing out traditional Latino machetes during their performance. 

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:55pm

Dear Kent State Community:

It has been an exciting, invigorating and inspiring eight months since joining the Kent State University community. Through the Presidential Listening Tour and other meetings, both casual and formal, I have learned so much about what is the heart of Kent State. You have been gracious with your time, open and candid with your comments and reflections, and warm and welcoming to one of the newest members of this outstanding community. For that and more, I am most grateful and look forward to our continued work together.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:56pm

Photo of Kent State students in libraryA new Kent State study finds more links between high smartphone use and low GPA

Kent State University researchers have collected more data to explain the negative relationship between smartphone use and academic performance in college students.  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:05pm

Loose change, bake sales and restaurant discounts all helped lead up to the grand finale of fundraisers that benefit people with hearing loss.

Kent State University’s Greek organizations pulled together for the seventh annual Lip Sync contest this past weekend.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:41am

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, March 11. The Board will convene at 2:30 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

Trustees will retire into executive session as part of a working lunch at 11:30 a.m. to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”

Trustees will meet as a Committee of the Whole from 8-10 a.m. This will be followed by Board standing committee meetings as follows: