News Archive

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:26am

Finals Week is here, and so is the stress that comes along with it.

To help ease this anxiety, the therapy dogs will make their return to the Stress-Free Zone event held during finals by University Libraries. On Dec. 8 and 9, the therapy dogs will be in the University Library from 3-5 p.m. for students, faculty and staff members to visit and enjoy. 

Popcorn, pop, water, coffee, tea, candy and hot chocolate also will be available during this time.

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:18am

Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Dec. 13 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This fall, Kent State conferred 2,423 degrees, including 1,528 bachelor’s degrees, 448 master’s degrees, 65 doctoral degrees, 381 associate degrees and one educational specialist degree.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:27am

While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn’t known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. How can it best be connected to what students are learning in school? How can young people have equitable opportunities to access quality informal science education? How do you measure this kind of learning?

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:09pm

Today’s smartphones are designed to entertain and are increasingly marketed to young adults as leisure devices. Not surprisingly, research suggests that young adults most often use their phones for entertainment purposes rather than for school or work.  

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:56am

Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center).

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:21pm

Acknowledging that all undergraduate students are required to take science courses as part of their Kent State University education, and that Kent State’s faculty conduct world-class scientific research that advances knowledge and contributes to Ohio’s economic development, the university’s Board of Trustees today (Dec. 3) approved a $94.75-million investment in science facilities that will benefit virtually every member of the university community.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:20am

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration and Department of Economics are ranked in the top 25 percent of research institutions in Ohio by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In addition, Kent State’s Lockwood Reynolds, Ph.D., an associate professor of economics, is ranked in the top 100 economists worldwide whose first publication was five or fewer years ago.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:46am

The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and interpreting human memories to foster knowledge and human dignity.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:43am

Scholar of the Month Jeffrey T. Child Associate Professor of Communication College of Communication and Information 2007-present