News Archive

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:33am

An education-abroad trip to China this past summer got Kent State University student Garmai Matthew started on the path to actualizing her dream of promoting sustainable fashion. Matthew, an economics major with an international business and Chinese minor, along with five other Kent State students collaborated on research projects with students from Hebei Normal University in the Shijiazhuang Province of China during a three-week, field-experience trip.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:24am

In observance of Veterans Day, Kent State University will be closed Nov. 11 and will reopen Nov. 12.

  • The University Library will be open 24 hours with limited services.
  • The Student Recreation and Wellness Center will have adjusted hours – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:13am

For Kent State University Professor of Geology Abdul Shakoor, Ph.D., studying the stability of Mount Rushmore, visited by nearly three million people each year, was a lifelong dream.  

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:14am

The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

A Cincinnati man who took a photojournalism class at Kent State in 1941 has left a $3 million bequest to the program. Wallace (Wally) Hagedorn, who passed away in 2013, was so impressed with the class he took while still in high school he became an amateur photographer. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 3:34pm

Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement is introducing a new initiative this fall through its Leadership Development team. The Leadership Speaker Series features five speakers: Jerome Love, Kym Whitley, Chaz Pitts-Kyser, Lilly Ledbetter and Nikki Giovanni. The Center for Student Involvement is no stranger to bringing motivational speakers to the Kent Campus, but this is the first time that the speakers are being offered in a series.

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 3:32pm

A team of Kent State University students and faculty has been awarded a $15,000 grant as part of a sustainability design competition funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Last year, a group of faculty representing three disciplines — biology, geology and architecture/environmental design — submitted an application for the EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant competition. The P3 competition encourages college students to design innovative projects outside of the classroom in order to support the sustainability of the planet. 

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 3:32pm

WKSU has received 13 Ohio SPJ Awards from Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The competition recognized station staff for work. Standout awards for WKSU included Best Reporter in Ohio for Reporter/Producer Kabir Bhatia. Awards were presented on Oct. 25 during a ceremony in Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare’s Westfield Insurance Studio. 

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 12:47pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:46pm

Kent State President Beverly Warren greets members of the ROTC detachment following the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on the Risman Plaza.Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. on the StudentGreen at Risman Plaza.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:32pm

When Stacy Jewell Lewis was just 19 years old, she thought she was getting a ride from an elderly grandpa. Instead, the man held her at gunpoint and delivered her to a pimp. Lewis spent two years in captivity as a victim of human trafficking.

On Nov. 12, Lewis will share her story at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom from 7-9 p.m.