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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:00am

On March 22, 2014, a massive fire swept through historic Garrettsville, Ohio, destroying an entire commercial block and 13 businesses. Residents in the quaint Portage County village of just over 2,200 people immediately began pulling together, with efforts to relocate the local food bank, which was consumed in the blaze. Some business owners promised to rebuild, but it was clear that the tragedy dramatically changed the character of the village forever.

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:00am

Kent State University will hold its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.

The 9:30 a.m. ceremony is for those receiving bachelor’s degrees. The speaker for this ceremony is Alejandro Galioto, CEO and founder of True-Course Aviation Insurance, based near Los Angeles, California. 

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:34pm

Kent State University will hold its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:34pm

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.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 upon convening to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” No standing committee meetings will be held, and no recommendations or votes will be discussed or taken.

The Board will hold its next, regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:34pm

A crew from Google Maps visited the Kent Campus for two days to take more than 4,600 photos of areas on campus, including those that are not accessible by vehicle.

View the interactive walking tour

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:34pm

Kent State University’s student-athletes continued their run of success in the classroom during the spring of 2014 by posting the third highest term grade point average (GPA) in recorded history.

The athletic department finished with a 3.085 spring GPA, a number that ranks behind only a 3.11 in the spring of 2013 and a 3.10 in the spring of 2012.

The department’s current cumulative GPA of 3.139 remains the highest in recorded history.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:34pm

Gov. John Kasich has appointed two new trustees to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Kasich named Stephen A. Perry of Canton, Ohio, to a nine-year term as a trustee and Perry “PJ” Kimmel of Canfield, Ohio, to a two-year term as an undergraduate student trustee. Perry’s appointment ends May 16, 2023, while Kimmel’s appointment concludes May 16, 2016. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:34pm

Kent State University at Geauga celebrated its 50th Anniversary on July 19 with an outdoor concert headlined by the Cleveland POPS Orchestra. Watch the video for concert highlights!

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:35pm

Kent State's 20th anniversary FlashFest was headlined by Capital Cities along with Ab-Soul, Scavenger Hunt, and Evan Evolution and Dominic Parisi.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:35pm

The Aeronautics and Technology Building, opening in spring 2015, will be the new facility for Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. The building is approximately 55,200 gross square feet and will include air traffic control training rooms in a lower level, classrooms and shop areas on the first floor, and faculty offices and classrooms on the second floor.

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