News Archive

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 2:44pm

Kent State University's Gianna Commito, an associate professor who teaches painting in its School of Art, has been named the recipient of a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize. Commito will be presented with one of two Emerging Artist Awards at this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 2:35pm

How should gender and sexuality be taught and studied? It is a question that 90.3 WCPN ideastream presented to five panelists, including Kent State University’s Molly Merryman, Ph.D., coordinator of LGBT Studies and associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 9:13am

Destination Kent State is back! The June and July advising and registration program is a one-and-a-half-day experience that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. New, first-year students are encouraged to invite family members to participate in the program.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 5:32pm

With the strong support of Kent State University President Beverly Warren, who throughout her first year in office has encouraged undergraduates to enroll in at least 15 credit hours per semester in order to reap the personal, professional and financial benefits of graduating in four years, the Kent State Board of Trustees today (June 4) eliminated the additional per-credit-hour fee charged to students who enroll in 17 and 18 credit hours per semester.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:31am

UPDATED JUNE 3, 2015: There are some changes to the media advisory that was sent June 1. Please note that the Kent State University Board of Trustees will convene its next regular business meeting June 4 at 2:30 p.m. (instead of 3 p.m.). The Finance and Administration Committee meeting will meet from 12:45-2:15 p.m. Also, the Board meeting agenda has been revised. It is available at


Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 12:14pm

Photo of Kent State nursing students and others (photo courtesy of Nancy Mosca, Akron Children's Hospital)Six nursing students enter ASCEND nursing diversity program

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 10:04am

Scholar of the Month
Denice Sheehan
Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 9:21am

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work spanned eveningwear, casualwear and sportswear, with a special category for sustainable production. There also were menswear, childrenswear and juniors collections.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 1:37pm


Kent State University nursing and public health students are learning about how faith based organizations play a key role in providing health care around the world.

As part of their degree program, 20 students, along with Ken Slenkovich, assistant dean of Kent State’s College of Public Health, attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.