News Archive

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:17am

Scholar of the Month
Tara C. Smith
Associate Professor of Epidemiology 
College of Public Health

Tara C. Smith is an associate professor of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. Her research focuses on emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases (infections which are transferred from animals to humans), Staphylococcus aureus, bacterial ecology and antibiotic resistance.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:36pm

Relax! To ease the stress of finals week, Kent State University Libraries will host the popular Stress-Free Zone this semester on Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5, from 3-5 p.m. The therapy dogs will return once again, and there will be free popcorn and beverages to enjoy.

The event is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:21pm

Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Spring Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on May 8 and May 9 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This spring, Kent State conferred 3,883 degrees, including 2,864 bachelor’s degrees, 874 master’s degrees, 142 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist degrees at the Kent Campus. Across the university’s eight-campus system, 4,512 students graduated from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:13pm

How do you believe being bold at Kent State University looks when put in action? 

Melody Tankersley believes the campus community is on the right track.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:01pm

Photo of Christopher Banks and Lisa HagerLisa Hager’s research focuses on the actions and reactions of Congress and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:08pm

Maddie Morsefield is like any other high-achieving college senior at Kent State University. She is a straight-A student. Her résumé is filled with work experience and awards, and she is going through mock interviews to help her land that first job.

But what makes Morsefield extra special is that she is part of the first group of students with intellectual disabilities getting ready to graduate after completing a four-year program at Kent State. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:06am

Kent State University’s MBA team took home the grand prize in the Cleveland Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Competition that took place at the Union Club in Cleveland. The regional competition’s case focused on mergers and acquisitions.

Members of the winning team include Josh Hostetler, Brad Neumann, Frank Russ and Kaushik Saha, all second-year MBA students who will graduate this May. They won an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, Fla., for the ACG Global Conference in April.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:57am

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks to establish a faculty-led academic unit that will enable the expansion and integration of LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies programs. In the coming weeks, an advisory group of faculty and students will help develop the mission and structure of the new Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:16pm


Reading, writing and arithmetic are getting a college-styled makeover in two Akron, Ohio, high schools.

Through a $480,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, the partnership called College Today will send Kent State University instructors into Ellet High School and Firestone High School to teach college-level English and math.