Success Stories

Delta Zeta, Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa Tau perform their skit “Candyland” at the annual Greek Songfest event. Songfest brings the entire Greek community together for a good cause through singing, dancing and acting.
by Kristan Dolan
November 19, 2014 - 2:02pm
On Nov. 15, members of Kent State University’s Greek community organized and participated in Songfest, an annual philanthropy event. Together, they raised $30,000 for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), a national organization dedicated to suicide prevention.   Songfest, which is hosted by the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council, brings the entire Greek community together for a good cause through singing, dancing and acting. The skits are themed to showcase the event’s beneficiary in positive and entertaining way.
Kent State students Essien Cobham, a senior mathematics and computer science major, and Samantha Phillips, a junior athletic training major, worked together to save the life of a visiting high school student outside of the second floor cafeteria in the Kent Student Center. The two performed CPR on the high school student.
by Kristin Anderson
November 17, 2014 - 9:32am
Kent State University students Samantha Phillips, a junior athletic training major from Euclid, Ohio, and Essien Cobham, a senior mathematics and computer science major from Kent, Ohio, were at the right place at the right time to save a life, but it almost didn’t happen.  On Nov. 4, Phillips had planned to walk outside to enjoy the sunny and unusually warm fall day, but at the last minute, she decided to cut through the Kent Student Center. She is glad she did.
Kent State economics major and Chinese minor Garmai Matthew is excited to climb the Great Wall of China during her education-abroad trip this past summer.
by Foluke Omosun
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.
Pictured from left to right is Yonathan Admassu, assistant professor at James Madison University and a Kent State University alumnus; Lindsay Poluga, geology master’s student at Kent State; and Abdul Shakoor, Ph.D., Kent State professor and principal Investigator. (Photo credit: Eric Bilderback)
by Jim Maxwell
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.  
 
D. Blake Stringer, assistant professor of aeronautics in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, works with students studying the feasibility a new type of wind turbine. Stringer has been selected as Kent State’s Scholar of the Month.
by Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
November 3, 2014 - 11:05am
Scholar of the MonthD. Blake StringerAssistant ProfessorCollege of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology2013-present
Members of the Kent State Air Force ROTC detachment salute as the American flag is raised during the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on the Risman Plaza.
by Emily Vincent
November 3, 2014 - 10:50am
Presidents of the five higher education institutions that serve Summit and Portage counties gather for the Talent Dividend Prize announcement in Washington, D.C. Pictured (left to right) are Jay Gershen of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Para Jones of Stark State College, Beverly Warren of Kent State University, Lori Varlotta of Hiram College and Scott Scarborough of the University of Akron.
by Emily Vincent
October 29, 2014 - 2:05pm
Kent State University’s efforts to help students succeed and graduate resulted in a big payoff for Northeast Ohio. The university accounted for the largest increase in the number of new graduates among colleges and universities in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Summit and Portage Counties, Ohio, contributing largely to the region’s win of a $1 million prize from CEOs for Cities’ Talent Dividend Prize national competition.
Kent State students from the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class sport Band-Aids on their arms like the ones people receive after getting a flu shot. The students are encouraging fellow students as well as Kent State employees to participate in the university’s annual flu vaccine clinic on Oct. 28.
by Honors Section, Prevention and Control of Disease Class
October 27, 2014 - 9:04am
With the flu season approaching quickly, the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class taught by Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., is working to prevent a flu outbreak by helping to organize and promote student participation in the annual Kent State flu vaccine clinic. On Tuesday, Oct.
Kent State students proudly display the new residence hall plaques for the respective buildings they currently live in during the renovated Tri-Towers dedication.
by Samantha Tuly
October 15, 2014 - 9:05pm
Kent State University celebrated the newly renovated Tri-Towers residence hall complex on Oct. 15. The event was free and open to the public. Kent State President Beverly Warren, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Greg Jarvie and Kent Interhall Council President Brie Jutte spoke during the celebration. Following the remarks, participants toured the renovated residence halls and enjoyed light refreshments. 
Kent State football players celebrate on the field at Dix Stadium following Kent State's 39-17 win over the visiting Army Black Knights.
by Alumni Relations
October 13, 2014 - 9:36am
Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a Kent State Golden Flashes win of 39-17 over the Army Black Knights. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community came together to celebrate the Homecoming theme of “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.”