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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:35pm

Kent State University students, employees, alumni, donors and community members gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) to cheer on the Golden Flashes as Kent State Athletics launched its new branding and a whole new gameday experience. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:19pm

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the designation of the Kent State University May 4, 1970, Site as a National Historic Landmark. The site joins more than 2,500 historic places that bear the national distinction.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:09am

Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,544 degrees, including 1,773 bachelor’s degrees, 715 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees and one educational specialist degrees. 

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 3,252 students will graduate from Kent State this fall, including those receiving associate degrees. 

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:16am

Kent State University Libraries will once again provide the Stress-Free Zone on Monday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 3-5 p.m. in the University Library. The library hosts this event at the end of every semester in order to give students, faculty and staff the chance to unwind during finals week.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:12am

For an eighth consecutive year, Kent State University has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® School.  Military Friendly is the military ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that also publishes G.I.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:56am

Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month for December would prefer that you read this standing up, or even doing some calisthenics. Go on, get moving.

Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of exercise science in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services. During his 10 years with Kent State, he has earned a name for himself as a scholar who wants to get people thinking about how they move, and moving better so they can think better.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:49pm

Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently awarded the Medal of Marie Sklodowska-Curie by the Polish Chemical Society for his scientific achievements. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:27pm

Kent State University journalism major Jimmy Miller recently spent 10 weeks traveling the country examining the political views of white, working-class Americans, a group now credited as a difference maker in the successful campaign of President-elect Donald Trump.

The project was part of News21, a national Carnegie-Knight initiative. Each year, the program invites top student journalists from across the country to Arizona State University to report on and investigate a topic.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:29pm

The Kent State's men's basketball student-athletes select fans of all races to stand with them in solidarity during the national anthem.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:17pm

During International Education Week, which runs from Nov. 14-18, Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design will showcase the creative projects of seniors Zach Barber, Ben Brannan and several others who studied abroad in Florence, Italy, during the past spring semester. The special weeklong exhibit is located in the second floor gallery of the new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, and a special gallery opening will be held Nov. 14 beginning at 5:30 pm.