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Across Kent State University’s eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 16, 2014 - 2:43pm
Across Kent State University’s eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.
A new Kent State graduate poses in front of the fountain in Risman Plaza after his commencement ceremony held May 10.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on May 9 and May 10 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This spring, Kent State conferred 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master's degrees, 144 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.  Across the university's eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.
Kimberly Schimmel (third from the left), an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, meets with some of her students in Bowman Hall. Schimmel has been selected as the university’s Scholar of the Month.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 5, 2014 - 12:13pm
Scholar of the Month: Kimberly S. SchimmelAssociate Professor of the Sociology of SportCollege of Education, Health and Human Services1995-present Kim Schimmel is an associate professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the sociology of sport, especially political economic theory, urban redevelopment and security at large-scale sporting events in local and global contexts.
A therapy dog and a Kent State student take a close look at each other during the Stress-Free Zone event held in the lobby of the library.
by Morgan Jupina
May 5, 2014 - 9:47am
The school year is coming to an end and finals, along with the stress that comes with them, are quickly approaching.  Kent State University students, faculty and staff can melt their stress away at the Stress-Free Zone event held by University Libraries on May 5 and 6 from 3-5 p.m. Therapy dogs will return to the first floor of the University Library to help reduce the pressures of finals week and offer a study break to students. 
Kent State graduates celebrate in front of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center following their Commencement ceremony.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 3, 2014 - 11:34am
Kent State University will hold its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 16, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master’s degrees, 144 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.
View the FlashFest Video
by University Communications and Marketing
April 30, 2014 - 7:48pm
Kent State's 20th anniversary FlashFest was headlined by Capital Cities along with Ab-Soul, Scavenger Hunt, and Evan Evolution and Dominic Parisi.
A relative of Allison Krause looks to the sky while standing in silent vigil on the location in the Taylor Hall parking lot on the Kent State campus where Krauss and three others were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen.
by Wezley Garlick
April 28, 2014 - 12:10pm
Kent State University held its 44th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events that took place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.
The band Capital Cities performs for Kent State students celebrating the 20th anniversary of FlashFest on the Student Green.
by Emily Komorowski
April 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
The 20th anniversary of FlashFest took place Thursday, April 24, at 3 p.m. on the Student Green. This annual Kent State University tradition featured live performances, food, games and prizes. Four artists performed at this year’s FlashFest, headlined by Capital Cities along with Ab-Soul, Scavenger Hunt, and Evan Evolution and Dominic Parisi. The performances  began at 4 p.m. on the Student Green.


A crowd gathered under a tent listens to a few words by Robert Sines, interim dean of Kent State's College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.
by Morgan Jupina
April 23, 2014 - 10:56am
Kent State University faculty, staff and students will notice a new building on the Kent Campus this fall when the university welcomes the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology to the Science Mall. A midpoint construction event, themed “Science Springs Forward,” took place Wednesday, April 23, on the Science Mall in front of Henderson Hall and the construction site of the new building.
Brock Bernholtz stands in front of Ron Marhofer Nissan in Akron. Bernholtz created the InCheck Services, drop-off tracking application that lets customers track repairs to their car.
by Grace Snyder
April 14, 2014 - 9:25am
Brock Bernholtz, Kent State University junior entrepreneurship major, is the CEO and founder of InCheck Services LLC, a drop-off tracking application that allows customers to stay in touch with items that are dropped off for repairs, changes and more. Bernholtz and his two partners wanted to create a mobile application that was universal and could be modified for a company’s particular industry. This one-size-fits-all concept leaves room for growth and opportunity within various and diverse fields.

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