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Kent State students
by Adam Zaleski
October 6, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University celebrated its Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. This year’s Homecoming theme, “New and Old, Forever Blue and Gold,” honored Kent State’s past while looking forward to the university’s future. The Golden Flashes lost 38-24 to Northern Illinois in a rematch of last year's Mid-American Conference Championship Game.
Kent State University Undergraduate Student Trustee Alex Evans, National Trustee Michael Solomon and President Lester A. Lefton take a stroll down the Kent State University Esplanade that now connects the university to downtown Kent. Seen in the background is Rockwell Hall.
by Bob Burford
October 4, 2013 - 1:49pm
The Kent State University Esplanade will be named the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade honoring Kent State President Lefton. The announcement was made Friday, Oct. 4, by Jane Murphy Timken, chair of the Kent State Board of Trustees, at a community event held at the new University Esplanade arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent. The event celebrated the solid partnership between Kent State University and the city of Kent and the official opening of the University Esplanade extension that now connects the university to downtown Kent.
Jill Kawalec has been selected as Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month. Kawalec is associate professor and division head of the Department of Research in the College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State.
by University Communications and Marketing
October 4, 2013 - 10:31am
Scholar of the Month Jill Kawalec Associate Professor and Division Head of the Department of Research  College of Podiatric Medicine 1996-present
Jane Murphy Timken, chair of the Kent State University Board of Trustees, hugs Kent State President Lefton after announcing that the Kent State University Esplanade will be named the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade honoring him.
by Foluke Omosun
September 30, 2013 - 10:31am
A community celebration of the solid partnership between Kent State University and the city of Kent, represented by the new Kent State University Esplanade extension that now connects the university to downtown Kent, will take place Friday, Oct. 4, starting at 3:30 p.m. The celebratory event will be held, rain or shine, at the new University Esplanade arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent. It is free and open to members of the public, and refreshments will be served.
Kent State students walk toward downtown on the Kent State University Esplanade extension and under the new Kent State arch.
by Emily Vincent
September 27, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University has earned a coveted spot in the first-tier list in the Best National Universities category with its inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier. This is the third time in four years that Kent State has appeared on the first tier of the Best National Universities rankings.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to members of the local media during a press conference on Sept. 25. Tyson came to the university to speak at the third Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series.
by University Communications and Marketing
September 26, 2013 - 10:31am
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke to a capacity crowd at the third Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Sept. 25 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. High demand claimed all tickets to the free talk within days of Tyson’s announced Kent State appearance. To accommodate the strong interest in the event, Tyson’s talk was simulcast in the Kent Student Center Kiva, which also was filled to capacity.
Tana Henley, a Kent State University nursing student, has developed a medical crossword app to help students in any healthcare field learn and brush up on medical terms.
by Bryan Webb
September 23, 2013 - 10:31am
What do you get when you cross a passion for crossword puzzles with a student enrolled in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Kent State University? You get a medical terminology crossword puzzle app on your favorite iOS device.
Kent State University freshman students hold up “Class of ’17” shirts they received during a Welcome Weekend event. For the Fall 2013 Semester, Kent State has set a new record, attracting the biggest and highest-achieving freshman class at the Kent Campus in the university’s 103-year history.
by Emily Vincent
September 17, 2013 - 10:31am
New Kent Campus freshmen boast an average GPA of 3.3; Kent Campus also reaches new all-time high in total enrollment and applications
Kent State students attend the 32nd Annual Black Squirrel Festival on Risman Plaza and the Student Green.
by University Communications and Marketing
September 9, 2013 - 10:31am
The 32nd Annual Black Squirrel Festival took place Friday, Sept. 6, from 2-8 p.m. at the Kent Campus on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival is one of Kent State University’s most beloved and popular traditions that attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. As usual, live, free entertainment, festival food, local vendors and Black Squirrel spirit were all a part of this year’s event. The movie “Monsters University” also was shown that evening on the Student Green.
Ann Jacobson has been selected as Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month. Jacobson is a professor in the College of Nursing at Kent State.
by University Communications and Marketing
September 3, 2013 - 10:31am
Scholar of the Month Ann Jacobson Professor College of Nursing 1995-present Ann Jacobson is a professor in the College of Nursing and a nationally recognized nursing scholar. Her program of research represents an integration of theories from a variety of disciplines and focuses on testing cognitive-behavioral and complementary therapies for people experiencing procedural pain and for those undergoing knee arthroplasty.

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