Success Stories Archive

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Comes to Kent State for Presidential Speaker Series
by University Communications and Marketing
August 30, 2013 - 2:23am
UPDATE: All general admission and student tickets for the Kent Student Center Ballroom as well as all general admission tickets for the Kiva simulcast have been taken. We'll see you in September!
Thousands of Kent State students took over the Student Green to participate in a dance party during the back-to-school Blastoff.
by University Communications and Marketing
August 29, 2013 - 10:31am
Before the fall semester went into full swing on Aug. 26, new students were invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that ran Aug. 22-25 and helped acclimate students to the Kent State University community. The event served as an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about the academic and social opportunities that exist at Kent State.
Fireworks erupt over Dix Stadium during a post-game celebration during Kent State’s 2012-13 football season.
by Intercollegiate Athletics
August 29, 2013 - 10:31am
A late 42-yard touchdown pass from Colin Reardon to Chris Humphrey helped Kent State escape a scare with a 17-10 victory over Liberty in Thursday night's season opener at Dix Stadium.
Kent State executive officers, students and Skip, the black squirrel, wait for a new round of incoming freshmen during move-in day at the residence halls.
by University Communications and Marketing
August 28, 2013 - 10:31am
The residence hall move-in process can be stressful for both students and parents at the start of a new school year. To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program. Each fall during freshman move-in day, Kent State faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled in their new university accommodations.
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 Emily Vincent
August 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, will speak at the third Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
Four friends pose for a photo after the summer 2013 Comencement near the fountain in the Risman Plaza.
by University Communications and Marketing
August 17, 2013 - 10:31am
Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates. Summer 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus were held Aug. 17 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,593 degrees, including 836 bachelor’s degrees, 455 master’s degrees, 83 doctoral degrees, 198 associate degrees and 21 educational specialist degrees.
Kent State student Zoë Burch poses with her parents, Michele and Daniel Burch. Zoë received certificates from the Kent State Police Department and Ohio Homeland Security for reporting a potential threat she saw online. The threat was confirmed, and the suspect was arrested.
by Emily Vincent
August 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Take the Internet seriously. As crazy as that sounds, if a threat is made and feels real, report it. That’s the advice Kent State University student Zoë Burch offers as she reflects on her experience.
Kent State students take advantage of the exercise equipment available at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
by Beth Thomas
August 12, 2013 - 10:31am
Today’s smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.
Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen (right) introduces new head baseball coach Jeff Duncan (left) during a press conference at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent.
by Intercollegiate Athletics
August 6, 2013 - 10:31am
Jeff Duncan, former associate head coach at Purdue University, was named the new head baseball coach at Kent State on June 25, as announced by Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen.
John Hoornbeek
by University Communications and Marketing
August 5, 2013 - 10:31am
Scholar of the Month John Hoornbeek Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2006-present

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