Success Stories Archive

Students celebrate after the Saturday morning commencement.
by Emily Vincent
May 23, 2013 - 10:32am
Spring 2013 commencement ceremonies for Kent State University were held Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. All of the Kent Campus commencement ceremonies took place at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Across the university’s eight-campus system, more than 4,450 students graduated from Kent State this spring.
Visitors to the 43rd commemoration of the May 4, 1970, shootings on the Kent State campus walk by the Ohio Historical marker positioned near the Taylor Hall parking lot.
by University Communications and Marketing
May 23, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University held its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 2-5, 2013. The annual commemoration provides an avenue for the university community to come together to remember those lost and injured during the tragedy and also to reflect on the meaning of May 4 for today. Screening of May 4th Voices A preview of the video production May 4th Voices was held May 2 at the Kent Stage in downtown Kent. The production premiered on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) on May 3.
A Kent State student in youth services librarianship delivers a presentation in the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, one of the unique teaching facilities in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State.
by Flo Cunninghan
May 23, 2013 - 10:32am
The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University has moved up in the rankings of the nation’s top schools of library and information studies, according to the latest edition (2014) of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science is now ranked overall at number 18, up from number 20. The school’s Services for Children and Youth program now ranks in the top 10, up from number 13.
Kent State University at Stark Dean Walter F. Wagor (left) poses for photos with Kent State’s mascot, Flash, and Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sciences Building at Kent State Stark.
by Kent State University at Stark
May 23, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University at Stark is responding to the current and future needs of the sciences and health sciences disciplines by adding a state-of-the-art building that will feature educational technology, as well as provide a platform for increased student research through hands-on education and active learning.
The first shovels of dirt are turned over during the groundbreaking for Kent State’s Field House Locker Room project.
by Lyndsey Maurer
May 3, 2013 - 10:32am
The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s Field House Locker Room project will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Kent State Field House located at 2227 Summit St. in Kent, Ohio. The Field House Locker Room project is the first phase of the Building Champions Fundraising Initiative. It is also a part of the university’s "Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future" initiative.
Kent State students gather around to pet a dog during the Stress-Free Zone event held in the lobby of the library during finals week.
by Monique Zappa
May 2, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University Libraries will host its Stress-Free Zone event in the library’s lobby on Monday and Tuesday, May 6-7, from 3-5 p.m. The Stress-Free Zone offers members of the university community the opportunity to unwind and ease the stress of finals week. “It’s a nice distraction from finals,” said Karen Hillman, director of marketing at Kent State University Libraries. “It’s been very successful in the past, and we expect nearly 400 students to attend this semester.”
Film Director Oliver Stone to Help Dedicate Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center
by University Communications and Marketing
April 29, 2013 - 10:32am
Film director and producer Oliver Stone will join Kent State University to mark its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with the dedication of the May 4 Visitors Center. The center, which tells the May 4 story set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s, will be dedicated Saturday, May 4, with other traditional commemorative events beginning Friday, May 3.
Gwen Ifill
by University Communications and Marketing
April 29, 2013 - 10:32am
PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill will join Kent State University to mark its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with the dedication of the May 4 Visitors Center. The center, which tells the May 4 story set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s, will be dedicated Saturday, May 4, with other traditional commemorative events beginning Friday, May 3.
Christopher P. Banks has been selected as Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month. Banks is an associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State.
by Emily Vincent
April 29, 2013 - 10:32am
Christopher Banks' scholarship focuses on law, justice and the courts. He is a frequent guest on local and national news programs following Supreme Court decisions. His most recent book is titled The U.S. Supreme Court and New Federalism. Christopher P. Banks Associate Professor of Political Science College of Arts and Sciences 2006-present
Students enjoy some of the new stores in College Town Kent, a pedestrian-oriented shopping, office and lifestyle center developed by Fairmount Properties and its partners. The 185,000-square-foot development in downtown Kent includes the new AMETEK and Davey Tree buildings. Seen in the background is the new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.
by Bob Burford
April 24, 2013 - 10:32am
Kent State University and the City of Kent have been selected as the winners of the Larry Abernathy Award from the International Town-Gown Association (ITGA). The award honors the town-gown relationship that best represents the spirit of ITGA.

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