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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:32am

Several new and renovated Kent State University buildings received Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) recognition in 2016, bringing to 11 the total number of certified buildings on Kent State’s campuses. LEED is a rating system that comes from the U.S. Green Building Council.

There are four levels of certification: LEED certified, silver, gold and platinum. The projects most recently LEED certified include:

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:18am

Kent State University scholar Melissa Zullo, Ph.D., is all heart, an academic who lives and breathes research, almost literally. Zullo, an associate professor of epidemiology in Kent State’s College of Public Health, has spent a significant portion of her professional and academic career studying the best practices for helping cardiac and respiratory patients heal.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:09pm

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, January 24, 2017 - 4:59pm

Scholar of the Month
Jessica Barness
Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
College of Communication and Information

The word “communication” likely makes you think of language, but November’s Scholar of the Month has spent her entire career researching design as a language of its own.

Across various media, Jessica Barness, an assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design, creates her own design-based research model that merges the making of artifacts with critical inquiry.



Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:21am

Kent State University held its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for the event was David Anderson, D.Phil. He is founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network (BLN), one of the world’s leading authorities on building bridges across the deep divides of race, faith, culture and wealth. 

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.