News

by Cindy Weiss
September 30, 2014 - 1:18pm
Over the vast expanse of Lake Erie, sampling the water to test for potentially toxic algae blooms may seem like using a medicine dropper in an ocean. It takes days to collect enough data from enough spots to determine if the algae pose a danger.
by Deb McGuinness
September 29, 2014 - 11:26am
One of the most all-encompassing transformations in university history is taking place right now at Kent State University. The Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative includes the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. These projects support academic success, while demonstrating Kent State’s leadership in campus safety, accessibility and sustainability and serving as a powerful magnet for top students, employees and partners.
by Eric Mansfield
September 29, 2014 - 9:45am
What began as a job to help pay for college and meet new people turned into a bigger reward than Kent State University senior Carissa Deeds could have imagined.  A few months ago, Deeds was awarded the first Kent State University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship. In the essay that secured her award, Deeds wrote about how working at the library helped her meet new people and made the transition from high school to college smoother.  
by University Communications and Marketing
September 25, 2014 - 2:40pm
For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.
by Katie Smith
September 25, 2014 - 10:04am
The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design will be Oct. 3 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The building will serve as the new home of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, bringing all of the programs of the college under one roof. The building will be located between South Lincoln and South Willow streets, just south of the Lefton Esplanade and across the street from Franklin Hall.
by Jim Maxwell
September 23, 2014 - 11:46am
Each year, droughts cost crop farmers dearly. They experience not only a loss in yield, but also a reduction in the quality of the crops produced. But, what if new breeds of plants could be created that still thrive even without a drop of rain for weeks? 
by Alex Parrott
September 22, 2014 - 12:35pm
Kent State University Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Iafrate, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, beat out finalists from five other institutions to win the award, which carries a $10,000 prize.
by Institutional Advancement
September 22, 2014 - 11:44am
Kent State University’s Annual Giving and Donor Services departments are sponsoring “Thank-A-Giver (T.A.G.) Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the Kent Campus as a way to acknowledge and thank the many generous donors, alumni and friends who help support Kent State and its students.
by University Libraries
September 19, 2014 - 4:46pm
Kent State University Libraries, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Pan-African Studies, presents “Coming of Age at Kent 1967-71: A Pictorial of Black Student Life,” an exhibit of the photographs of Lafayette Tolliver.
by University Communications and Marketing
September 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.