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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 1:39pm

Faculty, staff and students from Kent State University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) came together for a Meet-and-Greet Day on April 21 at Dix Stadium. The event celebrated the collaboration between both institutions. The event was free and open to Kent State and OCPM employees and their families.

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:46pm

Kent State University congratulates its newest graduates.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:20am

The University Library will open April 29 at 9 a.m. and remain open until May 4 at 10 a.m. for students studying for finals.

On Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the library will host another edition of its Stress-Free Zone on the first floor of the University Library where students are provided a study break with free popcorn, drinks and games. The therapy dogs from the Dogs on Campus program will be there, too.

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 1:29pm

Former Memphis associate head coach becomes the fifth coach in program history.

Kent State University Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen has announced the hiring of Danielle O’Banion as women's basketball head coach.  O’Banion takes over as the fifth head coach in the 37-year history of Kent State women’s basketball after spending the last four seasons on staff at Memphis.

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:35am

The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage counties honored Kent State student Eric Johnston, 21, Kent State alumnus Jared Atkins, 23, and University of Akron alumnus Paul Marschik, 24, for acts of bravery that saved lives.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 1:16pm

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will headline a concert at Kent State University on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. The “Centennial Campaign” concert to benefit the Campaign for Change Scholarship Fund serves as a celebration of the conclusion of Kent State’s Centennial Campaign, a $250-million fundraising effort timed around university’s 100th anniversary in 2010 and the largest campaign in Kent State’s history.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00am

Join the faculty, students and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on Thursday, April 19, 2012 as we celebrate student achievement. Dr. Bartosz A. Grzybowski from Northwestern University will present the plenary lecture, "The Network Universe of Organic Chemistry: The Dawn of Chemical Internet" at 3:00p.m. in the Kiva. Dr. Grzybowski's research interests include self-assembly in equilibrium and non-equilibrium regimes, light-controlled materials, and nanoscience.

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 11:45am

The 33rd Annual Lil' Sibs Weekend at Kent State University will be held from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15. The weekend is filled with activities and events organized and orchestrated by the Kent Interhall Council (KIC). This year’s theme is “Dream Big Dreams, Lil' Sibs 2012.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:25pm

Kent State University will host an organic photovoltaics (OPV) symposium to present current research and progress April 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:59am

Fulfilling the commitment Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton made to students, the university has began initial construction activities on the Student Green project in the Kent Student Center area, located at the heart of the campus. The new Student Green will extend from the recently renovated Risman Plaza to the lawn area south, creating a contiguous green space from the current student center plaza to Summit Street.


Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:29am
The Kent State University Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising announces the opening of its new retail space, The Fashion School Store. Located in downtown Kent, Ohio, in the newly revitalized retail area known as Acorn Alley II, the stor...
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:00am
Popular comic strip artists Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers were at Kent State University on March 27 for the official opening of the new student lounge area called The Nest in the Kent Student Center. Batiuk, creator of the Funky Winkerbean comic strip, collaborates with Ayers on Cra...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Forty Ohio employers traveled to Columbus on March 28 to join representatives from Kent State University and alumni in the workforce for the university's annual Kent State Day at the Statehouse. During this daylong advocacy event with the theme "Talent Meets Jobs: A Kent State Ed...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:00am
As the number of Americans who are diabetic and/or severely overweight increases, the demand for podiatrists will grow substantially, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To provide students with new career opportunities in podiatry and to ensure that Ohio’s need for podi...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:00am
Porter Brockway, a senior political science and international relations major at Kent State University, was selected for a spring 2012 internship with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) at Capitol Hill as part of the Kent State Washington Program in National Issues.  “I have always h...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:00am
In its 13th post season appearance in 14 years in the Tournament (CIT) Kent State fell to the USC Upstate Spartans of the Atlantic Sun Conference 73-58 This was the second CIT appearance for Kent State which participated in the inaugural event back in 2009. The...
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Due to concerns about the weather, the schedule for the next regular meeting of the Kent State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 12, has been revised. The Board now will convene at 10:30 a.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located o...
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
University’s partnership with designer’s foundation focuses on caring for the caregiver.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 12:00am
For the third consecutive year, the biggest rivalry in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) will be brought to the national spotlight this Friday, March 2, when Kent State hosts Akron on ESPN2 at 7 pm.  Tickets for the game are still available, but fans better act fast as the Memori...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:00am
From 1982 to 2012, famous Italian sights like Florence’s cathedral, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum or Venice’s Grand Canal probably haven’t changed much. However, the person behind the lens in 1982 and 2012 will be different.  When Kent State student Lydia Coutré, a jun...