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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:31am

The No. 12 Kent State University men’s golf team won its 24th Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship on April 30 at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.

The Kent State Golden Flashes finished the four-round tournament with a score of 3-under par 1,149 (287-288-285-289), breaking its own four-round tournament record for team score. Kent State won the tournament by 25 strokes, defeating second-place Ball State at 22-over par.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:32pm

Gift to endow Fashion School chair and support study-away program for students

Kent, Ohio – May 1, 2017 – Kent State University has received a $2.5 million gift for its Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio. The gift will fund two initiatives: $1.5 million to endow a chair to support the Fashion School’s director and a matching grant of up to $1 million to support the study-away program benefiting fashion school students. 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 8:35am

Kent State University held its 47th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provides an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:16pm

Kent State University Health Services and the health departments of the City of Kent and Portage County have recently become aware of confirmed mumps at Kent State University - Kent Campus. Our community's health and safety are our top priority. All appropriate measures, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were followed.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:07am

Updated 5/2/17 - Please note that the 47th annual commemoration on May 4 at noon has been moved to the Kent Student Center Ballroom due to the weather.

Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center to serve as keynote speaker

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:44am

Kent State University holds its 47th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration is hosted by the May 4 Task Force, a student organization on campus. All of the events will be held on the university’s Kent Campus and are free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:47pm

The protected prairie surrounding Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be burned on Wednesday, April 26, at approximately 10 a.m. to allow for new growth during the summer season.

The city of Kent Fire Department will conduct the burning of the prairie, which has been a yearly practice since 2004. Burning of the prairie on April 26 is dependent on the weather and the Kent Fire Department not being out on a run.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:19pm

A Kent State University summer program that teaches foreign languages to high school students has received federal funding for the 10th consecutive year.

Professors Brian Baer, Ph.D., and Theresa Minick of Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences received two grants totaling $180,000 to host the 2017 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:31pm

The No. 15 Kent State University women’s golf team won its 19th straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) Women’s Golf Championship on April 23 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Silver Lake, Ohio.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:03am

At the inaugural March for Science, a global demonstration centered in Washington, D.C., a special edition of the Wick Poetry Center's Traveling Stanzas titled Science Stanzas will provide an opportunity for participants to discover the intersection of expressive writing and scientific inquiry.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:28pm
Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:28am
Kent State University’s 23rd annual FlashFest will host rap duo Rae Sremmurd and pop artist Sammy Adams on April 20. Hosted by the Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government, FlashFest will take place at two locations on the Kent Campus. The first part of the show will begin a...
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:42am
Kent Interhall Council will host Kent State University students, faculty, staff and their families for Sibs and Kids Weekend on April 21-23. This year’s theme is Cirque du Sib, featuring events and activities inspired by the circus and gymnastics. Activities include inflatables i...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:14am
Kent State's Gemma Casadesus Smith is studying why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's. 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:04am
Kent State receives $450,000 in grants to help prevent sexual harassment and assault, relationship violence and stalking.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:23am
New rankings released by U.S. News & World Report place Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science among the nation’s top 20 graduate programs in library and information science – again.
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:50am
Beginning July 1, 2017, Kent State University will become a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. The new policy is part of the university’s healthy campus initiative, Kent State of Wellness.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:15pm
Schwebel Lecture Series celebrates 20th anniversary
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:32pm
Approximately 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis hunters crossed the frozen land bridge from Asia to North America, researchers are still asking questions and putting together clues as to how they not only survived in a new landscape with unique new challenges but adapted with sto...
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:46am
Alison Smith will become the new dean of Kent State University’s Honors College, effective July 1. Smith currently serves as the acting chair in Kent State’s Department of Geolo...