Flowers in full bloom in the Murin Gardens near the Kent State Library.
Flowers in full bloom in the Murin Gardens near the Kent State Library.


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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 5:08pm

Kent State hosts its first Color War on Friday, Sept. 11, from 2-3 p.m. at Manchester Field! See you there!



Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:35pm

An opening celebration to formally introduce Kent State University at Stark’s Science and Nursing Building, the campus’s seventh major structure, was held on Aug. 27.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:05pm

A decade ago this week, Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., geography professor in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, promised the people of New Orleans that he would continue to return and document the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:40pm

Members of the university community as well as family members of freshman students can watch a live stream of the Kent State University Convocation on Friday, Aug. 28. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and is held in the Memorial Athletics and Convocation Center. 

This special ceremony marks the beginning of the university’s first-year students’ college careers and their entrance into higher education. With this rite of passage, the Class of 2019 is now officially part of the Kent State family.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:45pm

Kent State University students will celebrate the start of a new school year at Blastoff on Sunday, Aug. 30, on the Student Green. Blastoff is the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. It serves as the culminating event of Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that helps new students transition into the university environment.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:29pm

Photo of Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy ProgramMan’s best friend is helping Kent State University soar to the top of the list when it comes to a pet-friendly campus.

Of the top 10 universities around the country, ranks Kent State number one.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:15pm

Photo of Iris E. HarveyIris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:19am

Before the fall semester begins on Aug. 31, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that will last from Aug. 27-30 and acclimate students to the Kent State University community. The event is an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about existing academic and social opportunities at Kent State.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:01am

At the beginning of the school year each August, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer with the university’s Movers and Groovers program to help incoming freshmen move into their new university housing.

Freshman move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. A host of volunteers welcomed new students and parents, and assisted with heavy lifting. 

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 3:28pm

If you want an example of how to dive into your freshman year, meet new people and get involved on campus, look no further than Kent State University School of Communication Studies student Nicole Machovina.

Machovina’s freshman resume is so extensive, and her dedication to creating the ultimate residence hall environment so impressive, Machovina won two awards for it.