Winemaker Ed Trebets with his award from the  2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionThe state’s only wine degree programs, offered by Kent State University at Ashtabula, has hired Edward Trebets to lead the future development of the degrees and serve as a full-time faculty member in the two associate degree programs.  Trebets is an award-winning winemaker most recen

Kent State University at Stark welcomes new students to campus on August 27 for Smart Start Saturday.

This is your new student orientation that will prepare you for the first day of classes - and your new college life. Smart Start Saturday is for new and transfer students at Kent State Stark starting in Fall 2016. Attendance is mandatory.


The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is pleased to introduce Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu and Dr. Asantewa Sunni-Ali and Dr. D. Amy Rose Forbes-Erickson, the newest faculty to join the department.

Eric Benjamin, of Alliance, has been hired to direct the new University Choir at Kent State University at Tuscarawas beginning Fall Semester 2016. He is an adjunct faculty member at the campus currently teaching The Understanding of Music. He is also the music director for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, a position he has held for the past 25 years.

Kent State University, Ohio-As part of a campus wide commemoration of veterans, the Uumbaji Art Gallery at Kent State University is requesting artwork submissions of any subject matter and various mediums.  Entry forms can be downloaded

The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the first theatrical production of the season, What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, and directed by Kent State Stark Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community persons. We encourage diversity in our casting.

Kent State University's Geauga Campus in Burton and Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg is proud to announce its 2016-17 Scholarship recipients. Each year our scholarship committee meets to award qualified students.

Heartfelt thanks goes to the generous contributions from our scholarship donors. You are truly making dreams come true!

With your support, $19,553 in scholarships for the 2016/17 year were awarded.

Registrations are being accepted for the 2016 the Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association Glowway Run 5K, presented by Geib Funeral Home and Crematories.  Open to the public, the 5K run and 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk will be held Sept. 17 at Harry Clever Field in New Philadelphia. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and the race at 7:15 p.m.

There is still time to apply for admission and to register for classes at Kent State Tuscarawas. Fall Semester classes begin Aug. 29. Call 330-339-3391 for more information or visit our Admissions Web Page.

This June I was invited to the Primate Research Institute (PRI) of Kyoto University as a “Distinguished Visiting Senior Lecturer” in the area of primate population genomics.  My host was Professor Hirohisa Hirai, a former director of the PRI and a leading researcher in the areas of primate molecular cytogenetics and chromosome evolution.  My time was split between (1) analysis and interpretation of nonhuman primate genetic patterns, and (2) expansion of research collaborations between the PRI and Kent State University.