Photo 1 of the Center for the Visual ArtsNew building unites all School of Art disciplines under one roof

In 2014, less than four years after Continental and United announced that the airlines were merging operations, the newly expanded United shut down its hub at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Since that time, the number of nonstop flights from the airport has dwindled from 58 to 15 – a nearly 75 percent decrease in two years. The loss of direct access to a long list of destinations across the country was another blow to air travel at nearby large regional airports. In the past decade, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati also lost their hub status.

The Tenth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards Ceremony was held at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Kent State University’s College of Nursing hosted the Diamond Anniversary Celebration with nearly 200 people in attendance, including award recipients, guests, faculty and staff. The recipients, or “preceptors,” were from 25 northeast Ohio hospitals, clinics, health networks, private medical practices, and public health agencies. These individuals were nominated by Kent State nursing students, faculty and staff.

Junior public relations major Keri Richmond was honored by The Sage Project, an initiative from the Kent State Women’s Center that serves as a way to recognize female and female identifying students who have demonstrated innovation, creativity, risk-taking and leadership skills in their academic and personal lives.

In the summer of 2015, Richmond spoke in front of Congress about the foster care system based on personal experiences she had in the system.

Six students from the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication were honored on Friday, April 29, 2016, with prestigious journalism scholarships.