Earlier this year, Kent State University’s Division of Information Services presented the university community with a new wireless network option. Eduroam, a worldwide system of wireless networks, allows faculty, staff and students to securely access the wireless networks at participating academic and research institutions. By logging in with Kent State credentials at any campus, a user has the ability to access the eduroam network, connecting him or her to networks of partner institutions.

Kent State University’s Division of Student Affairs has partnered with the Jed Foundation Health Matters Campus Program, which is designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming.  

During the four-year partnership, the Jed Foundation will work closely with administration across the entire Kent State eight-campus system to evaluate and identify opportunities to help students become emotionally healthy before they reach the point of crisis.

Kent State University professors Catherine Wing and Darice Polo were two of 40 recipients honored by the Community Fellowship for Arts and Culture for art contributing to youth education and heightened awareness of the environment, community and place within Cuyahoga County.

Wing, associate professor of English, plans to use the fellowship grant to work on writing new poems and revising old ones.

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University will expand its successful Traveling Stanzas project with $125,000 in new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts. 
Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders is a partnership between the Wick Poetry Center and the Visual Communication Design program at Kent State to facilitate a global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry. 

Kent State University’s student-run television station TV2 was awarded the first place Pinnacle Award for Station of the Year at the 2015 College Media Association conference in Austin, Texas.

Catch a glimpse of the history of Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and hear what alumni and current students have to say about the college.




The Kent State University Women’s Center presented 12 female students with its Sage Project Award for overcoming barriers and finding balance in following their path and making their mark at Kent State.

Four members of the nursing faculty at Kent State University at Salem, along with 15 nursing students, traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota to interact with members of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe. 

When the concept of homelessness comes to mind, people tend to focus efforts on food donations, but Ashley Flowers, a junior majoring in psychology and criminology and justice studies at Kent State University, wants to remind people that clothing and toiletries also are essential items.