Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The Point of Dispensing Exercise, which involves a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site, will take place Tuesday, Apr. 14, and Thursday, Apr. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

As part of Autism Awareness Month in April, Kent State University presents “Living With Autism,” which kicks off with a presentation that will be followed by a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students studying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The events begin on April 9 at 7 p.m. Faculty, staff, students and the entire community are invited to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and hear real-life experiences from someone who was diagnosed with this “difference” at a young age and has written two books on the topic.

Hazel and Kamden are in. Waldo and Sherwood are out.

When it comes to naming a baby, 15 names are facing extinction. 

The Independent newspaper in Massillon, Ohio talked with Kent State University Professor Emeritus Jerry Lewis about what is in a name. Lewis shares how society plays a role.


"A Daily Dose of Reading": Symposium with Rosemary Wells

Teachers, librarians, artists, creators, graduate and undergraduate students and book collectors will enjoy this day-long symposium, "A Daily Dose of Reading: Growing Readers Everywhere," featuring New York Times bestselling author Rosemary Wells.


Location: Kent State University, Student Center, 1175 Risman Drive, Kent, Ohio
2nd floor Governance Chambers

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

As Kent State Ashtabula students approach graduation, they have reached a point in their lives where they've done more than study and work hard. Now, the hard work will be rewarded on commencement day. This online guide to graduation and commencement provides answers to many of the questions and concerns of soon-to-be graduates.

Students who are preparing for graduation should follow this checklist:

Registration for summer classes is currently underway.  Students can get a jump start on next semester, accelerate their graduation plans or make up work during the summer sessions.