Kent State Journalism School Kicks Off Big Data and Privacy Week on Sept. 15

Data breaches that compromise accounts and invade privacy occur almost daily. Universities are in a unique position to educate their students, faculty and staff about the importance of securing their own data and online identities. On Sept. 15-18, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University will host Big Data and Privacy (BDP) Week to raise campus awareness of and engagement with concepts of big data, privacy and what those concepts mean individually and globally. This is the first commemorative week of its kind at Kent State.  

Music, Food and Freebies at Black Squirrel Festival

A Kent State student does chin-ups at the Black Squirrel Festival held on the Student Green and Risman Plaza.

A Kent State tradition for 33 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival took place Friday, Sept. 5, from 12-6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. The event included live music, inflatables, rock climbing wall, photo booth, food, local vendors, student organizations and thousands of giveaway items.

First Football Game of 2014 Season Kicks Off Saturday

Kent State football players sing the fight song following their 2013 opening game victory over Liberty University.

The Kent State University football team opens its 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, hosting Mid-American Conference East Division rival Ohio University at 6 p.m. inside Dix Stadium. The Kent State Golden Flashes won their final two games of the 2013 season, while the Bobcats earned a spot in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.

Throughout the season, the Kent State football players will have the number 54 on one side of their helmets to honor Jason Bitsko, following their teammate’s unexpected death last week.

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What’s real? That’s the question undergraduate and graduate students explored for a class project that culminated in an exhibit in the MuseLab in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) on the third floor of the University Library.The exhibit is open through Dec. 10, 2014.