University Libraries

Relax! To ease the stress of finals week, Kent State University Libraries will host the popular Stress-Free Zone this semester on Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5, from 3-5 p.m. The therapy dogs will return once again, and there will be free popcorn and beverages to enjoy.

The event is open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff.

Kent State University Libraries has announced that Karen MacDonald, assistant professor, business and entrepreneurship outreach librarian, has been selected by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as a Knight News Challenge on Libraries prototype winner.

Man’s best friend helped turn the stress of Finals Week into smiles, selfies and solace at Kent State University.

Twenty-two pooches from Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy Program® filled the library for students to enjoy.  

Finals Week is here, and so is the stress that comes along with it.

To help ease this anxiety, the therapy dogs will make their return to the Stress-Free Zone event held during finals by University Libraries. On Dec. 8 and 9, the therapy dogs will be in the University Library from 3-5 p.m. for students, faculty and staff members to visit and enjoy. 

Popcorn, pop, water, coffee, tea, candy and hot chocolate also will be available during this time.

Kent State University Libraries, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Pan-African Studies, presents “Coming of Age at Kent 1967-71: A Pictorial of Black Student Life,” an exhibit of the photographs of Lafayette Tolliver.

Constitution Day at the University Library

Sponsored by Kent State University Libraries, University Press and the Department of HistoryDr. John E. Stealey