Kent State Basketball Game to Highlight University’s Ongoing Commitment to Autism Awareness

Senior guard CJ Williamson of the Kent State University men’s basketball team drives to the basket past a University of Akron player.

Fans of the Kent State University Golden Flashes looking to follow their favorite players on the court will have to look for their jersey numbers and not their names at a special men’s basketball game later this week. Players will be wearing student-designed uniforms with the space on the back that is usually designated for their names instead displaying the phrase “1 in 59” to promote autism awareness and education.

Lavender Graduation and Alumni Reception Registration Open

2019 Lav Grad Group Photo

On April 17, 2020, from 6:00-8:30 pm, the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center will be celebrating the eighth Lavender Graduation ceremony in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Lavender Graduation is a pre-commencement dinner celebration that honors the achievements of Kent State University LGBTQ+ graduates. Students that are graduating during the 2020 calendar year are encouraged to participate by walking the stage, giving thanks to individuals that helped them reach graduation and being presented a rainbow stole that can be worn at the official KSU graduation.

2019 New Hire Diversity Luncheon

group photo of new diverse hires

The Office of Faculty and Graduate Student Retention, Success and Inclusion, in collaboration with Human Resources, will host the annual New Hire Diversity Luncheon on November 6, 2019. The luncheon will welcome and honor new diverse faculty and staff hires from all Kent State campuses. The luncheon is an opportunity for attendees to network and meet other new diverse hires as well as receive valuable resources to help them be successful at Kent State University.

(R)Evolution Leadership Program Becomes a Course at Kent State University

group photo of women holding sign

The Women’s Center is excited to announce the (R)Evolution Leadership program is officially on the books as a Kent State University Fall 2019 course! 

LGBTQ+ Center Celebrates Homecoming

group photo of students

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the Kent State University LGBTQ+ Center participated in the annual Homecoming Parade, as well as hosting the fourth annual Homecoming TailGAYte at Bricco Kent. Around 20 students, faculty and staff members marched in the Parade, and passed out rainbow bead necklaces as well as information about the upcoming Rainbow Run fundraiser.

Student Multicultural Center Brings Energy to AY 19-20

group photo of Kupita students

The Student Multicultural Center (SMC) kicked off our Academic Year by welcoming over 240 first year and new transfer students to Kent State University during our Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) cultural orientation program. The program focuses on ways to culturally affirm our students, build community and enhance their sense of belonging to Kent State University. By the end of the fourth day of K/T, we really felt the sense of family amongst the new students, our upperclassmen, and our faculty and staff. 

Upward Bound Summer Program Success

UB students reading

This past summer, aligned with Kent State’s summer session one, Upward Bound welcomed 142 high school students to campus for a six-week, systemic enrichment experience. Highlights included our Kent State partnerships with the College of Aeronautics and Engineering; College of Architecture and Environmental Design; College of Business Administration; College of Communication and Information; College of Nursing; and the Research Center for Educational Technology offering an engaging academic curriculum.