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Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren presented 13 Kent State faculty members with the 2018 President’s Faculty Excellence Award.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:29pm
Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements.
The Chautauqua Institute will feature the Kent State University Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas exhibit in its new Poetry Makerspace this summer.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:23pm
This summer, visitors to the beautiful Chautauqua Lake area of New York can experience Traveling Stanzas and engage with Kent State University students as the university’s Wick Poetry Center extends its reach and further establishes its mission.
Brad Bielski, dean of Kent State University at Tuscarawas, receives recognition from the Ohio Statehouse for the 50th anniversary of the campus.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:17pm
Fifty cheers for 50 years. Kent State University at Tuscarawas received recognition at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to honor its upcoming 50th anniversary.
The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center is lit up at night, welcoming visitors to downtown Kent. The hotel marked its fifth anniversary this year.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:11pm
More than 100,000 rooms reserved, nearly 146,000 guests served, more than 2,000 events hosted and 89 weddings booked. 
Pictured are Julie Owen, associate professor at George Mason University; Christian Hightower, assistant director, Student Leadership Development; Lamar Hylton, dean of students; Dan Oswald, USG president; and Shay Little, vice president, student affairs.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:34am
Preparing the next generation of change agents to positively impact their communities involves investing in and empowering them to become effective leaders. 
George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:22am
George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Kent State University at Trumbull student Sarah Heavner will play the role of a costumed character during her internship at Disney World this fall. Ms. Heavner is a communication studies major and minoring in theatre.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:09am
Anything your heart desires will come to you, especially if you put in the work. Just ask Sarah Heavner.
Kent State University employees and mascot Flash participate in a spin bike workout session at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center during the On the Move kickoff event.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:04am
Kent State University is movin’ on up – one move at a time! Kent State employees are incorporating fitness into their workday, engaging more in physical activities and other aspects of well-being, and taking charge of their health.
Kent State University student Matti-Lynn Chrisman celebrates after being crowned Miss Ohio 2018. Photo credit: Lou Whitmire, Mansfield News Journal.
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Beauty, brains, poise and talent were on full display at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 16 where Kent State University student Matti-Lynn Chrisman bested 19 other beauty queens to win the crown and title of Miss Ohio 2018.
Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 1:27pm
Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to