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Kent State earns international distinction for its ice sculpture in Harbin, China.
The details are stunning. The size - mammoth. The temperature - frigid. They are some of the most awe-inspiring creations made out of mother nature’s most exquisite winter ingredients: snow and ice.

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A rendering shows the potential future view of the new iconic main entrance to the Kent State University campus as seen from Main Street.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees adopted a 10-year facilities master plan that embarks on a $1 billion transformative journey of the Kent Campus to better serve the needs of students and the entire Kent St
Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images)
Batman is coming to Kent State University. In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture.
Two Kent State University students sit beneath the trees at the Behind the Brain Plaza along Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus.
Trees fill the sky every season as far as the eye can see as Kent State University students walk down the Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus.
Kent State University recently concluded its largest fundraising year in school history after securing $38.9 million in private support during Fiscal Year 2017.
Kent State University recently concluded its largest fundraising year in school history after securing $38.9 million in private support during Fiscal Year 2017.

Health >

Kent State University student Eli Kalil, shown here with his mom, engaged Twitter users to help his mom quit smoking.
Eli Kalil, a junior applied communications major at Kent State University, saw just how powerful the tool of social media can be when he posted an inspiring tweet involving his mother in late January.
Kent State Police Officer Anne Spahr, pictured here with K-9 Coco, was recognized as one of the 2017 Crisis Intervention Team Officers of the Year by the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County and the Portage County Police Chief’s Association.
Police officers rarely find out how victims are doing after a crisis. But Kent State University Police Officer Anne Spahr recalls the moment when she knew she had saved a life.
DeWeese Health Center created a community garden focused on growing fresh produce, learning best-practice gardening techniques and managing stress through connection with nature.
Kent State University’s DeWeese Health Center is on a mission to create a culture of wellness on campus that incorporates body, mind, spirit and financial well-being, as well as a sense of community.
Photo of Kent State University Cryotherapy Chamber.
Kent State University Athletics is the first in the Mid-American Conference to provide student-athletes with a cryotherapy chamber. The therapy uses subzero temperatures, under 200 degrees Fahrenheit, to help muscles recover quickly.

Research & Science >

A new collaborative study published by researchers at Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University provides evidence that thick layers, preserved in the teeth of beluga whales, may help determine their age.
You have likely seen one at an aquarium. It is the friendly creature with the oversized head that swims up to the glass with what looks like a smile on its face.
Kent State doctoral student Anna Droz researches how to improve green roofs by planting experimental gardens in Cleveland, Ohio.
Doctoral student plants gardens atop Cleveland buildings to bridge urban design with natural biology
Researchers to use cutting-edge therapies including amniotic tissue grafts and specialized casts

Arts & Culture >

Kent State earns international distinction for its ice sculpture in Harbin, China.
The details are stunning. The size - mammoth. The temperature - frigid. They are some of the most awe-inspiring creations made out of mother nature’s most exquisite winter ingredients: snow and ice.
Kent State University employees Dustin Lee and Jon Jivan enjoy making movies in their spare time.
Surrounded by movie posters, scale models and old filming equipment, Dustin Lee, ’07, and Jon Jivan, ’08, sit in their Kent Campus offices creating video content to promote Kent State University.
The exhibition "Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen" is currently on display at the Kent State University Museum.
Most people know the Kent State University Museum for its amazing fashion and clothing collection, but among its 30,000 pieces are unique finds in and out of the fashion world.
Don King displays wild mushroom he discovered on a recent hunt.
Kent State University art instructor Don King enjoys spending time outside of the classroom hunting for wild mushrooms.

Student Life >

Kent State Fashion Student Helps Give Back with a Fundraiser.
Kaycee Marshall, a fashion design senior at Kent State University, says she owes a debt of gratitude to Riley Hospital for Children. She has had nine surgeries at the hospital since being born with a spine that was not fully formed.
Kent State student Kendra Snatchko started achieving her dream of working in the fashion industry at Kent State East Liverpool.
Kendra Snatchko is about to graduate from Kent State University, and her eyes are focused on a bright future. Remarkably, her vision of the future started forming when she was only 12 years old. 
Born without legs, Kent State University at Tuscarawas student Zion Clark competes as a member of the Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling team.
Born without legs, Zion Clark, Kent State University at Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling phenomenon, overcomes obstacles and gladly accepts challenges both on and off the mat every day with a contagious smile.
Eric Harmon, Kent State University at Tuscarawas student and councilman-at-large, is currently the youngest elected official in the state of Ohio.
Kent State University at Tuscarawas student and councilman-at-large Eric Harmon, 19, is currently the youngest elected official in the state of Ohio.

Global Reach >

Sarah Schmidt (front row, third from right), outreach program coordinator for global education initiatives at Kent State University at Stark, focuses on expanding opportunities for students.
A long way from rural Mansfield, Ohio, the girl who grew up with cows in her backyard was now halfway around the world learning Swahili and teaching children how to speak English.
Seven Nepali Friends and Students at Kent State
This fall semester, Kent State is privileged to welcome seven international students to its campus, all of which are friends from Nepal: Anit Kunwar, Saroj Dahal, Man Bahadur Kshetri, Swastik Shrestha, Bishal Pokhrel, Mahesh Gair
2017 International Cook-Off, November 16, Kent Student Center
Mark Your Calendars, Bring Your Appetite and Be Ready to Share all the Food, Fun and Festivities at This Year's International Cook-Off Competition November 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hunter Mowen in Florence
"Studying and traveling abroad has impacted my life in ways I never really thought it would and I never would have been able to have such opportunities or experiences if I did not go abroad."

Community & Society >

David James, superintendent of Akron Public Schools, gives remarks to a full room in Kent State’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design.
Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools.
The "Sandy's Scrapbook" Exhibition is on display at Kent State University's May 4 Visitors Center.
Sandy Scheuer was on her way to class on May 4, 1970, when she was shot and killed by Ohio National Guardsmen responding to protests of the Vietnam War at Kent State University. Now, almost 50 years later, Ms. Scheuer’s life will be the subject of a new exhibit at the May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State.  
Former Kent State University quarterback Julian Edelman releases a new memoir.
New England Patriots wide receiver and former Kent State University quarterback Julian Edelman released a new memoir, Relentless, on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering is pleased to announce a workshop on drones on Nov. 13.
Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering is pleased to announce four upcoming workshops on drones. The first event will take place on Nov. 13, with a reception starting at 6 p.m.