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Concrete books sit in a Kent State University courtyard, designed by artist and professor Brinsley Tyrrell.
The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and school is out. It is summer and that means soaking up the rays and catching up on all that reading you did not have time for during the year.

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Kayaks line the shore of the Cuyahoga River in Kent, Ohio, as part of Crooked River Adventures, which is run by the Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Nearly a half century ago, sparks from a passing train not only set fire to oil-slicked debris on the Cuyahoga River, which sent flames five-stories high, it ignited the river’s reputation as one of the most polluted in the United States
 Kent State University students studying in the College of Business Administration pose for a group photo outside the Business Administration Building.
Kent State University’s College of Business Administration has emerged among an elite group after undergoing the rigorous process to ensure the highest standards in business education are being met. 
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.

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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
Photo of GPS mapping
Kent State University researchers create cutting-edge geospatial technology to map drug points, find solutions

Arts & Culture >

Concrete books sit in a Kent State University courtyard, designed by artist and professor Brinsley Tyrrell.
The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and school is out. It is summer and that means soaking up the rays and catching up on all that reading you did not have time for during the year.
Oxana Dallas MA thesis exhibition, weaving
Oxana Dallas, graduate student in textiles, was recently featured in the Canton Repository for her M.A. thesis exhibition, “Augmented Reality: The Art of Story Telling Through the Blend of Digital Photography and Woven Jacquard Structure.” The exhibition, which was on view in the Crawford Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University in March, featured digital jacquard weavings based on photographs she took of her friend during her battle with cancer.
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.

Student Life >

Friends of Taylor Pifer raise funds for a scholarship and memorial plaque in her memory.
As the sun made a rare, warm April appearance, a crowd gathered in the shade outside Kent State University’s Rockwell Hall to remember Taylor Pifer. One-by-one, Ms.
Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development.
Kent State biology student rescues excess food for educational feast
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.

Global Reach >

Legendary journalist and news anchor Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series.
Few have seen the history of our world unfold like Dan Rather.
Junior Jonathan Nwankwo’s journey has taken many twists and turns to join the men's basketball team.
How this junior computer information systems major traveled from Nigeria to New York to Florida before finding his calling at Kent State.
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

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.