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The Best Schools has ranked Kent State University 22 among colleges and universities around the country for its online Master of Public Health degree.
Kent State University’s College of Public Health is receiving national recognition for its online Master of Public Health degree.
Kent State is one of 14 colleges to receive a combined $2.6 million in College Completion Grants from Great Lakes.
You dedicated four years to studying, preparing and planning for your future career. You have completed almost all your college classes, finished your internship, and now you are a semester away from graduation. But wait!
Kent State University Named One of America's Top Employers
Forbes has named Kent State University one of America’s Best Midsize Employers.
Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler.
KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

Health >

Antwan Dixon tells WINK News that he plans to make a full recovery following a blood transfusion to fight a rare disease.
Antwan Dixon is overcoming the odds after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion from his father.
Emelia Sherin, a public relations major at Kent State, is producing “Independent: The Heroin Project.”
A Kent State University student has turned the heroin epidemic into a theatrical performance “Independent: The Heroin Project.”
Professor Angela Neal-Barnett Talks with Anxiety.org about the Acting White Accusation
Kent State Professor Angela Neal-Barnett shares her Acting White Accusation research with Anxiety.org.  
Angela Neal-Barnett talks with WEWS about the relationship between stress during pregnancy and low birth weight in African American children.
Angela Neal-Barnett talks with WEWS-TV about the relationship between stress during pregnancy and low birth weight in African American children. 

Research & Science >

Kent State and MRRI will conduct studies to advance treatments for aphasia.
When someone suffers a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor, one of the common symptoms is aphasia, a disorder that arises from damage to portions of the brain, usually the left side, that are responsible for language.
Kent State Professor voices concerns about budget cuts to environmental research.
Associate Geology Professor Anne Jefferson voices concern over proposed cuts to environmental research.
Chance York
A person’s genetic makeup influences how frequently he or she uses social media, according to research by Chance York, Ph.D., assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Kent State Professor uses cardboard boxes, cellphones and bubble wrap to cut the cost of expensive lab equipment.
If you ask Christopher Fenk, science is something that should be accessible to everyone.

Arts & Culture >

The crew at Kent State’s Costume Shop are hard at work creating costumes for Porthouse Theatre’s production of “9 to 5.”
On a morning in early June, the Costume Shop at Kent State University’s Center for the Performing Arts was filled with sounds—sewing machines buzzing, radio blasting, women chattering and laughing.
The set of "Family Ties" at Human Race Theatre Company. Photo by Tamara Honesty.
Kent State professor is helping bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the Human Race Theatre Company's world premiere production of "Family Ties."
Kent State Scenic Design students design set for Regional Emmy Awards
Kent, OH – A group of undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Theatre and Dance’s scenery design course have been invited to design and build the set for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy
Participants from the 2016 Piano Institute pose for a group photo. The highly gifted pre-collegiate pianists came from the United States, China and Malta to Kent State University for the highly intensive and prestigious festival.
The 2017 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A.

Student Life >

Austin Trzop, from Kent State University at Stark, is competing in the National Veteran Wheelchair Games.
Austin Trzop is heading to Cincinnati next month to complete in the 37th National Veteran Wheelchair Games.
The Flying Flashes are getting ready to compete in the Air Race Classic from Maryland to New Mexico.
A pair of Kent State University female pilots have taken flight for the first day of the Air Race Classic. This is the second year in a row that Kent State has competed in the race.
Burr Fall 2016 Staff
The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
Chante'l Owens Graduates
Chante'l Owens is among four 18-year-olds and 10 19-year-olds who will have received degrees since last summer.

Global Reach >

The Kent State Golden Flashes pose with members of the community on the multipurpose court they constructed in Aguacate, Belize.
Instead of heading home to relax following the conclusion of finals week, a group of Kent State University student-athletes traveled to Aguacate, Belize, to partner with Courts for Kids on a servic
The study group began their journey back in time at the Acropolis Museum
Fourteen Kent State students participated in an eight-day study abroad trip to Greece sponsored by the university’s School of Theatre and Dance during the spring break in 2017.
Kent State Kicks off the China STEM Tour on May 19-28.
Following the completion of spring semester, a delegation of faculty members from Kent State University - accompanied by several staff members of the Kent State China Center - will be touring China over the next
International Graduate Students Assemble on the Ballroom Stage to Celebrate
On Wednesday, May 10, a few days before Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies, approximately 400 graduating international students and their friends and family gathered in the Kent Student Ballroom to celebrate their upcoming achievement d

Community & Society >

U.S. Supranatural Contest 2017
Angela Ritossa is getting ready to compete in the Miss U.S. Supranational pageant later this month.
Making Our Own Space students carry lumber for the day’s outdoor build workshop in Shaker Heights’ Hildana Park. (Photo credit: Beth Conway)
Kent State is recognized for engaging and empowering middle and high school students to transform their neighborhood public spaces.
Kent State architecture students form a group to design and build environments for animal shelters, at no cost.
A group of Kent State architecture students formed “KSU Barkitecture” to design and build environments for pets living in shelters.
Kent State Aeronautics takes part in Red Nose Day.
Kent State Aeronautics takes part in Red Nose Day to help end child poverty.