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Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a fifth consecutive year.

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Yanhai Du, Ph.D. (center), assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, teaches students about fuel cell technology.
Kent State is the only college in Ohio named to the prestigious list.
The 2016 Kent State University Golden Flashes have shattered the record for the highest annual grade point average (GPA) in program history. They also broke the record for the most students with a perfect 4.0. 
Kent State University employees, led by a Kent State zoology major, explore campus pollinators during a lunchtime walk and talk on the Kent Campus.
Kent State University has been named a 2016 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites recognition program.
Gov. John Kasich has appointed Carly Evans to a two-year term as an undergraduate student trustee of the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Evans’ term concludes on May 16, 2018. Evans is a junior public relations major in Kent State’s College of Communication and Informat...
Carissa Marion (left) Jalia Manga (right) are the first female pilot team from Kent State to compete in the Air Race Classic. Follow their progress on Twitter using #NikkiTheTopHawk.
What was scheduled to take four days to complete, Kent State University’s Flying Flashes finished in three.
Two Kent State University students are competing for the coveted title of Miss Ohio 2016. Veronica Garey, a junior in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information, and Erin Simonek, a freshman in Kent State’s School of Journalism and M...
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Five Kent State students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) will contribute to news coverage for TEGNA, Inc. stations across the country as Republicans and Democrats converge upon Cleveland and Philadelphia for conventions next month.
Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. The award recognizes outstanding work by student journalists. (Photo credit: Gary Hanson)
Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State University who studied broadcast journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. 
First-year student Elizabeth Schmidt is YES! Magazine’s online “Justice For All” University Winner for her essay about a mindful response to injustice. illustration by Melissa Olson
Kent State baseball player Eric Lauer has been named the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. He also has earned First Team All-America and Academic All-America honors.
Kent State University’s tradition of athletic success was on full display in early June, earning a national player of the year, a national assistant coach of the year and an honor for excellence throughout its 10 women’s sports.

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