The university has many resources available to communicate with faculty and staff. These include:

  • Faculty/Staff News Now is a bi-monthly email and web page with specific news and information related to KSU faculty and staff, (e.g., benefits, policy changes, salary increase information). Email news and information to
  • University Mass Mailing (FlashLine Message) - This is for critical information that must be communicated immediately, such as campus closings or security issues.
  • FlashLine Postings - The FlashLine portal customizes content, making postings specific to students, faculty and/or staff. Messages may be posted to faculty, staff and/or students in the Personal Announcements section or in the Notifications within FlashLine.
  • Flash ALERTS - Kent State's official emergency text notification system to alert students, faculty and staff of critical information (i.e., a campus closing, classes cancelled, emergency situation, etc.). Find out about FlashAlerts or choose your preferred campus(es) at
  • KSU Home Page - Visit for important advisories and other information relevant to the university community.
  • HR Home Page - Visit for Human Resources information and resources for employees of Kent State. This includes the Employee Resource Manual, which is available at, and an archive of recent HR announcements.