Kent State Magazine: Fall 2016

Pan-African studies professor Felix Kumah-Abiwu, PhD, wears a Ghanaian smock from his native country—its edges swirl in a circle when performing the traditional damba dance. Photo by Melissa Olson


From Two Places at Once: "Ohio has been good to me," says Felix Kumah-Abiwu, PhD, assistant professor of Pan-African studies, who grew up in Ghana and found a home at Kent State. "My story has been a roller coaster, but you have opportunity here." Read more about Kumah-Abiwu and other members of our international community.

Photo: Melissa Olson


Distinctive DesignDistinctive Design

Kent State University celebrated the grand opening of the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design this fall. See this iconic new addition to the Kent Campus.

International Voices photographed by Melissa OlsonInternational Voices

Golden Flashes come from all corners of the globe. Meet a dozen Kent State international students, faculty, staff and alumni who share stories of their past and the transformative experiences that set them on a new path.

Plugged InPlugged In

by Laura Billings Coleman 

Can digital devices help us discover more about the world? Kent State educational technologist Richard Ferdig, PhD, explores teaching and learning for the 21st century. 

Kent State Magazine: Overcoming Addiction photographed by Billy DelfsOvercoming Addiction

by Justin Glanville, Photographs by Billy Delfs

Former addict Anita Bradley ’95, founder of the Northern Ohio Recovery Association, helps others navigate the road to recovery.


In A League of Their Own photographed by Andrew Eicher ’11

In a League of Their Own 

by Allen Moff 

Jordan Tozzi ’14 gained a national following on, a fantasy sports website he founded with his brother. Plus tips on how you can win your fantasy football league.



Feedback Fall 2016Feedback

Reader responses to magazine content or comments on KSU–related topics

Kent State Magazine: Presidential Perspectives Fall 2016Presidential Perspectives

President Beverly Warren on meaningful voice, plus quotes from some of her recent speeches

Bill Auld photographed by Melissa OlsonFlash Forward

Going Places | Cool Course | On Their Way | Going Gluten-Free | Comfort Food | Coffee with a ConscienceHigh-Flyer


Kent State Magazine: Collections Fall 2016KSU Collections

Map Library: Selections from the over 270,000 maps, 2,000 atlases and more reference material from Kent State's Map Library


Josh Cribbs, BS '10 Photographed by Bob Christy '95

Alumni Life

Josh Cribbs, BS '10 Jennifer Coken, BA '85, MA '87 Alumni Awards | Class Notes In Memory

Kent State Magazine: Flashback Fall 2016Flashback

by David Carducci 

Cinderella Season: Looking back at the 2001-02 Kent State men's basketball team and their well-remembered trip to the NCAA finals

Illustration by Alison Farone‚ BFA ’13

Traveling Stanzas

Jaclyn Y. Garver, BS '05, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, shares her poem "Sunset."