Kent State Magazine

Fall/Winter 2019-20
President Todd Diacon

History Lessons: As Kent State continues its yearlong 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970, President Todd Diacon wants you to reflect on the dangers of polarization and the power of reconciliation.

Cover Photo: Rami Daud

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  • A Dialogue with President Diacon

    Kent State's newest president answers questions about his past, his present and his vision for the university's future.

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  • Comeback Champ

    Antwan Dixon beat a rare disease. Now he does the heavy lifting for others in need.

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  • Together We Rise

    How the Rising Scholars Program at Kent State helps promising students from low socioeconomic backgrounds get on track for a productive future.

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  • Picture This

    A selection of student photos from recent Kent State study away/study abroad programs and internships.

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  • Future Forecast

    Torsten Hegmann, PhD, new director of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, talks about new frontiers in the field.

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  • Check it Off!

    The top things Kent State students think everyone should do before they graduate. How many have you done?

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  • Wi-Fi Whiz

    Where would we be without Wi-Fi? Jerry Pohmurski, BS ’88, helped pioneer wireless devices, but he never figured the technology would be so widely used today.

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President's Perspective

President Diacon on making a difference.

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Flash Forward

Special "K" | Summer Discoveries | Goldwater Scholars | Meet the Kent State Class of 2023 | 50th Commemoration of May 4, 1970 | Noteworthy | Celebrating 50 Years of Glass | A Time to Give | Accelerating Takeoff

Alumni Life

Stamp of Approval? | Cupid Hits the Bullseye  | Golden Years | Speaking Up for Infants | Fellowship in Fashion | "Voice of Mission Control" | Class Notes


Jill Veleba Sell, BS '72, looks back on her one-woman campaign to eliminate the "drape" requirement for female student yearbook photos.



Giving Voice

"Testimonial" by Rita Dove