Alumni Life | Summer 2015

Douglas Graham '05
He vetted presidential appointees for Obama’s second-term cabinet, and now he’s the managing director of an investigation and corporate intelligence firm. Here are his tips for finding the truth about someone.

Michelle Darvis
Not even bad weather or wedding plans kept this artist from completing one painting outdoors every day for an entire year. Here’s how she kept motivated.

Save the Date!

Homecoming 2015: October 3, 2015

Revisit your favorite campus destinations and gather with your friends. 

Start the day off at 8 a.m. with the Bowman Cup 5K Race and conclude by watching the Golden Flashes clip the wings of the Miami University RedHawks at 3:30 p.m. 

In between, enjoy the Homecoming parade, continental breakfast and spirit tent at the Williamson Alumni Center. Share a smooch during Kiss on the K, go back to class with a faculty lecture or enjoy open houses across campus. 

For detailed event information, please check

Do you have any of these missing student newspapers?

Missing Daily Kent StatersKent State University Libraries is creating a digital online archive for the student-run newspaper (, which has been published since 1926 under various names. 

To complete the run, we are looking for issues of the Kent Stater newspaper from July 1943 through August 1944 and September 1950 through December 1950

If you have an original copy of any of those issues (or know of a lapse in publication during those timeframes), please contact Cara Gilgenbach, Head of Special Collections and Archives at:
Thank you!