Flash Forward



LGBTQ friendly: KSU named one of the most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the US by the Campus Pride Index.

One of best in fashion: KSU’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising was named one of the best fashion schools in the world for 2019 by world renowned fashion publication The Business of Fashion.

One of best in graduate schools: KSU’s School of Information (iSchool) recognized as one of the nation’s top 20 graduate schools for its library and information science program by a US News and World Report study that examined 51 campuses.


WKSU wins awards: The radio station received top honors for General Excellence-Radio for the fifth consecutive year from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (OAPME), along with nine other awards for stand-out work created in 2018. WKSU also received 10 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards by the Press Club of Cleveland and 10 Ohio’s Best Journalism Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Podiatric device wins prize: The “Shear Force Mat” podiatric device took top prize at the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s LaunchTown Soar Competition in April, developed by an interdisciplinary team from KSU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute.


Student mental wellness: With a $375,000 three-year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, KSU’s Center for Public Policy and Health will partner with Black River Local School District and the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board to improve student mental wellness. The project, called Medina County Aware, will be led by associate professor Deric Kenne, PhD, and research associate Kim Laurene, PhD.

Suicide prevention: KSU’s Division of Mental Health and Substance Use received the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant for $306,000 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The project, More Aware, is a collaboration with Student Affairs, University Health Services, Student Support Services and other divisions across Kent State, and is intended to raise awareness and promote mental health for Kent State students.

Educating Nigerian children: An interdisciplinary team of KSU faculty will participate in a $13.3 million grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve educational outcomes for Nigerian children. The grant has been awarded to the American University of Nigeria with partners Kent State University and Columbia University for a three-year project, “Addressing Education in Northeast Nigeria.” KSU’s portion of the grant is $3.9 million.

Preserving the past: Kent State University Libraries’ May 4, 1970 Collection was awarded $30,561 through the Recordings at Risk grant program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to preserve audio and audiovisual recordings contained in Kent State University’s May 4 Collection.

Teaching English to Palestinian students: Kent State researchers won a diplomatic grant from the US Department of State to help Al-Quds University develop English courses for Palestinian students in business and technology fields through a program developed by professor Sarah Rilling, PhD, and assistant professor Ryan Miller, PhD, in the Department of English’s Teaching English as a Second Language program.


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POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2019 11:06 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM