Kent State Magazine
ON THE COVER:
Empowered by Education: The pursuit of education helped Rwandan genocide survivor Pacifique Niyonzima find family and focus in America. Now, this Kent State grad student's purpose is to empower young people through higher education. Read more.
Photo: Melissa Olson
by Susan Menassa
A new facilities master plan shows how the Kent Campus will transform over the next decade, including new and renovated buildings, more green space—and a signature entrance that will extend the iconic Front Campus along Main Street.
For half a century Kent State has provided professional training for promising students in music, art and theatre through its partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra.
by Pacifique Niyonzima, as told to Jan Senn
Twenty-four years after the Rwandan genocide, survivor Pacifique Niyonzima returns to Rwanda this summer to intern with the vice chancellor of the University of Rwanda as part of his graduate studies in higher education administration—and to start giving back to his native country.
by April McClellan-Copeland
With plans in the works for a dynamic new home for the College of Business Administration, we highlight some of the innovative programs that will benefit from a new facility and contemporary focus.
by Lisa Abraham
More college students are seeking treatment for mental health issues than ever before. We look at what’s behind this increase and how Kent State is helping its students heal and find hope.
by Chris Horne
Through lessons learned from indoor rock climbing, alumni Nathan and Liz Yokum have turned their hobby into a business that helps connect their community.
October 2018 will mark a milestone for one of Kent State’s longest running traditions. Here are some highlights from decades of Homecomings.
Readers respond to magazine content or comment on KSU–related topics.
President Beverly J. Warren on the road ahead.
Selections from the Kent State School of Art collection
BUS Turns 50: A 1968 photo from the beginnings of one of the oldest student organizations at Kent State
This issue's poem—from a Wick Poetry Center project with teachers in Florence, Italy—was written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous flood of the Arno River in 1966.