Kent State University students celebrated the start of a new school year at Blastoff on Sunday, Aug. 30, on the Student Green. Blastoff is the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. It serves as the culminating event of Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that helps new students transition into the university environment.
Man’s best friend is helping Kent State University soar to the top of the list when it comes to a pet-friendly campus.
Of the top 10 universities around the country, Hercampus.com ranks Kent State number one.
Iris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board.
Before the fall semester begins on Aug. 31, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that will last from Aug. 27-30 and acclimate students to the Kent State University community. The event is an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about existing academic and social opportunities at Kent State.
At the beginning of the school year each August, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer with the university’s Movers and Groovers program to help incoming freshmen move into their new university housing.
Freshman move-in day took place Thursday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. A host of volunteers welcomed new students and parents, and assisted with heavy lifting.
If you want an example of how to dive into your freshman year, meet new people and get involved on campus, look no further than Kent State University School of Communication Studies student Nicole Machovina.
Machovina’s freshman resume is so extensive, and her dedication to creating the ultimate residence hall environment so impressive, Machovina won two awards for it.
Vincent Ripepi, a junior at Kent State University, will be traveling around the world on the prestigious Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Team for Olympic-style sparring.
The Hudson Hub Times reports that Ripepi was placed on the team after competing last month in the AAU National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He will be competing in the 18-to-32 age bracket in the middleweight division.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Kent Student Center Ballroom will turn into a fun-filled employee appreciation event!
The Kent State University community is saddened by the passing of former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who served the university as the President’s Ambassador from 2013-2014.
Stokes, 90, passed away Aug.18 from cancer.