News Archive

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 3:28pm

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.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:42am

Kent State University graduates reflect on their time at the university.



Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 3:15pm

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.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 3:11pm

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!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 4:07pm

Louis Stokes, a former U.S. congressman, served as Kent State’s President Ambassador from 2013-2014. 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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:10pm

As Kent State University welcomes new and returning students, the Opening of School Master Schedule of University Services is a useful tool for departments, parents and students alike. This schedule lists the days and hours various university service areas are open from the week before school starts through the first week of classes, Sunday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Sept. 4.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:19pm

Julian Bond, an iconic figure from the 1960s civil rights movement, has passed away. He was 75.

Bond will be remembered as a champion of equal rights who dedicated his life to justice and peace.

Kent State University had the honor of Bond serving as the keynote speaker at Kent State’s 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration back in January.

Watch here for highlights from his speech.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:10pm

With the recent passing of Julian Bond, the civil rights leader’s January visit to Kent State has taken on new meaning for those touched by his life and mission. The university joins the nation in mourning for Bond, who took part in a town hall meeting on Jan. 22 and later delivered the keynote address in a ceremony honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:24pm

Photo of Hunter HayesCountry music star Hunter Hayes is scheduled to perform at Kent State University this fall, thanks to all the fans who streamed his new “21” EP.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 1:35pm

Photo of N.J. AkbarN.J. Akbar, assistant dean of Academic Diversity Success in Kent State’s University College, tells the Akron Beacon Journal that he “understands what is means to be counted out.”

As an African-American from a low-income neighborhood, Akbar is the first in his family to go to college.