News Archive

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:06am

Scholar of the Month
Thomas Long
Assistant Professor
College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:32am

A Kent State University tradition for 34 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 11, from noon-6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. The event includes music, a flight simulator, caricature artists, food, local vendors, student organizations and thousands of giveaway items.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:13am

The Kent State University football team rolled to a 45-13 win over Delaware State University in its 2015 home opener on Saturday, Sept. 12, but one of the points scored by the Golden Flashes was a bit more special than the rest.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:27am

Photo of Will UjekWKYC TV reporter Will Ujek discovered the difference between watching football and kicking the winning field goal, as he transformed from a fan to a player for the day.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:51pm

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9. The Board is scheduled to convene at 3 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

Trustees will retire into executive session/working lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Alumni Suite to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” 

Board committees will meet as follows:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 4:19pm

Photo from Aviation Heritage FairThe Aeronautics Department from Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will host its 19th Aviation Heritage Fair on Saturday, Sept. 19. The event is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrew W.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:38pm

The presidents of Kent State University and Hanoi University will sign an agreement that will partner the universities in a student exchange program and will allow a collaboration with Kent State’s campus in Florence, Italy.

Media are invited to attend the signing of the agreement on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 3:45 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:39pm


On the Kent Campus, share photos on social media of you and your colleagues, friends or family wearing blue and gold on Fridays, and use #BlueAndGoldFriday to increase awareness of Kent State’s Blue and Gold Pride Days tradition. Your photos could appear on tagboard!


Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:06pm

The Kent Student Center, Center for Student Involvement and Intercollegiate Athletics cordially invite students, faculty and staff to enjoy a week of Kent State spirit to start the academic year.

The events are meant to be fun, interactive and casual. Each day will feature some free food and giveaways. In addition, our beloved mascot, Flash, and some players, coaches and cheerleaders will be there.     

Students are encouraged to stop by between classes to meet new people and take part in the excitement of the first week of classes.   

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:50pm

Blue and Gold Pride Days are back at Kent State University! Kent State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to promote university spirit and pride by wearing blue and gold colors.

Kent State introduced Blue and Gold Pride Days last fall as a way to unite members of the university community and promote Kent State pride. The tradition continues at Kent State this fall, beginning Friday, Sept. 4, which happens to be College Colors Day, and continues through the school year.