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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:34pm

Ruth E. Ludwick, Ph.D., CNS, RN.C, Kent State University alumna and professor emerita at the university’s College of Nursing, has been selected as one of 168 nurse leaders to be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the academy’s “2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference” on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:33pm

Kent State University celebrated the newly renovated Tri-Towers residence hall complex on Oct. 15. The event was free and open to the public.

Kent State President Beverly Warren, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Greg Jarvie and Kent Interhall Council President Brie Jutte spoke during the celebration. Following the remarks, participants toured the renovated residence halls and enjoyed light refreshments. 

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:52pm

The Blackstone LaunchPad program at Kent State recently hosted its 2nd Annual Elevator Pitch Competition, in which students are given 90 seconds to pitch their business idea in an elevator! Visit for more information!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:52pm

Family members of Amber Vinson have asked Kent State University to release the following statement from the family’s designated spokesperson:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:33pm

Kent State University has informed its university community that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola, a nurse who helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, is related to three Kent State employees. The patient was not showing any symptoms of the disease when she traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 10, and returned to Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Oct. 13. In Dallas, the patient detected a low-grade fever on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and entered a Dallas hospital for isolation and treatment. The patient was tested for Ebola, and results on Wednesday, Oct.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 4:35pm

Celebrated American poet Walt Whitman described his mother as “illiterate in the formal sense,” but claimed that she had an extraordinary influence on his most well-known book of poems “Leaves of Grass.” He once suggested that his great work was the “flower of her temperament active in me.”  

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 4:33pm

Kent State University has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for the second year in a row. 

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:52pm

Kent State University President Beverly Warren speaks at the Fall 2014 Bowman Breakfast in a presentation titled “Reflections on 100 Days as Kent State President and Kent Resident.”

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 4:33pm

Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:49pm

Outspoken transgender advocate Laverne Cox will visit Kent State University to give her “Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood” presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public, but a wristband is required. Required admission wristbands can be reserved starting at 8 a.m. on Oct. 15 at and selecting the “Laverne Cox at Kent State” event. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. the day of the event.