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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:16pm

The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

In each category, SPJ chooses one winner and up to two national finalists from student journalists’ submissions from across the United States.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:33pm

The Kent State University women’s golf team finished tied for fifth at the 2017 NCAA National Championship, falling Tuesday, May 23, in the quarterfinals match play round to top seeded Northwestern, 3-2.

The Kent State Golden Flashes completed its best run at the NCAA National Championship, beating its previous best finish of 15th place. Kent State also became the first program to ever advance to match play of the women’s golf championship from outside of the “Power 5” conferences.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:39am

Educator, pioneering scientist and visionary Owen Lovejoy receives the highest Kent State University honor.
 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:24pm

For the second straight year, the Kent State University baseball team has been crowned the outright Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season champions, a feat now accomplished 14 times in program history.

The Kent State Golden Flashes clinched the title and the No. 1 seed at the MAC Tournament, but the 5-2 win at Ohio University on May 20 secured the outright championship.

After taking the first two games of the series, the OU Bobcats got a one-run lead in the second inning when a hit batter came around to score on a sacrifice bunt.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:20am

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:44pm

The No. 12 Kent State University men’s golf team has booked its ticket to the 2017 NCAA National Championship with a second-place finish at the Washington Regional at 3-over par 855 (287-282-286).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:48am

Kent State University is offering special expertise and resources to high school students attending Akron Public Schools to include immersive opportunities with the university’s fashion, arts and architecture programs.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:48pm

Kent State University senior Ronnie Ladines tossed a three-hitter and hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead No. 4 Kent State past No. 2 Ohio, 3-0, in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament Championship game. The performance by Ladines capped a sensational week in which she earned MAC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:39pm

The No. 15 Kent State University women’s golf team has qualified for the 2017 NCAA National Championship after finishing the NCAA Lubbock Regional in sixth place at 11-over par 875 (305-287-283).

Kent State entered the day tied with No. 2 UCLA in sixth place but held its ground and fought off a tough battle from Oregon State. The Beavers shot 10-under par Wednesday and briefly moved ahead of the Golden Flashes, but Kent State recorded five birdies as a team over the final six holes, despite some late winds, to secure a two-stroke lead in sixth.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:34am

Kent State University celebrated its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies. In total, Kent State were conferred 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.

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