Success Stories

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:39am
PPE Project Flowchart

Members of Kent State University’s Design Innovation Initiative are forging creative collaborations with local and regional organizations and funders as they work toward the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:33pm

Kent State University has won the Mid-American Conference’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for women’s sports award for the first time in school history.

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 8:50am

Patrick Tomaswick wants to be a police officer, but not just any member of law enforcement. He wants to be a Kent State University police officer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:27am

Kent State University President Todd Diacon recently presented six Kent State faculty members with the 2020 President’s Faculty Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional performance that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition in the faculty member’s discipline.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 5:00pm
Female student in aeronautics lab

Senior Sydney Bihn finds her true calling throughout her time at Kent State and becomes the first female aerospace engineering graduate.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:45pm
A new graduate of Kent State University triumphantly raises his diploma during the One University Commencement last year.

The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement. 

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:22am
Photo of the four students killed May 4, 1970

Beginning Friday, May, visitors to the May 4 50th Commemoration website will be able to view a variety of special videos, online exhibits and interactive tours, all designed to honor and remember Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder, the Kent State students who lost their lives 50 years ago on the Kent State campus.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 1:24pm

Kent State University today announced that it will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony taking place on the originally scheduled commencement date.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:20pm

“We have to start knitting masks. My director of health just emailed the entire staff.” For Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, these were the worst words he had ever heard from a close friend working at one of Cleveland’s top hospitals.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 3:52pm

Kent State University announced the creation of the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.