Success Stories

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:02am

Scholar of the Month
Ye Zhao
Associate Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Ye Zhao is associate professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on physically based simulation and visualization, natural phenomena modeling, general purpose computing using graphics hardware, and information visualization and visual analytics.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 9:41am

The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building was held Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences hosted a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student Green. Kent State President Beverly Warren and James Blank, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State, spoke at the event.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 9:13am

This year's Homecoming was a fun-filled weekend of events that included the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Homecoming Parade and a football win against the Miami RedHawks, 20-14.

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 9:22am

The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute® and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the institute on Friday, Sept. 25, in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration that will culminate with the International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC) at the Kent Campus on July 31-Aug. 5, 2016.

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:58am

The presidents of Kent State University and Hanoi University have signed 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.

Kent State President Beverly Warren and Hanoi President Nguyen Dinh Luan signed the historic agreement Sept. 8 on the second floor of the Kent Campus Library.

Hanoi University was established in 1959 and specializes in languages and tourism. 

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:48am

The 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. Paton Field at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow, Ohio. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:06am

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

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!



Registered Kent State students will have the chance to win Kent State gear and show their Kent State spirit by participating in #BlueAndGoldFriday “Tweet & Seek.” Participants should look out for the blue and gold “Tweet & Seek” set of images on @CSIKent, the Twitter account for Kent State’s Center for Student Involvement. 

#BlueAndGoldFriday graphics will be hidden in various locations on the Kent Campus. The @CSIKent Twitter account will tweet an image of the graphic in its designated location on campus. Participants will be encouraged to race to grab the graphic and turn it in at the Center for Student Involvement office (Room 226 at the Kent Student Center) to collect their prize!


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.