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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:08pm

Take chances. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Seek your authentic self.

Those were the messages that actor Michael Keaton shared with Kent State University graduates taking part in the One University Commencement on Saturday, May 12.

Mr. Keaton, an Academy Award-nominated actor and Kent State alumnus, delivered the address at Dix Stadium before a standing room-only crowd of more than 21,000 people.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:44am

Michael Keaton was multitasking during his upcoming return to Kent State University.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:46am

Kent State University Libraries will provide a solution to end-of-semester stress by giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to unwind and get some pet therapy during finals week. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:18am

Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact.

The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back.

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:14am

A portion of Kent State University’s Kent Campus has taken its place alongside the nation’s most significant historic locations, joining such sites as the Grand Canyon National Park, Pearl Harbor and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Those 17 acres represent the location of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting students, observers and soldiers gathered on that fateful day when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students and wounded nine others.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:25am

On April 12, future generations of business leaders got a first look at design concepts from several firms competing to develop Kent State University’s new College of Business Administration building.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:13am

The Kent State University Board of Trustees adopted a 10-year facilities master plan that embarks on a $1 billion transformative journey of the Kent Campus to better serve the needs of students and the entire Kent State community. The plan enhances the welcoming feel of the university’s iconic Front Campus and genuine sense of place, elevates inclusive healthy living-learning environments, links a campus-wide series of spaces focused on innovation and expands the dynamic synergy with the city of Kent.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:48am

With exciting finishes by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams on March 5, the Kent State University Golden Flashes will march on to Cleveland in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:56am

You will find Kent State University driving the region’s economy in nearly every sector of industry. From FedEx to Medical Mutual to Sherwin-Williams and the Cleveland Indians, our graduates are making dynamic impact and shaping lasting contributions across Northeast Ohio. 

Every day, Kent State and its graduates – including 109,000 alumni living in Ohio – are improving the quality of life for this region, and in the process, they are churning billions annually into the economy.

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:50am

From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin competes on the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island,” which premieres Feb. 28. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS)

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