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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)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:43am

Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools.

Kent State is the latest in a growing number of area businesses and organizations that have joined hands with Akron Public Schools for its new College and Career Academies for Akron high schools.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 8:43am

Batman is coming to Kent State University.

In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture.

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood. The leading man who has inspired millions in iconic roles on the big screen will now inspire thousands of new Kent State graduates as he delivers the commencement address May 12 during Kent State’s university-wide Commencement ceremony.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:49pm

How this junior computer information systems major traveled from Nigeria to New York to Florida before finding his calling at Kent State.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:43am
Kent State University won the On the Move University Challenge title for the most active university in the country.

They laced up. They warmed up. They got moving. In the end, nearly 800 hard-charging, heart-pounding employees from across Kent State University’s eight campuses came together as one team. TEAM KENT STATE captured first place in the national On the Move University Challenge for the most active university in the country.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:56am

As prospective business school students weigh through their options of which school to attend, the decision-making process can be overwhelming. However, an important factor to consider can help make the decision easier and allow for an exclusive group of business schools to stand out: accreditation.


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:41pm

Few have seen the history of our world unfold like Dan Rather. The renowned journalist has been a constant presence for many monumental events – the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, the Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 – to name a few.

We are pleased to announce the former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News is coming to Kent State University to reflect on his experiences as a journalist, news anchor and multimedia producer.