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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:42pm

Officers from Kent State University Police Services have always had a “protect and serve” philosophy, and recently, they put this philosophy in action in order to help families in need.

Each year, the department holds a “Glow, Grow and Give” fundraiser throughout the month of November to raise money for a worthy cause. The staff members can donate $30, and in return, they may grow out beards (for men), dye their hair pink or blue or paint their fingernails.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:49am

Kent State University kicked off the season of giving early this year on Nov. 1 with the launch of its 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign. In a departure from efforts of past years, the university extended the fundraising initiative through the entire month of November, leading up to Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 28. Giving Tuesday is the unofficial worldwide beginning to a season of philanthropic giving to nonprofits that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:57am

The Kent State University men’s basketball team had a successful home opener, Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). The Golden Flashes defeated the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers, 90-45.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:25pm

Kent State University junior Stephanie Newton successfully juggles a tough schedule that includes taking classes in hospitality management, while raising four children and working several campus dining services jobs.

It is no surprise that she does not have the resources to build the professional wardrobe needed to successfully interview for internships that will bring her closer to her dream of owning a restaurant.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:53am

Joanne Dowdy, Ph.D., a professor in Kent State’s School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies has finished her 14th book, which shares the journeys of successful female entrepreneurs and leaders of African descent.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:38am

Kevin Lacz, a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL, author of The New York Times best-selling memoir “The Last Punisher” and co-star of the blockbuster movie “American Sniper” starring Bradley Cooper, speaks in the Kent Student Center Ballroom about the importance of taking risks.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:20am

The Kent Stater, Kent State University’s independent student newspaper, is the best student newspaper in the nation in its class, according to the College Media Association.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 4:01pm

Kent State University Athletics is the first in the Mid-American Conference to provide student-athletes with a cryotherapy chamber. The therapy uses subzero temperatures, under 200 degrees Fahrenheit, to help muscles recover quickly.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:31am

The Kent State University women’s soccer team secured the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Championship by defeating Ohio University 2-1 on Oct. 26 at Dix Stadium. It is the third regular season championship in program history and the first since 2004.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:24pm

The Kent State University women’s soccer team recorded its 11th clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 victory over the University of Toledo on Oct. 19 at Dix Stadium. The Kent State Golden Flashes clinched the MAC East Division crown for the second year in a row. Kent State sits atop the Mid-American Conference (MAC) standings. Vital Kats goal in the 22nd minute proved to be the decisive score.

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