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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:23am

Kent State University President Beverly Warren inspired the university community to embrace the upcoming academic year as the “Year of Innovation” in seeking new ways to collaborate with a collective purpose that makes a positive impact on the region and the world. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:33pm

Kent State students have fun with alumni social media props at the Homecoming tent on Front Campus.Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:22pm

Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumni Ben and Candace Curtis as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:36am

Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a fifth consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:35am

Kent State University has made an impressive climb up the Best National Universities list released today by U.S. News & World Report in its new 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Kent State rose 12 spots, once again earning a coveted position on the first-tier list that includes both public and private universities nationwide. Among public universities, Kent State is included in the top 100 universities in the U.S.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:44pm

Famed science fiction writer and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the only one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but rather, ‘Hmm ... that’s funny.’”

Members of Kent State University’s scientific community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art Integrated Sciences Building on Sept. 15, and they are hoping to hear many more “Hmm … that’s funny” comments coming from their labs, classrooms and hallways for decades to come.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:12am

A Kent State University tradition for 36 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 8, from noon-5 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:58am

Herb Page, Kent State University’s director of golf and head men’s golf coach, has been selected to serve as one of the head coaches of the International team at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup on July 6-8 at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:07am

Liquid Crystals Professor Robin Selinger helps develop new material that propels itself forward under the influence of light.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:42am

Kent State University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by the Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association. Kent State was named to the council’s 2017 top 100 list of Safest Colleges in America.

Nationwide, Kent State ranks 11th on the list. Among Ohio institutions, Kent State ranks the safest.

The ranking was determined by the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics. More than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities were assessed.