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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:44pm

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has once again been named among the nation’s elite, according to new rankings from

For Fashion Merchandising, the school has been rated #3 Nationally (top 2 percent of schools considered), #3 Nationally among public schools and colleges (top 4 percent of schools considered), and #1 in the Midwest.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:40am

Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative has received the 2017 Great Places Award in the Place Planning category from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). The EDRA Great Places Awards recognize professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design and pay special attention to the relationship between physical form of the built environment and human activity or experience. 

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:54pm

Kent State graduate continues to break new ground in the understanding of cognition—and his research may help us move beyond the limits of the brain’s working memory.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:57pm

Instead of heading home to relax following the conclusion of finals week, a group of Kent State University student-athletes traveled to Aguacate, Belize, to partner with Courts for Kids on a service project from May 16-24.

A total of 19 student-athletes volunteered to make the trip and were accompanied by five staff members as they aided community members in the construction of a multipurpose sports court located next to the local school.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 8:06am

With the help of LaunchNET Kent State, Andrew Badger used perseverance and passion to find his starring role in animation.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:16pm

The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

In each category, SPJ chooses one winner and up to two national finalists from student journalists’ submissions from across the United States.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:28am

KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:33pm

The Kent State University women’s golf team finished tied for fifth at the 2017 NCAA National Championship, falling Tuesday, May 23, in the quarterfinals match play round to top seeded Northwestern, 3-2.

The Kent State Golden Flashes completed its best run at the NCAA National Championship, beating its previous best finish of 15th place. Kent State also became the first program to ever advance to match play of the women’s golf championship from outside of the “Power 5” conferences.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:39am

Educator, pioneering scientist and visionary Owen Lovejoy receives the highest Kent State University honor.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:24pm

For the second straight year, the Kent State University baseball team has been crowned the outright Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season champions, a feat now accomplished 14 times in program history.

The Kent State Golden Flashes clinched the title and the No. 1 seed at the MAC Tournament, but the 5-2 win at Ohio University on May 20 secured the outright championship.

After taking the first two games of the series, the OU Bobcats got a one-run lead in the second inning when a hit batter came around to score on a sacrifice bunt.