Success Stories

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:03pm

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Kent State University fight song blared down Main Street, the city of Kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their Kent State days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes and the entire campus boomed with Kent State pride.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:25pm

Kent State University’s new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center provides a world-class training ground to help aviation students and future pilots soar to even greater achievements.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:24pm

Kent State University has made impressive moves in the rankings in the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. Kent State has climbed three spots, a 3% increase, on the Top Public Schools list. Kent State is the only Northeast Ohio institution on the Top Public Schools list. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:24am

Last year, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of Homecoming. This year, the university starts the next century of Kent State Homecoming celebrations with a new president leading the institution.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:28pm

More than 1,000 volunteers from the Kent State University community welcomed and assisted new students as they moved into their residence halls on freshman move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 18. The annual community program, known as Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the Kent Campus residence halls.

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 3:20pm

The Kent State University alumni network again grew its ranks this summer as more than a thousand Golden Flashes got their degrees. Kent State will held its Summer 2019 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:47pm

Kent State University hosted several dozen high school students from the LeBron James Family Foundation's I PROMISE program for a month of intensive college entrance exam preparation.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:17pm

Torsten Hegmann, Ph.D., was named the new director of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, effective July 1, having been selected for his research accomplishments, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social impact.

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:00am

As Todd Diacon, Ph.D., steps into his new role as Kent State University’s 13th president, his schedule for his first day includes an early workout at the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a breakfast with community leaders at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center and a luncheon on campus with student leaders.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:16pm

Steve Harvey, producer, actor, author and former Kent State University student, is paying it forward by awarding eight of Kent State’s incoming freshmen with scholarships that will cover the total cost of attendance for each student.