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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.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:36am

Beginning July 1, Kent State University will become smoke-free and tobacco-free, in accordance with university policy 5-21. The new policy aligns with the university’s healthy campus initiative, Kent State of Wellness.

While most people know the health benefits gained from quitting smoking, they may be unaware of the significant financial benefits.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:55am

Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics has received a grant for $1 million from the Gawlicki Family Foundation of Hartford, Connecticut, to fund the development of a state-of-the-art distance learning translation studies program. The Institute for Applied Linguistics is a research and education program affiliated with the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:55am

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, May 31. The Board is scheduled to convene at 1:30 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of University Library on the Kent Campus.

Trustees will retire into executive session from 7:45-9 a.m. in the Urban Conference Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.” 

Board committees will meet as follows:

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:57pm

Kent State University will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:57am

Kent State University Distinguished Professor of Human Evolutionary Studies C. Owen Lovejoy, Ph.D., received the President's Medal from President Beverly Warren during the One University Commencement Ceremony on May 13 in Dix Stadium. The President’s Medal is the highest honor conferred by Kent State. It recognizes faculty and administrative staff who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of Kent State through extraordinary and unique service.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:25am

WKSU presents “The Future of Television, Media and Journalism, with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans” on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights. General admission tickets can be purchased at for $15. Details are available at

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.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:36am
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Donald L. Mason of Zanesville, Ohio, to a three-year term on the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Mason’s appointment began May 19, 2017, replacing the unexpired term of the late trustee Richard Marsh, which runs through May 2020. 
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...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:20am
The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:44pm
The No. 12 Kent State University men’s golf team has booked its ticket to the 2017 NCAA National Championship with a second-place finish at the Washington Regional at 3-over par 855 (287-282-286).
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
Forbes has named Kent State University one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Each year, Forbes surveys employees around the country in a quest to compile a list of companies and organizations that “excel at making their employees feel happy, inspired, and well-compensated,” ac...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:51pm
David Dees, Ph.D., of Guilford Lake, Ohio, has been selected to serve as dean and chief administrative officer of the Kent State University Columbiana County campuses. He will provide overall leadership of Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:45pm
Ford Next Generation Learning community supports College and Career Academy for Akron students Kent State University is offering special expertise and resources to high school students attending Akron Public Schools to include immersive...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:48am
Kent State University is offering special expertise and resources to high school students attending Akron Public Schools to include immersive opportunities with the university’s fashion, arts and architecture programs.
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:06pm
Star of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” inspires students to follow their dreams as keynote speaker for Kent State University’s first One University Commencement Ceremony.