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Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS)
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:49pm
From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. That’s the path Kent State University alumnus Jacob Derwin took to become a cast member on the 36th season of the CBS show Survivor.
Student Ambassadors from Firestone Community Learning Center pose with Kent State deans, Kent State President Beverly J. Warren, Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James and Akron Public Schools administrators.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:54am
Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools.
Students Sabrina Barnhart (left) and Brooklyn Bennett (center) get security tips from Gary Bateman, security and safety manager at Kent State University at Trumbull.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:32am
It takes the combined efforts of security officers and members of a university community to ensure a safe campus, which is critical to student success.
Kent State University employees Dustin Lee and Jon Jivan enjoy making movies in their spare time.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:24am
Surrounded by movie posters, scale models and old filming equipment, Dustin Lee, ’07, and Jon Jivan, ’08, sit in their Kent Campus offices creating video content to promote Kent State University.
Richard Mangrum, Ed.D., professor and graduate program coordinator in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering, was conferred with an Outstanding Teaching Award.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:50am
When an individual has a passion for teaching, dedication to mentoring and devotion to aviation, he tends to go above and beyond in the classroom.
Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images)
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:04am
Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood.
Anthony Ervin, four-time Olympic swimming medalist, will speak at Kent State University at Stark on Feb. 27.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:42am
After winning his first Olympic gold, two World Championships and seven NCAA titles, Anthony Ervin retired at age 22 in 2003. A four-time Olympic swimming medalist, Mr. Ervin claimed gold and the title of fastest person on the planet in 2000 in the 50-meter freestyle.
Pictured are members of the Kent State University Sales Management Case Team. The team ranked fourth in the nation at the 2017 International Collegiate Sales Competition in Orlando, Florida.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:20am
Make the sale. Prepare a presentation to a group of executives. These were some of the objectives for the Kent State University Sales Management Case Team at the 2017 International Collegiate Sales Competition in Orlando, Florida.
The exhibition "Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen" is currently on display at the Kent State University Museum.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:32am
Most people know the Kent State University Museum for its amazing fashion and clothing collection, but among its 30,000 pieces are unique finds in and out of the fashion world.
 Bill Switaj, manager of Kent State University's Ice Arena, joins other coaches and participants on the ice rink during a recent USA Hockey-sponsored hockey clinic in Ireland.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:30am
As athletes compete for gold in the Olympic Winter Games, Kent State University’s Bill Switaj, who serves as coach-in-chief of the Mid-American District of USA Hockey, is taking his expertise all over the world, while also impacting local players.