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Kent State University students fill Risman Plaza in front of the Kent Student Center at the start of the fall 2018 semester. Once again, Kent State ranks in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:15pm
Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be ranked in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report.
Junior Darrick Edwards (third from left), a walk-on running back on the Kent State University football team, was awarded the Lt. Jack Rittichier Trophy for displaying characteristics of the hero for whom the trophy was named.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 2:34pm
Junior Darrick Edwards, a walk-on running back on the Kent State University football team, was awarded the Lt. Jack Rittichier Trophy for displaying characteristics of the hero for whom the trophy was named.
Over the summer, Kent State University at Stark freshmen served the community at Stark Parks, The Campus Kitchens Project at the Kent Campus and at Habitat for Humanity Restore in Canton.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:40pm
Incoming Kent State University at Stark freshmen participated in the fifth FYE Summer Service Project.
Members of the Kent State community organized the 2018 Heart Climb event, which received funding from Kent State's Seeds of Wellness program.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:28am
Mini-grants fund community-driven initiatives that support Kent State’s mission to become a model for a healthy campus.
Kent State University hospitality management senior Ashley Foster (right) spent a week working with Food Network celebrity chef Cat Cora (left). (Photo provided by Ashley Foster)
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:19am
Chef Cat Cora says Ashley Foster's drive and ambition reminded her of herself when she was starting her career.
Todd Diacon, Kent State’s executive vice president and provost, congratulates Rudd (Ted) Bare II during Summer 2018 Commencement.
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:56am
Seventy-year-old Rudd (Ted) Bare II had the surprise of a lifetime planned for his children on Aug. 18, 2018.
The National Collegiate Honors Council has named recent Kent State University graduate Megan Swoger a 2018 Portz Scholar.
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:36am
The National Collegiate Honors Council has named recent Kent State University graduate Megan Swoger a 2018 Portz Scholar. She is the ninth Kent State student to receive the honor since the inception of the Portz Scholars competition in 1990.
LEADERship Ashtabula County Executive Director Laura E. Jones and Susan Stocker, dean of Kent State University at Ashtabula, pose for a photo after Dean Stocker was presented with the Marta K. Stone Excellence in Leadership Award.
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:46am
Kent State University at Ashtabula Dean and Chief Administrative Officer Susan J. Stocker, Ph.D., was presented with the Marta K. Stone Excellence in Leadership Award from LEADERship Ashtabula County at the organization’s annual meeting that was held Aug. 1. 
Every stroke of the makeup brush reveals Carrie Esser's passion for self-expression.
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:34am
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Kent State University student Carrie Esser is that she is not an art major but she has gained a reputation for her makeup and body-painting business.
Officials from Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pose in this photo with graduating students during the spring 2018 Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados.
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:18am
Cheers to 50 years of embracing diversity and empowering students of color to be successful. These and more are what Kent State University’s Student Multicultural Center is celebrating as it marks its golden jubilee this year.

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