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Kent Campus Kent State University was recently notified of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud. Because your privacy and that of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff is very important to us, we felt it necessary to make you aware of this issue, even though it is not KSU’s breach. Blackbaud, which works with many nonprofits to...

Alumni Awards Kent State University Alumni Association The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2020 Alumni Award recipients. These awards honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State University. The Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious...

Members of Kent State University   Lori Holcepl felt the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deeply when she was laid off from her job recently. As a single mother of two, Holcepl relied on her paycheck to support her family. “Since the pandemic began, I have feared we would lose our home and everything we have,” Holcepl said. “With my children home from school, I...

BSN graduate Bailey Hill smiling in NYC subway Kent State University Geauga Campus Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program 2018 graduate Bailey Hill has been selected by The Cleveland Clinic as a nurse who will spend the next four weeks at New York Presbyterian Hospital—an area in the COVID hot zone with a shortage of nurses. When Bailey received an...

BSN graduate Bailey Hill smiling in NYC subway Kent State Alumni is proud to present its first, Faculty Lecture Highlight. Faculty Lecture Highlights allow Kent State faculty to share their most recent research with alumni and friends. Watch this quick video as Kent State faculty member Robert Jewell, Ph.D. highlights his published research on secret brand consumption. I...

BSN graduate Bailey Hill smiling in NYC subway When graduates found out Alumni Day of Service was cancelled because of precautions surrounding COVID-19, they still wanted to spread kindness and cheer in their communities. Two proud alumni share what compelled them to give back. Making Capes for Kids Jessie Cottage, ’11, was excited to volunteer at Kids Capes...

BSN graduate Bailey Hill smiling in NYC subway Kent State students, faculty, staff and alumni are doing great things during the COVID-19 crisis. Alumnus, Dr. Jeffrey Hess, ’87, chief medical director for General Motors, is keeping workers safe at the Indiana GM plant to make ventilators as well as protective masks. Hess received a bachelor of science in pre-medicine from the College of Arts...

A Kent State University graduate student presents her research at the university’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. Out-of-state residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Ohio will soon be able to save on tuition for graduate programs at Kent State University thanks to a new in-state tuition option offered by the university. This new in-state tuition option introduced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy...

A Kent State University graduate student presents her research at the university’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. Are You a Business Owner? In the spirit of Flashes Take Care of Flashes, we want to recognize Kent State alumni who own a business and share ways others can help support your business during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are a business owner, please submit your information to be listed in the Golden Flashes Business Directory. Submit your information...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will...