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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...

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...

Aerial photo of Kent State campus during the daytime Please be advised that in light of precautions surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), Kent State University is cancelling all university-sponsored. This includes events on all Kent State campuses as well as university-sponsored events scheduled for other locations. Below is a list of Kent State Alumni events cancelled: April 5 - NYC Alumni Kent State...

Aerial photo of Kent State campus during the daytime The Division of Information Technology needs your help in taking steps to ensure the security of your personal information and university data. Kent State University has been rolling out an important security upgrade, called multi-factor authentication (MFA), to all Kent State accounts. MFA provides an important level of protection for the personal...

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, receives the 2020 Diversity Trailblazer Award. She is pictured with Patricia Ackerman (left) and Kent State President Todd Diacon (right). As part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held Jan. 24, Kent State University has announced the 2020 recipients of its Diversity Trailblazer Award, Beverly J. Warren Unity Award for Diversity and Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award. Diversity Trailblazer Award Alfreda Brown, Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and...

U.S. News & World Report has named two Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2020. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. U.S. News & World Report has named two Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2020. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. U.S. News released its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings Tuesday, Jan. 14. Kent State’s Online MBA program, offered...

U.S. News & World Report has named two Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2020. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. From preparing and delivering meals to the less fortunate in Washington, D.C. to beautifying zoo grounds in Phoenix, there are so many amazing opportunities to give back to your community during this year’s Alumni Day of Service on April 18, 2020. This favorite tradition provides opportunities for Kent State...