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Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015 A small class assignment in college led to an off-Broadway debut for Kent State University musical theatre alumnus Scott Miesse, ’15, who will be premiering his self-written play titled “Abnormal” in January 2020. “During my senior year at Kent State, I started writing a scene of a little boy talking to his imaginary friend in class,”...

Kent State University arch, in front of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design on a sunny day Kent State University’s architecture and interior design graduates build such impressive skills during their studies in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design that in a national survey, hiring professionals rank them among the most-hired. As part of the national survey, recently conducted by DesignIntelligence, Kent...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

Banner The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...

The Kent State University Alumni Association will honor seven alumni with its 2019 Alumni Awards. The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...

New Kent State University President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal on Saturday, Sept. 21. Last year, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of Homecoming. This year, the university starts the next century of Kent State Homecoming celebrations with a new president leading the institution. Kent State President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Kent State alumni, students, employees and members of...

Photographs of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on the stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 48th annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, will...

Ronda McCaskey and Caitlyn Horvath together Ronda McCaskey and Caitlyn Horvath are best friends who went through the nursing program together and graduated one year apart with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees from Kent State University at Geauga. Now they are both intensive care nurses. But they also happen to be mother and daughter. For mom Ms. McCaskey, nursing was a life...

Alumni Day of Service From New York to Brazil, alumni across the globe joined together to make a difference in their communities on Saturday, April 27. This year, 860 participants logged 2,383 volunteer hours at 45 different service sites, making it the largest in the event's 11-year history. This favorite tradition provides opportunities for Kent State alumni, friends...

SoCal ADS The Southern California Alumni Chapter engages over 2,000 alumni in Southern California. From participating in Alumni Day of Service to watching the Anaheim Angels vs. the Cleveland Indians each summer, there is always something going on to connect alumni.  We caught up with the Southern California Chapter President, Valerie Patton George, ’06,...