Alyssa Mazey | 1547632348 | Kent State University

Alyssa Mazey

Eight College of Communication and Information students led the class of 2017 through their Destination Kent State (DKS) experience as Flashguides this summer. Making up nearly 40 percent of the Flashguides, CCI students worked with peers in other colleges to bring 25 groups of freshmen and their families through orientation.

Many of the CCI helpers said they wanted to become Flashguides as soon as they experienced their own DKS. Taylor Winter, a health communication major, said her orientation even helped her decide to major in communications.

The Beta Tau chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Kent State University donated $36,333.24 to Autism Speaks from money raised at its annual Xi Man competition on Oct. 11, which incorporated facts about Alpha Xi Delta and autism into a five-minute skit and dance performance.

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading organization in autism research, and Alpha Xi Delta chapters across the nation have raised more than $1 million for Autism Speaks.