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A woman places a flower through the bullet hole left in a sculpture on the Kent State University campus. Kent State University invites educators of students in grades 6-12 to apply by March 1 for its 2021 Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop, “Making Meaning of May 4: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S. History,” which has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic Two Kent State University professors have conducted much-needed research on face coverings that use alternative textiles to protect the public from COVID-19 and how to keep those masks virus-free. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, and Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., the Summit Professor of...

Photo of Kent State University campus by Franklin Hall U.S. News & World Report has named four Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2021. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, Best Online MBA Programs, Best Online MBA – Business Analytics Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. Kent State’s Online MBA...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic Two Kent State University professors have conducted much-needed research on face coverings that use alternative textiles to protect the public from COVID-19 and how to keep those masks virus-free. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, and Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., the Summit Professor of...

Kent State student doing homework The Pew Research Center found in 2019 that 72% of Americans use social media. The percentage of teen and young adult users is even higher. At the same time, “I’m bored” is a constant refrain, uttered as if boredom relief is a perplexing mystery. Researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., and Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College...

Honors students observe the instructor, as class is taught in the Honors College Library, which was converted to be used as additional classroom space for the 2020-2021 academic year. This year’s Honors College incoming freshmen class totaled 516 students, representing 22 states and three countries (Egypt, India and the U.S.). Many of these students reside on campus in the Honors Living-Learning Community, composed of Stopher and Johnson Halls, as well as Centennial Court B. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some students...

A Kent State University faculty member conducts a meeting online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most universities across the United States transitioned from face-to-face classes to remote learning, closed campuses and sent students home this past spring. Such changes, coupled with social distancing guidelines, have altered social interactions and limited our access to fitness facilities, parks and gymnasiums....

Dr. Jay Dorfman “I’m at my happiest when I’m making music or teaching others to do it,” says Dr. Jay Dorfman. Dr. Dorfman gets to teach a variety of music courses at Kent State University ranging from music technology to Progressive and Vernacular Music Methods to Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy. Currently the coordinator of music education and an...

Center for Architecture and Design What is the role of BioDesign in addressing environmental issues we face locally and globally? What does it mean to "design with life?" Kent State University researchers have some ideas on these matters and will soon put them on full display at one of the institution's top-tier research forums: the Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design...

Alan Canfora (far right), who was shot on May 4, 1970, leads a guided tour of the historic May 4 site. Kent State University invites educators of students in grades 6-12 to apply by March 1 for its Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop, “Making Meaning of May 4: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S. History.” Co-directors Laura Davis, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English and former founding director of the May 4 Visitors Center, and...

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