Community Impact

Technical rehearsal of "Rent."

 "In A Flash" received a spectacular photo submission by Jakyung Seo, associate professor of Lighting Design and coordinator of Design and Technology in Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance. These views from behind the console showed scenes from a technical rehearsal of the school's current production, "Rent." "Rent" run...

Banner for Oscar Ritchie Story

“Oscar Ritchie is a living embodiment of what Black History is.” Excerpt from a 2020 interview with Joshua Bellamy, ’21, then president of Kent State’s Alpha Phi Alpha chapter. A formidable educatorOscar Washington Ritchie first arrived on the campus of Kent State University in 1942, at the age of 33. He began studying pre-law but swi...

TV2 covering Pres. Biden visit.

 When U.S. President Joe Biden visited East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 16, a year after the train derailment and chemical spill, two student reporters from Kent State were there to capture the story.  Alexandria Manthey, a senior journalism major and reporter for Kent State's TV2, and Kayla Gleason, sophomore journalism major and...

University College

CommUNITY Lab is a new four-year cohort program coordinated through Community Engaged Learning that offers scholars a network of care and resources while removing financial, academic, and personal barriers to success. Participants reside in a Living-Learning Community located in Lake Hall on the Kent Campus where they learn through special...

Kent State's Football team and other Kent State students volunteered at Campus Kitchen's March food distribution in collaboration with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Wednesday, March 17, at Dix Stadium. This volunteer opportunity  continued on the third Wednesday of every month through June, thanks to a food bank grant f...

Williams to share KSU internship successes with regional employment leadership. Kristin Williams, the Executive Director of Career Exploration and Development, will be sharing these developmental student internship experiences with regional employment leaders at the SIM Cleveland panel discussion on November 8th. 

Students and local families facing food insecurity receive needed relief through Simply Give partnership program! Flashes Fighting Hunger is proud to announce a partnership with Meijer to provide much-needed relief to students and local families facing food insecurity through the retailer’s customer-driven hunger relief program, Simply Giv...

KSU students and staff were recognized by the United Way of Portage County as the recipient of the 2022 Community Impact Group Award. This award was presented in recognition of Kent State's commitment to the Literacy Kit program, which aims to improve early-grade reading, encourage the love of reading and generate long-term school success....

Protest images

Kent State University has a strong history of student activism. The university wants to ensure students can exercise their right to protest, demonstrate and march about issues that matter to them. And to do it safely.The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is responsible for all student organizations on campus and provides numerous traini...

Gina DeSantis in her Lakewood Studio

Lakewood artist Gina DeSantis told Medium magazine that she jokes that her business plan would be titled, “Not Going to do that Again.”As owner of Gina DeSantis Ceramics, which she founded in 2013, DeSantis has learned a lot by doing when it comes to being a successful business owner.DeSantis, a 2006 graduate of Kent State University, and ...