Community & Society

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., will serve as this year’s keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 24 (Photo provided by American Program Bureau) On Friday, Jan. 24, members of the Kent State University community and the general public will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will start at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s keynote speaker is Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., the Maya...

Turkey Drive Photo With donations made by the Kent State University community, University Dining Services was able to deliver 500 turkeys to Mobile Meals in Akron for the holiday season. Students, faculty and Aramark employees were able to donate money at any dining location throughout the fall semester. All donations were collected and put toward purchasing 500...

Kent State Urban Design Collaborative Director Terry Schwarz The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), home to Kent State’s urban design graduate program, as well as public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, was recently featured on News 5 Cleveland. The city of Cleveland’s transformation into a modern, booming city has had its issues, but thanks to...

The University Library houses Kent State When human development and family studies major Katherine Schroeder heard about the Ohio College2Careers program coming to Kent State University for her first semester of sophomore year, Schroeder was determined to learn about what the program could offer her. After applying, Schroeder has been given the support she had been looking for in her...

Deric Kenne, Ph.D., Discusses Their Drug Prevention Infrastructure on Spectrum News 1 Researchers at Kent State University were featured on Spectrum News 1 discussing the development and implementation of their drug prevention infrastructure for three Ohio counties. According to Spectrum News 1, Ohio is leading the nation when it comes to opioid-related deaths. In 2017, Ohio came in second for the most drug overdoses. Researchers at...

Chris Banks, Ph.D., recaps the impeachment inquiry hearings with WKYC Kent State University constitutional law professor, Chris Banks, Ph.D., recaps the impeachment inquiry hearings from Nov. 19 with WKYC lead anchor Russ Mitchell.   Banks teaches undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from American Politics to law, justice and society. His undergraduate instruction includes teaching courses on constitutional...

Digitized Taylor Hall Artifacts of May 4, 1970 – a survivor’s jacket, a gas mask and gun shell casing – tell a story that’s not often accessible to the general public. Kent State University Assistant Professor Abe Avnisan and students in his digital sciences capstone course will bring these artifacts’ stories to life via the exhibit “May 4: Through the...

A joint color guard from Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs conducts a flag-raising ceremony A paycheck and covered medical and housing expenses are fantastic military perks; however, veterans agree that one of the biggest benefits from serving is found in the classroom. Kent State University was recently ranked on the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings. Military Times surveys hundreds of colleges and universities from...

Students from South Range High School pose after escaping from ESCAPE in a FLASH The circumstances are grim: Beloved Kent State University mascot Flash is stressed out and hasn’t been able to find the crucial student ID on exam day. You and your friends are the only ones who can help. Your group is frantically scrambling to find the lost ID, but time is running out before it becomes too late for Flash to take the exam. This...

Students from South Range High School pose after escaping from ESCAPE in a FLASH The circumstances are grim: Beloved Kent State University mascot Flash is stressed out and hasn’t been able to find the crucial student ID on exam day. You and your friends are the only ones who can help. Your group is frantically scrambling to find the lost ID, but time is running out before it becomes too late for Flash to take the exam. This...