Community & Society

A gang of criminals has invaded every corner of America A gang of criminals has invaded every corner of America. They are casing neighborhoods, trying windows, rattling door knobs, looking for any way inside to further their epidemic of lawlessness and theft.   What this band is looking to steal are people's identities. To those who fight it, this international ring of criminals is known simply as the...

Erie, Pennsylvania, community members gather with CUDC students When cities need help imagining new possibilities for their urban places and communities, they call Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Most recently, Kent State architecture students had the opportunity to put the skills they learn in the classroom to make an impact on local communities in Erie, Pennsylvania. “The...

Nick Lee, junior painting major, produces a class assignment on a 3D printer in the Student Multimedia Studio A makerspace is a “do-it-yourself” space where people can gather to create, invent, build and learn. Makerspaces can exist in many forms and be equipped with a variety of tools and equipment, but at Kent State, makerspaces go beyond making and encourage collaborating and sharing knowledge.   According to an article in Great Value Colleges,...

Kent State ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention during the flag-raising ceremony at Risman Plaza. Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Those Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:45 a.m., the...

Ohio National Guard soldiers move near Taylor Hall on May 4, 1970 Eyewitness accounts, analysis and other perspectives of the day four students were shot and nine others wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers have become the topic of multiple podcasts. In an era that has seen the number of podcasts grow exponentially, the debate over May 4 is well-suited for those who wish to share their views and memories,...

About 30 teachers attended the Voices for Change Educator Organizers of the recent Voices for Change Educator’s Summit at Kent State University say the curriculum developed at the event can be used by teachers worldwide, so that the lessons of May 4, 1970, will continue to be shared. The summit, held in August, was one about 100 events planned for the 2019-20 academic year to support the 50th...

Transfer students pose with Flash during National Transfer Student Week This fall, more than 900 students transferred to Kent State University. National Transfer Student Week is Oct. 21-25, and the university is hosting events specifically designed for transfer students. With a percentage of the student body made up of transfer students of different class standing and different majors coming from all over the...

The McNair Scholars Program Regional Conference Minority, low-income and first-generation college students are often underrepresented in graduate schools. To change this and to help students realize their potential, the McNair Scholars Program at Kent State University provides assistance to underrepresented students who consider pursuing a doctoral degree.   The McNair Scholars program is one...

Kent State University is offering a community course at the May 4 Visitors Center that deals with the historical, cultural, social and political contexts of events before, during and after the May 4, 1970, shootings. Kent State University is offering a community course that deals with the historical, cultural, social and political contexts of events before, during and after the May 4, 1970, shootings. The free course, Making Meaning of May 4: The Kent State Shootings in American History, will be held Oct. 16, 23 and 30 at the...

The Great Gatsby Book Cover “The Great Gatsby,” a book many read in high school. We remember the green light on the dock, the passion and the tragedy. What many didn't know – until recently – was that the story was also printed in the newspaper. Department Chair and Professor for the Department of English Robert Trogdon, Ph.D., discovered a previously unknown...