Community & Society

Call for MLK Programming Dear Kent State University Faculty, Staff and Students, In preparation for honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee is requesting that university divisions, departments and student organizations submit programming, activities and events (scheduled Jan. 25-31, 2021) to the MLK...

Kent State staff sorts clothing at the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center Through multiple organizations and collaborations on and off campus, Kent State University ended 2019 as a more sustainable campus. Those who contributed to sustainable efforts worked hard to reduce the university’s carbon footprint leading to the university being honored as a finalist for the 2020 Association for the Advancement of...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Image of a sink with the faucet turned on Due to Flint, Michigan’s population decrease, loss of tax revenue, and increased demands of city services the city was taken over by the state in 2011, which led to the now infamous water crisis.  A policy of municipal takeover was implemented to help relieve Flint of financial and political hardships....

Izzy Stewart Tabling in Koonce Hall At just 19 years old, Kent State University sophomore Izzy Stewart has inspired hundreds of fellow students to exercise their right to vote. The public relations major has been inspired by those who have come before her here and is taking steps to create political change. Since her time in high school, Stewart has gone into her communities and...

Adam Forrester and the Fresh Prince Collection Starring Will Smith, James Avery and more, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was a popular sitcom in the 90s that recently celebrated its 30th-year anniversary. Fashion in the 90s was dominated by simple styles, but full of patterns and colors. And you can see and buy those styles mixed with contemporary flair today thanks to Kent State University...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

A selfie of two people wearing masks In times of uncertainty and hardship, you can stand back and wait for it to pass or get involved. During the pandemic, people in the town of Kent and the Kent State community wanted to make a difference. Two Kent State students became the catalysts that sparked a 10-week project of doing good. When the...

Brenna Parker interacts with a child while working for When We All Vote Kent State alumna Brenna Parker grew up in a household that talked about important issues of the day, so it’s no surprise that her young career has been rooted in politics and civic engagement. As the nation votes leading up to the historic 2020 election on Nov. 3, Parker has taken on the role of Web and Facebook Strategist for Biden for...

Run The World Flyer The sixth annual Run the World 5K run/walk to sponsor Kent State University’s study abroad scholarships is going virtual this year. For the first time, fans of Run the World from all over the world can participate remotely in this event designed to support student participation in international education. Registration is available at...

Kent State University President Todd Diacon passes out T-shirts and encourages students to exercise their right to vote on Election Day. Kent State University recognizes that employees may want to vote on Election Day. As such, supervisors should provide employees with a reasonable amount of time to vote on Nov. 3. Note that there is no requirement to take leave time for pay purposes. Regarding working at polls, the Division of Human Resources...

“Don’t Hate – Debate (And Vote)!” Teach In Flyer The coming election is an important one, and voters – particularly first-time voters – are navigating a challenging landscape of information, misinformation, PACs, bots, memes, toxic debates and inflamed rhetoric. “Don’t Hate – Debate (And Vote)!” is an all-day teach-in event held via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 23, beginning at 10 a.m....