Community & Society

Daymond John AKRON, Ohio – Daymond John, founder/CEO of FUBU, presidential ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and CEO of The Shark Group, will speak at the Better Business Bureau of Akron’s 101 Year Anniversary celebration, BBB Anniversary Summit, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in collaboration with the Kent State College of...

Andrew Snyder, research program coordinator for Kent State University’s College of Public Health, is leading the first comprehensive Greater Akron LGBTQ+ specific Community Needs Assessment. Kent State University has partnered with Greater Akron community organizations to conduct the first comprehensive and specific LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA). Efforts of this assessment focus on producing a better-informed public health system and improving the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community members.  Thanks to the leading...

A new group of educators being trained from across the campus in December 2019 Kent State University has joined the Culture of Respect Collective, a two-year initiative offered through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), to help end sexual violence on campus. Parents of college-aged students in 2013 created Culture of Respect. They met with a team of public health and violence prevention...

Four images of accepted exhibition submissions From April 5 to May 15, visitors to the Kent State University campus will encounter a new, outdoor public art exhibition that stretches along the Lefton Esplanade between downtown Kent and the University Library. “Import/Export” addresses the imbalances and inequalities of global import/export systems. Artists from around the world were chosen...

WKSU 2020 Year In Review The year 2020 presented many challenges requiring major changes and adjustments for organizations everywhere. Instead of going the traditional route with an annual report for 2020, WKSU explored this past year with “2020: A Year in Review,” celebrating its 70th anniversary, highlighting its adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and covering...

Edward Crosby, Image Courtesy of E. Timothy Moore The Kent State University community celebrates the heroic life of Professor Emeritus Edward Crosby, Ph.D., as his work in founding the Institute of African-American Affairs at Kent State and his contribution to the success of thousands of students inspired all who knew him. Crosby, known as the “father of Black History Month,” died on Feb. 10,...

Kent State Tuscarawas student Jason Keller holding camera Kent State University at Tuscarawas student Jason Keller is doing what he loves—telling stories through photographs. Taking pictures since the age of 11, Keller is an award-winning photographer. He was recently honored by the Ohio News Media Association with the Best Feature Photo award. Keller captured the image of a Navy veteran saluting the...

Kent State Podcasts and Logos The future of storytelling is constantly changing, but Kent State University is connecting students to the university through new communication avenues. One platform rising in popularity and mass-consumption that colleges like Kent State are taking advantage of is podcasts. Podcasting is a form of communication Kent State sees growth and potential...

A teaching remote teaching during the pandemic Four new middle school teachers started the school year with high hopes and big dreams, ready to establish their classrooms, teach dynamically and build community with their young students through daily, face-to-face interaction. Instead, they have encountered empty classrooms and computer icons rather than students’ faces. All recent graduates...

Members of MEN pose for a picture with President Diacon A new six-part short film docuseries is being released aimed at raising awareness of the Male Empowerment Network (MEN) at Kent State, along with commemorating 10 years. An initiative through the Student Multicultural Center, the Male Empowerment Network supports men of color on campus both academically and through personal development. Advisor of...