Community & Society

Volunteers from Kent State, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the National Guard assisted more than 200 families during the snowy  drive-through food distribution event on Wednesday at Dix Stadium. Kent State University’s inaugural drive-thru food distribution event on Dec. 16 in partnership with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank served more than 200 households. The event was also an unofficial kickoff to an impactful partnership. The Campus Kitchen at Kent State teamed up with the food bank to host a contactless food distribution event...

Photo of the members of the Kent State Police Department The Kent State University Police Department was recently awarded national accreditation for the ninth time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) in the Law Enforcement program. The Kent State Police Department was first accredited in 1991. Following four annual documentation reviews and a meticulous...

Solar Array at Kent State Six of Kent State University’s Regional Campuses were recently featured in Solar Power World for the installation of solar panels on its campuses, offering cleaner, more sustainable energy that is also more cost effective.  The solar project involves the Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark and Trumbull campuses. In addition, Kent...

Screenshot of Spectrum News 1 Ohio Featuring Alumna Alyssa Mittereder Kent State alumna Alyssa Mittereder, B.S. ‘19, has struggled with an issue faced by many during the pandemic: job loss.  Mitterder says while she was happy to receive the stimulus check at the beginning of the pandemic, she could not apply for unemployment in Ohio because she had already been laid off twice before starting her job in Cleveland,...

KSU2U in Cincinnati While colleges across the country have worked to find ways to recruit the next class during the pandemic, Kent State is being recognized for its unique and innovative techniques to find the class of 2025. A recent story by News 5 Cleveland highlighted the untraditional drive-in theater admissions events that Kent State University has hosted over...

Computer Video Call Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sometimes have a difficult time with social interaction and building relationships. The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) wanted to help those on the spectrum socialize with others freely and make friends by creating an adult social club. Laurie Cramer, the executive director at ASGA, researched...

Mechanical Engineering Technology Alumnus Designs Firetrucks A year before Timothy Griffin graduated from Kent State University at Tuscarawas in 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree and a certificate in computer-aided design for manufacturing, a single phone call would launch his career and have him designing life-saving firetrucks before he graduated. The...

Kent State paused to honor Martin Luther King during a virtual ceremony on Jan. 21, 2021 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...

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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....