Community & Society

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...

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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....

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Women bored on her phone looking out the window. It would not be surprising if you have a social media app open right now; however, you may not be getting the enjoyment out of it that you think you are. In a recent publication in Computers in Human Behavior, two Kent State University professors examined the relationship between social media usage and boredom. Students may be surprised by the...

AllCollegeRentals.com Screenshots When Curtis Cofojohn, BA '17, returned to Kent State after serving in the Army, he faced an issue many college students do: where was he going to live? His choices were 1) an apartment where in a newer building with more amenities at a higher cost or 2) a house without the restrictions of an apartment, fewer amenities but with lower rent. The issue...

American Flag Flying Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Kent State alumnus David C. Lange, BA ‘75, who interrupted his own education at Kent State to enlist in the U.S. Navy.  Lange, who lives near Malvern, Ohio, told Cleveland.com earlier this year that following his freshman year at Kent State, he entered the Navy and “after my military discharge...