Coronavirus

Dear Kent State University Student, This email is to inform you that wastewater samples taken from your residence hall continue to show a significant increase in the COVID-19 virus. What Does This Mean? Wastewater samples are collected from sewer lines that connect your residence hall and others. We monitor these samples because they are an early indicator of COVID-19; the virus shows up in wastewater often days before a person knows they are infected. COVID-19 virus in wastewater does not tell us who is infected or how many people are infected but is a key indicator of virus spread. ...

Dear Kent State University Student, This email is to inform you that wastewater samples taken from your residence hall show a significant increase in the COVID-19 virus.  What Does This Mean? Wastewater samples are collected from sewer lines that connect your residence hall and others. We monitor these samples because they are an early indicator of COVID-19; the virus shows up in wastewater often days before a person knows they are infected. COVID-19 virus in wastewater does not tell us who is infected or how many people are infected but is a key indicator of virus spread.  ...

Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff, Before gathering for the holidays with friends and family, please protect yourself and your loved ones by getting up-to-date on your immunizations. Bivalent booster shots have been formulated to provide additional protection against omicron variants of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends bivalent booster shots be given at least two months after completion of the COVID-19 vaccine series or any previous COVID-19 booster and at least 90 days after someone has had COVID-19. Make an Appointment Flu s...

Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff, The DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus is hosting upcoming immunization clinics for flu shots and the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Flu Shot Clinics Two flu shot clinics will be offered: Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kent State Library, second floor, for all students, faculty and staff. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kent Student Center ballroom, for faculty and staff. COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters A clinic offering the Moderna brand bivalent COVID-19 booster shot will be: ...

Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff, As we prepare to welcome all Golden Flashes to our campuses, there is much excitement surrounding the start of the new academic year. One way the university is preparing for a safe semester is by diligently monitoring COVID-19 and other viruses to ensure that our new semester is a healthy one for our community. Kent State will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the advice of our local public health officials and the guidance of our experts at the College of Public Health to determi...

Staff assembling equipment for improved instruction.

In-person instruction will change dramatically this Fall with the requirements in place to ensure physical distancing.  To accommodate the needs defined by these requirements, a Classroom Technology Committee was formed to make recommendations on technology solutions designed to support a quality instructional experience at a distance. The committee was made up of faculty from a variety of disciplines, students, staff from Information Technology, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and&nbs...

Students walk along the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus

Kent State University Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., and Vice President for Enrollment Management Mary Parker, Ed.D., recently shared updates about academics and enrollment, respectively, while engaging with the university community. They answered live questions on the university’s Facebook page about fall semester class schedules, what to expect regarding face-to-face and remote learning, student life and other support systems in place to aid the return to campus. Tankersley discussed how faculty enhanced their remote courses from the final weeks of ...

Students walk along the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus

Kent State Dean of University College Eboni Pringle, Ph.D., recently discussed remote support services during an appearance on Facebook Live. She answered live questions and discussed such areas as tutoring, advising, and career exploration and development, all of which remain available to students during this period of remote learning. Pringle discussed the challenge of moving Destination Kent State (DKS) to a virtual setting to help incoming students orient to college life and begin to schedule their classes. "We are dedicated to making sure that this is a really good experie...

DeWeese Health Center

On March 10, Kent State University officials ceased face-to-face classes and has allowed for flexible work arrangements through April 12 due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The Division of Information Technology has created a guide on how to maintain productivity using collaborative tools like Microsoft Teams when working off site; this guide can be found at https://www.kent.edu/keeponworking. Below are some quick practices and recommendations from the university: Only connect to trusted networks (i.e., your home password-protected network, not public wifi) when working off-campus....

Message from the Provost   Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, I want to provide you with an update related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, specifically regarding the implementation of new travel restrictions. Let me begin by reiterating that as of this writing, there are no suspected cases in Ohio, and we are thankful to learn that two students who were under isolation at Miami of Ohio have tested negative for the virus. While the spread of the virus within the United States is still considered to be low risk, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) upgraded its warning ...