COVID-19 HUB

Senior mechatronics major Saroj Dahal working with the FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot Kent State University students in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) are learning to assist with mass COVID-19 vaccination production by becoming certified in programming and operating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robots, a certificate only offered at select locations in the nation. The FANUC LR Mate 200iD...

Lianna Fertig Applied Communication major’s EntICING Cakes food truck provides ‘Free Lunch Fridays’ to area children in need. As a young girl, the pink slip Lianna Fertig held tightly in her small hands guaranteed her a free lunch at school. Today, the pink truck she drives carries that same promise to kids in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew...

Nursing graduate Marissa Stelluto Even as a preschooler, Marissa Stelluto knew she wanted to be a nurse. When her teddy bears got the sniffles, and her Barbies suffered the occasional broken leg, Stelluto was there to fix them. Toy stethoscope in hand, she listened for abnormal rhythms or other signs of something more serious. Her brother and sister played along, and she learned...

Lester Sanders meets virtually with a Rising Scholars student. Imagine being in high school and having no plan for your future… Imagine being told that college is not an option for you because of finances… Imagine no one in your family ever attending college and being discouraged at the thought… Then, imagine hearing that Kent State University at Stark’s Rising Scholars Program could change your life....

Flashes in the Field: Finding the Silver Lining A woman wearing a face mask and gloves nervously enters Aladdin’s Eatery at The Strip in Belden Village to pick up her food. Clearly anxious, she expresses concern about touching anything to sign her receipt. She proceeds to wait outside of the restaurant for her server-turned-carryout hostess to deliver her order. A Target customer attempts to...

A Kent State graduate student is covered in confetti during the university’s Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony. Students wearing graduation caps and gowns will once again grace the campus as Kent State University celebrates its newest graduates and marks the return of in-person commencement ceremonies for the first time since December 2019. The Kent State alumni family will grow by more than 5,000 new graduates as the university holds its spring...

Senior mechatronics major Saroj Dahal working with the FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot Kent State University students in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) are learning to assist with mass COVID-19 vaccination production by becoming certified in programming and operating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robots, a certificate only offered at select locations in the nation. The FANUC LR Mate 200iD...

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr is a documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the "Free Hugs Guy." The Student Leadership Institute's philosophy is to aspire to create critical learners, innovators and adaptive problem solvers whose leadership exemplifies distinction. Not even the coronavirus pandemic could get in the way of that this year. The annual event, hosted on Sat., Feb. 20, 2021, is a collaboration with Peer Leader Training (PLTC),...

The City of Pittsburgh COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available across the country, but many are still struggling to obtain a vaccine or are unsure about getting the vaccine. One Golden Flash has made it her mission to get Pittsburgh vaccinated. And with more than 40,000 members of her Facebook group, she’s on her way. Kent State alumna Leighann Bacher, B.S. '13,...

Kent State student volunteer for Global Vaccine Poem project What would you say to the COVID-19 vaccine? Would you summarize your experience during the pandemic? Would you focus on your hopes for the future?   The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the...