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On Sunday, Feb. 7, Kent City Police responded to a report of a man who had been shot inside an off-campus apartment at 1632 E. Main St. in the city of Kent. Upon officers’ arrival, an 18-year-old Kent State University student was found deceased. One suspect was apprehended with the assistance of Stow Police. If you have any information regarding...

Kent State students enjoy ice skating at the Kent State Ice Arena. The Kent State University community will be treated to a week of welcome-back festivities to kick off the spring semester. Every day during the first week of classes, there will be a different giveaway item along with free food. There is a limited supply of giveaway items so everyone is encouraged to get there early. All events will take place on...

Members of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Iota Alpha act out their “Lion King” skit during Songfest, Fraternity and Sorority Life’s annual philanthropic event. (Photos courtesy of Signum Design) Kent State University’s Fraternity and Sorority Life recently hosted Songfest, its largest annual philanthropic event. After totaling ticket sales, fundraising efforts and some last-minute donations, the Greek community was able to raise $56,500 for the King Kennedy Community Center.    This breaks the record previously set in 2013 when Kent...

Members of the Kent State ROTC program stand during the university’s 2015 observance of Veterans Day. Kent State University has been named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobSM and Military Spouse, for the seventh year in a row. In addition, this is the fifth year that Kent State University at Tuscarawas has held the elite title. Kent State at Ashtabula has been recognized for four years. The latest...

Kent State Army and Air Force ROTC cadets and university officials pose for a photo with Kent State President Beverly Warren in the Kent Student Center Kiva following the 2015 Kent State Veterans Day observance. All were invited to come and honor America’s veterans as Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance. This year’s program, “Honoring All Who Serve,” took place on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from...

Three Kent State University students pose for a photo during lunchtime at a Kent Campus dining hall. Kent State University’s Dining Services has made various updates to its markets and cafés on campus in response to students’ needs. These updates range from clearer labeling of menus to helping students with food allergies to encouraging students to explore their culinary options. Mindful Labeling There are different symbols diners can use...

Members of the Greek community at Kent State proudly wear block letters to represent their chapter. (Photo credit: Signum Design) The total number of students involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations has reached more than 2,000 for the first time in Kent State University history. Fraternity and Sorority Life oversees opportunities for involvement in these student groups and works closely with the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and the Integrated...

Members of the Greek community at Kent State proudly wear block letters to represent their chapter. (Photo credit: Signum Design) Be Well: Body and Mind The 21st annual National Depression Screening Day at Kent State University will be held on several Kent State campus locations in October, and is open to all faculty, staff and students, as well as the larger community. Campus screening days and locations are listed below: Kent State University at Stark: Thursday, Oct. 8,...

Kent State President Beverly Warren poses for a photo with a group of enthusiastic students in Risman Plaza during the annual Black Squirrel Festival. A Kent State University tradition for 34 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 11, from noon-6 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by Kent Student Center Programming, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community....

Show your Kent State Spirit! Blue and Gold Pride Days are back at Kent State University! Kent State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to promote university spirit and pride by wearing blue and gold colors. Kent State introduced Blue and Gold Pride Days last fall as a way to unite members of the university community and promote Kent...