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Kent State students smile at an event on campus. Kent State student organizations sponsor more than 250 events on campus each year. Kent State University officially registered 402 student organizations on campus this spring semester, a record-breaking number for the university, according to the Center for Student Involvement. “Reaching this high number of student organizations on campus reflects the kind of students that are enrolling at Kent State: an engaged student who is...

Rapper Wiz Khalifa entertains Kent State students in the MAC Center during FlashFest 2016. Kent State University’s 22nd annual FlashFest hosted an array of music genres, including rapper Wiz Khalifa, country artists Chase Rice, Jon Langston and Lacy Cavalier, and electronic music duo 3OH!3. This annual celebration that occurs at the end of the spring semester is organized and presented by Kent State’s Undergraduate Student...

Two Kent State friends grab a bite to eat at Eastway Center. Kent State University recently earned the top spot on College Rank’s list of the 50 Best College Dining Experiences. Judging criteria included versatility of menu options, support for nutrition and wellness, sustainability efforts and accessibility for those with special dietary needs. College Rank is an independent organization that aims to...

Kent State student Hart Main displays ManCans, masculine-scented candles he created. Part of the proceeds from each candle is donated to soup kitchens, and the candles themselves are made by individuals with development disabilities.   “Don’t put any idea off as a joke,” said Richard “Hart” Main, a Kent State University sophomore economics major from New Philadelphia, Ohio. “I almost did that and missed an opportunity.” The 18-year-old entrepreneur, from Kent State's College of Business Administration, is referring to ManCans, his company that makes and sells...

Kent State student Ashley Flowers poses under a bridge in downtown Kent with a bag full of items she hands out to the homeless in downtown Cleveland. When the concept of homelessness comes to mind, people tend to focus efforts on food donations, but Ashley Flowers, a junior majoring in psychology and criminology and justice studies at Kent State University, wants to remind people that clothing and toiletries also are essential items. A native of Maple Heights, Ohio, Flowers is collecting money...

Kent State student Kelly Neiser (second from right) poses for pictures with her models after being announced as the Judges’ Choice and winner of a $2,500 scholarship. (Photo credit: Thomas Farmer Photography) The talents of 18 Kent State University students were on display at Kent Student Center Programming’s 12th annual Rock the Runway fashion show, which took place March 5. Fashion was king on a night that featured the sights and sounds of this year’s theme, The Jacksons. In front of a Kent Student Center Ballroom crowd of nearly 800 attendees,...

Kent State student Kelly Neiser (second from right) poses for pictures with her models after being announced as the Judges’ Choice and winner of a $2,500 scholarship. (Photo credit: Thomas Farmer Photography) Kent State University Board of Trustees approved establishing a unified student government across all campuses – Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Kent, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas – during its March 9, 2016, board meeting. Each campus’ Undergraduate Student Government is recognized as the representative voice of the students’...

Members of the Vocal Intensity a cappella singing group practice in a lounge in Tri-Towers. Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement authorized 50 new student organizations in fall 2015, bringing the total to nearly 400 different organizations, according to Katie Goldring, assistant director of the Center for Student Involvement. “As the number of student organizations continues to increase at Kent State, it truly...

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Members of the Vocal Intensity a cappella singing group practice in a lounge in Tri-Towers. 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...