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Kent State students work out in Tri-Rec, a new fitness facility in the Tri-Towers Rotunda exclusively for on-campus residents.

Kent State University's Recreational Services and Residence Services departments have collaborated to open a new fitness facility in the Tri-Towers Rotunda, exclusively for on-campus residents. The 7,000-square-foot Tri-Rec includes more than 70 brand-new exercise machines and free weights. The space, which previously housed an architecture studio, also includes a laundry facility and tutoring rooms. “We have really been starting to get a lot of support behind health and wellness from the university, especially under the new president,” says Steven Langdon, marketing coordinator for the Depa...

Mansoureh Shasti, an Iranian Ph.D. student studying physics, recently returned to the U.S. after being blocked by the travel ban. Kent State's Department of Physics held a welcome back reception when she returned to campus.         ...

The Rural Scholars program at the Kent State University Columbiana County campuses received $7,500 from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. The funds will be used to support mentors and transportation costs for scholars. Foundation representatives Jessica Jung, director of sales, property and casualty at Oswald Companies, and Jeremy Bryant, executive vice president at Britton Gallagher, presented the grant at the organization’s Ohio Chapter Class of 2016 Grantees Reception. Wendy Pfrenger, Rural Scholars program director, Matthew Butts, executive director of advancement for Regiona...

Sixty-eight years ago, the Kent City Council and mayor dubbed Kent, Ohio, the state’s Tree City. This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program. Created in 2008, the Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. To be recognized by the program, colleges and universities must meet five core standards: a campus tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, annual expenditures for campus trees, service-lea...