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Jamil Wright, a rising 10th grader at Akron’s STEM High School, works with other I PROMISE students on their team brand identity during the Flash P’ACT summer program at Kent State. With a shared mission to help the youth in Akron earn a life-changing education, Kent State University has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide LJFF’s I PROMISE students with increased resources to help prepare them for college and beyond. As part of this long-term partnership, Kent State has committed to providing...

A memorial on the Kent Campus honors the four students who were killed on May 4, 1970. Kent State University will hold a yearlong observance for the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970, beginning in fall 2019 through May 4, 2020. The tragic events that occurred on the campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970, where four students lost their lives and nine others were wounded by the Ohio National Guard, had a lasting impact that continues to resonate nearly a half-century later.   The 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970, represents not only an important milestone in the...

Kent State University has been recognized with a 2018 Healthy Campus award by Active Minds for fostering a culture of health and wellness for the university community. Kent State University’s strategic focus on the health and well-being of students is receiving national recognition. Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, announced Kent State as a winner of the prestigious 2018 Healthy Campus Award.  Active Minds worked with the nation’s...

Omid Bagheri, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, teaches a class from the Kent State University at Salem Zoomroom and is connected to students from Kent State University at Geauga and Kent State University at Ashtabula. Advancement in technology makes learning possible irrespective of the location of students and their educators, and this change is redefining the traditional classroom and connecting Kent State University’s campuses in new ways. Technology similar to video conferencing for meetings is being used at Kent State to teach classes to multiple campuses...

Kent State University Experiential learning is a cornerstone for many classes with a professional focus. And that experience is paying off. Kent State University’s construction management team was awarded first place at this year’s University of Cincinnati’s New Builders Competition, the first overall first-place finish at any of the competitions the Kent State...

Kent State University public relations students placed second nationally for their PR campaign that focused on boosting funding for childhood cancer research. Only 4 percent of federal funding is directed to childhood cancer research, leading to a scarcity of clinical trials advancing treatment. In order to address this inequity in childhood cancer funding, Kent State public relations students implemented a plan focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at Kent State...

Kent State University students practice their egaming skills prior to Kent State’s first Esports Tournament, which took place May 5 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). If you enjoy playing video games — you are a hobbyist. If you enter competitions — you are a gamer. If you like to watch others play — you are a fan. Together, all three make up esports, one of the fastest growing industries in the world — playing games such as Counter Strike, League of Legends, Overwatch and HearthStone Heroes of Warcraft....

Brandon Davis cultivated his passion for plants when he discovered purpose at Kent State University at Stark. Come summertime, Brandon Davis could often be found gardening with his grandmother at her Canton Township home. He learned when to harvest vegetables and how to select flowers that bloom best in full sunlight. After graduating from Canton South High School in 2011, he went away to college but found his best fit less than 20 miles down the road. Mr....

Ken Ditlevson, director of Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center, helps Flash, Kent State Ken Ditlevson, director of Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center, has been at the university for four years, giving back to a community that once saved his life. In his early years as an LGBTQ youth, Mr. Ditlevson was tormented and even contemplated suicide. His guidance counselor introduced...

Kent State University alumna Amy Robyn Krystosik, Ph.D., and her team are currently in Kenya collecting data through spatial videos (SV) that will be converted into a GIS map of disease risk factors. It takes a flight of nearly 20 hours to get from Ohio to Nairobi, Kenya, where students and an alumna from Kent State University’s College of Public Health are making an impact on the lives of people who reside in the slums.   The team is collaborating on a project that uses a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze risk factors in...