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Ann Abraham, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at Kent State University at Ashtabula, earned the Northeastern Ohio Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year award by the American Chemistry Society. Candy, rock ’n’ roll and … chemistry? National Chemistry Week is unlike any other science event. Students are actively engaged in hands-on experiments creating such products as cotton candy while they get to listen to rock music performances. Ann Abraham, Ph.D., chemistry professor at Kent State University at Ashtabula, became the coordinator...

Women from the Kent State University community attend the annual Women A room full of red became silent as two women from the Kent State University community brought to life their surprising personal medical scares. The audience reacted with audible gasps and tear-filled eyes as the speakers’ stories hit home: This can happen to any of us. Cardiovascular disease and stroke kills approximately one woman every 80...

Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS) From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. That’s the path Kent State University alumnus Jacob Derwin took to become a cast member on the 36th season of the CBS show Survivor, which will begin airing Feb. 28. This season’s show is called Survivor: Ghost Island. Long before the show’s challenges began, the 2016 Kent State...

Student Ambassadors from Firestone Community Learning Center pose with Kent State deans, Kent State President Beverly J. Warren, Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James and Akron Public Schools administrators. Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools.   Kent State is the latest in a growing number of area businesses and organizations that have joined hands with Akron...

Students Sabrina Barnhart (left) and Brooklyn Bennett (center) get security tips from Gary Bateman, security and safety manager at Kent State University at Trumbull. It takes the combined efforts of security officers and members of a university community to ensure a safe campus, which is critical to student success. As such, Kent State University at Trumbull continues to ensure that its students, faculty, staff and other community members enjoy a safe and healthy environment. Only one physical altercation was...

Kent State University employees Dustin Lee and Jon Jivan enjoy making movies in their spare time. Surrounded by movie posters, scale models and old filming equipment, Dustin Lee, ’07, and Jon Jivan, ’08, sit in their Kent Campus offices creating video content to promote Kent State University. This past month, Mr. Lee and Mr. Jivan, who are graduates of Kent State’s digital media production program, filmed and edited the university’s...

Richard Mangrum, Ed.D., professor and graduate program coordinator in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering, was conferred with an Outstanding Teaching Award. When an individual has a passion for teaching, dedication to mentoring and devotion to aviation, he tends to go above and beyond in the classroom. This level of commitment to student success by Richard Mangrum, Ed.D., professor and graduate program coordinator in Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering, is what led to him...

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images) Batman is coming to Kent State University. In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood. The leading man who has inspired millions in iconic roles on the big screen will now inspire thousands of new Kent...

Anthony Ervin, four-time Olympic swimming medalist, will speak at Kent State University at Stark on Feb. 27. After winning his first Olympic gold, two World Championships and seven NCAA titles, Anthony Ervin retired at age 22 in 2003. He then spent several years traveling the world and spearheading tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia, before resuming his Olympic dreams. His memoir, Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian was released in 2016. A four-time...

Pictured are members of the Kent State University Sales Management Case Team. The team ranked fourth in the nation at the 2017 International Collegiate Sales Competition in Orlando, Florida. Make the sale. Prepare a presentation to a group of executives. Get an appointment for a job or internship. These were some of the objectives for the Kent State University Sales Management Case Team who ranked fourth in the nation at the 2017 International Collegiate Sales Competition held in Orlando, Florida. The International Collegiate...