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A Kent State University graduate displays his diploma for family and friends during his Summer 2017 Commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,320 degrees, including 1,824 bachelor’s degrees, 456 master’s degrees, 37 doctoral degrees and three educational specialist...

Eric Harmon, Kent State University at Tuscarawas student and councilman-at-large, is currently the youngest elected official in the state of Ohio. Kent State University at Tuscarawas student and councilman-at-large Eric Harmon, 19, is currently the youngest elected official in the state of Ohio and will be the youngest person ever to serve on Uhrichsville City Council when his term officially begins in January. Mr. Harmon is deeply rooted in the city of Uhrichsville and plans to not only...

The Kent State University Airport collected almost 8,000 pounds of food, which translates into more than 10,000 meals for the dogs and cats at the local animal shelters. Every holiday season, people give back to their communities in numerous ways. At the Kent State University Airport, they give back through the Props-4-Paws initiative, a donation drive for the Humane Society of Summit County and the Animal Protective League of Portage County (APL). Dave Poluga, airport manager, knew he wanted to give back to the...

Cameron Lee, Ph.D., (left) and Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., (right) from Kent State University’s Department of Geography have teamed up to secure two research grants to study climate change and weather patterns. A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns. Geography Professor and Chair Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., will lead a project titled “Using a Synoptic Climatological Framework to Assess Predictability of Anomalous...

Members of Kent State Police Services load frozen turkeys for Kent Social Services into a police vehicle. Officers from Kent State University Police Services have always had a “protect and serve” philosophy, and recently, they put this philosophy in action in order to help families in need. Each year, the department holds a Glow, Grow and Give fundraiser throughout November to raise money for a worthy cause. The staff members can donate $30, and...

Kent State University at Ashtabula Dean Susan Stocker and Kim Laurello, co-owner of Laurello Vineyards, showcase the first two Kent State Ashtabula wines, which will be bottled by students as part of a unique partnership between the school and the winery. Kent State University at Ashtabula is partnering with Laurello Vineyards to expand the educational opportunities for students in its wine degree programs, crafting a distinctive experience where students participate in all aspects of grape growing and winemaking. The unique, blended learning culminates in the production of a new Kent State...

Nathan Ritchey, Ph.D., vice president for Kent State System Integration, works on a vintage loom that he acquired from a garage sale. When it comes to finding new hobbies, Nathan Ritchey, Ph.D., vice president for Kent State System Integration, is an expert. “I would much rather be busy than not,” he says. “I like the busyness – and by constantly moving, I always find new things to do.” Vice President Ritchey, who is in charge of leading the Kent State Regional...

Kent State University junior Stephanie Newton shops the Career Closet for a professional outfit for an upcoming job interview. Kent State University junior Stephanie Newton successfully juggles a tough schedule that includes taking classes in hospitality management, while raising four children and working several campus Dining Services’ jobs. It is no surprise that she does not have the resources to build the professional wardrobe needed to successfully interview for...

Retired Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Gainer, a Kent State University student who currently serves as president of the Kent State Veterans Club, addresses those attending the university’s 2016 Veterans Day observance. For the ninth consecutive year, Kent State University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus. Military Friendly is the military ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that also publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur®. Military Friendly rates...

Members of the Kent State University at Salem community gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Seasoned Café on the campus. Kent State Salem Dean David Dees (third from left) led the ribbon-cutting ceremony. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to mark the official opening of the Seasoned Café at Kent State University at Salem. Representatives from Kent State and Aramark planned a full morning of activities that included free samples, goodie bags, games, music and raffles. In his remarks to students and staff, Kent State Salem Dean David Dees...