Mary and Tom Southards grew up in different states but shared similar goals. Both dreamed big in their small towns.

From Michigan to Florida, Paris to Rome and more, Kent State University employees captured memories of some of the most interesting places, people and things from their local and international trips.

Watch out for more photos in the next issue.

This summer, visitors to the beautiful Chautauqua Lake area of New York can experience Traveling Stanzas and engage with Kent State University students as the university’s Wick Poetry Center extends its reach and further establishes its mission.

Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements.

Fifty cheers for 50 years. Kent State University at Tuscarawas received recognition at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to honor its upcoming 50th anniversary.

More than 100,000 rooms reserved, nearly 146,000 guests served, more than 2,000 events hosted and 89 weddings booked. 

Preparing the next generation of change agents to positively impact their communities involves investing in and empowering them to become effective leaders. 

George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Anything your heart desires will come to you, especially if you put in the work. Just ask Sarah Heavner.

Kent State University is movin’ on up – one move at a time! Kent State employees are incorporating fitness into their workday, engaging more in physical activities and other aspects of well-being, and taking charge of their health.