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The Kent State University Board of Trustees today established a comprehensive, national search to recruit and select the university’s 13th president.

 

The events of May 4, 1970, placed Kent State University in an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard ended in tragedy with four students losing their lives and nine others being wounded. From a perspective of nearly 50 years, Kent State remembers the tragedy and leads a contemporary discussion and understanding of how the community, nation and world can benefit from understanding the profound impact of the event.

Beginning in mid-January, Kent State University will launch a new, semiweekly message to share the most impactful news and stories about our campus community.

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2018 broke the million-dollar mark for the second year in a row. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the campaign raised more than $1,030,000 to support multiple student study abroad scholarships, research opportunities, educational programs, athletic teams and more. There were more than 40 featured giving options across the Kent State system from which donors could choose. 

 

Kent State University Libraries will host its sixth-annual fall semester Stress-Free Zone on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11. The event will be open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of the University Library. Stress-Free Zone kicks off finals week as a way to get students to relax and take a break from studying and stress.

Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is presenting the inaugural issue of a new peer-reviewed, academic online journal called Trends in Diversity.

 

Trends in Diversity is an open-access, online journal that provides a platform for intellectual dialogue and exploration of emerging and transformative issues of equity, inclusiveness and diversity in higher education. 

 

The Kent State University Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to nominate deserving alumni for the Kent State Alumni Awards. Sponsored by the alumni association, the awards recognize graduates in the areas of leadership, service, character and professional development. 
    
One student award – the Golden Flash award – will also be given to a student who promotes Kent State spirit, pride and tradition. 
    

Start off your spring semester with mindfulness and meditation skills that can help you become more resilient, more mindful and more rested, and enjoy the many other benefits associated with this wellness approach.

 

This free, four-week, 75-minute class is offered by Kent State of Wellness, the university-level initiative to promote health and wellness at Kent State University, and is open to Kent State faculty, staff and students.

 

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren is pleased to invite faculty and staff to a holiday reception on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

The Kent State University Board of Trustees will hold its next regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Board is scheduled to convene at 2:30 p.m. in the George Urban Board of Trustees Conference Room, which is located on the second floor of the University Library.

 

Trustees will retire into executive session from 8-11:45 a.m. in the Urban Conference Room to consider specific topics as provided for under Ohio’s “Sunshine Law.”

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