Kent State University’s Career Exploration and Development is excited to announce that Handshake will replace Flash @ Work as the new career management platform, which offers new features that will enable students to: 

Imagine being ill for several years. Doctors cannot concretely diagnose the problem despite several tests. Then suddenly, one day after what seems to be hundreds of appointments, an urgent call from the doctor instructs you to go straight to the emergency room.

For Rebecca Urycki, senior secretary in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ advising office, this was her story.

Paige Barnum, Brian Cochran, Ryan Dowling, Parker Henderson, Samantha Kenney, Hannah Miller and Kayla Norris who attend the Kent, Salem and Stark campuses of Kent State University were among 24 Northeast Ohio nursing students accepted to intern at Akron Children’s Hospital as part of the Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity (ASCEND) program.

WKSU was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony on June 1 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland. The station won five first-place awards and the best-in-show award for Best Newscast, which WKSU staff has received in four of the past five years. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.


Innovators, problem solvers and designers are a growing force at Kent State University, bringing a renewed vibrancy to the heart of campus. Soon they will have a dynamic, new space designed to spark creativity and collaboration.

The Kent State Board of Trustees voted June 6 to transform the former School of Art building into a new state-of-the-art, student-centered Design Innovation Hub and Dining facility.

The Kent State University Women’s Center will host lunchtime discussions on the issues that impact women in the community. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on those issues and offer solutions. All perspectives are welcome.

The discussions will take place on June 19 and July 17 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center, Williamson House, 1200 E. Main St. on the Kent Campus. Lunch will be provided.

WKSU News is presenting Navigating the Path to Mental Health, a six-part series examining access and availability issues surrounding mental health care in Northeast Ohio. The project, which began in late May, includes reports airing during WKSU’s broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition each Tuesday from May 29 through July 3 and a community forum at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on June 27 at 7 p.m.


KSU Kickoff is the new name of what was formerly known as Welcome Weekend. With the fall semester beginning on Thursday, Aug. 23, the three-day welcome event no longer falls on the weekend before classes.

As we begin the new semester, the Office of the University Registrar asks for your assistance in making sure that all students are properly registered for their summer 2018 courses.

Online final grading for summer 2018 Intersession (POT IS) began Thursday, June 7, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any summer 2018 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, June 12. Any final grades for summer 2018 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. The summer 2018 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, June 14.