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Coming to Kent State University as a transfer student from a local community college in her hometown of Toledo, Laurel Johnson, ’17, wanted to get involved and become an integrated member of the Kent State University community.

Drawn to Kent State by the communication studies program, Ms. Johnson wanted to further her education and earn a bachelor’s degree after receiving her associate degree. She transferred to Kent State in 2015 for her junior year.

Now in its second year, the annual Kent State of Accessibility event once again promises to engage attendees with unique perspectives to result in a better understanding of experiences of individuals with disabilities in a more inclusive Kent State University environment. 


The Kent State University Alumni Association has chosen 10 finalists from a pool of more than 200 nominees for the 52nd annual Kent State Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas adds holiday favorites to its packed 2018 lineup of performances. Upcoming shows include Elf the Musical on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. as well as the Tuscarawas Dance Arts Center’s presentation of The Nutcracker, running Dec. 6-9.

Kent State University generates a large portion of the power used on the Kent Campus and at times can supply all the power requirements for the campus. In order to test the operation and integrity of the power generation, control and distribution systems, a test of the turbines will be performed on Monday, Nov. 12, when the university will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.


Kent State University views student feedback on courses and instructors as pivotal for designing courses and curriculum. In an effort to ensure the quality of academic programs, teaching and the learning experience of students, course instructors are asked to encourage their students to take the Flash Survey, the end-of-course student survey at Kent State for online and hybrid courses.


Each year, Kent State University honors full-time, non-tenure track and part-time faculty members who are nominated by their students and peers for being among the most dedicated, highly effective and motivated professors at the university. The Outstanding Teaching Award is presented by the University Teaching Council. The three award recipients will be honored at the University Teaching Council’s Celebrating College Teaching conference luncheon and awards ceremony on Oct. 19.

WKSU expands its coverage of science and research with “Exploradio Origins,” a new segment airing on Thursdays during local broadcasts of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” “Exploradio Origins” is a weekly series that ponders some of the biggest questions in the universe in 90 seconds. The feature is produced in coordination with the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) at Case Western Reserve University with host Kellen McGee.


Online final grading for Fall 2018 First Half Semester (H1) begins Friday, Oct. 12, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any fall 2018 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Any final grades for fall 2018 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These fall 2018 courses will be available in the Workflow on Friday, Oct. 19.

Medical professionals treat a wide variety of people. But what do they do when they encounter a communication barrier? What if the patient only speaks French or Spanish or American Sign Language? Kent State nursing students are learning how to navigate that situation.