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Just before winter break, a group of Kent State University international student-athletes representing eight different countries visited first graders at Woodland Elementary School. The student-athletes took time to share the cultures, languages and traditions of their native countries: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, New Zealand, Scotland and Spain. The student-athletes introduced themselves in their native language, taught the students to say “hello” and spoke about their experiences living in a different country, as well as playing their respective sports. Eilidh Thomson, who pl...

Organizers of the 11th Annual Main Street Kent Art and Wine Festival are seeking artists for the event, Saturday, June 3, from noon-10 p.m. in downtown Kent. The festival, which will take place at the Hometown Bank Plaza and surrounding streets, will feature local artists, a variety of live entertainment and several Ohio wineries. The event is presented in partnership with Kent State University's College of the Arts. Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Main Street Kent is now accepting...

The Kent State University Alumni Association is looking for motivated and enthusiastic faculty and staff members from every campus to serve on the 2017 Homecoming Committee. This committee is responsible for the planning, coordination and promotion of the Kent State 2017 Homecoming. Committee members are expected to attend committee meetings and assist in spreading Kent State spirit, plan an event or serve on a subcommittee. Interested individuals can contact Homecoming Committee Chair Joy Wesoloski at jforema3@kent.edu or 330-672-5368. ...

The Kent State University Press, the publishing arm of the university, is now a department under the report of Kent State University Libraries. The move provides new expertise and capacity for both organizations, positioning them to better align with Kent State’s strategic priorities and explore innovative approaches to delivering knowledge through scholarly communication and publishing. University Libraries’ services will equip the Kent State University Press with broader support for copyright, fiscal management, website, communications, event planning, desktop and software development. Li...