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Online final grading for spring 2017 First Half Semester (H1: 1/17/2017 – 3/8/2017) began March 8 via FlashFAST. Grading also is available now for any spring 2017 course section that was flexibly scheduled and has an end date no later than March 8. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, March 14. Any final grades for spring 2017 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These spring 2017 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, March 16.     New Blackboa...

Kent State University has installed a new scrolling sign in the American Sign Language (ASL) lab, located in 317 Satterfield Hall, to help notify deaf students, faculty, staff and visitors of emergency situations. Kent State Police Officer Jeff Futo says the sign is intended to help improve the university’s mass notification system (MNS), a phone-based system that sends voice messages through university phones, fire and public-address speaker systems to alert students, faculty and staff on campus in the event of an emergency. “We wanted students who weren’t able to hear the MNS notifications...

One Kent State University student is working to set a new standard in the fashion industry: proving that sustainability can be stylish. Sophomore fashion merchandising major Kelly Cunningham is the founder of Global Fashion Citizens, a student organization that promotes sustainability and upcycling in the fashion industry. “We are a human rights, environmental, informational club,” Cunningham says. “I formed the Global Fashion Citizens because I wanted to have a club at Kent State to promote and educate students on sustainable, eco-friendly, factory-worker friendly habits in the fashion indu...

In an effort to serve more people and offer healthier options, the pantry at the Women’s Center has extended its hours on Wednesday and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is offering fresh produce and bread. The pantry collects donations of nonperishable food items, feminine and personal care products, diapers and more. These items are made available for any Kent State University student, staff or faculty member with a valid Kent State ID. On Thursdays, the pantry also has various fresh items such as fruits and vegetables, bread and premade sandwiches. These products are avail...

When one first steps onto a Kent State University campus, the possibilities are endless: choosing which classes to take, picking a major, joining a student organization, building lifelong friendships. For many female-identifying students, there are hurdles to overcome and challenges to face. The Women’s Center at Kent State is often a place where students find support and encouragement in making ends meet or living their dream. Faculty and staff hear stories of students who have overcome adversity, stepped out of their comfort zone and found balance in a life of ups and downs.  Three y...

Kent State University is competing with nearly 200 colleges and universities during RecycleMania through April 1, to promote recycling and prevent waste from going into landfills. RecycleMania is an eight-week competition during which colleges report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week. They are then ranked based on which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, which schools recycle the most per capita and which schools have the least amount of trash and recycling combined. In the last two years, Kent State was in the top 25 percent of ...

Kent State University students are finding success in the exploratory program designed for students who have not settled on one of nearly 300 majors offered at the university. Daniel Berger and Celeste Dawson were like most Kent State students coming to college – excited, nervous and a little bit confused. In general, they were not sure of their exact academic paths. They were not alone. In 2014, more than 600 students were undeclared or “exploratory” as they came to Kent State. Students who choose not to declare a major or college before arriving on campus are placed in the University C...