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Kent State University’s Division of Student Affairs hosted its annual employee celebration on April 13 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The breakfast event brings the division together to celebrate the employees’ hard work and dedication throughout the year and to recognize integral campus partners. Last year, the division implemented The Greg Jarvie Students First Award to honor employees outside the division who are collaborative partners and keep students first. The award was named in honor of Greg Jarvie, a Kent State University alumnus who served the university for 29 years as ...

Kent State University has announced that three candidates for dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University's Columbiana County Campuses (Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem) will be on campus over the next several weeks. Each candidate will hold a public presentation to discuss the following: Brief biography/background Challenges facing higher education Opportunities and challenges of a Regional Campus Experience/examples of interacting with the broader community Anything else the candidate would like to mention on how he will app...

For the third consecutive year, Kent State University was tops among nine Mid-American Conference (MAC) institutions with eight student-athletes on the 2017 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team.  Redshirt juniors Stephen Suglio, of Richfield, Ohio, and Chance Driscoll, Aurora, Ohio, were among just five conference wrestlers to earn the honor for a third time. The Golden Flashes are also the only team with a pair of three-time recipients. “I’m really proud of our guys and how seriously they take their studies,” says wresting head coach Jim Andrassy. “They are here to get a degre...

On the weekend of March 11 and 12, the Kent State University Thai Ensemble traveled to Los Angeles to participate in a conference to highlight the restoration of the UCLA Thai music instrument collection donated in the 1960s by David Morton. While there, they performed as part of the conference and were able to experience a world-class performance by house musicians of the National Theatre in Bangkok during a traditional wai khru ceremony. The two-day conference began with performances on Saturday by musicians from the Los Angeles community, Chicago and the newly established Thai Ensemble at ...

Bethany Lanese, assistant professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health at Kent State University, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award for her course Foundations of Effective Public Health Leadership. The biannual award program, hosted by Blackboard, the learning management system, used at Kent State for teaching, learning and student engagement, recognizes online courses that have excelled in four areas: Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment and Learner Support. Lanese previously won the award in 2015 fo...

Kent State University was one of 51 schools to compete nationally in Game Day Challenge, the fourth-annual event hosted by the College and University Recycling Coalition, RecycleMania, Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise. The Game Day Challenge is a national waste minimization and recycling competition held during football games to increase awareness of recycling at universities across the country. Kent State placed second in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) schools in pounds recycled per person category. During Kent State’s Game Day Challe...

Eight School of Visual Communication Design students were awarded membership to the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers. The assessment, conducted in late February by an international team of design professionals and academics, involves a rigorous examination of editorial and typographic design. Undergraduates Brenan Stetzer, Dean Sweetnich and Anna Richard received merit awards. Graduate student Natalie Snodgrass and undergraduate students Emily Thomas, Jess Lahna and Nick Blanchard passed.     Alex Catanese, graduate student, received a commend...