At the start of each semester, Kent State University sees an influx of new life coming to campus in the form of new students. Thanks to University Facilities Management, new life is always coming to campus in the form of new greenery, specifically new trees.

The last e-Inside issue for the 2017 Spring Semester will be published May 8. Copy submissions for this issue should be emailed to einside@kent.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. e-Inside will resume June 12.


The University Bookstore and University Libraries will provide numerous chances for students to shake off stress before and University Library will hold its semiannual Stress-Free Zone for students on Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, from 3-5 p.m., which includes a visit from therapy dogs.

Since LaunchNET Kent State opened its Kent Student Center office in summer 2012, the advisers have helped more than 1,500 Kent State University entrepreneurs and innovators, and now the unique “glass box” office is no longer sufficient.

“Your ideas grew so big that we outgrew our space,” says Julie Messing, LaunchNET Kent State’s executive director. Starting summer 2017, LaunchNET Kent State will be supporting Kent State students, faculty, staff and alumni with its innovative, entrepreneurial endeavors from a new home on the second floor of University Library. 

A Kent State University summer program that teaches foreign languages to high school students has received federal funding for the 10th consecutive year.

Professors Brian Baer and Theresa Minick of Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences received two grants totaling $180,000 to host the 2017 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy at Kent State.

Dawn Plug, associate director of Kent State University’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, has been appointed to a position on the Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials’ Board of Directors, serving as the only representative from Ohio.

Kent State University's Child Development Center was selected by the Portage Park District for “Stewarding Future Environmentalists” at its 19th Annual Portage County Children work in a garden at the Kent State Childhood Development Center.Environmental Conservation Awards Benefit Dinner.

By immersing themselves deeply in the local culture, students participating in an education-abroad program can enhance their overseas experience, personally as well as academically. Understandably, some students are more adept at the immersion process than others – a fact that led the staff at Kent State University’s Florence Center in Italy to implement a competition among students beginning this spring semester to encourage them to make immersion a rewarding part of their studies.