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Kent State University has selected Akron’s Signet Real Estate Group to lead the design phase of the marquee building of the first phase of the Kent Gateway Plan – the proposed new home for the College of Business Administration.
 

From snow-capped mountains in Alaska to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the South Korean countryside and palatial modern architecture in Oman, a diverse collage of students from around the country and the world has descended on campus. Together, they make up Kent State University’s robust student body, comprising more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and 100 countries.

“We at Kent State feel called to play the role of convener -- to broker conversations that are more civil, braver, and more productive.”

At a time when our national conversation is plagued with division with opposing sides routinely attacking each other’s allegiances, Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren looked to the university’s history, specifically the campus shootings on May 4, 1970, and called on America to learn from its past to heal its present.

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to Fashion-schools.org.

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and school is out. It is summer and that means soaking up the rays and catching up on all that reading you did not have time for during the year. What books are you planning to read? For some suggestions, we asked around Kent State University's Campuses:

Nearly a half century ago, sparks from a passing train not only set fire to oil-slicked debris on the Cuyahoga River, which sent flames five-stories high, it ignited the river’s reputation as one of the most polluted in the United States. Since then, clean-up efforts have helped return the river to its natural state, and now visitors will have the opportunity to give it a voice, thanks to a grant awarded to the Wick Poetry Center in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

If you enjoy playing video games – you are a hobbyist.

If you enter competitions – you are a gamer.

If you like to watch others play – you are a fan.

Together, all three make up esports, one of the fastest growing industries in the world - playing games such as Counter Strike, League of Legends, Overwatch and HearthStone Heroes of Warcraft. Universities are catching on to the subculture - offering students varsity esports programs with practice facilities, tournaments and even scholarships.

As the sun made a rare, warm April appearance, a crowd gathered in the shade outside Kent State University’s Rockwell Hall to remember Taylor Pifer. One-by-one, Ms. Pifer’s friends stepped up to the microphone remembering how their kind and outgoing friend would say hi to complete strangers; how she could never hold a grudge; how she loved fashion and Dunkin Donuts.

The details are stunning. The size - mammoth. The temperature - frigid. They are some of the most awe-inspiring creations made out of mother nature’s most exquisite winter ingredients: snow and ice.

Equally impressive are the artists, architects and engineers who take that snow and ice and design and build structures for the “Extraordinary ICE Building Design Competition” organized by Harbin Institute of Technology in China and Working Group 21 of International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.

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