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With military flanking the Kiva building entryway and flags lining the Risman Plaza lawn, the community gathered in the Kiva auditorium for Kent State University’s annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration on Nov. 8, 2018.

Two Kent State entrepreneurship students have turned their passion for Louisiana cuisine into a new pop-up restaurant, the Southern Comfort Kitchen. 

A relationship forged between Kent State University’s (KSU) College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) and the American University of Beirut (AUB) is on track to establishing a research foundation for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), rotor dynamics and advanced environmental barrier coatings technology.


What first gained attention in Hollywood has now spread to a classroom at Kent State University, where an English professor is turning the #MeToo movement into curriculum.

Ohio ranks seventh in new business creation, but last among larger states in integrating startups into the overall economy. That makes it hard to build momentum in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

WKSU presents: Growing Ohio’s Startup Culture: An Exploradio Meetup
Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Downtown Akron. The free event is moderated by Jeff St. Clair, WKSU host of All Things Considered and producer of the station’s award-winning Exploradio series.

The Kent State University fight song blared down Main Street, the city of Kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their Kent State days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes, and the entire campus boomed with Kent State pride.


University celebrated 100 years of Homecoming on Oct. 6

Ask Wayne Dawson about his time at Kent State University and the WJW Fox 8 anchor will tell you about going to football and basketball games to cheer on the Golden Flashes, attending weekend dances, eating at the Schwebel Room restaurant on the third floor of the Kent Student Center, working at Eastway making pizzas and living at Twin Towers in McDowell Hall. 

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.