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A new Kent State University graduate smiles during the university’s spring 2019 commencement ceremony. Students wearing graduation caps and gowns will once again grace the campus as Kent State University celebrates its newest graduates and marks the return of in-person commencement ceremonies for the first time since December 2019. The Kent State alumni family will grow by more than 5,000 new graduates as the university holds its spring...

Alan Canfora (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded on May 4, 1970, gives a tour of the historic May 4 site. Thomas Grace (right), who also was a student wounded on May 4, looks on while Canfora talks. Members of the Kent State University community and people around the world will gather virtually for the 51st Commemoration of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s May 4 Commemoration...

Kent State student volunteer for Global Vaccine Poem project What would you say to the COVID-19 vaccine? Would you summarize your experience during the pandemic? Would you focus on your hopes for the future?   The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the...

American Academy Students Show Off the Winning T-Shirt Design What do friendship, academics and T-shirts have in common? For the students at the American Academy, Kent State University and the PUCPR’s undergraduate program in Brazil, a student-led T-shirt design contest created that missing piece of camaraderie during the pandemic between students and their two schools. The American Academy is a...

Nursing students in skills lab You may have heard it said, “when hard times come, notice those who remain, and the ones who disappear.” Nursing instructors are in a position to see this scenario playing out in the lives of their students at Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center. Many people pursue a career in health care because of ample...

A graduating Kent State University student smiles in her cap and gown at Risman Plaza in spring 2020. Kent State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies in May for the Spring Class of 2021 and will welcome back all 2020 alumni for an in-person graduation ceremony during Homecoming Weekend this fall.   Kent State President Todd Diacon shared with the Class of 2021 that outdoor ceremonies for all colleges and degrees will be held...

Photo of B In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University will hold a virtual May 4 51st Commemoration this year. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, the May 4...

Kent State Podcasts and Logos The future of storytelling is constantly changing, but Kent State University is connecting students to the university through new communication avenues. One platform rising in popularity and mass-consumption that colleges like Kent State are taking advantage of is podcasts. Podcasting is a form of communication Kent State sees growth and potential...

CT Scan Rendering of a Komodo Dragon Head Honors College alumna Jessica Maisano, ’94, B.A., started her career at Kent State as a fashion merchandising student before realizing her passion for dinosaurs and dirt was a viable career option. One Kent State professor would show Maisano that childhood dreams are actually within reach. In her junior year, Maisano wrote a term paper about what...

Photo of Kent State University campus by Franklin Hall U.S. News & World Report has named four Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2021. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, Best Online MBA Programs, Best Online MBA – Business Analytics Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. Kent State’s Online MBA...