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Irvin Cardenas and Yuqiao Xu load donated safety supplies that they delivered to Summa Health in Akron. “We have to start knitting masks. My director of health just emailed the entire staff.” For Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, these were the worst words he had ever heard from a close friend working at one of Cleveland’s top hospitals. With...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, are displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State University. In accordance with the order of Amy Acton, M.D., director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of the community, Kent State University regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May 1-4, 2020. A...

Students in the Chinese Course Play a Chinese Board Game Kent State University hosts STARTALK Foreign Language Academy, where 20 accepted high school students in Northeast Ohio are immersed into either Russian or Chinese language and culture. Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies received federal funding for the 12th year to host this academy on campus. The high school...

Students in the Chinese Course Play a Chinese Board Game Kindness means something different to everyone, but to Stephanie Sweany, ’05, it means making a stranger’s day a little better by simply smiling at them. Stephanie started the Canton Kindness Coalition to “make kindness contagious” in November 2018. “It’s the simple gestures in life that can turn...

Students in the Chinese Course Play a Chinese Board Game Claudia Kovach, ’03, M.A. ’09, has been part of her family business, City Machine Technologies, Inc since 2006. Her time and dedication to the company has proven successful, as Claudia was recently named the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Champion of Ohio. The Small Business Champion...

Student turning his tassle The Kent State University alumni family grew by nearly 3,000 new graduates as the university held its Fall Commencement ceremonies. For the Kent Campus, Commencement ceremonies took place Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Across the university’s eight-campus system, Kent State...

Student turning his tassle Article updated on Dec. 18 Congratulations to Leslie Srodek-Johnson, ’01, of Stan’s Northfield Bakery for bringing home the big win and $10,000. Leslie won the judges over with her cute Santa beard on a stick cookies. After the episode that aired on Monday, December 16, Leslie showed her appreciation to fans for all the congratulatory...

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015 A small class assignment in college led to an off-Broadway debut for Kent State University musical theatre alumnus Scott Miesse, ’15, who will be premiering his self-written play titled “Abnormal” in January 2020. “During my senior year at Kent State, I started writing a scene of a little boy talking to his imaginary friend in class,”...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

Kerry Jo Bauer working on The Dark Crystal The work of a School of Theatre and Dance faculty member at Kent State University is featured in a new Hollywood blockbuster. Assistant Professor of Costume Technology Kerry Jo Bauer served as a costumer for Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which premiered this month exclusively on Netflix.  ...