Global Presence

The Gwangju Uprising memorial mural in Gwangju, South Korea

A group of Kent State University professors recently returned from a visit to the commemoration of the Gwangju Uprising at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, feeling inspired for the meaningful connections they made to the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State.

International Talent and Fashion Show

Kent State International Admissions’ Spring International Talent and Fashion Show celebrates cultural diversity.

Medhin Dollebo, Ph.D., visiting Scholar at Risk from Ethiopia.

Speaking out against government corruption and ethnic killings in his home country of Ethiopia made Medhin Dollebo, Ph.D., the target of constant threats and harassment. 

Valoree Vargo (far left), Kent State University vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement, and Kent State President Todd Diacon (far right) stand with university donors Larry and Sandy Armstrong (center).

Kent State University has announced two substantial philanthropic gifts in support of the Global Education Endowment, which was established in 2022 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Kent State’s education-abroad presence in Florence, Italy.

Euihuack Kang, associate professor and chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at Chonnam National University in South Korea, takes part in a panel discussion on May 3, 2024.

A professor from Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, said his recent visit to Kent State University enabled him to experience his research into the May 4, 1970, Kent State shootings in a whole new way.

Vietnamese student Martin Phan learned of the significance of May 4, 1970, after he arrived at Kent State last August 2023.

Martin Phan, 23, a nursing major in Kent State’s College of Nursing, is one of a growing number of Vietnamese citizens who have chosen to attend Kent State.

Designer Zandra Rhodes


The famed British designer nicknamed "the Princess of Punk," Dame Zandra Rhodes, will be inducted into the Kent State School of Fashion Hall of Fame on April 27. 

May 4 Memorial and daffodils

A year ago, Yeonmin Kim, Ph.D., ’13, a literature professor from Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, was concluding his time as a visiting professor at Kent State University with one goal in mind: Create an exchange program between the two schools based on their historic campus tragedies.

Kent State celebrates its new partnership with Dewey International University in Cambodia.

Kent State University Provost and Senior Vice President Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., and Vice President for Global Education Marcello Fantoni joined officials from Dewey International University in Battambang, Cambodia, to celebrate a new partnership expected to bring Cambodian students to Kent State.

President Todd Diacon and junior women's basketball player Bianca Juzzo celebrate the team's MAC championship.

Women's Basketball player from Brazil, Bianca Juzzo, finds much to celebrate during her first year as a Golden Flash.