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The protected prairie surrounding Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be burned on Friday, April 26, at approximately 9 a.m. to allow for new growth during the summer season. This is a rescheduled date. The previously planned prairie burn for April 26 was canceled due to rain. The city of Kent Fire Department...

Student walking through trees and flowers on campus What would Kent State University look like without its abundance of lush trees? Where would students tie their hammocks on a beautiful spring day if campus didn’t have sturdy trunks rising from the ground? Where would the signature black squirrels nestle for the night if the campus wasn’t speckled with forestry? Kent State’s efforts to...

Student walking through trees and flowers on campus The protected prairie surrounding Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be burned on Monday, April 23, at approximately 9 a.m. to allow for new growth during the summer season. The city of Kent Fire Department will conduct the controlled burning of the prairie, which has been a yearly practice since 2004. The...

Two Kent State University students sit beneath the trees at the Behind the Brain Plaza along Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus. Trees fill the sky every season as far as the eye can see as Kent State University students walk down the Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus. Large oaks provide shade on a warm summer day, glistening maple trees leave a blanket of orange and red on the ground as students move back into the residence halls in the fall and snow-covered pines bring...

Two Kent State University students sit beneath the trees at the Behind the Brain Plaza along Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus. The protected prairie surrounding Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be burned on Wednesday, April 26, at approximately 10 a.m. to allow for new growth during the summer season. The city of Kent Fire Department will conduct the burning of the prairie, which has been a yearly practice since 2004. Burning of the...

This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program. Sixty-eight years ago, the Kent City Council and mayor dubbed Kent, Ohio, the state’s Tree City. This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program. Created in 2008, the Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and...

A Kent State student walks through a colorful patch of trees and foliage near the Beyer-Murin Gardens, next to the Risman Plaza, on a warm spring day. Sixty-eight years ago, the Kent City Council and mayor dubbed Kent, Ohio, the state’s Tree City. This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program. Created in 2008, the Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and...

A colorful, fall aerial photo of the campus of Kent State, taken from a university aircraft, helps show why the university has received the Tree Campus USA recognition for a ninth consecutive year. University is rooted in its commitment to tree care Sixty-eight years ago, the Kent City Council and mayor dubbed Kent, Ohio, the state’s Tree City. This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program.  Created in 2008, the Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and...

A colorful, fall aerial photo of the campus of Kent State, taken from a university aircraft, helps show why the university has received the Tree Campus USA recognition for a ninth consecutive year. Kent State University colleges and departments will hold several events across campus to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 21. From 9 a.m. to noon, Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host Arbor Day activities for the children from the university’s Child Development Center, including a children’s book reading...

A colorful, fall aerial photo of the campus of Kent State, taken from a university aircraft, helps show why the university has received the Tree Campus USA recognition for a ninth consecutive year. Kent State University has earned its eighth consecutive recognition from Tree Campus USA, a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Heather White, grounds manager at University Facilities...