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College of Arts & Sciences

Spotlight on Herrick Society Member Karen Nicholson Karen Nicholson, BA Sociology ’69, MA ’71, one of the first female wardens in the US Bureau of Prisons, recently endowed the Karen Nicholson Corrections Scholarship for deserving Sociology students concentrating in Criminology. After a rewarding career with...

College of Arts & Sciences

Spotlight on Herrick Society Member Kathleen Rydar Kathleen Rydar, BA English ’67, MA English ’80, former president of That Man May See in San Francisco, CA., supports the College of Arts & Sciences with a focus on the humanities. Following in the footsteps of her late husband, Thomas Wood Boyden, she...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will answer...

Division of Institutional Advancement

US Capital Building In December, Congress made sweeping changes to the U.S. retirement landscape. The SECURE Act, or “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement,” will affect nearly everyone. Here are two major changes. Change to Rules for Inherited IRAs Under previous law, if a retirement account (IRA, 401k, 403b, etc.) was inherited by someone other...

Dr. Tim Feltes, ’77 Dr. Tim Feltes, ’77, always wanted to be a doctor, ever since he was a child. His whole academic career revolved around that dream, but it almost didn’t happen once he got to college. “I started out at a different school my freshman year, but I didn’t receive the support I needed from my advisors and teachers,” says Tim. “One professor...

Shown is a photo taken by war photojournalist and author Ben Brody. Brody is bringing his work to Kent State University through his exhibit, “A Second Moon.” Exhibit, curated by Moema Furtado, raises funds for photojournalism students War photojournalist and author Ben Brody is bringing his work to Kent State University through his exhibit, “A Second Moon.” The exhibit, curated by Moema Furtado, an installation artist and independent curator, runs from March 5-15 at the Crawford Gallery in the...

Students from the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE Network react to learning that Kent State University will offer eligible students free tuition for four years and free room and board for one year. Kent State University has opened the gates of opportunity for all eligible students in the LeBron James Family Foundation’s (LJFF) oldest I PROMISE Network class by guaranteeing free tuition for four years, and one year of free room and meal plan. The free tuition program was born out of an existing partnership between Kent State and the LJFF in...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...