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President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. With the launch of its 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and modern facilities. Today, Kent State President Todd Diacon made a “groovy” announcement on...

Kent State University arch, in front of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design on a sunny day Kent State University’s architecture and interior design graduates build such impressive skills during their studies in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design that in a national survey, hiring professionals rank them among the most-hired. As part of the national survey, recently conducted by DesignIntelligence, Kent...

College of Architecture and Environmental Design Kent State University’s architecture and interior design graduates build such impressive skills during their studies in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design that in a national survey, hiring professionals rank them among the most-hired. As part of the national survey, recently conducted by DesignIntelligence, Kent...

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GT Header 2019 Kent State University’s 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign hit a record-setting $1 million in donations, double what they had been in 2016. During the 2018 campaign, supporters surpassed the $1 million mark again and set a record for the second year in a row. Kent State’s Division of Institutional Advancement, which oversees the campaign, knows...

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Catherine and Jim As a student, professor and associate dean at Kent State, Catherin Hackney knows firsthand about all the good programming available in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She and her husband, Jim, have a planned gift that will “pay it forward” and assist others. Watch their story below.  Why I Give - Catherine and...

Jerry 10 For people of a certain age, there has never not been Wi-Fi. That amazing, ubiquitous, wireless technology that makes our laptops portable and our movies streamable has only been in existence since 1999 thanks, in part, to an alumnus of Kent State University named Jerry Pohmurski, '88.   A self-proclaimed “radio...

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Phillip Grant Senior Journalism and Mass Communications major, Phillip Grant, ’20, believes in striving to be the best version of himself. Earning the Dennis G. Cipriany Endowed Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communication confirmed for him that he has the potential to be great. “Receiving this scholarship is a testament to how hard I work,” Phillip...

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Linda McDonald, M.A. ’86, Ph.D. ’98 Linda McDonald is not only a proud alumna, receiving both her Master’s degree and Ph.D. at Kent State University, she’s a passionate supporter of the College of the Arts. Linda’s late husband, Pete, who was an architect, and Linda always felt that the arts enhance the quality of life for people – that they make a difference in our culture....

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S Born in Nagpur, India, Dr. Saroj Sutaria began a love affair with music as a teenager after her older brother brought home a whole set of classical music recordings and books he had purchased. “I was hooked,” she says. “We spent hours listening to those records over and over. I was especially drawn to piano music. I just loved the sound of...

Banner The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...