Kent Student Center

Construction Management Job Fair Sp 2024

More than 70 employers attended the Construction Management Job Fair in the Kent Student Center, hosted by the Kent State Construction Management Student Organization.  This organization has been presenting this job fair once a semester since 2016. The construction management program is offered through Kent State's College of Arc...

2024 SMC Welcome Back Mixer

Students began the semester with a chance to reconnect with friends at the The E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center's Welcome Back Mixer. The event, held in the Student Multicultural Center Lounge, featured games, food and fun.  Want to see one of YOUR photos in “IN A FLASH?” Submit your Kent State-related photo...

CDC kindergarten class visiting the Giving Tree at the CARES Center

It began with “One.” “One” is a children’s book by Kathryn Otoshi that Charlie, a student at Kent State’s Child Development Center, read with his parents. His mother taught at the center. The book uses colors and numbers as characters and deals with issues of bullying, standing up for one’s self, the power of numbers and the power of “o...

CARES Center Giving Tree ornament

“It’s a direct way for anybody who wants to participate and give right to students,” said Josh Perkins, Ph.D., assistant dean of students and director of Kent State’s CARES Center. He is talking about the center’s Giving Tree donation initiative that kicked off Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 15. Perkins explains how the Giving Tree works in...

Native American Heritage Month Celebration 2023

On Nov. 18, people gathered at the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony for a Native American Heritage Month Celebration. The event highlighted Native American foods, culture and heritage, and created a welcoming atmosphere, sharing the spirit of community at Kent State.   This celebration was part of a schedule of events ...

Kent State international students celebrating Diwali 2023

Some of Kent State's international students gathered in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Nov. 16 to celebrate Diwali – the Indian Festival of Lights.  Diwali is traditionally celebrated throughout Central Asia. In India, the celebration of Diwali will typically last anywhere from three to five days, and the duration also var...

Kent State Today
Long shadows on a bicycle and bike rack on campus.

This photo, captured near the Kent Student Center, shows the effect of the unique position of the sun during the early part of meteorological winter (September-March). The sun's position during these months means shorter periods of daylight and longer shadows on sunny days.  The position of the sun in the months near the fall and s...

Ofrenda in the Kent Student Center for Day of the Dead

If you visited the Kent Student Center, Bowman Hall or Tri-Towers in October, you may have noticed displays of colorful flowers, paper cut outs, painted skulls, candles and many photos of people and pets. They are ofrendas (home altars) put together by members of S.A.L.S.A., the Spanish and Latine Student Association to celebrate el Día de...

Detail of a Day of the Dead display in the Kent Student Center

The celebration of el Día de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – begins on the evening of Nov. 1 in countries around the world, including Mexico, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, the Philippines and much of Latin America.  Members of the Spanish and Latine Student Association (S.A.L.S.A.) at Kent State University&nbs...

Faces of Kent State's Mental Health Campaign

World Mental Health Day is Oct. 10. It's also the day that Kent State University is kicking off its university-wide mental health campaign.  You may have already seen posters and other messaging around the university, some featuring Kent State students, faculty and staff who have volunteered to be the “faces of the campaign” as...