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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...

The pathway from a two-year college to Kent State University will soon become an easier road to travel for Ohio students, thanks to a grant awarded to Kent State to collaborate with three Ohio community colleges to streamline the transfer process. Ascendium Education Group awarded Kent State a $1.09 million grant to partner with Lorain County...

Scholarship support helped Ya’el achieve her dream Ya’el Courtney, ’19, always knew she wanted to go to college, but her life took an unexpected turn when she was 15 years old. Suddenly, she found herself in foster care, chaotically moving from place to place. At 17, she was living on her own and supporting herself as a fast food manager....

Dr. Chun-Che Tsai and his wife, Shu-Mei, began inspiring their children before their children were even born. Chun-Che and Shu-Mei met through a family friend and then married. In the 1960s, they emigrated from Taiwan to America to pursue higher education and research opportunities. “They were the first in their families to emigrate to...

Phillip and Mary Lou Herbert, life-long residents of Ashtabula, made a significant bequest to Kent State University at Ashtabula, to create the Phillip C. and Mary Lou Herbert Scholarship. "Phil and Mary Lou lived a simple, quiet life, but valued education highly," says Stuart Cordell, the Herbert's estate planner and long-time friend "It was...

At a ceremony held April 11, 2019, nearly 50 years after his own graduation, John Elliot, ’70, and his wife, Fonda, were present as the architecture and environmental design building at Kent State University was officially named “The John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design.” Photographers captured notable images to...

The Kent Blossom Music Festival has been awarded a $15,000 Kulas Foundation Grant to support the Kulas Visiting Artist residency during the Summer 2019 season. This marks the seventh season of receiving a grant from the foundation, which has supported visits from such distinguished artists as the Emerson String Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, Time...

Twenty northeast Ohio nurses, known as preceptors, were honored at Kent State University College of Nursing’s Thirteenth Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Awards on Thursday, April 11. Nominated by nursing students, this prestigious award recognizes exceptional nurses, physicians and healthcare administrators for...

University Hospitals and Kent State University are joining forces to address the ongoing nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through a new Nursing education initiative that will increase the number of baccalaureate-degreed nurses who enter the workforce each year. This program will better meet the needs of students, employers and the community and...

A team of Kent State students took first place in the seventh annual Mission: Life international competition on Nov. 12, which took place at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The winning team, aided by Edgar Eduard Kooijman, Ph.D., (Director, Biotechnology Program and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences) and J.R....