Office of Global Education

Kent State team wins Mission:Life international competition 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....

Woman standing in front of the Taj Mahal Mariah Gray did not waste any time. When she was asked to share a weekend experience, she knew exactly what to say. “I went to an Indian festival with my roommate,” she said with a smile to a room of Kent State University Student Ambassadors. “It was an ancient tradition that was totally outside of my culture. I dressed the part, ate the...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná President Waldemiro Gremski formally signed an agreement between the two universities to launch the American Academy. Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact. The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back. “Kent State has had a huge role on me finding my identity and passion,” said Mr. Priosti,...

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná President Waldemiro Gremski formally signed an agreement between the two universities to launch the American Academy. The Recruiting implementation team has successfully enhanced our ability to recruit students by improving efficiency. The team also engaged the Office of Global Education to update forms and load data, allowing Global Education to begin using Salesforce to set up international events and track registrations.  Important milestones include:  The...

Junior Jonathan Nwankwo’s journey has taken many twists and turns to join the men When you are 6 feet 9 inches tall, “You should be playing basketball” is a phrase you hear fairly often. Jonathan Nwankwo, 21, a power forward on Kent State University’s men’s basketball team, heard the phrase so often from so many people that it almost seemed like a sign from the universe. Pursuing a basketball dream, though, wasn’t as...

Junior Jonathan Nwankwo’s journey has taken many twists and turns to join the men Kent State University’s Honors College is a Living-Learning Community where first-year students like Michael Trauman have discovered a home away from home, and a place where they can pursue their dreams. Mr. Trauman is among the hundreds of students who comprise the largest Honors College freshman class ever. Freshman enrollment in 2017 grew by...

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Emeritus Professor Gary Hanson Gary Hanson, beloved emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, died on May 18, almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. Calling hours will take place Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m., and on Thursday, May 25, from 10-11 a.m., with a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. All...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren delivers inspiring Commencement message to the Effat University Class of 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The music echoed a pronounced, loud drumbeat as 400 female graduates marched step-by-step to the cadence of the drumbeat, down a very long entryway right up to the very edge of the stage. “It was the most dramatic ceremony I’ve ever seen,” said Kent State University’s President Beverly Warren. “These powerful women marching directly...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren stands with Xi’An International Studies University President Wang Junzhe after signing a partnership agreement between the two universities. A delegation from Xi’An International Studies University (XISU) in China led by President Wang Junzhe recently met with members of the Kent State University faculty and staff to sign a partnership agreement between the two universities.  Xi’An International Studies University, a renowned university located in the historically significant city...

Kent State Dining Services Visits Hindu Temple for Menu Inspiration Kent State University Dining Services is creating a welcoming environment in the dining halls for Kent State’s international student body, which represents 109 countries. The latest advancement involved a trip to a Hindu Temple in Parma. The international food station in Prentice Café has themed events every other week, but an Indian menu was...