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A new Kent State graduate responds to the introduction of speaker Octavia Spencer during the One University Commencement Ceremony in Dix Stadium. Kent State University celebrated its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies. In total, Kent State were conferred 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. The One University Commencement Ceremony took...

Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13 in Dix Stadium. Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13. Best known for critically acclaimed starring roles in films such as “The Help,” “Hidden Figures” and “The Shack,” Ms. Spencer is also the co-author of...

A graduate at the Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony waves to her family after receiving her diploma. Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,544 degrees, including 1,773 bachelor’s degrees, 715 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees and one educational specialist...

A graduate at the Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony waves to her family after receiving her diploma. Select Kent State University students have accepted the challenge to submit a video as part of the latest element of Discovering Purpose video series. The project began with inspiration from Kent State President Beverly J. Warren’s 2015 State of the University address emphasizing the importance of a purposeful education. “The first videos...

A graduate at the Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony waves to her family after receiving her diploma. Kent State University is hosting a Big Dream Gathering on Nov. 29, and everyone is invited – Kent State students, faculty, staff and people in the surrounding community. These Big Dream Gathering events have been taking place around the country, and they provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for people to think about their big dreams...

Kent State University’s Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. The Kent State University Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. Each year, a two-year institution and a four-year institution are chosen as the recipients for the award. The award focuses...

Kent State University freshmen walk through the Kent Student Center during 2016 Welcome Weekend. Kent State continues to set records as it begins a new academic year. The university marks the 10th consecutive year of enrollment growth on the Kent Campus. Kent State University continues to set records as it begins a new academic year. The university is marking the 10th consecutive year of enrollment growth on the Kent Campus with increasing diversity and academic success while also welcoming another record-setting freshman class. The university released its official 15th day census data for the...

Kent State University freshmen walk through the Kent Student Center during 2016 Welcome Weekend. Kent State continues to set records as it begins a new academic year. Kent Campus boasts records in enrollment growth, retention and freshman class size, quality and diversity Kent State University continues to set records as it begins a new academic year. The university is marking the 10th consecutive year of enrollment growth on the Kent Campus with increasing diversity and academic success while also welcoming...

Kent State University freshmen walk through the Kent Student Center during 2016 Welcome Weekend. Kent State continues to set records as it begins a new academic year. Kent State University’s Online Learning Team in the Office of Continuing and Distance Education has earned national recognition for outstanding work in online education. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology presented first- and second-place awards to Kent State for its faculty training courses, “Online Classroom...

A Kent State graduate celebrates after receiving his diploma during the Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony in the MAC Center. Kent State University held its Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,455 degrees, including 917 bachelor’s degrees, 440 master’s degrees, 75 doctoral degrees and 23 educational specialist degrees. Across the...