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Update: This story was recently named the winner of the Best of District V Award for storytelling as determined by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  As we honor veterans in the month of November, Kent State Today is resharing this story from last year to highlight an amazing student and veter...

Students coloring for calmness in the SAS offices

As part of Disabilities Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, Kent State’s Student Accessibility Services hosted a “Coloring for Calmness” event this week in its offices within the University Library. The room that is staged for the event features soft lighting and evenly spaced tables topped with crayons, markers and ...

Paws for a Cause Puppy Meet-Up at SAS Offices

Rosa King was used to having animal companions at home, but right before she came to Kent State University, her dog passed away. On campus, she connected with Paws for a Cause, a student organization at Kent State that helps train and socialize service dogs in training. At first, King became a sitter, then she said, "I surprised my family ...

Kent State students Ryan Aquilani of Philadelphia, Pa., and Holly Atkinson of Dayton, Ohio, make fidget tools as part of Disability Awareness Month, sponsored by Student Accessibility Services.

One in every four people in the United States has some type of disability.   Sometimes, it’s obvious: a pair of glasses, hearing aids or a wheelchair. For others, there may be no outward sign: a mental health struggle, a medical condition or a learning disability.  No matter the issue, Kent State University’s Student A...

Malia White and Lipton.

"It looks like you're busy - I'll hold the leash." Senior Visual Communication Design major, Malia White and her service dog Lipton are both learning in assistant professor Tim Bell's Fashion Photography class in the School of Visual Communication and Design(VCD).  According to the Office of Student Accessibility Services (...

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Ellie Emmerling (right) and Luna in the Kent Student Center.

Therapy dog Luna and her human companion, Ellie Ellerling found a comfortable place to take a break from their work and studies in the Kent Student Center. Ellerling, from Lisbon, Ohio, is part of the Class of 2025 and is studying digital media production.  Approved therapy and service animals are welcome in nearly every bu...

Community Space: A Place to Just Be

The Division of Student Affairs will host a space to process the results of the Derek Chauvin trial. With a verdict being announced on Tuesday afternoon, several of the centers within the division created Community Space: A Place to Just Be to provide support our students might need.   "The goal of the community spac...

Photo of Giovanni Santiago and Danny Pippen during 2020 autism awareness game

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many disruptions and changes to people’s lives. The Kent State University men’s basketball team has been affected, too, with schedule changes, games played in nearly empty arenas and extra safety protocols in place. However, one of the things that has not changed is the team’s steadfast commitment to autism...

Katie Kimble, a member of the Kent State Marching Golden Flashes Colorguard, strikes a pose with the 6-foot-long flag she and her teammates work with at Kent State sporting and musical events.

  Cover your right eye and put a blinder on the outside of your left eye – that’s how Kent State University sophomore Katie Kimble, from Rocky River, Ohio, sees the world after nine eye surgeries.  “I’m not cool with it, but I accept it,” Kimble said. “I’m thankful for the vision I have.” At a young age, doctors told Kimb...

Cover your right eye and put a blinder on the outside of your left eye – that’s how Kent State University sophomore Katie Kimble, from Rocky River, Ohio, sees the world after 19 eye surgeries. “I’m not cool with it, but I accept it,” Kimble said. “I’m thankful for the vision I have.” At a young age, doctors told Kimble that she would...