Student Life

Kent State track and field alum Samory Fraga "It means a lifetime dream becoming reality. I started doing track when I was eight years old, so after 16 years of hard work and dedication, it finally paid off. I'm really happy by my accomplishment and all I can say is that I'm only getting started! I would like to thank all the Kent State Athletics staff, everyone who helped me during my...

Kent State University Starting in Fall 2021 semester, the Department of Pan-African Studies will offer all Kent State University graduate students the option of taking three courses leading to a new graduate minor degree in Race, Gender & Social Justice (RGSJ) at the Kent Campus. Pending approval by the Kent State University Board of Trustees, the department will...

Kent State Student-Athlete Olympic Hopefuls Kent State student-athletes and alumni have achieved impressive results in their specialized sports such as competing in the Olympics, breaking records and continuously raising the bar for their competitors. The 2020 Summer Olympics are the first games to be postponed in Olympic history, a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The games will be held...

Students Conducting Research The Office of Student Research (OSR) had already begun reviewing applications for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) fellowships when stay-at-home orders due to the COVID pandemic forced cancelation of this popular program. However, rather than simply cancel, Ann Gosky, director of the OSR in the Division of Research and...

Student films violinist As they prepare for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men, female filmmakers at Kent State University empower and support one another through the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI). Assistant Professor Dana White, an award-winning independent filmmaker, created the student group because...

Merchandising student and professor in classroom Kent State University’s School of Fashion has once again been ranked as one of the nation’s best programs in fashion merchandising according to the educational online learning platform, Study.com. Study.com published their 2021 rankings, giving Kent State the #2 spot on the list. To create the list, Study.com gathered information from...

Division of Student Affairs

2021 USG Elected Officials are sworn in by Dr. Hylton. After months of campaigning, students casting their votes, and new members officially being sworn in at the Leadership Awards on April 19 by Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar Hylton, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections are officially in the books. Since 1924, USG has served as the representative organization of the...

Senior mechatronics major Saroj Dahal working with the FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot Kent State University students in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) are learning to assist with mass COVID-19 vaccination production by becoming certified in programming and operating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robots, a certificate only offered at select locations in the nation. The FANUC LR Mate 200iD...

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr is a documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the "Free Hugs Guy." The Student Leadership Institute's philosophy is to aspire to create critical learners, innovators and adaptive problem solvers whose leadership exemplifies distinction. Not even the coronavirus pandemic could get in the way of that this year. The annual event, hosted on Sat., Feb. 20, 2021, is a collaboration with Peer Leader Training (PLTC),...

Kent State University students in LaunchNET Kent State office in spring 2019 Thanks to the renewal of its key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State University community. Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced an award of up to $350,000 will be granted to support the LaunchNET initiative at Kent State through June 2023. ...