Student Life

Erie, Pennsylvania, community members gather with CUDC students When cities need help imagining new possibilities for their urban places and communities, they call Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Most recently, Kent State architecture students had the opportunity to put the skills they learn in the classroom to make an impact on local communities in Erie, Pennsylvania. “The...

The FSStore Kent State University’s Fashion School continuously finds ways to innovate. Its unique lifestyle boutique, Fashion School Store (FSStore), in downtown Kent recently added a new line called “Sustainability RETOLD.” This collection includes sustainably made clothing, featuring work from five different students and three faculty.   During the...

Ashtabula student Lauren Whitten is the 2019 Outstanding OTA Student Award recipient Student Spotlight: Lauren Whitten '19 Video of Student Spotlight: Lauren Whitten '19 Passion. Commitment. Fearless. Those are some of the words used by Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology faculty to describe Lauren Whitten. But they aren’t the only ones...

Nick Lee, junior painting major, produces a class assignment on a 3D printer in the Student Multimedia Studio A makerspace is a “do-it-yourself” space where people can gather to create, invent, build and learn. Makerspaces can exist in many forms and be equipped with a variety of tools and equipment, but at Kent State, makerspaces go beyond making and encourage collaborating and sharing knowledge.   According to an article in Great Value Colleges,...

Six Amazing Kent State Internship Stories What do NASA, Porsche, the National Park Service, Walt Disney World, New York Fashion and C-SPAN all have in common? Kent State University students gained valuable experience and showcased their education and skills this year at each. Internships are a valuable real-world experience that provide students vital on-the-job training in their chosen...

Kent State men’s basketball players congratulate freshman Kalin Bennett (left) for playing in his first college basketball game. Bennett is the first true freshman diagnosed with autism to sign a letter of intent in Division I men’s basketball. The Kent State University men’s basketball team started the 2019-20 season off on a high note with four players scoring in double figures for a 97-58 opening-night victory over the Division III Hiram Terriers at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center on Nov. 6. Freshman Kalin Bennett, the first...

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PRSSA members receive Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) awarded the Kent State Chapter (PRSSA Kent) the highest national honors for a chapter as well as for a student leader this month. PRSSA named Kent State University the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Chapter Award at its International Conference in San Diego, Calif. Public relations major...

Kent State University’s Newest Flashfleet Kent State University’s newest Flashfleet partnership with company VeoRide is changing the landscape of using a bike-share program on campus. Flashfleet is a bike-share program Kent State has in place for students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members. The university uses a mobility share company to partner with, and this year has...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

Students pose for a photo while presenting their project during SkyHack, Kent State University’s aviation design challenge. Kent State University’s aviation design challenge, SkyHack, will take place Nov. 1-3. The event draws college students from around the nation, attracting 120 students from 14 universities in four states in its 2017 inaugural debut. Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will serve as home base for this year’s event, which will...