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Photo of Jill Golden (left) and Carrie Kandes (right) Kent State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) Chapter, along with two School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) alumnae, earned national recognition at the 2020 PRSSA Annual International Conference, Oct. 26-Oct. 29, 2020. Public relations alumna Jill Golden, ’20, of Macedonia, won the highest individual award, the...

Launching into Aerospace Engineering Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering will offer a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in aerospace engineering starting spring 2021. These new offerings come on the heels of the college graduating its first class of aerospace engineers last spring. These graduate programs provide an advanced...

The Dual-enrollment Program American Academy Celebrates its First Commencement A true milestone in the concept of international education, the American Academy celebrated its first Commencement in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, on Sept. 25. The American Academy is a dual-enrollment program jointly operated by Kent State University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR). The program’s curriculum follows a...

DI HUB Fall DIsh Cooking Challenge As part of the celebration of the grand opening of the Design Innovation Hub, three selected student chefs will compete to prepare amazing, fall-inspired dishes from a basket of secret ingredients from the Innovation Teaching Kitchen on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Fall DIsh Cooking Challenge. The challenge can be viewed at noon at...

Ebone, Peer Academic Coach Students struggling academically or with time management skills will have an additional, powerful resource in the form of a fellow student to coach them to success. The Academic Success Center’s Peer Academic Coaching Program at Kent State University is now available for all students.  Peer Academic Coaching is a personalized one-on-one coaching...

Izzy Stewart Tabling in Koonce Hall At just 19 years old, Kent State University sophomore Izzy Stewart has inspired hundreds of fellow students to exercise their right to vote. The public relations major has been inspired by those who have come before her here and is taking steps to create political change. Since her time in high school, Stewart has gone into her communities and...

Adam Forrester and the Fresh Prince Collection Starring Will Smith, James Avery and more, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was a popular sitcom in the 90s that recently celebrated its 30th-year anniversary. Fashion in the 90s was dominated by simple styles, but full of patterns and colors. And you can see and buy those styles mixed with contemporary flair today thanks to Kent State University...

Christian Cunningham posing for a picture during his visit to LIFT Academy Christian Cunningham, senior aeronautical studies major at Kent State University, has been doubted. Some said he would never become a pilot. But Cunningham is already proving them wrong. Graduation is on the horizon, and he and his internship were recently featured on CNN. “People would always say I couldn’t do it because I had glasses, or...

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A selfie of two people wearing masks In times of uncertainty and hardship, you can stand back and wait for it to pass or get involved. During the pandemic, people in the town of Kent and the Kent State community wanted to make a difference. Two Kent State students became the catalysts that sparked a 10-week project of doing good. When the...

Brenna Parker interacts with a child while working for When We All Vote Kent State alumna Brenna Parker grew up in a household that talked about important issues of the day, so it’s no surprise that her young career has been rooted in politics and civic engagement. As the nation votes leading up to the historic 2020 election on Nov. 3, Parker has taken on the role of Web and Facebook Strategist for Biden for...