Student Life

A national organization has recognized Kent State University with a perfect overall score for the university’s efforts to create a more inclusive campus and welcoming environment for all.

Kent State University Alumnus Kevin Zezlina will become one of the newest members of The Federal Bureau of Investigation after accepting a job offer as an analyst in the Washington, D.C. area. With his impressive academic career and list of outstanding achievements, this comes as no surprise to those who have worked alongside him.

A review of Ohio prison regulations could make it easier for charity groups to donate used books to Ohio prison inmates.

Sharon Crawford’s story is not one of a typical Kent State student in the SSS program. Almost all of the students in the program live near the Kent campus or in one of the on-campus residence halls. Being on or close to campus allows SSS students easy access to tutoring services, the opportunity to participate in workshops and to attend on-campus events and off-campus trips. With Ms. Crawford living in a different state, it was a unique opportunity for Kent State to bring her into the program. 

Instead of traveling to a bustling beach in Florida or a cross-country trip to the Rocky Mountains, Kent State students embarked on a variety of alternative volunteer trips during this year’s spring break.

Doctors told her that she would never be able to walk again, she wouldn’t finish high school and would never make it to college. But this soon-to-be college graduate and upcoming Kent State University Master’s student has proven those expectations wrong.

Kent State University at Tuscarawas engineering technology students collaborated on their capstone project during the spring semester and unveiled a search and rescue robot on finals night in early May.

As if graduating with your Ph.D., starting a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship, getting married in Nepal and organizing an international research seminar wasn’t already a full plate for Kent State University doctoral student Greta Babakhanova, how about a little dessert?

Eight Kent State University students received scholarships from the Akron Press Club and John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund in April, totaling $40,000 in awards. College of Communication and Information students won eight of the nine awards given by the Akron Press Club this year.

Bethany Westphal is a very busy person. Like most seniors, Ms. Westphal spends her time doing school work and preparing for graduation in May. But, at the same time, she also runs the full-time business she started herself.

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