Student Life

Screenshot from WNDU-TV (South Bend, Indiana) Tanner Noble got sick in high school. Really sick. Doctors were out of answers and Noble was running out of time. The Kent State University sophomore eventually was diagnosed with Stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer. His cancer journey recently was chronicled by WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana. WNDU reports that thyroid cancers are treatable 90% of...

Kent State University students pose for a photo during Homecoming 2019. Now that the fall semester at Kent State is in full force, we are excited to announce that two of our most anticipated traditions will be held during the month of October. This year, Homecoming 2020 and Parents and Families Appreciation Week are going virtual and will be held the week of Oct. 5. Homecoming 2020 – Flashes Forever: Here. There....

Downtown Discovery Days Flyer In partnership with Kent State University, Main Street Kent invites Kent State students wearing their masks to visit downtown Kent businesses for a chance to win great prizes. Prizes include a $500 book scholarship, $500 in gift cards to downtown businesses, and twenty bundles of Kent State swag valued at over $50 each. The goal is to thank and...

Five students from Kent State Geauga Earn Writing Award in Spring 2020 Five students from Kent State University at Geauga distinguished themselves as writing award winners during Spring Semester 2020. Each was a student of Bonnie Shaker, Ph.D., assistant professor of English. While Kent State Geauga students have won a total of 16 awards from 2014 through 2020 in different categories, five winners in one year is a...

Jenna Palek When searching for a job in her final semester as a fashion merchandising major this past spring, Jenna Palek, '20, realized that during a global pandemic, very few companies would be hiring. Undaunted, she told herself “I simply will not take ‘no’ as an answer,” knowing “I was capable of finding not only a job but a great one.” ...

Akron head coach John Groce and Kent State head men Two archrival men's basketball teams worked together to produce a powerful video supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraging everyone to register to vote in the 2020 election. The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Akron Zips joined forces to produce a video that reminded fans that while the rivalry is stronger than ever, some things...

Kent State students begin moving into residence halls on Aug. 19, 2020. Kent State University students began moving into residence halls on the Kent Campus on Aug. 19, as part of a phased-in process that will continue over five days. Move-in typically takes place over three days, but the university has extended the time this year to lower the density of people on campus due to safety concerns from the COVID-19...

Remote learning has expanded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kent State University faculty have worked diligently over the summer to improve their skills at teaching remotely. Nearly 1,000 faculty members from across all eight campuses took part in a variety of workshops and webinars to help them learn more about the art of teaching remotely, and how to best engage their students online. ...

A person working at a computer taking down information. When the Ohio Department of Health sought help this summer for work on the COVID-19 pandemic response, more than 110 students from Kent State University’s College of Public Health raised their hands to volunteer. Five faculty members also volunteered to be part of the Public Health Assist Teams create by the state health department to aid local...

Students walk along the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus Kent State University Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., and Vice President for Enrollment Management Mary Parker, Ed.D., recently shared updates about academics and enrollment, respectively, while engaging with the university community. They answered live questions on the university’s Facebook page about fall...