Student Life

A pair of Kent State University female pilots have successfully completed the 2017 Air Race Classic. The Flying Flashes finished fifth out of the 12 universities, and 15th out of the 47 teams overall. They also received a prize for finishing second on the seventh leg of the race and were one of only nine teams to complete the race with zero penalties. This is the second year in a row that Kent State has participated in the race.

The Burr Magazine, Kent State’s general interest student magazine, was named the best student magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Kent State also earned national finalist status in two categories in SPJ’s annual national Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

In each category, SPJ chooses one winner and up to two national finalists from student journalists’ submissions from across the United States.

Chante'l Owens is among four 18-year-olds and 10 19-year-olds who will have received degrees since last summer.

Senior Jake Addessi has spent all of his undergraduate spring breaks in places like New Orleans and Chicago. Yet, unlike his peers, none of the getaways were for fun in the sun. Instead, Addessi was taking part in Alternative Spring Breaks to help others in need.

The No. 15 Kent State University women’s golf team won its 19th straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) Women’s Golf Championship.

The One University Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in Dix Stadium.

Kent Student Center Programming, part of the Center for Student Involvement, hosted the 13th annual Rock the Runway.

Eight School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) students were awarded membership to the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).

In Ohio, most seventh graders are learning earth and space science, physical science and life science in a middle school classroom. But Jameson Payne is not like most kids his age. 

Joshua Looser, a junior entrepreneurship major, received the Red Cross Acts of Courage Award after successfully performing the Heimlich maneuver on a woman who was choking last year.

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