Student Life

The 2017 Summer Advantage Program participants and staff stand outside Kent State’s University College. Kelvin Mancebo dreams of the day when he is an air traffic controller. As a senior at Kent State University, Mancebo is majoring in aeronautics with a minor in aircraft dispatch. He is an exceptional student who made the Dean’s List in 2015 and 2016, and the President’s List in 2016, all while playing on the Kent State baseball team. Mancebo is...

Kent State students move clothing into Olsen Hall during freshman move-in day. At the beginning of each school year, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to help incoming freshmen move into the university’s residence halls. The annual service program, called Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the residence halls on the Kent Campus. The volunteers...

Kent State University volunteers help move freshman into their new residence halls during the annual service program, called Movers and Groovers. At the beginning of each school year, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to help incoming freshmen move into the university’s residence halls. The annual service program, called Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the residence halls on the Kent Campus. The volunteers...

Pictured are Kent State University at Trumbull Kent State University at Trumbull officially announced the reinstatement of its campus athletic programs.  This fall, Kent State Trumbull will be home to women’s and men’s cross country teams. It is the first competitive sport the school has offered since 1992 when it had basketball, volleyball and golf teams. The teams will compete against...

Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec meet on GMA. Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec have bantered on Tinder for three years, but never met until Tuesday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. The two Kent State University students sat side-by-side with a wall separating them as GMA hosts Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer asked questions about how much the students have in common. Before the big...

Kent State Students go Viral with Epic First Date. What started three years ago with humorous banter between two Kent State University Students on a dating site has turned into a dreamy first date. And the world is watching. Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec matched on Tinder back in 2014, but their responses to one another were not exactly instant. Sometimes it would take them many months and a lot...

Kent State University College of Business Administration Kent State University students will soon have a unique opportunity to gain professional money management experience. Starting in the fall, the Kent State University Foundation will effectively start “hiring” the students to manage current investable assets. The Student Managed Investment Fund will be the first of its kind at Kent State. The...

Kent State University College of Business Administration Kent State University students will soon have a unique opportunity to gain professional money management experience. Starting in the fall, the Kent State University Foundation will effectively start “hiring” the students to manage current investable assets. The Student Managed Investment Fund will be the first of its kind at Kent State. The...

Kent State University at Trumbull sophomore Deneen Penn will compete for the title of Miss Collegiate America 2017. In late November, Kent State University at Trumbull sophomore Deneen Penn was crowned Miss Ohio Collegiate America 2017. Penn, who is a graduate of Maplewood High School and a business management major at Kent State Trumbull, now advances to compete for the title of Miss Collegiate America, from June 26-July 1, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Penn will...

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The crew at Kent State’s Costume Shop are hard at work creating costumes for Porthouse Theatre’s production of “9 to 5.” On a morning in early June, the Costume Shop at Kent State’s Center for the Performing Arts was filled with sounds—sewing machines buzzing, radio blasting, women chattering and laughing.  With less than a week to go before Kent State’s Porthouse Theatre opened its 49th season with “9 to 5 The Musical”—based on the hit 1980 movie...