Student Life

Austin Trzop, from Kent State University at Stark, is competing in the National Veteran Wheelchair Games. Austin Trzop is in Cincinnati to complete in the 37th National Veteran Wheelchair Games. Trzop is a business and entrepreneurship major at Kent State University at Stark. Shortly after joining the Marines, Trzop became a paraplegic from a diving accident. Trzop will compete in a variety of events including the air rifle and weightlifting. The...

College of Aeronautics and Engineering

photo Jaila Manga (left) and Helen Miller compete in the Air Race Classic 2017 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...

Burr Fall 2016 Staff 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...

Chante Just like other college students ready to graduate, Chante’l Owens is looking forward to holding her diploma in hand and tossing her cap high into the air, as she celebrates the end of challenging academic work and looks forward to the next step in her education and ultimately her career. But Owens is not the typical graduate. She will be one of...

Senior Jake Addessi’s spring break memories include feeding the poor and helping to renovate a building damaged in a hurricane. Addessi has taken part in Alternative Spring Break trips for four straight years. During spring break the last four years, while his friends were basking on a beach or blowing off steam in Las Vegas, Jake Addessi was helping to renovate a community building in the Ninth District of New Orleans or packing up food for the hungry in Chicago. The senior health-services major has participated in Alternative Spring Break (ASB)...

Kent State University women’s golf team won its 19th straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) Women’s Golf Championship on April 23. The No. 15 Kent State University women’s golf team won its 19th straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) Women’s Golf Championship on April 23 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Silver Lake, Ohio. The Golden Flashes, who have won every championship tournament put on by the MAC, won the tournament by 34 strokes. The tournament hosts posted a...

Kent State University students make their way to their seats for their Commencement ceremony. Kent State University will celebrate its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies. In total, Kent State will confer 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. The One University Commencement Ceremony will take...

The design team of Ann Marie Elaban (left) and Kassidy Brillhart (right) are announced as winners of this year’s Rock the Runway fashion show. Kent Student Center Programming, part of the Center for Student Involvement, hosted the 13th annual Rock the Runway on March 4. The runway featured 21 collections by 24 designers, many from Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. The Kent Student Center Ballroom was decked out in 1920s’ style with an elevated runway...

International Society of Typographic Designers Student Assessment scheme in the MAC Center Annex Eight School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) students were awarded membership to the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD). The assessment, conducted in late February by an international team of design professionals and academics, involves a rigorous examination of editorial and typographic design. ...

Twelve-year-old Jameson Payne attends a class at Kent State University’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg. In Ohio, most seventh graders are learning earth and space science, physical science and life science in a middle school classroom. While peers are learning about Earth’s oceanic currents and the periodic table, Jameson Payne attends Kent State University’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, taking Molecules of Life, Seven Ideas That Shook...