Student Life

A student enjoys a quiet moment on the Kent Campus Melissa Celko, director of Kent State of Wellness, has introduced a new Meditation Across Campus program, in which members of the university community can participate for free. “There is a real focus on the humanistic aspect of the quieting of the senses and the mind and allowing the body to find rest,” Ms....

Last weekendLast weekend’s celebration of 100 years of homecoming at Kent State was “ruled” by 2018 Homecoming Queen Jennifer Uren and Homecoming King Jordan Euell.        

Faculty and staff walk up the stairs on the way to Commencement. Seventy-year-old Rudd (Ted) Bare II has the surprise of a lifetime planned for his children on Aug. 18, 2018. On that day, Mr. Bare will don a cap and gown and walk across the stage at Kent State University’s Summer Commencement to accept his Bachelor of Science degree, completing the college studies that he began here 50 years ago. ...

Kent State Fashion Student Helps Give Back with a Fundraiser.Kaycee Marshall, a fashion design senior at Kent State University, says she owes a debt of gratitude to Riley Hospital for Children. She has had nine surgeries at the hospital since being born with a spine that was not fully formed. Read more from WISH. 

Megan Swoger Portz Scholar The Kent State University Honors College is proud to announce that Honors College student and political science major, Megan Swoger, has been named by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) as a 2018 Portz Scholar.  As a member of the graduating class of 2018 this past spring, Megan created and submitted her thesis entitled “Analysis of...

photo aeronautics students Helen Miller and Kenzie Alge in 2018 Air Race Classic Kent State University aeronautics students Helen Miller and Kenzie Alge soared into 14th place out of 52 teams in the 2018 Air Race Classic.  This is the third consecutive year that Kent State pilots have taken part in the all-female, four-day race. This year the route started in Sweetwater, Texas and ended in...

Representatives from Kent State University, the city of Kent, AAA and Portage County Safe Communities are collaborating on a campaign to promote safe driving practices. The campaign Wait2TXT targets both distracted driving and walking. Did you know that if you are driving and have a passenger, are eating or drinking and send a text, your chances of crashing increase by 1,139 percent? April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Kent State University Police Services has brought the Wait2TXT campaign to the Kent Campus. This campaign targets both distracted driving and...

Woman standing in front of the Taj Mahal Mariah Gray did not waste any time. When she was asked to share a weekend experience, she knew exactly what to say. “I went to an Indian festival with my roommate,” she said with a smile to a room of Kent State University Student Ambassadors. “It was an ancient tradition that was totally outside of my culture. I dressed the part, ate the...

Carrie Esser used water-based body paint to turn herself into a “queen bee.” Her artistry landed her in the second round of the NYX Cosmetics 2018 Face Awards USA. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Kent State University student Carrie Esser is that she is not an art major. The 21-year-old from North Royalton has been gaining a reputation for her makeup and body painting business, Makeup Madhouse, which has an Instagram following of more than 12,800. Ms. Esser will be starting her senior year in August...

Transfer students sit around a table talking and laughing at the Kent Student Center. If you are a new Kent State University student, you can still apply for a variety of scholarships for fall 2018. New Freshman Scholarships Kent State is still awarding these three scholarships for new freshmen: Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship and the University Award for Out-of-State Students. Oscar Ritchie Memorial...