Student Life

Kent State University's Department of Recreational Services is proud to debut the Student Recreation Fields, opening Aug. 26. The fields, located at the corners of East Summit Street and Loop Road, will be used for intramural soccer and flag football, as well as multiple club sports. The fields are also available for general use when they are not...

Kent State University alumnus Ryan Rohrer led eight students to study in Uganda during the Summer Intercession 2013, May 20 through June 7. “The entire trip was completely remarkable and amazing,” says Meghan Walker, junior early childhood education major. “From the wildlife and scenery to the interactions with locals, the trip was...

Before the fall semester went into full swing on Aug. 26, new students were invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that ran Aug. 22-25 and helped acclimate students to the Kent State University community. The event served as an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about...

Ten Kent State University students are serving as AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members in local communities. A VISTA member, who is not a Kent State student, also is serving with Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, helping to support retention of low-income and underrepresented students. AmeriCorps...

Kent State University at Ashtabula students who are members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won honors and awards at the association’s National Collegiate Conference that took place recently in St. Louis, Mo. Special awards also went to two Kent State faculty members. Irene Edge, assistant professor of computer...

Kent State students of Japanese got a crash course in cultural immersion earlier this year, thanks to the efforts of Kent State Professor of Japanese Translation, Judy Wakabayashi, who escorted two different groups to Japan in December 2012 and May 2013. Wakabayashi received two grants to fund the trips. Fourteen students went on the December...

Kent State student Zoë Burch poses with her parents, Michele and Daniel Burch. Zoë received certificates from the Kent State Police Department and Ohio Homeland Security for reporting a potential threat she saw online. Take the Internet seriously. As crazy as that sounds, if a threat is made and feels real, report it. That’s the advice Kent State University student Zoë Burch offers as she reflects on her experience.  While in her first year at Kent State, Burch, a Pittsburgh native, was online and noted a potential threat of violence directed at a school in...

Photo of award-winning work by Kent State student designers Students in the Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University earned Student Notable Honoree status, placing them in the top six of all national entries, in the Core77 2013 Design Awards for their Healthcare Visuals Kibera project. This is the second award the team has earned last month,...