Student Life

Hear how Kent State University student Daisy Smith discovered her purpose at Kent State.

The Kent State University women’s rugby team found themselves facing a literal bump in the road on their way to a rugby match on Oct. 7.

When Kellie Miley graduated from Rootstown High School in 2008, she is the first to admit she was not ready for college. In high school, she barely cracked a book yet managed a 3.2 grade point average (GPA).

Getting by with little effort changed when she started as a freshman at Kent State University. By the end of the year, Ms. Miley found herself academically dismissed for poor grades.

Their hugs were tight, and their words were often soft and tearful.  

Still, those who gathered on a windy night on Kent State University’s Risman Plaza on Oct. 29 came together to not only reflect on the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh but to also lift one another up during a time that has shaken many while taking a deep, emotional toll.

Many said they just needed to be together on this night.

Set against the backdrop of five decades of dynamic social change, the powerful “BUS at 50 Reloaded” photography exhibit in Ritchie Hall’s Uumbaji Gallery highlights the impact and influence of the Black United Students (BUS) organization at Kent State University since its founding in 1968. The show runs through Nov. 14.

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.

The celebration of 100 years of Homecoming at Kent State was “ruled” by 2018 Homecoming Queen Jennifer Uren and Homecoming King Jordan Euell.

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.

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

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.