Student Life

Kent State student enjoy the pet therapy dogs during the Stress-Free Zone event presented by University Libraries. Everyone’s favorite event is back. Kent State University Libraries will host its seventh annual Stress-Free Zone on Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7. The event is open to students, staff and faculty from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of University Library. Stress-Free Zone aims to take care of students by providing them this...

A student working on the computer in the residence hall Kent State University introduced distance learning courses and online classes in 2005 to make it easier for commuter students to connect. Now students living in residence halls are just as likely to take advantage of online classes as those students looking to save themselves a drive to campus. Since Kent State began to offer distance learning in...

Kent State’s Women’s Lacrosse Team Kent State’s very first Women’s Lacrosse team is making an impact on the culture at Kent State during its first year on campus. Since the team is new to Kent State, players get to shape opinions and perceptions of the team and the players.   Head Coach Brianne Tierney accepted the unique experience of building a brand-new team. She was hired...

Sharon Ware and Jasmine Long Dynamic duo. Jasmine Long and Sharon Ware grew up in different neighborhoods, but their connection transcends residential blocks. Broken barriers now build the dreams to change their communities for the better.  Ms. Long hailed from the southeast side of Canton; Ms. Ware called Massillon home. But, the obstacles to accessible health care were the...

Choreography Club Practicing With nearly 400 student organizations, Kent State University has plenty of options for students to find a club that fits their interests. But if students can’t find one that piques their interest, they can always create their own.   That’s what Kent State freshmen Tara Wade and Ryan Leflar did. The pair did not hesitate to turn their passion...

Kent State University’s 2019 Mock Trial Team Kent State University’s Mock Trial Team recently competed in the Regional Mock Trial Association Competition held at the Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse in Columbus. The two-day competition was Feb. 16 and 17. Each year, the American Mock Trial Association constructs a criminal or civil case that is used by all of the teams from the...

Kent State When most people think of varsity or club-level sports programs on college campuses, names like Overwatch, Hearthstone, League of Legends and Rocket League are not normally mentioned. But at Kent State University, these popular game titles are the new electronic landscape for a varsity sports program that launched in fall 2018 at Kent State....

Trumbull Business Administration Major Deneen Penn Living #TheWorkerBee Life When business administration major Deneen Penn started her college career at Kent State University at Trumbull, she had no plans to become Miss Ohio USA 2018 or to launch her own honey business. By her senior year, however, she had accomplished both.  #TheWorkerBee is the motto she lives by and the platform she chose to use during her run for Miss...

Various members of our garden community assisting with maintenance Community Engaged Learning at Kent State University presented its 2018 Outstanding New Service Initiative Award to the Walls Community Garden. The garden was selected for the award for understanding the needs of the community and making a positive impact on Kent State University, Walls Elementary School, where the garden is located, and the city...

Vehicle Blue Emergency Light Turned on The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a high wind warning on Feb. 24, warning drivers to be cautious on the roads. Jacob Thompson, a Kent State University sophomore aeronautics and engineering major, nonetheless braved the harsh winds during his regular commute back to the Kent Campus from his Coast Guard drill training in Port Clinton,...