Student Life

Dix Stadium was the place to be at 10 a.m. on May 13, 2017, as graduates from all campuses gathered for Kent State’s first One University Commencement Ceremony, and their friends and families joined together to celebrate their achievements. 

Photo by Bob Christy '95

This fall marks the beginning of the second year of Kent State University’s living-learning community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual (LGBTQA) students and their allies in the recently renovated Korb Hall. 

Everyday Ambassador by Kate Otto

To help new students get acclimated to academic life, during the summer all incoming students to Kent State read the same book, write an essay in response to reading prompts and then talk about it in discussion groups when they get to campus. 

As the heroin epidemic continues to make headlines and devastate communities across the country, Kent State sophomore public relations major Emelia Sherin found a way to help people better understand what’s going on, who is affected—and what we can do about it.

By Emelia Sherin, as told to Jan Senn / Kent State Magazine

To increase retention rates – and ultimately graduation rates – Kent State created its first-ever Summer Advantage Program through University College’s Academic Diversity Outreach department.

At the beginning of each school year, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to help incoming freshmen move into the university’s residence halls. The annual service program, called Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the residence halls on the Kent Campus. The volunteers aid new students and their families, providing assistance and helping to make the move-in process less stressful.

At the beginning of each school year, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to help incoming freshmen move into the university’s residence halls. The annual service program, called Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the residence halls on the Kent Campus. The volunteers aid new students and their families, providing assistance and helping to make the move-in process less stressful.

This year, freshman move-in day is Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Kent State University at Trumbull officially announced the reinstatement of its campus athletic programs.

Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec have bantered on Tinder for three years, but never met until Tuesday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The two Kent State University students sat side-by-side with a wall separating them as GMA hosts Michael Strahan and Lara Spencer asked questions about how much the students have in common.

What started three years ago with humorous banter between two Kent State University Students on a dating site has turned into a dreamy first date. And the world is watching.

Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec matched on Tinder back in 2014, but their responses to one another were not exactly instant. Sometimes it would take them many months and a lot of wit to return a message.  

Their jokes caught the attention of the world and Tinder, which is sending the two students to Maui, Hawaii for their first date.

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