Student Life

Game Jam Students (2).jpg Nearly 40 students from Kent State University's Tuscarawas, Stark and Kent campuses recently participated in Kent State’s first site for the Global Game Jam (GGJ). GGJ is a worldwide game-making event where creators gather at 800-plus sites around the world over a weekend to make games based on a single theme over a 48-hour period. Kent State’s...

Dylan Elson (center) poses with Dr. Little (left), and Lorinda Craver (right) Quick-thinking, experience and a kind heart describe a Kent State student who took immediate action to help an employee during an apparent medical emergency. Dylan Elson, freshman exploratory major, was honored in a surprise ceremony by the Division of Student Affairs on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Kent Student Center Alumni Suite, where he was...

Kent State graduates, students and crew adjust lights for the principle shot of the new Kent State commercial. Three Kent State University students gained valuable video production experience by working on a new television commercial produced by the university as part of the new spring campaign.   When University Communications and Marketing (UCM) created the 30-second commercial to highlight the achievements and impact of Kent State, its producers turned...

Kent State Senior Journalism Major Christiana Ford travels to China with the National Association of Black Journalists Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication senior Christiana Ford was one of five students nationwide selected to participate in the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) all-expenses paid reporting trip to China in November 2018. Ms. Ford, who aspires to report on politics after graduation, has sought out...

Students help prepare food at the Campus Kitchen at Kent State University. The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University is celebrating eight years of making an impact across campus and in the Kent community, annually turning 60,000 pounds of leftover food into 18,000 meals. Amanda Woodyard, director of the university’s Community Engaged Learning, began advising the Campus Kitchen about three years ago and has witnessed...

Kent State Robotics Team Places Receives Third Place Award in NASA Robotics Mining Competition Being a finalist in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition is a remarkable accomplishment in itself. Placing third in the entire nation was a surprise and a joy to the Kent State Robotics Team. “We were very surprised to place third!” said Madison Spreitzer, president of the organization from 2017-2018. “This year was the best we have ever done...

Kent State graduate Garrett Holubeck overcame cancer to earn his degree. Garrett Holubeck's diagnosis with stage 4 cancer led to him being placed on life support just to keep his heart and lungs working. Beating the odds, the Pittsburgh native completed his long journey of recovery when he crossed the stage Dec. 15 to earn a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology. Mr. Holubeck and his family shared their...

Katie, an English cream golden retriever, enjoys the company of Kent State students as she smiles for the camera during the Stress-Free Zone in the library. Kent State University Libraries will host its sixth-annual fall semester Stress-Free Zone on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11. The event will be open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of the University Library. Stress-Free Zone kicks off finals week as a way to get students to...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan displays the Congressional Award Silver Medal, presented to Kent State University nursing student Austin Croft in Henderson Hall, home of the College of Nursing. It’s not every day that a college student is awarded a medal or receives a special visit from a congressman. But that’s exactly what happened to a Kent State University student when he was honored for his initiative, achievement and service. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan presented Kent State nursing major Austin Croft...

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan displays the Congressional Award Silver Medal, presented to Kent State University nursing student Austin Croft in Henderson Hall, home of the College of Nursing. It’s not every day that a college student is awarded a medal or receives a special visit from a congressman. But that’s exactly what happened to a Kent State University student when he was honored for his initiative, achievement and service. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan presented Kent State nursing major Austin Croft...