Student Life

Transfer students pose with Flash during National Transfer Student Week This fall, more than 900 students transferred to Kent State University. National Transfer Student Week is Oct. 21-25, and the university is hosting events specifically designed for transfer students. With a percentage of the student body made up of transfer students of different class standing and different majors coming from all over the...

Celebration! Dan Armelli is doused with champagne during the Washington Nationals Oct. 15 celebration of winning the National League pennant. As the champagne flowed Oct. 15 in the clubhouse of the National League Champion Washington Nationals, there was a Kent State University connection in the middle of the frenzy that capped the team’s first trip to the World Series. “It’s just an unbelievable time, and I’m so grateful I’m here,” said Dan Armelli less than 24 hours after...

Kent State Ranking Qualifies Flight Team for Nationals Kent State’s Precision Flight ranked third overall last week at the Region III Safecon, National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Competition at The Ohio State University (OSU) securing its place in the national competition. Kent State’s ranking at the regional competition means they will compete May 18-23, 2020, for the National...

Kent State Kent State University's Esports team won the Hearthstone finals at the Harrisburg University Esports (HUE) Invitational held in mid-September. The Esports team was among 64 collegiate teams invited to the competition. Kent State participated in both the Hearthstone and the League of Legends competition. The team took the Hearthstone champion...

A student gets help at the Academic Success Center from tutor Khadija Al-Habsy The first priority of Kent State University’s strategic roadmap is to ensure that students have the education, experiences and support they need to graduate and to live successful, satisfying lives in their work and in their commitment to become engaged citizens. The university’s Academic Success Center team is making that priority its priority...

The McNair Scholars Program Regional Conference Minority, low-income and first-generation college students are often underrepresented in graduate schools. To change this and to help students realize their potential, the McNair Scholars Program at Kent State University provides assistance to underrepresented students who consider pursuing a doctoral degree.   The McNair Scholars program is one...

Student Voting Rate Skyrockets in Recent Years While student voting nationwide doubled since 2014, the Kent State University student voting rate has increased 135% from 2014 to 2018, according to a recent report from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement, conducted by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.  ...

The cast and crew of "Manual for a Desperate Crossing" smile for a group photo. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, different countries, cities and communities around the world – including the Kent State University community –  have been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. As Kent State’s population of Hispanic and Latino students continues to grow each year, students, faculty, organizations and departments are taking the time...

Kent State’s College Republicans As we approach the 2020 presidential election, college campuses have become charged with energy from the differences throughout the student body. Channel 5 News asked Kent State College Republicans, “what’s it like being a Republican on a college campus right now?” As one Kent State College Republican put it: “Believe it or not, it’s...

Lighting Design Student Works in Stump Theatre The School of Theatre and Dance’s Design, Technology and Production program has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the top 30 programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In the Kent State ranking, On Stage highlights faculty member Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, whose credits include Steppenwolf and Congo Square...