Student Life

Kent State University students wearing their rainbow graduation stoles smile during the university’s 2019 One University Commencement. A national organization has recognized Kent State University with a perfect overall score for the university’s efforts to create a more inclusive campus and welcoming environment for all. Kent State has received a 5.0 out of 5.0 score on the Campus Pride Index, the premier national benchmarking tool for creating safer and more LGBTQ-friendly...

Kent Book to Prisoners is a student group that sends used books to Ohio inmates. A review of Ohio prison regulations could make it easier for charity groups to donate used books to Ohio prison inmates. Many state prisons have adopted policies that prevent inmates from receiving used books. Those rules, however, are being reviewed, after concerns raised in the media by non-profit groups who send books to inmates, according to a...

Google Map Directions from Tulsa, Okla. to Kent, Ohio Kent State University’s TRIO Student Support Services program went the extra mile for senior Sharon Crawford -- 945 miles, to be exact. Ms. Crawford, a Kent State University senior majoring in public health, lives in Tulsa, Okla., and takes online classes while working as a respiratory therapist. Ms. Crawford is a single mother of four and has...

Kent State Students Volunteer in Dominican Republic for Alternative Spring Break Trip Instead of traveling to a bustling beach in Florida or a cross-country trip to the Rocky Mountains, Kent State students embarked on a variety of alternative volunteer trips during this year’s spring break. The alternative spring break trips are hosted by Community Engaged Learning, which “promotes a culture of active and engaged learners by...

Risman Plaza Fountain Doctors told her that she would never be able to walk again, she wouldn’t finish high school and would never make it to college. But this soon-to-be college graduate and upcoming Kent State University Master’s student has proven those expectations wrong. According to a report by News Channel 9 in Chattanooga, Tenn., Hannah Boulware suffered two...

Engineering Capstone Project.JPG Kent State University at Tuscarawas engineering technology students collaborated on their capstone project during the spring semester and unveiled a search and rescue robot on finals night in early May. A class of ten students from electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical/mechanical engineering technologies participated in the...

Greta Babakhanova As if graduating with your Ph.D., starting a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship, getting married in Nepal and organizing an international research seminar wasn’t already a full plate for Kent State University doctoral student Greta Babakhanova, how about a little dessert?   Ms. Babakhanova, a chemical physics graduate...

Knight scholars Eight College of Communication and Information students received scholarships from the Akron Press Club and John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund in April, totaling $40,000 in awards. The Akron Press Club awards local students every year in memory of individuals who impacted the journalism field. "Journalism and Mass Communication students have...

Students Participate in Program at the Rising Star Center for the Arts Bethany Westphal is a very busy person.   Like most seniors, Ms. Westphal spends her time doing school work and preparing for graduation in May. But, at the same time, she also runs the full-time business she started herself.   Ms. Westphal founded Rising Center for the Arts, which aims to provide positive experiences in the arts for members of...

Photojournalism Student Nathaniel Bailey Photographs Commencement Ceremony Nathaniel Bailey has been interested in photography for as long as he can remember.   “I first started taking photos on family backpacking trips,” said Mr. Bailey, senior journalism major with a focus in photojournalism. “I love the outdoors, so that was my passion.”   After years of study and practice, Mr. Bailey’s passion has paid...