Students First

Model Room Makeover

The Kent State Department of Residence Services, University Communications and Marketing and Meijer stores recently teamed up to makeover the model residence hall rooms in Eastway Center. 

Anthony Claytor raises his diploma during his Commencement ceremony at Kent State University.

In 2020, Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced to a group of high school juniors and their families that Kent State would cover four years of tuition costs and one year of room and board. Now, for the LeBron James Family Foundation’s first I PROMISE class, the hard work these students had put in since third grade is paying off. 

Melissa Fenn, M.Ed., Kent State senior advisor II

Melissa Fenn, senior advisor II in the College of Nursing, was recently awarded the university's inaugural Distinguished Advisor Award by University Advising and the Kent Academic Advising Support and Advising Association (KASADA). 

Bullets Shattered This Car Window Where Jillian Saliba Had Been Standing

As she prepared to receive her degree, Jillian Saliba reflected on a deeply personal story of surviving a drive-by shooting during winter break of her early years as a Golden Flash. When the trauma took its toll, she leaned on her professors.

Kent State Today
Cirque du Chem demonstration

A circus came to the Integrated Sciences Building this spring in the form of "Cirque du Chem," presented the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Raiful Hasan, Ph.D., is finishing his first year as an assistant professor of computer science at Kent State University.

Freshman year can be a little stressful, even for a faculty member. But Raiful Hasan, Ph.D., who just completed his first year as an assistant professor of computer science at Kent State University, is feeling content and excited for the next academic year.

Spring 2024 Small Business Showcase

All semester, student entrepreneurs look forward to the Spring Small Business Showcase, from LaunchNET Kent State. 

Kent State Today
FlashesForever Fest Spring 2024

In early May, Kent State celebrated its soon-to-be alumni of the spring Class of 2024 with #FlashesForever Fest on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade. 

Senior Hannah Fender graduates.

As a high school senior just three years ago, Hannah Fender was not overly excited about attending Kent State University. Now, she loves it so much, she’s staying for graduate school.