Success Story

Kent State University’s strategic focus on the health and well-being of students is receiving national recognition. Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, announced Kent State as a winner of the prestigious 2018 Healthy Campus Award. 

Take chances. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Seek your authentic self.

Those were the messages that actor Michael Keaton shared with Kent State University graduates taking part in the One University Commencement on Saturday, May 12.

Mr. Keaton, an Academy Award-nominated actor and Kent State alumnus, delivered the address at Dix Stadium before a standing room-only crowd of more than 21,000 people.

Michael Keaton was multitasking during his upcoming return to Kent State University.

Kent State University Libraries will provide a solution to end-of-semester stress by giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to unwind and get some pet therapy during finals week. 

Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact.

The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back.

A portion of Kent State University’s Kent Campus has taken its place alongside the nation’s most significant historic locations, joining such sites as the Grand Canyon National Park, Pearl Harbor and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Those 17 acres represent the location of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting students, observers and soldiers gathered on that fateful day when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students and wounded nine others.

On April 12, future generations of business leaders got a first look at design concepts from several firms competing to develop Kent State University’s new College of Business Administration building.

The Kent State University Board of Trustees adopted a 10-year facilities master plan that embarks on a $1 billion transformative journey of the Kent Campus to better serve the needs of students and the entire Kent State community. The plan enhances the welcoming feel of the university’s iconic Front Campus and genuine sense of place, elevates inclusive healthy living-learning environments, links a campus-wide series of spaces focused on innovation and expands the dynamic synergy with the city of Kent.

With exciting finishes by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams on March 5, the Kent State University Golden Flashes will march on to Cleveland in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena.

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