Success Story

Kent State graduates file into the MAC Center for their  Commencement ceremony. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 3,000 new graduates as the university holds its Fall Commencement ceremonies. For the Kent Campus, Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Across the university’s eight-campus system, Kent...

Students De-stress with Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy Program. What could be better to reduce end-of-semester stress than petting a dog? How about petting multiple dogs and digitally dunking with LeBron through esports? This year’s Stress-Free Zone, which is from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 10, will be hosted on the first floor of University Library. Cynthia Williams, director of marketing, communications and...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. With the launch of its 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and modern facilities. Today, Kent State President Todd Diacon made a “groovy” announcement on...

President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. With the launch of its 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and modern facilities. Today, Kent State President Todd Diacon made a “groovy” announcement on...

Kent State is launching a new program to support area teens who have been placed in foster care as a result of the opioid crisis. A teen who ages out of the foster care system is eight times more likely to become homeless than to earn a bachelor’s degree. Think about that. In fact, it is rare to attend a college commencement and find many graduates who spent time in foster care as only 3% who age out of the foster care system will go on to earn a degree. Increasing the...

A joint color guard from Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs conducts a flag-raising ceremony on the Student Green at Risman Plaza during the university’s 2019 Veterans Day Commemoration. Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Those Who Serve, included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza, the...

Kent State President Todd Diacon gives his inaugural address in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. ‘Every Student We Touch Graduates’ Kent State President Todd Diacon urges campus community to unite toward student success in inaugural address “Our challenges are many, our resources are great and our commitment is real.” Kent State University President Todd Diacon drove home the focus of his...

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak at Kent State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 as part of the university’s May 4 Speaker Series. Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans mayor who oversaw the removal of the city’s prominent Confederate monuments and helped his city to recover and reemerge from a series of natural disasters, will speak at Kent State as part of the university’s May 4 Speaker Series. Landrieu’s 2017 speech, delivered in...