Success Story

Photo collage of Kent State women Kent State University has won the Mid-American Conference’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for women’s sports award for the first time in school history. The award is given annually and designed to recognize the conference institution with the highest overall combination of both grade point average (GPA) and Academic Progress Rate rank...

Members of Kent State University Lori Holcepl felt the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deeply when she was laid off from her job recently. As a single mother of two, Holcepl relied on her paycheck to support her family. “Since the pandemic began, I have feared we would lose our home and everything we have,” Holcepl said. “With my children home from school, I also...

Patrick Tomaswick meets with one of his heroes, Kent State Police Officer Joe Knotek He's only 4 years old, yet he's already certain of what he wants to do when he grows up. That by itself is pretty amazing. Patrick Tomaswick wants to be a police officer, but not just any member of law enforcement. He wants to be a Kent State University police offic er. So much so that he wears his own Kent State...

A Kent State University College of Nursing student gets hands-on experience with a patient simulator in the Olga M. Mural Simulation Lab in Henderson Hall. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lexie Jones, Madison DeCato and other students in Kent State University’s College of Nursing have been employed in hospitals throughout Northeast Ohio, where they have honed their skills and observed healthcare professionals on the front lines. The emergence of COVID-19 has provided an unparalleled opportunity for...

President Kent State University President Todd Diacon recently presented six Kent State faculty members with the 2020 President’s Faculty Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional performance that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition in the faculty member’s discipline. “It gives me great pleasure to present this award...

Female student in aeronautics lab Using Kent State University’s exceptional student support and career resources, senior aerospace engineering major Sydney Bihn followed her instincts to her true career calling.   Since high school, Sydney Bihn’s plan was to become a teacher, specifically in middle childhood education. When it came time to choose a university, she wanted to...

A new Kent State University graduate smiles after receiving her diploma. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement. The accomplishments of the Spring Class of 2020 will be recognized with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. EDT, in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to prohibit large...

Kent State University Kent State University’s virtual 50th Commemoration to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, will take place online beginning Friday, May 1. Visitors to the May 4 50th Commemoration website will be able to view a variety of special videos, online exhibits and interactive tours, all designed to honor and remember Allison Krause, Jeffrey...

Caitlyn Lenhoff, a masters student in Computer Science, demonstrates the ATR_FLUX augmented reality user interface There is a very good chance that technology, incubated at Kent State University, could play an integral role in improving NASA astronauts’ performance on the next space missions to the moon and Mars. For months, an interdisciplinary team of 12 students and four faculty advisors have been working collaboratively to research and develop new...

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on May 9. Kent State University today announced that it will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony taking place on the originally scheduled commencement date. Kent State students, faculty, staff, parents and friends are invited to tune into the virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at 11...