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Kent State Logo at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh Kent State University has partnered with the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins since 2018, allowing this nationally recognized hockey team to work closely with the university and providing professional and recreational aid to the Kent State community. The partnership includes multiple facets that focus on future Golden...

Participants at Kent State University Kent State University has been designated as a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success for its commitment to improving the experiences and advancing outcomes of those who are first in their families to attend college. The center is an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher...

Photo of Kent State University ROTC cadet with American flag Kent State University is once again at the top tier when it comes to exhibiting leading practices and supporting post-military students, receiving the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation for its Kent Campus. This is the 12th year in a row that the Kent Campus has received the Military Friendly School honor. The Kent Campus received a...

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Student pose for a picture at Lavender Graduation. In a month synonymous with cupid, hearts and chocolates, it seems fitting that Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Center is set to celebrate 10 years of love beginning on Valentine’s Day and extending through the end of the year. The LGBTQ+ Center advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic Two Kent State University professors have conducted much-needed research on face coverings that use alternative textiles to protect the public from COVID-19 and how to keep those masks virus-free. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, and Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., the Summit Professor of...

Kent State senior Gianna DaPra in the TV2 Studio The Hearst Journalism Awards — widely known as the Pulitzer Prizes of Collegiate Journalism — recently recognized Kent State senior Gianna DaPra in the nation’s top 10 for television features. DaPra, a journalism major in the School of Media and Journalism, earned 10th place recognition for two stories she worked on from 2019-2020: Makeup...

Telebot-3R designed by the Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University was named a finalist in the World Robot Summit A team of students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University just took the next major step in becoming an internationally recognized robotics team.   Kent State’s Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab (ATR_Kent) in the Department of Computer Science recently shared its latest...

Photo of Kent State University campus by Franklin Hall U.S. News & World Report has named four Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2021. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, Best Online MBA Programs, Best Online MBA – Business Analytics Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. Kent State’s Online MBA...

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Kent State University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, to celebrate King’s life and legacy. Serving as this year’s keynote speaker is CNN political analyst and former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers. The virtual program is free and open to the public. Sellers made history in 2006...

Photo of a graduating Kent State student from spring 2020 The Kent State University alumni family will grow by more than 2,500 new graduates as the university holds its fall commencement. The accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2020 will be recognized with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. EST, in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to prohibit mass...