Success Story

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...

Students carrying the Kent State Homecoming banner in the parade pose for a photo. The Kent State University fight song blared down Main Street, the city of Kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their Kent State days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes and the entire campus boomed with Kent State pride. Kent State celebrated Homecoming on Saturday,...

Kent State President Todd Diacon (third from left) is joined by FedEx officials and members of the Kent State community to unveil the new FedEx Aeronautics and Academic Center. Kent State University’s new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center provides a world-class training ground to help aviation students and future pilots soar to even greater achievements. The sleek, modern learning center, made possible with gifts totaling $6.5 million from FedEx Corp., was unveiled during a grand-opening event Sept. 6. The celebration...

Members of Kent State University’s Class of 2023 form a K on campus for a photo with President Todd Diacon, Kent State cheerleaders and the university’s mascot, Flash. Kent State University has made impressive moves in the rankings in the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. Kent State has climbed three spots, a 3% increase, on the Top Public Schools list. Kent State is the only Northeast Ohio institution on the Top Public Schools list.  In addition, Kent State is again included...

New Kent State University President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal on Saturday, Sept. 21. Last year, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of Homecoming. This year, the university starts the next century of Kent State Homecoming celebrations with a new president leading the institution. Kent State President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Kent State alumni, students, employees and members of...

Movers and Groovers Help Students Move into Residence Halls More than 1,000 volunteers from the Kent State University community welcomed and assisted new students as they moved into their residence halls on freshman move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 18. The annual community program, known as Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the Kent Campus residence halls....

Finish Line Feeling.  A Kent State student embraces the moment after receiving his degree during the Aug. 17 undergraduate commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. The Kent State University alumni network again grew its ranks this summer as more than a thousand Golden Flashes got their degrees. Kent State held its Summer 2019 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Kent State University conferred 1,165 degrees, including 285...