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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...

J.R. Campbell, executive director of Kent State University’s Design Innovation Initiative, tries on a face shield produced by the Kent State team. Kent State University’s Design Innovation (DI) Initiative is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by prototyping and producing face shields and masks to help fill the gap being experienced by medical personnel on the front lines. J.R. Campbell, executive director of the DI Initiative, is coordinating a team that consists of 25 faculty, staff and...

Irvin Cardenas and Yuqiao Xu load donated safety supplies that they delivered to Summa Health in Akron. “We have to start knitting masks. My director of health just emailed the entire staff.” For Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, these were the worst words he had ever heard from a close friend working at one of Cleveland’s top hospitals. With...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will answer...

College of Nursing donates PPE to EMA of Portage County. Since COVID-19 struck the nation, medical staff have been finding that personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves and gowns have become a commodity. That is why Kent State University’s administration, faculty and staff have stepped up to collect the university’s PPE to donate to local entities in dire need of medical...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, are displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State University. In accordance with the order of Amy Acton, M.D., director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of the community, Kent State University regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May 1-4, 2020. A...

Dean Kahler (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded in the May 4, 1970, shootings by the Ohio National Guard, will return to campus on May 9 to serve as speaker for the One University Commencement. UPDATE: Please note that all Spring Commencement ceremonies and pre-commencement celebrations have been postponed. See www.kent.edu/coronavirus/commencement for more information.    Dean Kahler, one of the nine Kent State University students wounded in the May 4, 1970, shootings by the Ohio National Guard, will return to campus on Saturday,...

Kent State field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer (wearing hat) stands with her players and assistant coaches. Kent State University field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer has one mantra that not only fueled, but bonded, both her first successful season guiding the Golden Flashes and the team she inherited. “We have to honor the women who came before us,” she said. “The girls joke around because I say that line a...