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A rendering shows the potential future view of the new iconic main entrance to the Kent State University campus as seen from Main Street. The Kent State University Board of Trustees adopted a 10-year facilities master plan that embarks on a $1 billion transformative journey of the Kent Campus to better serve the needs of students and the entire Kent State community. The plan enhances the welcoming feel of the university’s iconic Front Campus and genuine sense of place, elevates...

http://kentstatesports.com/sports/2018/3/1/2018-mac-tournament-central.aspx With exciting finishes by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams on March 5, the Kent State University Golden Flashes will march on to Cleveland in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. For the men’s team, Kent State senior Kevin Zabo went the length of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center court in...

New Kent State University graduates participate in the One Commencement Ceremony in May 2017 at Dix Stadium. The university’s graduates are making dynamic impact and shaping lasting contributions across Northeast Ohio. You will find Kent State University driving the region’s economy in nearly every sector of industry. From FedEx to Medical Mutual to Sherwin-Williams and the Cleveland Indians, our graduates are making dynamic impact and shaping lasting contributions across Northeast Ohio.  Every day, Kent State and its graduates – including 109,000 alumni...

Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS) From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. That is the path Kent State University alumnus Jacob Derwin took to become a cast member on the 36th season of the CBS show Survivor, which will begin airing Feb. 28. This season’s show is called Survivor: Ghost Island. Long before the show’s challenges began, the 2016 Kent...

David James, superintendent of Akron Public Schools, gives remarks to a full room in Kent State’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools. Kent State is the latest in a growing number of area businesses and organizations that have joined hands with Akron...

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images) Batman is coming to Kent State University. In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood. The leading man who has inspired millions in iconic roles on the big screen will now inspire thousands of new Kent...

Junior Jonathan Nwankwo’s journey has taken many twists and turns to join the men When you are 6 feet 9 inches tall, “You should be playing basketball” is a phrase you hear fairly often. Jonathan Nwankwo, 21, a power forward on Kent State University’s men’s basketball team, heard the phrase so often from so many people that it almost seemed like a sign from the universe. Pursuing a basketball dream, though, wasn’t as...

Kent State University won the On the Move University Challenge title for the most active university in the country. They laced up. They warmed up. They got moving. In the end, nearly 800 hard-charging, heart-pounding employees from across Kent State University’s eight campuses came together as one team. TEAM KENT STATE captured first place in the national On the Move University Challenge for the most active university in the country.   “The challenge...

Kent State University students studying in the College of Business Administration pose for a group photo outside the Business Administration Building. As prospective business school students weigh through their options of which school to attend, the decision-making process can be overwhelming. However, an important factor to consider can help make the decision easier and allow for an exclusive group of business schools to stand out: accreditation.   Kent State University’s College of...

Legendary journalist and news anchor Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Few have seen the history of our world unfold like Dan Rather. The renowned journalist has been a constant presence for many monumental events – the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, the Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 – to name a few. We are pleased to announce the former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News is coming to Kent...