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Three Kent State University students work together in a study group. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a $2.6 million, five-year TRIO Student Support Services program grant. The program serves students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds and students with diverse learning and physical abilities. Kent State’s Student Support Services (SSS) program, housed in University...

image of a volunteer organizing donated food Among the festivities marking the beginning of this unconventional semester, one Kent State University office is partnering with Portage County social service agencies to host a contactless food drive to collect items that will support members of campus and local communities.   The Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive, organized by Kent...

Kent State Starsphere and Sign Kent State University Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D.,and Dean of University College Eboni Pringle, Ph.D., recently shared updates about reopening campus and what to expect this fall while engaging with the university community. They answered live questions on the university’s Facebook page about how students should...

Students walk along the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus Kent State University Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., and Vice President for Enrollment Management Mary Parker, Ed.D., recently shared updates about academics and enrollment, respectively, while engaging with the university community. They answered live questions on the university’s Facebook page about fall...

Students walk along the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus Kent State Dean of University College Eboni Pringle, Ph.D., recently discussed remote support services during an appearance on Facebook Live. She answered live questions and discussed such areas as tutoring, advising, and career exploration and development, all of which remain available to students during this period of remote learning. Pringle...

A Conversation with Sonia Sanchez Sonia Sanchez’s visit to Kent State University’s campus on Wednesday, September 18, touched many members of the community, both students and visitors alike.    Sanchez's visit is part of the year long 50th Commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State.  Sanchez discussed how poetry, civil rights, student activism, and peace can...

Poet Sonia Sanchez Sonia Sanchez, a recipient of the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award, will speak at Kent State University on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the KIVA auditorium on the Kent campus.    Sanchez’s visit is part of the year long 50th Commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State. Sanchez will discuss...

A graduating Kent State University student adjusts his tassel before his Fall 2018 Commencement ceremony. Kent State University is one of 130 public universities and systems nationwide that have joined forces to increase access to college, close the achievement gap and produce more degrees by 2025. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) launched the initiative, Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, last month. The...

Mackenzie Bailey standing in front of a blue and gold wall Like most students, Mackenzie Bailey faced the typical challenges during the start of her academic career, including choosing a major and getting good grades. But that all paled in comparison to the devastating news she received her freshman year: her father had terminal cancer. “When I was home for winter break, he ended up passing away,” Ms....

After all she has overcome, Diamond Lauderdale credits Kent State with helping her reach her dreams. For Diamond Lauderdale, Kent State University is not only her chosen college, it is her new home. While growing up in Akron, Ohio, Ms. Lauderdale’s home life was challenging. She lived with her disabled father and worked two jobs to help make ends meet. Ms. Lauderdale’s father has been unable to walk for many years, and as she got older, her...