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WHAT: Leaders from Kent State University and KeyBank Foundation will join corporate and foundation leaders from across Northeast Ohio to announce a partnership and significant financial gift. This contribution supports incoming Kent State freshmen with access and support to close the graduation gap that exists for underrepresented students. WHEN:...

great lakes Alexandra Bangor dreams of the day when she moves to a big city to open her cosmetic/fashion line. Bangor is just a few weeks away from taking the first steps to turn her dreams into reality. As an interpersonal communication major, with a minor in public communication in Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information, Bangor is...

great lakes Select Kent State University students have accepted the challenge to submit a video as part of the latest element of Discovering Purpose video series. The project began with inspiration from Kent State President Beverly J. Warren’s 2015 State of the University address emphasizing the importance of a purposeful education. “The first videos...

great lakes Kent State University is hosting a Big Dream Gathering on Nov. 29, and everyone is invited – Kent State students, faculty, staff and people in the surrounding community. These Big Dream Gathering events have been taking place around the country, and they provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for people to think about their big dreams...

great lakes Kent State University’s Department of Career Exploration and Development has launched a new program to expose students to career experiences as well as give companies an opportunity to scout talent. “Flashternships will introduce a new ‘soft entry’ internship model,” explains Kristin Williams, executive director of Career Exploration and...

Kent State University’s Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. The Kent State University Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. Each year, a two-year institution and a four-year institution are chosen as the recipients for the award. The award focuses...

Students team up to prepare meals in the Campus Kitchen at Kent State, located in the second floor kitchen in Beall Hall. The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University is celebrating its fifth anniversary and has launched a new program this summer as part of activities marking its fifth year. The Campus Kitchen’s new pop-up market offers healthy produce and pantry items to children and families at no cost. “At an alternative spring break in Washington, D.C., this...

Kent State University’s Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. The Kent State University Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. Each year, a two-year institution and a four-year institution are chosen as the recipients for the award. The award focuses...

Kent State student Riley Jernejcic stretches out her arms to hug her new friend during a trip to Nicaragua. The trip was coordinated by the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement. Saying goodbye was more difficult than Riley Jernejcic could have ever imagined. Crouched down on the cobblestone street with her arms stretched out from one end to the other, Jernejcic cried out, “Adios. Abrazo,” which means goodbye and hug in Spanish. About 50 feet away, a little boy, known as Wilder, came running up the hill. “He jumped...

Two students greet each other during the 44th annual New Student Reception and Cookout hosted by the Department of Pan-African Studies held behind Ritchie Hall. Welcome Weekend, Kent State University’s four-day new student orientation, took place on Aug. 25-28. Students were able to select from approximately 50 different events held from Thursday to Sunday. The weekend event helped students transition into the university community and learn about academic and social opportunities at Kent State. ...