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Destination Kent State has returned! The summer advising and registration program at Kent State University is a one-and-a-half-day experience that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. Students are encouraged to invite family members and guests to participate in the program. The students explore important topics, including the...

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USC) have awarded Kent State University a $50,000 micro-grant to help remove the financial barrier to graduation that low-income students may face as they near graduation. Kent State is one of only nine public urban research universities...

Kent State University is one of 17 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine, a leading publication for senior managers at colleges and universities throughout the United States, in its Winter 2015 Models of Excellence recognition program. The Models of Excellence program recognizes innovative approaches to...

Photo of Eboni Pringle and Exploratory Advising Center staff with award Kent State University is the recipient of the 2015 Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The center is committed to setting the standard for excellence in supporting students at critical junctures in the educational pipeline, and it seeks...

Kent State students file past the arch on the Lefton Esplanade on their way to downtown Kent during last year’s Welcome Weekend. Before the fall semester begins on Aug. 31, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that will last from Aug. 27-30 and acclimate students to the Kent State University community. The event is an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about existing academic...

Kent State students file past the arch on the Lefton Esplanade on their way to downtown Kent during last year’s Welcome Weekend. N.J. Akbar, assistant dean of Academic Diversity Success in Kent State’s University College, tells the Akron Beacon Journal that he “understands what is means to be counted out.” As an African-American from a low-income neighborhood, Akbar is the first in his family to go to college. Akbar talks with the Akron Beacon Journal about working...

Kent State students, including members of its athletics teams, fraternities and sororities, joined community members to restore the Mitchell/McClelland Ballpark in the McElrath neighborhood of Ravenna Township, Ohio. Kent State University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.  The Corporation for National and Community Service began awarding this honor in 2006 in...

Flashguides, a group of diverse and fun-loving students, serve as mentors to new students during the Destination Kent State Advising and Registration program. Twenty-four students make up this year Destination Kent State is back! The June and July advising and registration program is a one-and-a-half-day experience that includes an overnight stay in a residence hall. New, first-year students are encouraged to invite family members to participate in the program. During Destination Kent State, students explore important topics, including the...

Flashguides, a group of diverse and fun-loving students, serve as mentors to new students during the Destination Kent State Advising and Registration program. Twenty-four students make up this year Eboni Pringle, Ph.D., of Kent, Ohio, has been selected as the new dean of the University College (formerly Undergraduate Studies) at Kent State University after an internal search. Pringle has served as interim dean of the college since Oct. 1, 2012. She will begin serving as the permanent dean on July 1, 2015. “As dean, I am honored to continue...

Kent State students Kyle Snyder, Nilufar Nurinova and Vincent Shannon have gained valuable experiences through internships and co-ops. They are pictured in the new Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Earlier this year, the state of Ohio designated the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day.” The purpose of the day, which falls on April 14 this year, is to raise awareness of the value of internship and co-op opportunities in this state and promote the establishment of internship and co-op programs at...