University Libraries

LaunchNET Kent State receives Excellence in Student Engagement award at Deshpande Symposium On Tuesday, June 11, LaunchNET Kent State was honored with the annual “Excellence in Student Engagement” award from the Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. There were five categories with honors presented to six institutions, two organizations and three individuals. The awards program is overseen by Raj...

Mini-Maker Faire 2019: students using 3D pens On Friday, April 12, the Kent State University Library’s Garden room was filled with students, makers, crafters, gamers, and admirers from across the region. For the sixth year, the Mini-Maker Faire at Kent State brought robots, gardeners, gaming enthusiasts, and more to showcase their projects and teach the public about their areas of interest....

Kent State University has selected Kenneth Burhanna to serve as the new dean of University Libraries. As dean, Mr. Burhanna will oversee the Kent State University Library (pictured) and the branch libraries on the Kent Campus. Following a national search, Kent State University has named alumnus Kenneth Burhanna as the new dean of University Libraries, effective March 1, 2019. University Libraries supports the study and research needs of Kent State students, faculty, staff, alumni and local communities across the university system. Mr. Burhanna has served as interim dean...

Local high schools participate in the Girls4Steam event at Kent State On November 30, the Kent State University Library hosted the Girls4Steam hackathon-style event, which brought together over 80 local high school students. The purpose of the annual event is to “inspire young women to be creators of technological innovations—not just consumers of technology—who use technology as a creative tool to build...

Katie, an English cream golden retriever, enjoys the company of Kent State students as she smiles for the camera during the Stress-Free Zone in the library. Kent State University Libraries will host its sixth-annual fall semester Stress-Free Zone on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11. The event will be open to all Kent State students, faculty and staff from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of the University Library. Stress-Free Zone kicks off finals week as a way to get students to...

Katie, an English cream golden retriever, enjoys the company of Kent State students as she smiles for the camera during the Stress-Free Zone in the library. Kent State University Libraries will provide a solution to end-of-semester stress by giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to unwind and get some pet therapy during finals week.  Every semester, University Libraries hosts the Stress-Free Zone event on the first floor of University Library on the Kent Campus, and this year it will take...

Kent State associate professors Karen Cunningham and Idris Kabir Syed, co-instructors of the course titled May 4, 1970, and Its Aftermath, discuss the print, Lament: Four Dead at Kent, by Linda Lyke, a digital resource from the May 4 Collection. Nearly five decades have passed since Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a gathering of protesting students on the campus of Kent State University, killing four, wounding nine and impacting generations.   This international tragedy has never lost its relevance. Whether embraced or criticized, it is a living and breathing chapter in Kent...

Kent State students enjoy a study break by petting a Bernese mountain dog during the Stress-Free Zone in the library. Kent State University Libraries will once again offer its Stress-Free Zone to all students, faculty and staff on Monday, Dec. 11, and Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room at the University Library. This event gives the Kent State community a chance to wind down during finals week with snacks, games and the Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy...

One Stop for Student Services will serve as a single point-of-contact for student customer services previously provided at the Bursar, Registrar and Student Financial Aid offices. Although it opened in June, One Stop for Student Services will soon get its largest group of students as the fall semester quickly approaches. As part of the "Students First" Initiative, the One Stop for Student Services serves as a single point-of-contact for student customer services previously provided at the Bursar, Registrar and Student...

Kent State students enjoy a study break by petting a Bernese mountain dog during the Stress-Free Zone in the library. University Libraries will provide opportunities for Kent State University students to shake off stress during finals week. University Libraries will hold its semiannual Stress-Free Zone on Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, from 3-5 p.m. in the Garden Room on the first floor of University Library. The event is open to all Kent State students,...