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Crowd cheering at basketball game With flashing scoreboards and cheering crowds, a college basketball game would seem an unlikely event for someone with sensory issues to attend.  No longer. Kent State University is working with area autism-focused organizations as well as KultureCity®, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessibility and inclusion for those with special needs,...

Kent State graduates file into the MAC Center for their  Commencement ceremony. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 3,000 new graduates as the university holds its Fall Commencement ceremonies. For the Kent Campus, Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Across the university’s eight-campus system, Kent...

The Kent State Golden Flashes football team is bowling for the fourth time in school history, having accepted a bid to the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl against Utah State. The game will take place Dec. 20. The Kent State Golden Flashes football team (6-6) is bowling for the fourth time in school history, having accepted a bid to the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl against Utah State (7-5, Mountain West). The game will take place on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, with coverage on ESPN2. It will be the first...

Kent State Catch phrases come and go in the world of sports that can also be applied to any individual’s journey through life.  One comes to mind when looking at the story former athletic director, now nationally known speaker, author and business consultant Joan C. Cronan could share as commencement speaker with every Kent State University graduate at...

Rachael Blasiman poses with her students after winning the Distinguished Teaching Award. “Small successes matter, even when students understand a complex idea, attend tutoring to improve their exam grade or make personal connections to learning,” said Rachael Blasiman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology for Kent State University at Salem. This positive teaching philosophy led her to winning the Distinguished...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

Rachael Blasiman poses with her students after winning the Distinguished Teaching Award. “Small successes matter, even when students understand a complex idea, attend tutoring to improve their exam grade or make personal connections to learning,” said Rachael Blasiman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology for Kent State University at Salem. This positive teaching philosophy led her to winning the Distinguished...

COBA North Deck Added Benefits to Campus and Community Michael Bruder, executive director of facilities, planning and design at Kent State, said that in addition to the parking deck’s many benefits, most of the cars parked there will be covered and shielded from the sun, rain, snow and other inclement weather. He also said the deck’s location offers...

The rendering shows the location of the new parking deck and the realignment of Terrace Drive at Kent State University. Kent State University’s first major construction project to create a new signature gateway to the Kent Campus will begin in the summer of 2020. At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Kent State Board of Trustees approved the construction of the university’s first parking deck. The project is outlined in Phase One of the 10-year facilities master plan to...