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Flashes Take Care of Flashes Kent State University is just two weeks away from move in. To count down to the return of students, faculty and staff for the start of the fall semester, the university will review one Flashes Safe Seven principle each week. Flashes Take Care of Flashes This week, Flash helps President Todd Diacon wear his face covering correctly. Watch in...

Students from KASA parade holding a sign Originally from Akim Oda, a town in southern Ghana, Kevin Opoku heard about Kent State from a friend when he was in high school. He came to visit the university during his senior year and said he found himself “in tune” with the environment.   Kent State Junior Kevin Opoku Opoku is currently a junior, majoring...

Kent State University Kent State University Interim Associate Provost and Interim Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., recently shared updates about campus reopening, specifically pertaining to the graduate student community and what the expectations are for graduate students and teaching assistants this coming fall semester.   Van...

Monitor Your Health Every Day Kent State University is just three weeks away from move in. To count down to the return of students, faculty and staff for the start of the fall semester, the university will review one Flashes Safe Seven principle each week. Monitor Your Health Every Day This week, Flash runs a temperature of 106 degrees Fahrenheit, and everyone panics until...

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...

Have Questions? Reach Out! Kent State University is just five weeks away from move in. To count down to the return of students, faculty and staff for the start of the fall semester, the university will review one Flashes Safe Seven principle each week. Have Questions? Reach Out! This week, watch Flash teach President Todd Diacon how to contact the DeWeese Health Center to...

A rendering of the new College of Business Administration During his 34 year tenure at Kent State University, professor Lawrence Marks, Ph.D., has been at the forefront of developing online classes, which have become an indispensable part of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marks started out teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes and continued teaching while he served as chairperson of...

Protesters in Cleveland, Ohio, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of Sylvia Lorson) Kent State University Associate Professor Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor has authored a perspective piece on racial equality that is featured in the July 15 Washington Post column, “Made by History.” Smith-Pryor, associate professor of African American history, is author of "Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of...

Clean and Sanitize Kent State University is just six weeks away from move in. To count down the return of students, faculty and staff for the start of the fall semester, the university will review one Flashes Safe Seven principle each week. Clean and Sanitize This week, watch Flash teach President Todd Diacon how to correctly clean his office in the video linked...

Practicing physical distancing with masks in hand, Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., and Taléa R. Drummer-Ferrell, Ph.D., stand in front of the Kent State University fountain. Kent State University’s Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., and Taléa R. Drummer-Ferrell, Ph.D., recently entered the annals of university history.   On May 1, 2020, Hylton became the first Black person in the university’s history to hold the title of vice president for student affairs. And on July 1, 2020, Drummer-Ferrell was appointed dean of...