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“Don’t Hate – Debate (And Vote)!” Teach In Flyer The coming election is an important one, and voters – particularly first-time voters – are navigating a challenging landscape of information, misinformation, PACs, bots, memes, toxic debates and inflamed rhetoric. “Don’t Hate – Debate (And Vote)!” is an all-day teach-in event held via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 23, beginning at 10 a.m....

Darin Olson, D.M.A., the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State Darin Olson, D.M.A., is the new director of Athletic Bands at Kent State University. He leads the Marching Golden Flashes, Flasher Brass Pep Band, Kent Symphony Band and University Band. Olson is currently an active member of College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Prior to...

Kent State Starsphere and Sign Kent State University has won a Best in Class award for supplier diversity from the Greater Cleveland Partnership. This marks the third time that the university has received this award. Kent State previously won the Best in Class award for supplier diversity in 2013 and 2017.  As a multiyear winner of the Best in Class awards, Kent State is also...

The Kent State emblem is shown. The Kent State University Board of Trustees has approved a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement between the university and the Kent State University Employees Local 153, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).   The university and AFSCME will now execute a Collective Bargaining Agreement that is retroactive...

Graphic for Kent State Alumni Awards Kent State University is proud to announce its 2020 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the alumni association, the Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious honors given to alumni. “We were once again...

Photo of Kent State University at Trumbull - Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Building For nearly 110 years, Mercy Health has addressed the growing needs of the Mahoning Valley, which includes the city of Warren and its surrounding communities. Mercy Health has been evaluating ways to meet the increasing healthcare needs of those living in Trumbull County, delivering on its promise of providing care when and where people live and...

A Kent State University student walks on the K in Risman Plaza. Kent State University shines again in the new 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists in the newly released rankings.   Kent State is again named among the Top Public Schools, ranking No. 109. In...

Siffrin and Kent State Trumbull Logo Kent State University at Trumbull will become home to a Siffrin Academy to help people with disabilities transition from high school to jobs or advanced education programs. Dan Palmer, Ph.D., interim dean and chief administrative officer, Kent State Trumbull, and Brad Vincent, Siffrin chief executive officer, recently signed a formal agreement to...

Kent State University employees smile and enjoy themselves during the university’s 2019 Employee Appreciation Day event held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Forbes and market research company Statista have named Kent State University No. 1 among employers in Northern Ohio and No. 4 in the entire state of Ohio on the 2020 America’s Best-in-State Employers list that highlights America’s best employers. Kent State is also the top educational institution on the Ohio list. The top three Ohio employers...

Kent State University Assistant Professor Scott Hallgren from the School of Media and Journalism teaches a class in an auditorium during the 2020 Fall Semester. University is one of only three Ohio colleges named to prestigious list Kent State University is being recognized for the ninth time as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities, and ModernThink LLC, a consulting firm. Now in its 13th year, the “Great Colleges to...