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Before she attended her first class on campus, Kent State University freshman Hayley Simons had already acquired broad knowledge of the May 4, 1970, shootings from her father and brother, who are both graduates of the university. But it wasn’t until this summer when she read two books about May 4 as an assignment for the university’s Common...

Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has teamed up with Kent State University Esports in a unique new partnership designed to help grow and strengthen the local gaming community in Northeast Ohio, as well as promote the university’s newly launched collegiate esports program.  ...

On the eve of his first academic year as Kent State University’s new president, Todd Diacon sat down with reporter Krista Kano from the Record-Courier to discuss his priorities in office. Diacon expressed his desire to increase enrollment, keep Kent State affordable, continue a strong relationship with the city of Kent, honor the legacy of May 4...

Targeted at widening students’ educational opportunities in preparing them for a career in occupational therapy, the Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Technology program recently announced the creation of a hybrid model, combining online learning with more convenient on-campus laboratory sessions. The new...

The Kent State University alumni network will again grow its ranks this summer as more than a thousand Golden Flashes get their degrees. Kent State will hold its Summer 2019 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Kent State University will confer 1,165 degrees,...

Student activism and giving voice to students will be the topics of two keynote speakers who are headlining the upcoming 2019 Educators Summit at Kent State University titled “May 4, 1970 Then & Now: Voices for Change.”   The summit will usher in a year of programming and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when...

Campus leads county in undergraduate research and innovation Carefully watering the garden, Kristy Doering knew what was just beneath the soil would take some time to grow. Seeds she once held in the palm of her hand would yield 50 pounds of fresh produce to feed Stark County’s food insecure.   While she always could imagine with certainty the...

Working in cooperation with the Lebanese American University (LAU), 20 interior design students – 10 from Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design and 10 from LAU in Beirut – spent nine days in New York City, the design capital of North America for a workshop.   The workshop investigated New York’s lobbies...

Student activism and giving voice to students will be the topics of two keynote speakers who are headlining the upcoming 2019 Educators Summit at Kent State University titled “May 4, 1970 Then & Now: Voices for Change.”   The summit will usher in a year of programming and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when...

Think about liquid crystals and a flat screen television may be the first item that comes to mind. Yet the future of liquid crystal science will see it pairing more strongly with biology than displays, predicts the new head of Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Torsten...