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Design Innovation (DI) Hub Launch Party Kent State University celebrated the launch of a dynamic new space, the Design Innovation (DI) Hub, in May that will bring innovations from many disciplines together in a 68,000 square foot building near the center of the Kent Campus. The DI Hub will operate as an open-access collaborative maker and innovation accelerator environment to facilitate...

Kent State President Todd Diacon and his wife, Moema Furtado, embrace during the Kiss on the K event during Kent State Even Kent State University’s highest-ranking officials can experience a tug on their loyalties when the Golden Flashes take on their alma maters in athletic contests. President Todd Diacon, his wife, Moema Furtado, and head football coach Sean Lewis all will experience that dual loyalty on Saturday when Kent...

Kent State University alumna Pat Gless reflects on May 4, 1970, near what was then the ambulance bay of the old Ravenna hospital. Pat Gless to share her story during an Oct. 2 panel discussion titled “PTSD: From May 4th Through Present Day” In the spring of 1970, two-time Kent State University alumna and registered nurse Pat Gless was a junior in Kent State’s inaugural nursing program. While in class on Monday, May 4, a professor rushed into her classroom and warned...

A Kent State University graduate biological sciences – ecology student stands in the river with a video crew to record a scene for the new Kent State TV commercial. An ecology student testing water in a river. A nursing student assisting a patient. A music student performing onstage. These are just three of the 30 Kent State University students featured in the new Kent State TV commercial that was developed and produced entirely in-house by Kent State staff members who are all Kent State graduates.  The...

Banner The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 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 Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...

Kent State Field Hockey Team and 10-year-old Mary Alice Tryda Kent State University field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer is pleased to announce the signing of 10-year-old Mary Alice Tryda through Team IMPACT to the Kent State field hockey team. "We are thrilled to officially welcome Mary Alice to our Kent State field hockey family," DeSandes-Moyer said. "The team is looking forward to supporting Mary Alice...

Ascendium Grant Will Streamline Transfers and Increase Retention, Graduation Rates The pathway from a two-year college to Kent State University will soon become an easier road to travel for Ohio students, thanks to a grant awarded to Kent State to collaborate with three Ohio community colleges to streamline the transfer process. Ascendium Education Group awarded Kent State a $1.09 million grant to partner with Lorain County...

Louise Valentine, Ph.D., Director of the Fashion School After an international search, the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University announces the appointment of Louise Valentine, Ph.D., as its new director, who holds the Peg’s Foundation Endowed Leadership Chair. Valentine most recently served as professor and chair of design at the...

Students carrying the Kent State Homecoming banner in the parade pose for a photo. The Kent State University fight song blared down Main Street, the city of Kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their Kent State days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes and the entire campus boomed with Kent State pride. Kent State celebrated Homecoming on Saturday,...

Delta Propel Kent State University’s nationally ranked Flight Technology program, in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, is one of only three nationwide that Delta Air Lines selected this year to become a Delta Propel Partner, a program that creates career opportunities for students studying to be future commercial pilots. The new partnership was...