University News

The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office Awards has recognized Kent State University with a 2018 Public Education and Awareness Award.

With the launch of its 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed what was just a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and 21st-century facilities.

Catherine Leslie, Ph.D., professor of fashion at Kent State University, discusses what inspires her to teach.

Kent State University awarded the largest number of undergraduate degrees in its history in May 2018. One of the majors with the greatest growth from the previous year was Digital Media Production, which saw an increase of 43 graduates.


Mark Mistur, dean of Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, recently spoke about the architecture building’s energy-efficient resources and ways that the building stays environmentally friendly with WAKR’s Jeanne Destro.

With military flanking the Kiva building entryway and flags lining the Risman Plaza lawn, the community gathered in the Kiva auditorium for Kent State University’s annual Veteran’s Day Commemoration on Nov. 8, 2018.

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren delivers the 2018 State of the University Address.


Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 11 Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. President Warren made surprise visits to each recipient’s office with a hearty congratulations and a check for $1,500.

Rodney Flauhaus is Kent State University’s new May 4 Commemoration Project Manager.