University News

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren challenged the university community to embrace transformation at the annual State of the University Address.

“Serious transformation is never easy,” she said. “It challenges us to let go of predictable ways and embrace something new and unfamiliar.”

This year in review video, which was shown during the 2018 State of the University Address, provides highlights from 2017-18. 

Following a national search, Kent State University has selected Mary G. Parker, Ed.D., as its inaugural vice president for enrollment management.

Two Kent State entrepreneurship students have turned their passion for Louisiana cuisine into a new pop-up restaurant, the Southern Comfort Kitchen. 

Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Celebrate democracy with an election night party at WKSU’s Broadcast Center at Kent State University. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, guests will be invited to enjoy snacks and activities – including selfie stations, station tours and keeping tabs on the big maps – as they watch WKSU News in-studio reporters cover the results of the 2018 midterm elections live. On-air analysts will stop by the party room for brief Q&As that will be available via Facebook Live.

Many professors have certain influences that inspire them to teach. For David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in Kent State University's Department of Geography, that inspiration comes from his father.

In her upcoming State of the University address, President Warren will chart one final course for university success, as she spotlights the achievements of the past year and shines a light on Kent State’s path for the future.

Yanhai Du, Ph.D, acquired the largest grant award in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) history when the U.S. Office of Naval Research invested in his “Laser-Sintering System for Research on Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Fuel Cells.”

Melissa Celko, director of Kent State of Wellness, has introduced a new Meditation Across Campus program, in which members of the university community can participate for free.