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Kent State University will celebrate its newly renovated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Digitizing the Kent Stater

Have a question about something or someone you remember from your time at Kent State? Here’s some help to find an answer. A five-year process to digitize every printed issue of The Daily Kent Stater (now The Kent Stater) concluded this summer. Ninety years of issues, spanning 1926–2016, are now searchable at

Dix Stadium was the place to be at 10 a.m. on May 13, 2017, as graduates from all campuses gathered for Kent State’s first One University Commencement Ceremony, and their friends and families joined together to celebrate their achievements. 

Photo by Bob Christy '95

This fall marks the beginning of the second year of Kent State University’s living-learning community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual (LGBTQA) students and their allies in the recently renovated Korb Hall. 

Everyday Ambassador by Kate Otto

To help new students get acclimated to academic life, during the summer all incoming students to Kent State read the same book, write an essay in response to reading prompts and then talk about it in discussion groups when they get to campus. 

On With Purpose

At Kent State, those three words above represent how much we value a life of purpose—that sense of calling that can open our minds, uncover new paths and transform the world around us. 

Courtesy Kent State University Special Collections & Archives

President John McGilvrey and faculty members pose proudly with the first graduating class in 1914 on the steps of Merrill Hall, the first building completed on campus. 

As Kent State celebrates the 50th anniversary of its flight technology program, we survey the sky-high dreams of women in aeronautics. By Erin Peterson / Kent State Magazine

Kent State University has made an impressive climb up the Best National Universities list released last week by U.S. News & World Report in its new 2018 edition of Best Colleges.