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Members of Kent State football, dance, cheer and the marching band visited kids at Children Hours before they will do battle on the gridiron in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, Kent State’s football players and other students paused to spend time with kids facing tough battles of their own.   Football players joined cheerleaders and dance team members to visit Children's Medical Center Plano...

Kent State Football Players Prepare Meals for Needy in Frisco, Texas At the same time that Kent State University is competing in a bowl game, as many as 1,000 kids in Texas will be eating a meal that the Golden Flashes helped provide.   Team members joined fellow football players from Utah State University to help pack meals as part of Frisco Fastpacs to ensure that no child in Frisco, Texas, has to endure hunger...

Cowboy Up! Golden Flashes work out at the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys to prepare for Frisco Bowl. All Kent State University athletes are accustomed to being surrounded by blue. Blue and gold usually, and lots of it.   On Tuesday, the Kent State Golden Flashes were embracing a different shade of blue. One with a deep, winning football tradition – the blue-draped practice home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.   Kent State worked out Tuesday...

With the 50th May 4 Commemoration approaching, this year’s Common Reading Experience for all first-year Kent State University students created an opportunity to incorporate the books “This We Know” and “Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State." Ten Kent State University students were awarded $1,000 each for their creative use of videos, podcasts and Adobe Spark® pages to reflect on the events of May 4, 1970, as part of the university’s Design Innovation Common Reading Challenge.  In the past, all first-year students were required to participate in...

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Kent State University President Todd Diacon and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner smile at a press conference announcing the new Choose Ohio First award recipients. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced Thursday, Dec. 12, that Kent State University has been awarded a $2 million Choose Ohio First grant to support computer science and related fields and to strengthen Ohio’s workforce. Among the 35 Ohio colleges and universities selected as the new...

Kent State men With flashing scoreboards and cheering crowds, a college basketball game would seem an unlikely event for someone with sensory issues to attend.  No longer. Kent State University is working with area autism-focused organizations as well as KultureCity®, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessibility and inclusion for those with special needs,...

Student turning his tassle The Kent State University alumni family grew by nearly 3,000 new graduates as the university held its Fall Commencement ceremonies. For the Kent Campus, Commencement ceremonies took place Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Across the university’s eight-campus system, Kent State...

The Kent State Golden Flashes football team is bowling for the fourth time in school history, having accepted a bid to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl against Utah State. The game will take place Dec. 20. The Kent State Golden Flashes football team (6-6) is bowling for the fourth time in school history, having accepted a bid to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl against Utah State (7-5, Mountain West). The game will take place on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, with coverage on ESPN2. It will be the first...

Kent State Catch phrases come and go in the world of sports that can also be applied to any individual’s journey through life.  One comes to mind when looking at the story former athletic director, now nationally known speaker, author and business consultant Joan C. Cronan could share as commencement speaker with every Kent State University graduate at...

Rachael Blasiman poses with her students after winning the Distinguished Teaching Award. “Small successes matter, even when students understand a complex idea, attend tutoring to improve their exam grade or make personal connections to learning,” said Rachael Blasiman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology for Kent State University at Salem. This positive teaching philosophy led her to winning the Distinguished...