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Kent State University’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Dean Tondiglia was honored with the university’s 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award for his years of promoting inclusion and diversity within public safety. Chief Tondiglia was nominated for the award by Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, who...

The popular fashion-news site Fashionista has once again ranked Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the top fashion schools in the world, according to its recently published 2018 rankings. Fashionista ranks Kent State's Fashion School as No. 15 in the world internationally, jumping up an impressive 10...

Passionate: A form of interest that demands to be satisfied. Radd Ehrman, Ph.D., professor of classics in the Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies, encourages students to find their own passions while taking his class. His own passion shines outside the classroom as he impacts lives of students. Dr. Ehrman, who teaches languages...

Kent State University sophomore Phil Morgan said he learned about the May 4, 1970, shootings during a history lesson in middle school that included few details, except the fact that the Ohio National Guard’s presence at a student protest ended in the deaths of four students. Mr. Morgan got a better understanding of this tragic event during his...

Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s on its 2019 Best Online MBA Programs list. Kent State’s Online MBA program ranks 90th in the country and 66th among public institutions. This is the first year Kent State was eligible to be ranked since its program...

When Peggy Coyne decided to pursue her lifelong dream of earning an MBA, she looked at several online programs including Kent State University, Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College in South Euclid.   Mrs. Coyne chose Kent State’s Online MBA program because she knew firsthand that the program would offer her an excellent education...

Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s on its 2019 Best Online MBA Programs list. Kent State’s Online MBA program ranks 90th in the country and 66th among public institutions. This is the first year Kent State was eligible to be ranked since its program...

UPDATED 1/16/19: Please note that registration for the Jan. 23 keynote address is now closed. The registration limit has been met. View the full list of celebratory events at www.kent.edu/diversity/mlk-celebration-calendar-events. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the...

Angel Cuevas is getting his college career back on track after an unfortunate event derailed it early in his college career. The 21-year-old freshman who is majoring in aeronautical engineering suffered a rugby injury during his first semester in the fall of 2017, at which time he abruptly stopped his studies to recuperate. As a way to jump-start...

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Three days after May 4, 1970, Akron artist Don Drumm went to the campus of Kent State University with a team of journalists from the Akron Beacon Journal. They wanted his perspective on one thing: a bullet hole in the 15-foot sculpture outside of Taylor Hall.   The abstract sculpture, which Mr. Drumm created for the university three years earlier,...