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The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, is displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State. The Kent State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution at its March 6 meeting expressing appreciation to the May 4 Task Force and all those whose dedicated efforts have preserved the legacy and advanced the lessons learned from the events of May 4, 1970.   For the continuity and sustainability of these efforts, the Board’s action...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, is displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State. The Kent State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution at its March 6 meeting expressing appreciation to the May 4 Task Force and all those whose dedicated efforts have preserved the legacy and advanced the lessons learned from the events of May 4, 1970.   For the continuity and sustainability of these efforts, the Board’s action...

Kent State University’s Mental Health Efforts Gain National Attention Kent State University students are requesting additional mental health counseling resources, and the university is working on multiple fronts of keep up with student needs. Kent State recently was featured in an article from The New York Times for its hiring of additional counselors in an effort to help students live mentally sound lives. The...

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance Production of Little Women At the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year, Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance was nationally recognized and added several new awards to its collection. The musical theatre program and the design, technology and production program each were selected recently by On Stage Blog as one of the top 25 programs for the 2018-2019...

#MeToo Class Kent State University English Professor Vera Camden, Ph.D., turned a movement against sexual assault and harassment into a course in order to study the impact of the movement and the forces that led to it. Dr. Camden’s inspiration to start the #MeToo: Women and New Media course was internally motivated, but sparked by external factors. “My hope...

Janice Lessman-Moss headshot in front of weaving Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of Textiles, recently was awarded a United States Artists Fellowship in Craft, which includes $50,000 in unrestricted funds. United States Artists, a Chicago-based organization, awards “up to fifty $50,000 unrestricted fellowships to the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all...

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren acknowledges the new director of the university With great hope and expectations for the future of brain health research at Kent State University, President Beverly J. Warren introduced Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the university’s Brain Health Research Institute on Feb. 25. Dr. Lehman, a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, comes to Kent...

Kent State University has selected Kenneth Burhanna to serve as the new dean of University Libraries. As dean, Mr. Burhanna will oversee the Kent State University Library (pictured) and the branch libraries on the Kent Campus. Following a national search, Kent State University has named alumnus Kenneth Burhanna as the new dean of University Libraries, effective March 1, 2019. University Libraries supports the study and research needs of Kent State students, faculty, staff, alumni and local communities across the university system. Mr. Burhanna has served as interim dean...

Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. Michael N. Lehman, Ph.D., a leader in the field of neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms, is the newly appointed director of Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute. In his new role, Dr. Lehman will bring together researchers from a wide variety of disciplines at Kent State and throughout Northeast Ohio whose work seeks to...

Kent State University ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention as the U.S. flag is being raised during the university’s annual Veterans Day observance. University’s Salem Campus recognized with Top 10 School Award and gold-level distinction in small public schools category When Cory Maxwell was considering what college to attend, knowing that the institution is military friendly was very important to him. For him and student veterans, the Military Friendly® School designation helps determine...