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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...

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...

Chris Post, Ph.D., associate professor of geography at Kent State University at Stark, is a memorials expert who serves as a member of Kent State President Beverly J. Warren’s Advisory Committee for the 50th Commemoration of May 4, 1970. Cultural and historical geographer seeks to connect importance for today’s students, society Growing up, Chris Post watched as his mom juggled her collegiate studies and motherhood, balancing everyday life with dreams of earning her Ph.D. And while field excursions with his biologist mom are a memory of his childhood, the impact of place is...

Kent State Students at Graduation In May 2018, Kent State University had the largest number of undergraduate degrees ever awarded. One of the majors with the biggest spikes in growth from the previous year was marketing, which saw an increase of 43 students. The marketing major at Kent State, housed in the College of Business and Administration, aims to teach students valuable...

Mary Heidler (left) recieves her surprise visit from Melissa Dyer and the University Teaching Council With a passion for entrepreneurial endeavors and a knack for inspiring, Mary Heidler brings a fresh and enthusiastic approach into the classroom. Ms. Heidler, a College of Business Administration lecturer, received the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award. The Outstanding Teaching Award credits full-time, non-tenure track and part-time members who are...

Chris Post, Ph.D., associate professor of geography at Kent State University at Stark, is a memorials expert who serves as a member of Kent State President Beverly J. Warren’s Advisory Committee for the 50th Commemoration of May 4, 1970. Cultural and historical geographer seeks to connect importance for today’s students, society Growing up, Chris Post watched as his mom juggled her collegiate studies and motherhood, balancing everyday life with dreams of earning her Ph.D. And while field excursions with his biologist mom are a memory of his childhood, the impact of place is...

Neil Cooper, Ph.D., of the University of Bradford in the U.K. has been selected as the inaugural director of Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies. Kent State University has chosen an international expert to lead the university’s new School of Peace and Conflict Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences, known for its study of nonviolent conflict management.  Neil Cooper, Ph.D., who is currently the head of Peace Studies and International...

Kent State Ashtabula Wines is releasing its new wine, 17° (Seventeen Degrees), through its partnership with Laurello Vineyards. Record low temperatures aren’t the only thing that has come to the region, as Kent State Ashtabula Wines is releasing its new wine, 17° (Seventeen Degrees), through its partnership with Laurello Vineyards. The new wine, an ice wine, joins the award-winning vintages in the label’s lineup.   The limited...

Julian Edelman in the NFL Julian Edelman capped off Super Bowl LIII with a victory for the New England Patriots and claimed the highest honor awarded to a player during the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The former Kent State University quarterback and proud alumnus was named the Most Valuable Player of this year’s Super Bowl, becoming the first...

Julian Edelman, Kent State Julian Edelman will be in a familiar place on Feb. 3. The Super Bowl. The New England Patriots wide receiver and former Kent State University star is making his fourth trip to the NFL title game as the Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Mr. Edelman also appeared in Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants, Super Bowl XLIX...