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Kent State alumni and benefactors Fonda and John Elliot reflect on their time at the university.John and Fonda Elliot, donors of the largest gift in Kent State University history, reflect on their transformational experiences at Kent State and offer advice to current students.         

A Kent State University graduate celebrates as he crosses the stage during his Commencement ceremony. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 3,000 new graduates as the university holds its Fall Commencement ceremonies. For the Kent Campus, Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,158 degrees, consisting...

Admissions The Kent State University Board of Trustees today established a comprehensive, national search to recruit and select the university’s 13th president.   Kent State President Beverly J. Warren announced in October that she will leave the role at the end of her term on July 1, 2019, after five years of exemplary service. President Warren has led...

Through an email-based service launched by University Communications and Marketing, students can ask The Brain, the sculpture located near Merrill Hall on the Kent Campus. Can I loft my bed? Is there a dining hall near my residence hall? Where am I able to park on campus? To answer these questions, students can ask The Brain on campus. Yes, that brain – the sculpture by Kent State Professor Emeritus of Art Brinsley Tyrrell located near Merrill Hall.   The project was created to help students feel comfortable...

The 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched. Supporters give more than $1 million for second year in a row  Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2018 broke the million-dollar mark for the second year in a row. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the campaign raised more than $1,030,000 to support multiple student study abroad scholarships, research opportunities, educational...

Eriko Tanaka (right), Japanese program coordinator and lecturer, receives a 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award. With a strong work ethic and passion for teaching her native language, Eriko Tanaka has the ability to make students feel comfortable and at ease in her classroom. Ms. Tanaka, Japanese program coordinator and lecturer in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, received one of three 2018...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren offers a "thank you" on behalf of the university for a successful Giving Tuesday 2018.Kent State President Beverly J. Warren offers gratitude for record-breaking contributions during Giving Tuesday 2018.    

Pictured (left to right) are Bradley Keefer, Mindy Farmer, Laura Davis, Burt Logan of the Ohio History Connection, Lori Boes and Mark Seeman. (Photo courtesy of the Ohio History Connection) The events of May 4, 1970, placed Kent State University in an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard ended in tragedy with four students losing their lives and nine others being wounded. From a perspective of nearly 50 years, Kent State remembers the tragedy and leads a...

The 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched. Nearly $300,000 in matching funds available With the launch of its 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed what was just a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and 21st-century facilities. Giving...

Catherine Leslie, professor in Kent State UniversityCatherine Leslie, Ph.D., professor of fashion at Kent State University, discusses what inspires her to teach. This video was shown during the 2018 State of the University Address.