University News

This year in review video, which was shown during the 2018 State of the University Address, provides highlights from 2017-18.     

Experienced leader brings innovative approach to enrollment and student success strategies Following a national search, Kent State University has selected Mary G. Parker, Ed.D., as its inaugural vice president for enrollment management. Dr. Parker comes to Kent State from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she has served as associate...

Two Kent State entrepreneurship students have turned their passion for Louisiana cuisine into a new pop-up restaurant, the Southern Comfort Kitchen. They hope the project eventually will fund their purchase of a food truck, which is their ultimate goal.   Water Street Tavern hosted Southern Comfort’s first pop-up restaurant on Oct. 25, where...

Division of Student Affairs

Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The program, Honoring All Who Serve, included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:30 a.m., the...

Celebrate democracy with an election night party at WKSU’s Broadcast Center at Kent State University. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, guests will be invited to enjoy snacks and activities – including selfie stations, station tours and keeping tabs on the big maps – as they watch WKSU News in-studio reporters cover the results of the...

Many professors have certain influences that inspire them to teach. For David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in Kent State University's Department of Geography, that inspiration comes from his father.   “My father was a university professor in psychology, and I remember well the dedication he brought to his job and to his students,” Dr. Kaplan...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren has built a legacy of excellence, respect, kindness and purpose in all that she has done during her time as Kent State’s 12th president. That legacy includes recently welcoming the university’s largest and most accomplished freshman class and a record number of baccalaureate degrees conferred...

College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Yanhai Du, Ph.D, acquired the largest grant award in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) history when the U.S. Office of Naval Research invested in his “Laser-Sintering System for Research on Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Fuel Cells.” The $485,000 award came in the summer of 2017 for CAE’s associate professor, but...

Melissa Celko, director of Kent State of Wellness, has introduced a new Meditation Across Campus program, in which members of the university community can participate for free. “There is a real focus on the humanistic aspect of the quieting of the senses and the mind and allowing the body to find rest,” Ms....

Another October, another Columbus Day. But if Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, why does the United States bear the name of Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who did not come along until 1499? It has to do with a great public relations campaign on Vespucci’s part, and  stubbornness on Columbus’s part for...