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Jacqueline Marino smiles with her students after winning the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award. Jacqueline Marino, professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, dropped all of her papers when she heard the door to her Feature Writing class open while she was lecturing in October. The colleagues with cameras and balloons meant she had won the Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. The professor,...

College of Architecture and Environmental Design Kent State University’s architecture and interior design graduates build such impressive skills during their studies in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design that in a national survey, hiring professionals rank them among the most-hired. As part of the national survey, recently conducted by DesignIntelligence, Kent...

Kent State President Todd Diacon gives his inaugural address in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. ‘Every Student We Touch Graduates’ Kent State President Todd Diacon urges campus community to unite toward student success in inaugural address “Our challenges are many, our resources are great and our commitment is real.” Kent State University President Todd Diacon drove home the focus of his...

“Our Brother Jeff,” a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center, honors the life of Jeffrey Miller, one of the four Kent State students shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. Many people know Jeffrey Miller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph that shows his body on the ground with a 14-year-old runaway screaming over him after the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a group of Kent State University students, killing four, including Miller, and wounding nine others on May 4, 1970. What people may not know is Miller...

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak at Kent State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 as part of the university’s May 4 Speaker Series. Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans mayor who oversaw the removal of the city’s prominent Confederate monuments and helped his city to recover and reemerge from a series of natural disasters, will speak at Kent State as part of the university’s May 4 Speaker Series. Landrieu’s 2017 speech, delivered in...

A student gets help at the Academic Success Center from tutor Khadija Al-Habsy The first priority of Kent State University’s strategic roadmap is to ensure that students have the education, experiences and support they need to graduate and to live successful, satisfying lives in their work and in their commitment to become engaged citizens. The university’s Academic Success Center team is making that priority its priority...

Student Voting Rate Skyrockets in Recent Years While student voting nationwide doubled since 2014, the Kent State University student voting rate has increased 135% from 2014 to 2018, according to a recent report from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement, conducted by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.  ...

Design Innovation (DI) Hub Launch Party Kent State University celebrated the launch of a dynamic new space, the Design Innovation (DI) Hub, in May that will bring innovations from many disciplines together in a 68,000 square foot building near the center of the Kent Campus. The DI Hub will operate as an open-access collaborative maker and innovation accelerator environment to facilitate...

Kent State President Todd Diacon and his wife, Moema Furtado, embrace during the Kiss on the K event during Kent State Even Kent State University’s highest-ranking officials can experience a tug on their loyalties when the Golden Flashes take on their alma maters in athletic contests. President Todd Diacon, his wife, Moema Furtado, and head football coach Sean Lewis all will experience that dual loyalty on Saturday when Kent...

Kent State University alumna Pat Gless reflects on May 4, 1970, near what was then the ambulance bay of the old Ravenna hospital. Pat Gless to share her story during an Oct. 2 panel discussion titled “PTSD: From May 4th Through Present Day” In the spring of 1970, two-time Kent State University alumna and registered nurse Pat Gless was a junior in Kent State’s inaugural nursing program. While in class on Monday, May 4, a professor rushed into her classroom and warned...