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Kent State University students practice their egaming skills prior to Kent State’s First Esports Tournament on May 5, 2018. If you enjoy playing video games – you are a hobbyist. If you enter competitions – you are a gamer. If you like to watch others play – you are a fan. Together, all three make up esports, one of the fastest growing industries in the world - playing games such as Counter Strike, League of Legends, Overwatch and HearthStone Heroes of Warcraft....

Kent State University students practice their egaming skills prior to Kent State’s First Esports Tournament on May 5, 2018. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Robert S. Frost of Lakewood, Ohio, to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Mr. Frost’s appointment runs through May 16, 2026. He fills the seat of former Trustee Stephen Colecchi, whose term expired in 2017. “We welcome Robert Frost to our board,” said Lawrence...

 Kent State University students studying in the College of Business Administration pose for a group photo outside the Business Administration Building. As prospective business school students weigh through their options of which school to attend, the decision-making process can be overwhelming. However, an important factor to consider can help make the decision easier and allow for an exclusive group of business schools to stand out: accreditation. Kent State University’s College of Business...

A rendering shows the potential future view of the new iconic main entrance to the Kent State University campus as seen from Main Street. The Kent State University Board of Trustees adopted a 10-year facilities master plan that embarks on a $1 billion transformative journey of the Kent Campus to better serve the needs of students and the entire Kent State community. The plan enhances the welcoming feel of the university’s iconic Front Campus and genuine sense of place, elevates...

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will deliver the commencement address May 12 at Kent State University. (Photo credit: MJ Kim/HFA2014/Getty Images) Batman is coming to Kent State University. In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood. The leading man who has inspired millions in iconic roles on the big screen will now inspire thousands of new Kent...

Two Kent State University students sit beneath the trees at the Behind the Brain Plaza along Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus. Trees fill the sky every season as far as the eye can see as Kent State University students walk down the Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus. Large oaks provide shade on a warm summer day, glistening maple trees leave a blanket of orange and red on the ground as students move back into the residence halls in the fall and snow-covered pines bring...

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Two Kent State University students sit beneath the trees at the Behind the Brain Plaza along Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus. Year of Innovation As we move into 2018, we press on with the collective purpose and passion I highlighted in October at the State of the University Address. This year Kent State will step up and make a case to the world, more distinctly and undeniably than ever before, that everyone at our university is an innovator, a designer and a boundary...

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Photo by Melissa Olson As the Ohio wine industry continues to expand, Kent State Ashtabula has partnered with a local winery and launched a wine label to help students gain real-world experience and meet the industry’s demand for skilled workers. By Jan Senn Last year was a good one for vineyards in the Grand River Valley of Northeast Ohio. Hot weather at the end of...

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Photo by Melissa Olson Students take turns traying down a slope outside Taylor Hall in this archival photo dated circa 1980s. Let us know if you recognize yourself!  Slide On Something special happens when the first snowfall blankets the Kent Campus. The familiar landscape turns into a winter wonderland, and college students tap into their inner child as they seek...

Kent State University recently concluded its largest fundraising year in school history after securing $38.9 million in private support during Fiscal Year 2017. Kent State University recently concluded its largest fundraising year in school history after securing $38.9 million in private support during Fiscal Year 2017. Among its highest priorities, the university focuses on raising funds to support scholarships and student-based programming, in alignment with the university strategic roadmap, which has a...