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New Kent State University President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal on Saturday, Sept. 21. Last year, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of Homecoming. This year, the university starts the next century of Kent State Homecoming celebrations with a new president leading the institution. Kent State President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Kent State alumni, students, employees and members of...

Kent State K Kent State University President Todd Diacon is no novice to the university. Before becoming Kent State’s 13th president on July 1, 2019, Diacon served as the university’s provost for seven years. He plans to bring his prior experience to his new role as president, he recently told Crain’s Cleveland Business. Diacon said in his interview that...

New Kent State University President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal on Saturday, Sept. 21. Last year, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of Homecoming. This year, the university starts the next century of Kent State Homecoming celebrations with a new president leading the institution. Kent State President Todd Diacon will serve as Kent State’s 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Kent State alumni, students, employees and members of...

First-year students read May 4 books for the Common Reading Experience. Before she attended her first class on campus, Kent State University freshman Hayley Simons had already acquired broad knowledge of the May 4, 1970, shootings from her father and brother, who are both graduates of the university. But it wasn’t until this summer when she read two books about May 4 as an assignment for the university’s Common...

Members of the Kent State University Esports team participate in a competition held in the university’s Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC), the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has teamed up with Kent State University Esports in a unique new partnership designed to help grow and strengthen the local gaming community in Northeast Ohio, as well as promote the university’s newly launched collegiate esports program.  ...

Kent State President Todd Diacon Speaks at Summer Commencement On the eve of his first academic year as Kent State University’s new president, Todd Diacon sat down with reporter Krista Kano from the Record-Courier to discuss his priorities in office. Diacon expressed his desire to increase enrollment, keep Kent State affordable, continue a strong relationship with the city of Kent, honor the legacy of May 4...

Occupational therapy assistant is a growing career field. Targeted at widening students’ educational opportunities in preparing them for a career in occupational therapy, the Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Technology program recently announced the creation of a hybrid model, combining online learning with more convenient on-campus laboratory sessions. The new...

A new Kent State University graduate looks for her family and shows her excitement after receiving her diploma during Summer 2018 Commencement. The Kent State University alumni network will again grow its ranks this summer as more than a thousand Golden Flashes get their degrees. Kent State will hold its Summer 2019 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. Kent State University will confer 1,165 degrees,...

Thomas Grace and Sara Abou Rashed will speak at Kent State Student activism and giving voice to students will be the topics of two keynote speakers who are headlining the upcoming 2019 Educators Summit at Kent State University titled “May 4, 1970 Then & Now: Voices for Change.”   The summit will usher in a year of programming and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when...

Tom Phillips, executive director at StarkFresh Campus leads county in undergraduate research and innovation Carefully watering the garden, Kristy Doering knew what was just beneath the soil would take some time to grow. Seeds she once held in the palm of her hand would yield 50 pounds of fresh produce to feed Stark County’s food insecure.   While she always could imagine with certainty the...