A prominent political strategist, lawyer and advocate for positive change in the political process will serve as the keynote speaker at Kent State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, will join the university in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
Kent State students listen to the keynote speaker during the university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on career exploration, success coaching and academic coursework. Summer Advantage is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff.
University College Dean Eboni Pringle (far left) smiles with her staff and Summer Advantage students.
Three days after May 4, 1970, Akron artist Don Drumm went to the campus of Kent State University with a team of journalists from the Akron Beacon Journal. They wanted his perspective on one thing: a bullet hole in the 15-foot sculpture outside of Taylor Hall.
Artist Don Drumm poses with a photo of his sculpture that was shot on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University.
Kent State University is one of 130 public universities and systems nationwide that have joined forces to increase access to college, close the achievement gap and produce more degrees by 2025.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) launched the initiative, Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, last month. The institutions have pledged to make a five-year commitment to the project, through which they will share data and best practices.
A graduating Kent State University student adjusts his tassel before his Fall 2018 Commencement ceremony.
A team of Kent State students took first place in the seventh annual Mission: Life international competition on November 12, which took place at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
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 of 1,667 bachelor’s degrees, 430 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees and six educational specialist degrees.
A Kent State University graduate celebrates as he crosses the stage during his Commencement ceremony.