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Eric van Baars performs the role of Harold Hill in the Porthouse Theatre Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Eric van Baars, director of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, an associate professor, and executive producer for the Porthouse Theatre, who offers an inspirational pep talk to all of us confined at home.     Van Baars recalls legendary British actor of stage and screen Sir...

A new Kent State University graduate smiles after receiving her diploma. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by nearly 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement. The accomplishments of the Spring Class of 2020 will be recognized with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. EDT, in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to prohibit large...

KSU Starsphere Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced Thursday that Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as vice president for student affairs, effective May 1, 2020. Hylton has been serving as the interim vice president for student affairs since Sept. 16, 2019. In addition, Diacon has appointed Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., as the interim...

Associate Professor Bobby Selvaggio Flashes of Inspiration is an ongoing series of videos showcasing the talents of Kent State University faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Bobby Selvaggio, associate professor and director of jazz studies in the School of Music, who offers a...

KSU sign front campus The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved three important budgetary measures to counter expected revenue reductions due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic during a special Board meeting held May 6. Board members approved a salary adjustment model for employees not represented by the American Association of University Professors...

Wick Poetry Center Kent State University is launching a series of videos showcasing the talents of our faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.      The series begins with David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, who shares the poem “Some Days” created for the 50th anniversary...

Kent State University Kent State University’s virtual 50th Commemoration to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, will take place online beginning Friday, May 1. Visitors to the May 4 50th Commemoration website will be able to view a variety of special videos, online exhibits and interactive tours, all designed to honor and remember Allison Krause, Jeffrey...

Kent State staff sorts clothing at the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center Through multiple organizations and collaborations on and off campus, Kent State University ended 2019 as a more sustainable campus, and those who contributed to sustainable efforts worked hard to reduce the university’s carbon footprint leading to the university being honored with the Keep Ohio Beautiful award for Colleges and Universities. Keep...

Kent State University’s Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is ranked No. 46 among the world’s top online MBA providers in 2020 by QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Kent State University’s Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is ranked No. 46 among the world’s top online MBA providers in 2020 by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading provider of services, analytics and insight to the global higher education sector that is headquartered in London. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is obliging...

Drew Shipka and Katie Asaro Hold Training Sessions With the Faculty in Florence, Italy As the concern of the COVID-19 pandemic heightened throughout the month of March, Kent State made the decision to cancel face-to-face classes and move to completely online classes. But that meant some heavy lifting on the part of faculty, staff and students. According to Valerie Kelly, associate vice president for the Office of Continuing and...