University News

A group of artists, educators and volunteers worked together to produce “We the People,” an outdoor art exhibit at Kent State University that pays tribute to refugees from around the world who have made Northeast Ohio their home.   The exhibit spanned the Lefton Esplanade throughout the spring showcasing large photographs of individuals who...

Twenty-two women from across Ohio will competed in this year’s Miss Ohio Scholarship Program June 15 at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Among the contestants three were Kent State University students who hold the titles Miss Oxford, Miss Akron Canton and Miss South Central.   Miss Oxford   Niles native...

Phillip Grant Jr., a Kent State University honors student and Kent native, recently served as a tour guide for WKYC’s Danielle Wiggins as she explored all that the Tree City has to offer as part of WKYC’s Unzipped Series.   The series highlights the unique features of the cities and locations throughout Northeast Ohio region.   Mr. Grant, 22,...

As the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, approaches, readers are inspired to learn more about that day, when National Guard soldiers opened fire on students gathered to protest the United State invasion of Cambodia. Four students were killed, and nine others were injured. With all that has been written over five decades, it can be tough to know...

Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Jasmine Hoff of Cleveland, Ohio, to a two-year term as a graduate student trustee of the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Ms. Hoff’s term began June 11 and ends May 16, 2021. She replaces Jessica Peck, whose term as a graduate student trustee recently ended. Ms. Hoff holds three nursing degrees –...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented seven Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. As in years past, President Warren made surprise visits to each recipient’s office with sincere congratulations and a cashier’s check for $1,500. The President’s Award of Distinction recognizes...

Kent State University President-elect Todd Diacon today announced the appointment of Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., to the role of interim senior vice president and provost, effective July 1. Dr. Tankersley fills the role most recently held by Dr. Diacon, who was selected in April by the Board of Trustees to become...

When the site of the May 4, 1970 shootings on Kent State’s campus was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016, it solidified the tragedy’s significance as a touchstone in U.S. history. But for the team of Kent State faculty members who spearheaded the effort, the journey to that recognition was deeply personal. Four professors emeriti...

The world-renowned fashion publication The Business of Fashion recently named Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the best fashion schools in the world for 2019.   After taking a pause in 2018 to reevaluate their approach to fashion school rankings, The Business of Fashion decided to take a new...

    At first glance, it looks more like an art studio, make that a hot art studio ... music blaring, temperatures rising and a chatty atmosphere of collaboration. Anything but a college classroom.  Most wear blue jeans and cotton shirts so they can easily sweat while perfecting their craft.   In this case, glassblowing. There's no app...