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Kent State University Arch at the Entrance 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,...

Library books 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...

Library books 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 presented seven Kent State staff members with the 2019 President 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...

Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., will serve as Kent State University’s interim senior vice president and provost, effective July 1. 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...

Kent State Professor Laura Davis teaches a class on May 4, 1970. 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...

A Kent State University fashion design student works on a collection. 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...

Students Work Together in the Hot Shop to Transfer Melted Glass Onto Functional Object     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...

Kent State Ashtabula Enology students of Kent State University’s Ashtabula Campus are leaving a lasting impact with their high-quality luxury wines.    Local wine connoisseur and writer for the Akron Beacon Journal Phil Masturzo recalled in his article “Fun food pairings make KSU wines shine,” that upon sampling two Kent State Ashtabula Wines, he thought, why...

Kent State University students wearing their rainbow graduation stoles smile during the university’s 2019 One University Commencement. A national organization has recognized Kent State University with a perfect overall score for the university’s efforts to create a more inclusive campus and welcoming environment for all. Kent State has received a 5.0 out of 5.0 score on the Campus Pride Index, the premier national benchmarking tool for creating safer and more LGBTQ-friendly...