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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...

Center for Architecture and Environmental Design The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) created the AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium to advance university research that ties together building design and health concerns.  Kent State University is one of the 25 charter university members invited to join the...

Student and Faculty Celebrate the Launch of the Construction of the Design Innovation HubThe university celebrates the construction launch of the Design Innovation Hub.        

Kent State’s Honorable Registered Dietitians, Madison Jordan and Emily Reynolds along with Executive Chef, Billy Edmondson and Dining Staff Kent State University Dining Services received recognition for the second year in a row at the 11th Annual Nutritious and Delicious Gala at the Tangier restaurant in Akron. Kent State’s Dining Services won the Best Ingredient Showcase and the People’s Choice Award. Campus Executive Chef William Edmondson prepared roasted beet and arugula...

2019 Commencement CeremonyKent State students celebrate with family and friends after the graduation ceremony held at Dix Stadium.   

The Roe Green Visiting Director Series brings in guest professional directors to work in residency with students and direct one of the School’s Main Stage productions. Roe Green -- local arts patron, activist and CEO of the Roe Green Foundation -- decided 16 years ago that she wanted to give back to Kent State University. Through her generosity and passion for the arts, Ms. Green, along with her foundation, established the Roe Green Visiting Director Series for the School of Theatre and Dance.  The Roe Green...

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The Roe Green Visiting Director Series brings in guest professional directors to work in residency with students and direct one of the School’s Main Stage productions. campus QUOTE “Beware the demon pomposity. That is really good advice. [In the news media] we need to not be so sure, we need to stick to the facts, we need to not get into this political food fight that is going on. . . . You don’t have to be a journalist for five minutes to know that things may appear a...

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Todd Diacon, PhD “Dr. Diacon’s substantial contributions to Kent State’s advancement over the past seven years demonstrate that he is the right person at the right time to continue our remarkable momentum and progress.” —Ralph Della Ratta, Board chair A fter a rigorous national search, the Kent State University Board of Trustees has appointed Todd...