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Former Football Star and Kent State Alumnus Josh Cribbs Kent State University alumnus Josh Cribbs, a former star on the football field, will now become a star on the small screen with his wife, Maria.   The prominent Cleveland couple will co-host their own local talk show called “Cribbs in the CLE: Josh and Maria Live” beginning this fall on WOIO and WUAB.   The half-hour long show will focus on...

Junior Achievement Award Kent State University Vice President for System Integration Nathan Ritchey recently announced the appointment of Daniel E. Palmer, Ph.D., as interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State at Trumbull, effective July 1. He will provide overall leadership to the regional campus, located outside of Warren, Ohio. ...

Kent State University Arc Supplier diversity program manager Veronica Cook Euell received the Neil D. Markee Communicator of the Year Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). Presented at a ceremony held during the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, the award recognizes a member for outstanding performance in...

Photographs of refugees span across the Lefton Esplanade for the "We the People" exhibit. 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...

Kent State students Miss Oxford (left), Miss Akron Canton (center) and Miss South Central (right) competed in the 2019 Miss Ohio Pageant. 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...

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...