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Andrew Meyer in his home office/studio Due to the disruptions the coronavirus pandemic has caused across the state of Ohio, working remotely has increased as a means of practicing social distancing. Kent State University was one of the first Ohio colleges to move all classes online, causing surrounding businesses to do the same, like WKSU. “WKSU began planning for potential...

Photo of the four students killed May 4, 1970 Students wounded in 1970, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jesse Colin Young, Jerry Casale, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and others participating in a variety of online events marking the 50th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State on May 4, 1970 In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University will...

Julian Edelman, Kent State Julian Edelman is at it again. The former Golden Flash and Super Bowl LIII MVP again showed his Kent State pride on social media by sporting a university shirt during a recent Instagram post. Edelman said he’s been surfing social media, saw all the challenges going around and decided he wanted to take matters into his own hands by creating his...

Kent State University will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on May 9. Kent State University today announced that it will recognize the accomplishments of its Spring Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony taking place on the originally scheduled commencement date. Kent State students, faculty, staff, parents and friends are invited to tune into the virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at 11...

KSU Starsphere Non-Ohio students now have a new incentive to stay in Ohio for graduate school. During a special meeting conducted electronically Thursday, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the near elimination of the additional charge for out-of-state tuition for new graduate students who have earned an undergraduate degree from an Ohio...

Virus and medical worker stock image Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology from Kent State's College of Public Health, discussed the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 and what's ahead for our state and country during a recent conversation on Facebook Live. She answered live questions and shared insights into such areas as social distancing, homemade masks and...

A Kent State University graduate student presents her research at the university’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. Out-of-state residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Ohio will soon be able to save on tuition for graduate programs at Kent State University thanks to a new in-state tuition option offered by the university. This new in-state tuition option introduced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy...

Risman Plaza, close in proximity to the Kent Student Center and University Library, is a popular hangout spot. Kent State Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., discussed ways that students can make the most of remote classes while still benefiting from student services during a recent appearance on Facebook Live. Both answered live questions and discussed...

Flash Zoom Background */ /*-->*/ While Kent State University faculty, staff, students and alumni are working and learning from home, they can show their #FlashesForever spirit during video calls. Two of the video conferencing software platforms being used today are Zoom and Teams, both of which offer users the chance to use their own custom backgrounds using their...

A Kent State University graduate student presents her research at the university’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. Out-of-state residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Ohio will soon be able to save on tuition for graduate programs at Kent State University thanks to a new in-state tuition option offered by the university. This new in-state tuition option introduced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy...