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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...

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is congratulated by fellow Kent State graduates at the One University Commencement held at Dix Stadium. He has won Super Bowls. He has received the Super Bowl MVP award. And on May 11, 2019, he achieved his latest victory: earning a college degree. A helmet and pads were replaced by a cap and gown for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as he finished a journey he started in 2005 at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent...

The new 17,800-square-foot building at the Kent State University Airport will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening. FedEx Corp. has pledged $5 million, in addition to $1.5 million already given, in support of an aeronautics academic center that will be located at the Kent State University Airport. The new 17,800-square-foot building will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening. ...

A Kent State University graduate, who is serving as a gonfalon bearer, waits to enter Dix Stadium for the university’s 2018 One University Commencement. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement ceremonies.  The Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. This...

National Guard personnel and vehicle in foreground, crowd gathered by Taylor Hall in background Kent State University Libraries’ May 4, 1970 Collection has been selected by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to benefit from a $30,561 award through the Recordings at Risk grant program, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CLIR’s Recording at Risk program supports the preservation of rare and unique...

Photographs of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on the stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, will...

Photographs of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on the stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, will...