Sharon Ware and Jasmine Long
Jasmine Long and Sharon Ware grew up in different neighborhoods, but their connection transcends residential blocks. Broken barriers now build the dreams to change their communities for the better.


Research & Science
A Kent State University professor is conducting a collaborative research project to study how ballroom dance can help to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
This summer, Kent State University will host faculty from the Center for Koru Mindfulness for a three-day teacher certification workshop at its Kent Campus. This training, which will take place from Aug. 1-3, will equip trainees with the skills that they need to teach Koru Mindfulness, an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for emerging adults.
Community & Society
Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness.
Kent State recently was featured in an article from The New York Times for its hiring of additional counselors in an effort to help students live mentally sound lives.
Kristen Brett, a fourth year student in Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine, has been elected president of the American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA).