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Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine to Receive Historic $10 Million Gift From The Podiatry Foundation

The Podiatry Foundation, located in Independence, Ohio, is laying the groundwork to help secure the financial and academic future of Ohio’s only podiatry college – Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.

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Kent State’s Board of Trustees Approves Entering Into Public Service Operation Agreement With Ideastream Public Media to Manage, Operate WKSU

The Kent State University Board of Trustees gave approval for the university to enter into a public service operating agreement with Ideastream Public Media for the management and operations of the WKSU stations at its Sept. 15 meeting.

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Kent State Board of Trustees Welcomes Class of 2025, Approves New Balanced Budget

The Kent State University Board of Trustees congratulated Kent State President Todd Diacon and university leaders on their strong fall enrollment, including welcoming the Class of 2025, at the Board’s regular quarterly meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 15.

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Kent State Welcomes Freshman Class Boasting All-Time High GPA, More Underserved Students

Kent State University’s Class of 2025 arrives with a strong record of classroom success, boasting an all-time high GPA of 3.5. These newest Golden Flashes arrive 3,982 strong, an increase of more than 4% from a year ago.

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2021 Constitution Day Activities

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the United States or, by naturalization, have become citizens. 

Students at the Black Lives Matter protest on campus.
Approaching the Complex Questions: New School Offers Multidisciplinary Research and Learning

Kent State has established a new school within its College of Arts and Sciences focused on the social sciences and humanities. The School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences & Humanities will provide an academic home for innovative approaches to complex questions.

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Kent State Wins First Place For Food Waste Reduction Case Study

Members of Kent State organized a food drive to support its local community in the fight against hunger and collected over 20 tons of food between March and August 2020. Due to these efforts, the university was awarded the best case study for the Food Waste Reduction Efforts category in Campus Race to Zero Waste's 2021 Case Study Competition. 

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Kent State Announces Winners Of The Faculty Outstanding Research And Scholarship Award

Kent State's Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., in the Department of Computer Science and Tara Smith, Ph.D., in the College of Public Health are the winners of the 2021 Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards (ORSAs). The ORSAs recognize the hard work and dedication of faculty members who have been with Kent State for more than 10 years. Read more about the winners and how they display the highest levels of scholarship.

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Defining Moments: KSU Students Etched Their Feelings Immediately After 9/11

Twenty years ago people across campus, and around the world, were stunned as they watched two planes fly into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Quality of Life: Researchers Exploring Treatments for Spinal Cord Injured Patients

A research group in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University is searching for potential treatments for men who have suffered spinal cord injuries and hope to regain bladder control and sexual functions.

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Psychology Professor Explains the Black Female Experience

Featured in the article “Black does Crack” from the San Diego Monitor-News, psychology professor Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., shares perspectives and knowledge of the impact of the black female experience on mental health and how it should be considered in the world of therapy.

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Kent State Professor Shares Her Findings About How To Approach COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Assistant professor Jennifer Taber, Ph.D., was featured in both The Atlantic and Vice for her research on the COVID-19 vaccine and her understanding of people's different perspectives on disease risk and health behavior.

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Announcing the 2021 Homecoming Grand Marshals

Join us the evening of Friday, Oct. 1, at the first Homecoming Kickoff event at the Lefton Esplanade. This marks the official start of Homecoming Weekend with music, food, entertainment, fireworks and T-shirt giveaways.

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Kent State Announces Winners of the New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award

Kent State has announced the winners of the 2021 New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards (ORSAs). The ORSAs recognize the hard work of junior faculty members who have been with Kent State for less than 10 years. The 2021 winners are Shana Klein, Ph.D., in the School of Art and Metin Eren, Ph.D., in the Department of Anthropology. 

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Kent State Unveils Athletics' Strategic Plan

Kent State Athletics is excited to unveil a new strategic plan that positions the department to have a meaningful impact on student-athletes, campus and community.

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Kent State Alumnus Captures Notable Success

Influenced by artists like René Magritte and Piet Mondrian, Kent State University alumnus Jermaine Jackson Jr. believes the best way to get the point across in a photo is by keeping it simple.

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Leadership Announcements

Kent State University President Todd Diacon updated the university community on recent actions regarding the senior administration of the university.

Kent State has won the Mid-American Conference's Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Achievement Award
Kent State Earns MAC Men’s FAR Academic Achievement Award

Kent State has won the Mid-American Conference's Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Academic Achievement Award for men's sports for the first time in school history.

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iSchool and College of Nursing Secure $100,000 Grant Researching Libraries and Childhood Development

A research team from Kent State University's School of Information working in partnership with Kent State’s College of Nursing received a National Leadership Planning Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) for $99,982. The funds will support the first stages of what investigators have named Project SHIELD (Supporting Healthy Infant Early Learning and Development).

Ericka Shoaff, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Student Advocacy and Support
10 Questions With Ericka Shoaff, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Student Advocacy and Support

Kent State alumna Ericka Shoaff, ’11, has returned to Kent State in a newly created position designed to further support students as a central hub for basic needs resources. She is the assistant dean of students and director of student advocacy and support in the newly created CARES Center. Find out more about her and the center as she answers these 10 questions.