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Amoaba Gooden, Ph.D., vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, speaks to attendees at Kent State's inaugural Anti-Racism Conference.
Anti-Racism Conference Puts University Under the Lens to Identify Racism and Improve Culture

Kent State University’s inaugural Anti-Racism Conference kicked off Thursday with several hundred students, faculty and staff taking part.

Bracelet with Flashes printed on it
Kent State Entrepreneurship Major Finds Success with Hand-Stamped Jewelry Company

For as long as she can remember, Lauren Hollis has enjoyed being a salesperson. Her love for sales began as a young child as she made bookmarks from strips of paper and sold them door to door in her neighborhood.

Jessica Hudson
'Genuine Trust Leads to Strong Bonds'

Alumna Jessica Hudson, the new president of the Summa Foundation and chief development officer for Summa Health, speaks with Kent State Today about her new role.

Kent State Students Planting Trees at Trees for the Future
Planting Today Means 'Trees for the Future'

The Kent State community planted more than 100 trees in the Climate Change Grove to help offset the university’s carbon footprint and provide a way to research the effects of climate change in our immediate environments.

The pediment on Franklin Hall, bearing Cluff's name.
Who's Cluff and Why Is His Name on Franklin Hall?

High on its pediment, Franklin Hall bears the inscribed name of a polarizing figure from Kent State's past. 

Students forming the letter "K" on campus.
Meet the Kent State Class of 2026

Hailing from 39 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., this freshman class also represents 31 countries, more than doubling the freshman international student population from the previous year.

This student found a swinging place to study.
IN A FLASH: Swing and Study

Students found unique places to study during the the last warm days of fall. 

People inside of, and outside of a food truck.
IN A FLASH: Food Truck Wednesdays!

The Food Truck Series on Risman Plaza runs Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. through Oct. 12. 

Brenna Parker From Kent State to the White House And Back
From Kent State to the White House And Back

The School of Media and Journalism hosted Brenna Parker, digital director for Vice President Kamala Harris, for refreshments and a discussion with Parker about her journey at Kent State and beyond.

Former Kent State female student-athletes pose for a picture before serving as this year’s Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals.
What A Celebration! Homecoming Brings Golden Flashes Together

The Kent State University Golden Flashes family was marking milestones and making memories at Homecoming 2022, held Saturday, Oct. 1. Kent State alumni, students, parents, employees and community members donned their blue-and-gold gear and reunited for one of the university’s long-standing traditions.

Proclamation by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted next to photo of Michael Palmieri (left) and Chris Cooper
Gov. DeWine Declares October Ohio Employee Ownership Month With Proclamation Recognizing OEOC at Kent State

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted recently issued a joint proclamation recognizing the impact that employee-owned companies have on Ohio’s economy as well as the work of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) based at Kent State University, which requested the proclamation. The OEOC has served as a nonprofit outreach center providing support, resources and assistance to businesses since 1987.

On A Roll!
Skaters Gonna Skate
Students donating blood on campus.
IN A FLASH: Give A Little To Save A Life

Donating blood is another way Golden Flashes help the community -- and save lives. 

Defensive line coach, Colin Ferrell, helps wide receiver Dante Cephas come to a stop on the sidelines.
IN A FLASH: Sideline Stopper!

Kent State's Golden Flashes set records and extended their at-home winning streak to 11 games at Saturday's Homecoming game.

Kent State Color Guard member practices a flag toss on campus.
IN A FLASH: Pre-Homecoming Excitement Swirls Around Campus

On the eve of Homecoming, people all over campus are getting ready for the weekend celebration. 

Beauty With a Birthmark at CDC outdoors
Family’s New Book Raises Awareness for Birthmarks

EHHS alumnus Erica Maxwell and her teenage daughter, Jessica Alexander, visited the Child Development Center to read from their newly published book, “Beauty With a Birthmark.”

Pieces from the Pride In Kent exhibition at the FJKluth Art Gallery
FJKluth Art Gallery Showcases Its ‘Pride in Kent’

The “Pride in Kent'' exhibition displays 26 pieces of art created by 11 different LGBTQ+ members and allies. The exhibition will be on display during Main Street Kent’s Rainbow Weekend, Oct. 7 and 8.

Title IX Celebrates 50 Years
'Title IX not only changed my life, but literally saved my life'

Kent State is honoring and commemorating the 50th anniversary of Title IX legislation with a year-long celebration, highlighting the success and impact of women's athletics at Kent State University.

Bobby Selvaggio
Music Professor Jazzes Up Life Lessons for Students

Bobby Selvaggio, associate professor in the School of Music and director of the jazz studies program, has a storied musical resume. But what he is most proud of are the lessons he can pass on to his students.

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