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Jermaine Jackson, Jr.
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.

Kent State fountain at Risman Plaza
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.

Andrew Esiebo's Nuance Mali from the Pride series, 2012 featuring a collage of barber and stylist tools.
Long-Awaited 'TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair' Opening Sept. 10 at the Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum is thrilled to announce the opening of its long-awaited exhibition “TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair.” Already gaining national and international attention, “TEXTURES” opens Sept. 10 and is a landmark exploration of Black hair and its important, complex place in the history of African American life and culture.

Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award
Kent State Captures First MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award

For the first time in school history, Kent State University has received the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Institutional Academic Achievement Award. The Golden Flashes earned a department-wide grade-point average (GPA) of 3.447 for the 2020-21 academic year.

KSU student athletes move in to campus
They’re Back! Kent State Students Move Into Residence Halls for Fall Semester

Students from all over the country began moving into Kent State residence halls, on a staggered schedule for COVID-19 safety, on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

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Kent State LGBTQ+ Center Offers Free Shuttle to Akron Pride Festival

The Akron Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Kent State’s LGBTQ+ Center will be sponsoring a free shuttle that will allow new and returning Kent State students to experience the event – some of them for the very first time.

Cockeye Creamery's Black Squirrel ice cream
Cockeye Creamery Raises Money for Kent State Trumbull’s Campus Care Closet

From now through Sunday, Sept. 19, Cockeye Creamery, located at 1805 1/2 Parkman Road NW in Warren, will be serving its Kent State-inspired ice cream “Black Squirrel” to raise money for Kent State University at Trumbull’s Care Closet. 

2020 Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive
Kent State Holds Second Annual Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive

Kent State University’s Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Hilltop Drive. The collection station will be located on Hilltop Drive in front of Cartwright Hall.

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Staff Members Engage With Kent State Leaders in Virtual Town Hall

Kent State staff members with questions about the upcoming fall semester were able to talk with university leaders Aug. 19 via a virtual town hall.

New Kent State graduates smile while holding their degrees after their commencement ceremony.
Kent State Celebrates Its Newest Graduates With In-Person Commencement Ceremonies on Aug. 21

The Kent State University alumni family grew by nearly 1,300 new graduates as the university held its summer commencement. The accomplishments of the Summer Class of 2021 were recognized with in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies and a virtual commencement ceremony for all colleges and degrees on Aug. 21.

Chic Canfora Speaking at Events
May 4 Activist Chic Canfora Joins Kent State’s College of Communication and Information to Teach Student Journalists

This fall, Kent State University and its College of Communication and Information (CCI) will welcome Roseann “Chic” Canfora, Ph.D., as a Professional-in-Residence in the School of Media and Journalism.

Kent Student Center
Parents, Students Engage With Kent State Leaders in Virtual Town Hall

Parents and students with questions about the upcoming fall semester were able to talk with university leaders Aug. 17 via a virtual town hall on Zoom. Many questions focused on the university's response to COVID-19 and testing requirements as students, faculty and staff return to campus.

Picture of Chihuahuan Desert landscape
Researchers Take a Closer Look at Nitrogen in the Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico

Researchers from Kent State University and the University of New Mexico determined how nitrogen-fixing plants and soil microbes contribute to the overall nitrogen availability in the Chihuahuan desert in New Mexico.

Image of an exam room with a graphic of a doctor in the lower right hand corner.
Innovation Is the Best Medicine

When it comes to the high energy professionals in the medical field, a hospital or emergency room is the place to be when providing fast paced care in an orderly, but chaotic, environment.  In level 1 trauma centers, seconds can make a major difference in patient outcomes. 

International Students on Kent Campus
Kent State International Student Orientation Leaders Program Goes Global

Two staff members at Kent State University received international recognition for creating the International Student Orientation (ISO) Leaders program, a program for international students to become acquainted with each other and gain valuable information that is integral for a successful transition to Kent State.

Campus Members Celebrate Homecoming
Kent State Recognized as a Forbes Best Employer for Women 2021

Among colleges and universities that made this year’s list, Kent State comes in at No. 8. Only 18 institutions of higher education are recognized.

The Exploratory Advising Center helped Megan Burnett, right, find her purpose
Blueprint Leads to Student Success at Kent State University

Kent State University's award-winning University College programs help Exploratory students find their purpose.

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