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LaunchNET Kent State Extends Entrepreneurial Reach With Renewed Funding From Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Thanks to the renewal of its key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State University community.

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Preston Superstore Donation Jumpstarts Kent State Geauga's Renovation Fundraising Campaign

As Kent State Geauga embarks upon two facility improvements for the Geauga Campus in Burton, the leadership is pleased to announce an initial gift to the project from Preston Superstore and the Preston Family. The campus improvements will include constructing a new nursing lab and instructional space and a new student learning commons, helping Kent State Geauga meet existing and future students' needs while growing programs.

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Faculty Premiere Film at 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival

Turning Blue, a short film by Kent State's School of Media and Journalism faculty filmmakers Dana White and Christopher Knoblock, will be featured at the prestigious 45th annual Cleveland International Film Festival.

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Finance Student Cashes in on Kent State Experience

As president of his fraternity and chief risk officer of the Golden Flash Asset Management Group (GFAM), senior finance major Cameran Cunningham has made the most out of his experience at Kent State and is already set to begin his career in finance.

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Kent State Ranks in Top 20 in the Nation for Library and Information Studies Program in U.S. News 2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State University in the top 20 Best Library and Information Studies Programs in the country in its 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Overall, Kent State is recognized in 12 new national rankings in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools, including three specialty rankings.

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Kent State Geauga Recognized for Virtual Learning Initiative

Kent State University at Geauga doubled its video conferencing rooms, also known as “Zoom Rooms,” before the fall semester due to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Zoom Rooms are designed to serve various purposes and room configurations for faculty and students, and they were recently featured in an article by EdTech.

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Fire in the Heartland Screening, Virtual Panel Highlight Upcoming May 4 Commemoration

Movie's screening to be followed by a virtual panel discussion about the impact and lessons of May 4, 1970.

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School of Theatre and Dance Ranked in Top 50 of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degrees by

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is ranked #50 on's list of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degree programs in the United States. In addition to this national ranking, the School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two theatre programs from the state of Ohio on the list. In its rankings, assesses hundreds of universities across the country and selected Kent State University based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more. 

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Kent State College of Business Administration Presents Daymond John as the Keynote of the Better Business Bureau of Akron’s 101 Year Anniversary Summit

Daymond John, founder/CEO of FUBU, presidential ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and CEO of The Shark Group, will speak at the Better Business Bureau of Akron’s 101 Year Anniversary celebration, BBB Anniversary Summit, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in collaboration with the Kent State College of Business Administration’s Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Andrew Snyder, research program coordinator for Kent State University’s College of Public Health, is leading the first comprehensive Greater Akron LGBTQ+ specific Community Needs Assessment.
Kent State Leads First Comprehensive Greater Akron LGBTQ+ Specific Community Needs Assessment

Kent State University has partnered with Greater Akron community organizations to conduct the first comprehensive and specific LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA). Efforts of this assessment focus on producing a better-informed public health system and improving the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community members.

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Kent State Faculty and Staff Surprise First-Year Students With Calls

At Kent State , Golden Flashes are known to take care of other Golden Flashes. With the pandemic looming over the school year, more than 100 Kent State faculty, staff and administrators checked in on first-year students over the phone last November to talk about their well-being and pathways for success during their first semester.

Medical professionals assist with vaccinations at the Kent State Field House
Shot in the Arm: Community, University Members Receive Vaccine at Field House Event

More than 2,000 area residents, including some Kent State University employees, received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine March 23, during a mass vaccination event at the Kent State Field House. 

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A True Test: Training Future Nurses During a Pandemic

You may have heard it said, “when hard times come, notice those who remain, and the ones who disappear.” Nursing instructors are in a position to see this scenario playing out in the lives of their students at Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center.

Bob Archer serves as the guest speaker at Kent State University’s Fall 2017 Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.
Kent State Alumnus Bob Archer Offers $1 Million Challenge Gift for New College of Business Administration Building

Kent State University has resumed focus on the new College of Business Administration building, a key component in the university’s master plan to transform the Kent Campus and improve facilities. Bob Archer, who received his Master of Business Administration from Kent State in 1961, recently approached the university with an exciting new challenge: raise $7 million more by the end of 2021.

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COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Focuses on Value, Purpose of Vaccinations

City and university leaders emphasized the need to vaccinate the campus community during a recent virtual town hall meeting. 

A new group of educators being trained from across the campus in December 2019
Kent State Takes Initiative To Combat Sexual Violence On Campus

Kent State has joined the Culture of Respect Collective, a two-year initiative offered through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), to help end sexual violence on campus.

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‘Import/Export’ Outdoor Exhibition at Kent State Addresses Imbalances and Inequalities of Global Import/Export Systems

From April 5 to May 15, visitors to the Kent State University campus will encounter a new, outdoor public art exhibition that stretches along the Lefton Esplanade between downtown Kent and the University Library. “Import/Export” addresses the imbalances and inequalities of global import/export systems. Artists from around the world were chosen based on how their works reflect the impact of these systems on their local spaces.

A welcome home message is painted on the Rock during Kent State University’s Homecoming 2019.
Save the Date for Kent State’s Homecoming 2021

Kent State University alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to save the date for one of the university’s long-standing traditions. Kent State will celebrate Homecoming 2021 on Saturday, Oct. 2.

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Taking a Deep Dive Into the Utilization of Oceanic Sediments

One of Kent State University’s newest faculty members in the Department of Geology has already made her mark with the recent publication of her and her colleagues’ work to better understand the effects of global warming as it relates to the arctic ocean. Allyson Tessin, assistant professor, specializes in biochemistry, oceanography and sedimentary geology. She is currently studying the relationship between the chemistry of the ocean and climate change.

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Read Between the Lines: Kent State Musicology Professor Looks Deeper Into the Life of Beethoven

In 1996, Theodore Albrecht, professor of musicology, was diligently working on his original project of annotating, translating and studying approximately 430 letters written to Ludwig van Beethoven by his friends and family. Then a new opportunity presented itself. Albrecht found that his two projects worked together to add further understanding and context, giving him the opportunity to add depth and discover new details of Beethoven’s life.