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Solar Array at Kent State's College of Podiatric Medicine
Regional Campuses Power Forward With Solar Additions

Six of Kent State University’s Regional Campuses were recently featured in Solar Power World for the installation of solar panels on its campuses, offering cleaner, more sustainable energy that is also more cost effective. 

Lamar Hylton, Ph.D. has been named to the Executive Committee of the APLU Council on Student Affairs
Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., Vice President for Kent State’s Division of Student Affairs, Appointed to APLU Council on Student Affairs Executive Committee

Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., Kent State University's vice president for student affairs, said being appointed to the Executive Committee of the APLU (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) Council on Student Affairs (CSA) is an honor.

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Social Media Use Increases Boredom and Homework Decreases Boredom, Kent State Research Shows

Researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., and Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services suspected a relationship between boredom and social media use but wondered about cause and effect. Does social media use cause boredom? Or does boredom cause social media use? To answer these questions, they designed an experiment.

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Kent State Alumna Remains Passionate About Hospitality Through Pandemic Job Loss

Kent State alumna Alyssa Mittereder has struggled with an issue faced by many during the pandemic: job loss. Despite the many curve balls thrown her way, Mittereder told Spectrum News 1 Ohio that she is still passionate about the hospitality industry and searches for jobs each day, using the connections she made at Kent State to land a career, hopefully soon.

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Kent State to Celebrate Its Newest Graduates With Virtual Commencement on Dec. 19

The Kent State University alumni family will grow by more than 2,500 new graduates as the university holds its fall commencement. The accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2020 will be recognized with a virtual commencement recognition ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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Kent State 'Drives' 2021 Enrollment at the Movies

While colleges across the country have worked to find ways to recruit the next class during the pandemic, Kent State is being recognized for its unique and innovative techniques to find the class of 2025. In lieu of typical on-campus events, the Kent State admissions team has traveled across Ohio and hosted “KSU2U” drive-in presentation experiences for prospective students and families.

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Kent State’s Online MBA Program Ranked No. 26 by The Princeton Review

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration offers one of the nation’s most outstanding online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the college in its Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2021 ranking.

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The Autism Society of Greater Akron Teams Up With Kent State for Adult Social Club

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder sometimes have a difficult time with social interaction and building relationships. The Autism Society of Greater Akron wanted to help those on the spectrum socialize with others freely and make friends by creating an adult social club. The club was then made possible with two Kent State affiliates and Wendy Cline, a support specialist and licensed social worker at the Autism Society of Greater Akron.

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Kent State Selects Peggy Shadduck to Serve as New Vice President for Regional Campuses and Dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies

Kent State University has named Margaret (Peggy) Shadduck, Ph.D., of Richardson, Texas, as its new vice president for Regional Campuses and dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies. Shadduck was selected following a national search.

Two female nursing students listen intently to their instructor in a laboratory classroom
Nursing Program Casts Virtual ‘Net’ To Stay Connected 

When the order came in the spring of 2020 to go remote, faculty and students in Kent State Ashtabula’s nursing program were concerned. How would they stay connected in a remote environment? How would the students stay engaged? Enter “The Net,” a virtual community for nursing students, faculty and nursing support staff at Kent State Ashtabula. 

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2020 President’s Award of Distinction Recipients Announced

Kent State University President Todd Diacon recently notified 23 Kent State staff members that they are the 2020 recipients of the President’s Award of Distinction. The award was created as a recognition program to reward staff members who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, service, leadership and dedication to Kent State in advancing the university’s strategic priorities and core values.

Giving Tuesday Results
Kent State Community Continues Record-Breaking Philanthropy During Giving Tuesday

Despite the economic impact of COVID-19, alumni, friends, faculty and staff came together to raise $2.2 million to support more than 2,300 students.

Many Faces of Dane Paris
Dane Paris: From First-Generation College Student to Early Med School Acceptance

Dane Paris, a junior biology pre-med student in Kent State University’s Honors College, has already left his mark at Kent State despite facing challenges along the way. His outstanding leadership has not gone unnoticed, and he credits the support he has gotten through Kent State for his growth and successes. 

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Kent State Board of Trustees Ratifies Fiscal Year 2020 Efficiency Report That Indicates More Than $31 Million in Savings

The Kent State University Board of Trustees ratified the university’s Fiscal Year 2020 Efficiency Report and Master Recommendations report, which showed an effectiveness and efficiency savings for Fiscal Year 2020 of $31,286,881. The savings is $6.2 million more than originally estimated.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Alumnus Designs Firetrucks
Turning a 3D-Design Hobby Into a Firetruck

A year before Timothy Griffin graduated from Kent State University at Tuscarawas in 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree and a certificate in computer-aided design for manufacturing, a single phone call would launch his career and have him designing life-saving firetrucks before he graduated.

Scott Sheridan, Yuko Kurahashi and Angela Neal-Barnett are the 2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award Winners
2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award Recipients

Kent State University has announced the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards (ORSA). Sponsored by the University Research Council and the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, this award honors Kent State’s exceptional researchers and scholars.

Taryn McMahon and Sara Bayramzadeh
Kent State Recognizes New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award Winners

Kent State University has announced the recipients of the New Faculty Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award. These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of faculty who have been at Kent State for 10 years or less and are sponsored by the University Research Council.

Essential Workers, including medical, dining, grounds and others, kept Kent State operational during the pandemic.
Thanking Our Essential Workers

Kent State President Todd Diacon and others express their appreciation for the hard-working employees who have pulled together to keep our campuses operating throughout the pandemic.

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Kent State Celebrates Promotions and Tenure of 135 Faculty Members

Kent State University is marking the promotions and tenure of 135 faculty members during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Kent State Honors Employees Who Have Reached 20-Year Milestone

Kent State University has inducted 53 employees into its 20-Year Club Service Awards Program for 2020.