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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.

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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.

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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.

A graduating Kent State University student smiles in her cap and gown at Risman Plaza in spring 2020.
Kent State to Hold In-Person Commencement Ceremonies for Spring Class of 2021, Honors Promise to 2020 Graduates of In-Person Ceremony to Be Held During Homecoming Weekend

Kent State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies in May for the Spring Class of 2021 and will welcome back all 2020 alumni for an in-person graduation ceremony during Homecoming Weekend this fall.

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LGBTQ+ Center Recipient of Grant for QUEST Mentorship Program

The Akron Community Foundation has awarded the QUEST Mentorship Program, an initiative within the LGBTQ+ Center that provides 1:1 mentor/mentee relationships for students to focus on career guidance and general support, a $2,000 micro-grant for the coming year.

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Kent State to Offer Master's in Artificial Intelligence

Amazon’s Alexa, iPhone’s Siri, the Roomba and many more innovations are examples of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is changing the world and simplifying life for everyone, resulting in a growing demand for AI professionals. Kent State University will start admitting students in the master's in Artificial Intelligence program starting fall 2021. The program will be offered within the Department of Computer Science.

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Kent State Women’s Center Celebrates Silver Anniversary

With the celebration of Women’s History Month in March, it seemed fitting that the Kent State Women’s Center would officially kick off its 25th anniversary, continuing throughout 2021.

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WKSU Reflects on Past Year

The year 2020 presented many challenges requiring major changes and adjustments for organizations everywhere. Instead of going the traditional route with an annual report for 2020, WKSU explored this past year with “2020: A Year in Review,” celebrating its 70th anniversary, highlighting its adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and covering major historical events.

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Kent State to Hold Virtual May 4 Commemoration, Honor Wounded Students

In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University will hold a virtual May 4 51st Commemoration this year. The virtual commemoration will feature a video premiering at noon on Tuesday, May 4, that focuses on the nine wounded students: Alan Canfora, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Dean Kahler, Joseph Lewis, Donald Mackenzie, James Russell, Robert Stamps and Douglas Wrentmore.

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Undergraduate Research Program Grows Despite Pandemic

COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the way people experience their education. Over the summer of 2020, Kent State University’s eight-week Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program transitioned to a completely remote environment, and the results were surprising. 

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The Show Will Go On at Porthouse in Summer 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Porthouse Theatre will hold a full season of live, professional theatre during the summer of 2021. 

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Remembering Edward Crosby: Leader, Advocate and Dedicated Professor

The Kent State community celebrates the life of Professor Emeritus Edward W. Crosby, Ph.D., known as the “father of Black History Month,” as his work in founding the Institute of African-American Affairs at Kent State and his contribution to the success of thousands of students inspired all who knew him.

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Kent State Tuscarawas Student Wins Prestigious Photography Award

Kent State University at Tuscarawas student Jason Keller is doing what he loves—telling stories through photographs. He was recently honored by the Ohio News Media Association with the Best Feature Photo award, capturing the image of a Navy veteran saluting the crowd while riding in a military jeep during a parade in Sugarcreek, Ohio. The photo was judged best out of all entries from weekly newspapers throughout the state for the Osman C. Hooper Weekly Newspaper contest.

Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine is one of nine accredited podiatry colleges in the United States, and is a four-year, graduate-level medical college, granting the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
College of Podiatric Medicine Instructor Analyzes Remote Monitoring for Diabetic Patients

Windy Cole, adjunct instructor for the College of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State, penned an article for Podiatry Today called “Can Remote Patient Monitoring Have An Impact For Patients With Diabetes?” which covers the phenomenon of remote patient monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic.