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FIGHTING POST-COVID SOCIAL ANXIETY THROUGH PROJECTCONNECT 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depression levels have been on the rise. The Healthy Minds Study for 2021-22 found that 44% of students reported symptoms of depression and 37% reported anxiety disorders. That is where ProjectConnect comes in.

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  • In the beginning of 2023, Kent State University was designated a Voter Friendly Campus for 2023-24 by Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The university became one of 258 campuses in 38 states and the District of Columbia to be recognized by the implemented practices that encourage students to register and vote in the 2022 elections and the coming years.

  • Professional development is an important part of being a successful member of the professional workforce. Learning new skills is key for students, faculty and staff. University Library has developed the Digital Scholarship Series, a collection of professional development virtual and in-person opportunities focused on the digital landscape that will help professionals and introduce training to areas that may not be covered in regular instruction and curricula.

  • Kent State University has a strong history of student activism. The university wants to ensure students can exercise their right to protest, demonstrate and march about issues that matter to them. And to do it safely.

Kent State Works

  • Active military members are embracing online master’s degree programs in Kent State University’s College of Public Health for the flexibility and ease with which they can earn an advanced degree.

  • Zachery Pfouts’s journey to the job of his dreams looked more like a mountain trail than a straight path. Along the way, Pfouts found Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The campus’s distinctive Science and Engineering Technology Program turned out to be the key to his success.  

  • With the increase in the number of pets, the demand for veterinary care has surged. Kent State University is helping to offset the veterinary technician shortage by providing in-demand, career-ready graduates.

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Profiles

  • Sally Maltempi, a senior chemistry major with a focus in biochemistry and a music minor at Kent State University from Rootstown, Ohio, tests foodborne diseases by day and sings opera at night.  

  •  A first-generation student who began his education journey at the Twinsburg Academic Center now has his sites set on medical school.

  • Kent State University alumna McKenzie Morgan has been there, done that, and has seen it all from fashion to travel. Morgan began her fashion blog in high school, writing about trends and other aspects of the fashion world. Now she travels a world Styled By McKenz.

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Sports

  • Lacrosse wasn't always a huge dream for me.

    In fact, lacrosse in my area wasn’t even accessible to young girls until my mom got people together to start up a youth program that fed into my high school. My older brother played lacrosse and I wanted to do what he did.

  • Growing up as the youngest with three older brothers, sports were always a big part of my life. And out of all the sports I played, basketball was the one that stuck with me.

  • During his time at Kent State, Saban earned three letters in football and one in baseball from 1970 to 1972. In 1973, he was a graduate assistant coach and defensive assistant for the Flashes. He was inducted into the Kent State Varsity K Hall of Fame in 2015.