Kent State students during the 2023 May 4 Commemoration


An all-day conference, presented by the May 4 Education Committee for K-12 educators, students, and Kent State University faculty and staff, will help participants demonstrate knowledge about the critical history of student activism and organizing at Kent State, emphasizing the significance of May 4. 

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Today's Stories

  • When Kent State Today asked Kent State University Museum Director Sarah Rogers to put together a list of her ‘Top Five Finds’ at the museum – must-see items, her favorite pieces, or cool or unusual items that might surprise visitors – she did not disappoint

  • Honors College students graduating in spring, summer and fall 2024, along with distinguished faculty and alumni were honored at a special luncheon event in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 

  • Did you know that there are 13.2 miles of bike paths at Kent State? Kent State is bike-friendly and winning awards for it.

CAPS observes Teal Tuesday 2024

Kent State's Counseling and Psychological Services staff wore teal in support of Teal Tuesdays for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

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  • Nicholas Belluardo is a part-time faculty member at Kent State and the co-owner of four aviation businesses.

  • Alumnus Michael Christoff is bringing balance and perspective to the field of architecture. With over 17 years of practice under his belt, Christoff’s community-focused perspective has earned him coveted spots on Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 40 under 40 list, Inside Business Magazine’s Northeast Ohio 25 under 35 Movers & Shakers and the Cleveland Bridge Builders. But, he’s not done making a mark on Cleveland or the architecture industry as a whole.

  • Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge Kani H. Hightower is on a mission to make the justice system in Summit County, Ohio, more accessible for underprivileged and underrepresented citizens. Whether it’s related to transportation challenges or helping them sort through the red tape of documentation, Hightower, a Kent State University graduate, is creating solutions to streamline the process for Summit County residents.

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  • All eyes have been on Northeast Ohio the past several weeks as the Kent State University and The University of Akron’s men’s and women’s basketball teams battled it out for the MAC championship title. It wasn’t always such a bitter rivalry between these two Northeast Ohio legends, however. Just look at this old footage we found of Flash and Zippy bonding back in the day.

  • The Kent State women’s basketball team will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. Champions do so much on their own, just look at the stats. But this championship team is supported by its members, its coaches and the Kent State Community.

  • The Golden Flashes have made it to the NCAA tournament during a moment when women’s basketball is in the prime spotlight.