A new Kent State University graduate smiles after receiving his degree during his commencement ceremony in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center in December 2022.


The Kent State University alumni family will grow by more than 2,300 new graduates as the university holds its fall commencement ceremonies. The accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2023 will be recognized with in-person commencement ceremonies for all colleges and degrees on Dec. 15-16.

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Today's Stories

  • College of Aeronautics and Engineering students such as Isabella Hinz had the opportunity to experience the condition hypoxia in the Hypoxia Recognition Training/Portable Reduced Oxygen Training Enclosure that was available Dec. 6-9 at the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center at Kent State Airport. 

  • Looking for holiday gifts for the avid reader on your list? 

    Kent State University Press, the book publishing arm of the university, may have just what you need.  

  • The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a new cybercriminology major within the Bachelor of Science degree at the Board’s regular quarterly meeting held Dec. 6. The new cybercriminology major will be offered fully online, in addition to a mostly online delivery at all Kent State campuses.


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Student Life

  • Rubble Busters' innovative autonomous search and report features won a first-place award in SkyHack 2023.   

  • The May 4 Reflection Gallery at Kent State University's Taylor Hall was bulging with a standing-room-only crowd of students who came out to share their feelings and gain an understanding of the Israel-Hamas War at the Nov. 16, student forum "Israel, Palestine and Me: Students' Forum for Reflection and Dialogue."

  • The Flash Activities Board (FAB) organizes more than 100 events for Kent State University’s students throughout the academic year. FAB plans exciting new events each semester, from trivia, karaoke, bingo, and movie nights to large-scale festivals.

Kent State Works

  • The 2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings list New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco as some of the most expensive cities in which to live. Ohio, on the other hand, has some of the lowest living expenses in the nation, making it an ideal home for recent college graduates.   

  • Kent State University student group Women in Aviation served as hosts for Girls in Aviation Day at the Kent State Airport. The young participants had the chance to fly drones, try out a flight simulator and do a pre-flight check inside a real plane.

  • In this post-pandemic world, remote work is one element that has hung on, but there are mixed emotions about it. Employees tend to like it, but some employers have concerns. Two professors who do research in this space weigh in on this discussion.

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  • ChatGPT currently has over 180 million users as of August 2023. But how does this chatbot work? What are the potential impacts of its use in academia? How could its increasing utlization affect future grads and their careers?

  • Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 29, will welcome 94 fourth-grade students from Akron, Ohio’s I PROMISE School for a day of activities aimed at sparking their interest in science and technology. 

  • A Northeast Ohio research team has secured a $5.7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, to assess the impact of its Positive Peers app on the health outcomes of individuals aged 13-34 living with HIV. A pilot study found that when compared to those with HIV who didn’t use the app, those utilizing Positive Peers were more likely to be virally supressed and consistently engaged in medical care.

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Arts & Community

  • What makes a music major want to concentrate on such a unique instrument as the marimba? Senior Matt Nowak said showed Kent State Today that there's a lot to love.

  • It’s college football Saturday. Kent State University fans are eager for a great game and a great halftime show. The Marching Golden Flashes take the field and ... look at them march! They’re forming the shape of a person. Now he’s dancing? How do they do that?

  • From Nov. 27-Dec. 15, the Giving Tree in the Kent State CARES Center provides and easy way to anyone to help Kent State students in need. 


  • Between playing in two MAC Championships, being named to the 2023 MAC All-Tournament Team, and getting involved with student leadership programs on campus in the last few years, Kent State is where I've truly come into my own as a player and person.

  • As Kent State's men's basketball team prepares to tip off its 2023-2024 season on Monday, Nov. 6, against Malone University at home in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, the Golden Flashes look to some family connections to help propel this year’s team. 

  • Recent graduate, Sincere Carry, was chosen in the 2023 NBA G League Draft earlier today by Memphis Hustle as a second-round, 38th overall pick.

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