Kayleigh McGreal inside Rockwell Hall


When she first began the fashion design program at Kent State University, Parma Heights, Ohio, native Kaleigh McGreal said that she didn’t even know how to operate a sewing machine..  

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Today's Stories

  • Kent State University Photographer Bob Christy and a handful of students spent more than six hours last July in Akagera National Park; the trip was near the end of the students' summer educational experience known as the Kigali Summer Institute, which explores the post-genocide reconstruction of Rwanda and issues related to peace and conflict in the context of the country’s history.    

  • Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco all rank among the most expensive cities to live in based on the 2023 U.S. News and World Report. This list was based on quality of life, value, desirability and job market indexes in each location. Guess what? Ohio has some of the lowest living expenses in the nation, making it an ideal home for recent college graduates.  

  • To welcome its new birthing manikin and the infant it delivers, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing department held a baby shower complete with games, snacks, gifts and decorations.

Winter ornaments created with Kent State's waterjet cutter

On select dates, you can create a unique winter wonderland decoration using the DI Hub's amazing waterjet cutter. 
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Student Life

  • 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.

  • At University Libraries students can study, tap into a database for a journal article, get a book, 3D print, grab coffee, have a dance party, participate in the Halloween Costume Contest ... wait, is this still about the library? Yes, yes it is. Part two of Demystifying the Library features the numerous ways the library can help students succeed – and have fun while doing it.

Kent State Works

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Global Reach


  • Anthony Mirando, Ph.D., associate professor of construction management, is driven in the classroom because his teaching philosophy is based on respect. He stays on top of his industry, and his enthusiasm and support for students is noticed and appreciated. So much so, students nominated him for an award. 

  • “You've got to have a dream,” said Daniel James, who set out on a bike ride through Central America after his 2022 graduation from Kent State. “If any of you are considering going on a road trip, or backpacking trip, or visiting that country you always wanted to go to, do it.

  • Kent State alumna and former nurse Kacie Gikonyo has founded the Death Doula Collective, a nationwide group for death doulas, and plans to establish her own death doula school in the Cleveland-Akron area to provide clinical hands-on training.

Arts & Community


  • 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.

  • My dad always calls me a sponge because I'm able to absorb information so quickly. But there's a reason for that. I've pretty much seen and experienced it all, at least when it comes to my career as a student-athlete.

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