Videographer Jon Jivan during 2017 solar eclipse


Jon Jivan, senior coordinator of videography, shares his family's 2017 eclipse experience in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

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Today's Stories

  • Kent State's 2024 Women’s History Month focuses on "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion," and recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination from our lives and institutions. 

  • 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.  

  • Kent State and the University of Akron went head-to-head during the Crosstown Throwdown Move Challenge. Faculty and staff competed against “the school down the road” in the event to promote well-being, comradery, and healthy competition. Guess who won?


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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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  • 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.