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Kent State President Todd Diacon encouraged the campus community to lean on the university's core values during times of stress and pressure, as many are feeling now with the ongoing unrest in Israel and Gaza.  

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Today's Stories

  • 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?

  • It’s that time of the year again. Flurries are in the air, finals are looming and the Kent State University School of Art Annual Holiday Sale event is on its way. “There will be a variety of items on sale by various student organizations from the School of Art, so there will be a little bit of something available for everyone's needs or wants at every price,” said Associate Professor Andrew Kuebeck.

  • 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.

One of performances in "Dance 23: One World."

Exceptional performances filled the stage at Kent State's E.Turner Stump Theatre last weekend at "Dance 23: One World.
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University News

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

  • 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.  

  • 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


  • 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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