Kent State students tour Florence, Italy, with Assistant Dean Kristin Stasiowski, Ph.D.


What first began in 1972 with a small group of Kent State architecture students and faculty traveling to Florence, Italy, for a few weeks has blossomed into one of the most prestigious education-abroad programs in the country.

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Sgt, Ann Spahr, K-9 Salem and Mialie Szymanski

Kent State University at Trumbull's STEM Committee raised funds to support Kent State University Police Services K-9 officers. 

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Student Life

  • Kent State University education major Klair Heestand said the time she spent teaching refugee students in Akron in the spring was excellent preparation for when she enters her own classroom one day. 

    “It was very helpful, because we’re going to have students of varying abilities, and students for whom English is a second language, no matter where we teach,” Heestand said. “We don’t need anyone left behind because of a language barrier.” 


  • The university's traditional Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremonies celebrated Spring 2023 graduates. 

  • Through a multi-year, comprehensive examination of current processes and student needs, including the work of the Re-Imagining of Academic Advising Group and the Supporting the Student Experience Review Team, it became evident that the university needed a system that better supported the evolving needs of its students across the student lifecycle.

  • FAB hosted the "Food, Arts and Beats" event in the Kent Student Center.

  • Serving as the Chair of the May 4 Task Force has been something communication studies major Avery Hall, ’23, describes as one of the most impactful and rewarding experiences she’s had at Kent State University.

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Arts & Community

  • The Kent State University Press released a list of new titles this spring that would make for enjoyable summer reading for the beach, pool or backyard hammock. 

    Each year the press publishes dozens of books ranging from crime fiction and poetry to history and biographies. 

    “Our new titles from our 2023 spring catalog include important works on s

  • May marks the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and there are many ways to celebrate both on the Kent Campus and in the greater area.

  • On Tuesday morning, a fire was reported at the University Inn, 540 S. Water St. in Kent. University officials sent out a text message warning residents to stay away from the area.

  • To better understand the events that transpired at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, we must also understand the national tension and climate leading up to that day. A graduate student and two design students have demonstrated the context of May 4 in a stunning, creative visual exhibit.

  • Former Ohio Gov. Richard F. Celeste's new book, 'In the Heart of It All, An Unvarnished Account of My Life in Public Service,' is his first. 


  • Randale L. Richmond will lead Kent State Athletics through July 1, 2028, as vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics, in accordance with a contract amendment announced by Kent State University President Todd Diacon.

  • FlashTalk is produced by Golden Flashes TV and airs weekly on Bally’s Sports Ohio/Great Lakes. Each episode features a variety of coaches and administrators while promoting the upcoming athletics calendar.

  • Jake Ferri of Billerica, Massachusettes struggled with personal pressure, including turning his wrestling matches into life-or-death situations. That was until he decided to free himself, and the change has been dramatic.  

  • Kent State’s 6’9” center with a deep, booming voice is an imposing force having earned a spot in the starting rotation during his freshman year, but spend a few moments with the team’s top big man — the oldest of seven children — and you’ll find him friendly and approachable.

  • Chris Payton and Miryne Thomas committed to Kent State one day apart last April. While they didn’t know one another, they bonded as transfer players and have helped lead their team to March Madness.

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