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Todd Hawley, co-director of the project and associate professor of social studies teacher education.

Summer workshop to guide educators on teaching about May 4

Many events are scheduled for the coming months as the university gears up for the 50th anniversary of May 4. Among these is the “Making Meaning of May 4: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S. History”...

Freshmen in Florence program experiences changes

Kent State’s Freshmen in Florence program will go on hiatus during the 2020-2021 academic year as it undergoes changes. On Nov. 12, the decision was made to transition the program from fall to spring,...

Students enjoy the many lunch options at Prentice Café during lunch time. 

Kent State marketing class collaborates on dining project

Students in Kent State’s customer analysis class are putting their education into action by working on a project with Pepsi on how to get commuters to eat at campus dining facilities.Taught by assistant...

Quaker Steak and Lube was replaced by The Patio. 

Community responds to Dining Services’ closures, updates

The dining landscape at Kent State has continued to change this semester as several dining locations have closed and construction continues for a new dining option set to open on front campus next fall. The...

The Fork in the Road food truck sits idle behind the student center. Despite the new paint job, sightings of the food truck around campus have been scarce this semester. 

University food truck undergoes changes

Kent State’s Fork in the Road food truck has been absent for most of the fall semester as it is undergoing format changes, according to Aramark, the university’s dining services partner.   “The...

Students discuss catching up on homework, relaxing during fall break

As fall break draws close, Kent State students are planning for their time off. This is only the second year where the break, which spans from Oct. 10 to 13, has been part of the academic calendar. Proposed...

New photo shows face of man seen on Alpha Phi’s porch

Abigail Mack, Reporter September 23, 2019

Editor's note: The video above contains content that may be disturbing to some viewers. Update: We now have photos showing the man's face who was on Alpha Phi's porch. If you recognize this man,...

Venice Cafe patrons raise their glasses while Roger Hoover and the Whiskeyhounds perform their final song at Venice Cafe during Kents Round Town music festival on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Kent ‘Round Town Music Fest connects local music, business

Abigail Mack September 14, 2019

Live music filled the streets on Friday as Kent’s ‘Round Town Music Fest welcomed more than 30 acts at 29 venues throughout downtown and the surrounding area. Local businesses including bars, coffee...

This is a colored adhesive sculpture. The gallery is open until Oct. 5, 2019.

Kent State’s glass program celebrates 50 years through glass exhibitions

Abigail Mack September 4, 2019

Although it’s often called the "golden anniversary," 50 years is looking a little different for Kent State’s School of Art.Started in 1969 by Henry Halem, Kent State’s studio glass program is celebrating...

The Board of Trustees passed a proposal in June 2019 to add a $20 fee to students bursar bills in an effort to improve mental health services on campus. 

Kent State yet to determine specifics of mental health fee

Abigail Mack August 31, 2019

Parking tickets, textbooks and difficult roommates occupy the minds of many college students. However, a 2018 survey conducted by the World Health Organization shows mental health is becoming a bigger...

Kent State has no need for transitional housing this semester

Abigail Mack August 24, 2019

Move-in at Kent State looked a bit different this year because of the lack of transitional housing for on-campus residents.The last few years have seen the university’s residence halls opening at more...

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