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Archival Photo 23 year old sports recreation and management graduate student Danniel Thomas was the only female jamaican shot put candidate for the Rio Olympics and barely missed the qualifications to compete.

Lone female Jamaican shot putter just misses in Rio

Alyssa Schmitt September 7, 2016

Danniel Thomas steps into the shot put circle on Day 7 of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She tosses the shot in her hands, left to right to left again. She’s telling herself to calm...

Where to vote for Tuesday’s primary

Alyssa Schmitt March 13, 2016

With eight months until the November general election, it is time for Ohioans to vote in the primary election from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.The Portage County Board of Elections' website is available...

Photo courtesy of Kent State University

KSU faculty members awarded Oral History Association Award for Work on May 4, 1970 Voices documentary

Alyssa Schmitt December 4, 2014

Two Kent State faculty members were awarded the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Non-print Format Award for their documentary film, “May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970.”David Hassler,...

Women of Kent are fixing the ‘leaky pipe line’

Alyssa Schmitt December 4, 2014

The women of Kent State University are banding together to help battle the leaky pipeline that is affecting women in the field of science.The leaky pipeline situation is when women in the sciences do not...

Campaign encourages awareness of humanities’ importance

Alyssa Schmitt November 20, 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences began a campaign to make parents and students aware of all that can be gained through studying a discipline of the humanities.David Odell-Scott, associate dean of the College...

Westfield Insurance Foundation gives $500,000 to support insurance studies program

Alyssa Schmitt November 6, 2014

The Westfield Insurance Foundation donated $500,000 to Kent State’s Insurance Studies Program to promote students’ participation in the major and help fill the upcoming job openings.The fund will provide...

KSU hosts water research symposium

Alyssa Schmitt October 30, 2014

Kent State University will host the second annual water research symposium, Water Infrastructure and Rebounding Cities, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31, at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference...

Thomas Davis

Retired KSU professor emeritus of English dies at 84

Alyssa Schmitt October 23, 2014

Thomas M. Davis, professor emeritus of English at Kent State, died Oct. 17, 2014.Davis became a part of the Kent community in 1968 when he joined the English Department. He began doing grave rubbings in...

Phi Alpha Theta sponsors a movie speaker event

Alyssa Schmitt October 21, 2014

Phi Alpha Theta, the honor history society, invites the whole campus to attend a movie speaker series Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in room 133 in Bowman Hall titled “A Movie for your Thoughts.”The event will...

Professor to give insight on the Pacific Islands

Alyssa Schmitt October 21, 2014

Professor of Anthropology Rick Feinberg, will be giving a presentation titled “Introducing Pacific Islanders” Oct. 22 at noon in the Oscar Ritchie Hall Conference Room 127.“People here are unfamiliar...

Timothy Eippert, president of MC Sign Company, speaks at the Michael D. Solomon Series in the KSU Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

Kent State alumnus encourages KSU to ‘think big’ when it comes to business

Alyssa Schmitt October 16, 2014

Kent State alumnus and president of MC Sign Company Timothy Eippert spoke about creating a successful national business Thursday. Oct. 16, at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.Eippert’s...

Mark McDaniel speaks to the audience at Kent State’s Science of Learning and Education, or SOLE, summit about effective teaching techniques Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center.

Psychology professor discusses studying habits at SOLE summit

Alyssa Schmitt October 10, 2014

Repetition and highlighting don’t work when it comes to study habits in college. Mark McDaniel, a psychology professor from Washington University, spoke about those study myths Thursday night at the...

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