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Kent State recognizes Juneteenth National Independence Day

Raygene English Reporter June 18, 2021

Most university offices will be closed and classes will not meet Monday, June 21, in honor of Juneteenth National Independence Day, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced in an email statement. The...

Eboni Pringle, dean of University College at Kent State University.

Kent State prepares for incoming freshmen

Taylor Gay Reporter June 16, 2021

A post-pandemic world is slowly but surely becoming a reality and Kent State is moving with the times. Welcoming their incoming freshman class in the fall, the faculty and staff are working to help where...

Incoming students and their parents enter Eastway during Destination Kent State on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Kent State launches new orientation program

Taylor Gay Reporter June 11, 2021

Kent State launched their 2021 Destination Kent State (DKS) freshman orientation. Over 25 sessions will be spread throughout June and early July. DKS consists of a mandatory virtual event for the incoming...

Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State University, and witness to the events of May 4, 1970. He is pictured with the pagoda and Taylor Hall in the background in 2010.

Former professor, faculty marshal reflects on May 4 tragedy before 51st commemoration

Zoë Blank Reporter May 3, 2021

Jerry M. Lewis believes the events of May 4, 1970, are a transformative part of Kent State’s history that should be remembered. Lewis served as a faculty marshal and was an eyewitness to the shootings...

Brian Boehmer operating ‘FlashBot’ during a shift.

Future of HelpDesk’s ‘FlashBot’ unclear once in-person classes resume

Zachary Shepherd Reporter May 2, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, a robot at the library HelpDesk has been helping students and staff with technology, but now that in-person classes are beginning again in the fall, FlashBot might be out of a...

Front of Student Support Services office located at the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

Student Support Services finds new challenges and successes with transition to virtual climate

Cameron Aloway Reporter March 14, 2021

Forced to pull in-person engagement due to the pandemic, Student Support Services instilled new adjustments to its program that proved to be a new challenge for the program.The support network for first-generation...

Division of Student Affairs podcast enters second season

The Division of Student Affairs podcast has entered its second season, and co-hosts Taléa Drummer-Ferrell and Matthew Lupica look forward to producing student-focused content.“This season, we are more...

Dancing in unison Flash guides and DKS students finish their long day of touring in front of the Student Center jamming out to music on June 20th.

DKS reduces retention for in coming freshman

Kelsie Kline July 10, 2018

Shannon Tate, an academic adviser for the College of Arts and Sciences, retention is explained to why a majority of students drop out by the end of their freshman year.“I think academics does have a...

Students listen to a lecture in the First Energy Auditorium in Franklin Hall Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. 

Retention rates drop for African-American women

Tierra Thomas November 15, 2017

During her freshman year, Leah Boyd kept herself active and present on Kent State’s campus. She pre-majored in one of the most consistently top-ranked fashion schools in the United States and took part...

Incoming students and their parents walk toward Eastway during Destination Kent State on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Destination Kent State begins with successful first session

Isabel Kiefer June 5, 2017

Destination Kent State (DKS) may be a scary, exhilarating introduction to Kent State, but for many incoming students, it is the beginning of the next chapter in their lives. Monday morning marked the...


FlashGuides continue to serve at Destination Kent State

Brittany Anderson July 9, 2015

Incoming freshmen attending Destination Kent State will have the opportunity to work with Kent State students to guide them into the world of college.FlashGuides are one of the most important parts of...

Panel member Jennifer Kulics discusses important educational topics during the Ukrainian Higher Education program Thursday, Oct. 9 2014.

KSU welcomes Ukrainian delegates, shares ideas about western teaching methods

Kaitlin Siegel October 9, 2014

Five delegates from Ukraine visited Kent State on Thursday as part of their Northeast Ohio college tour. Interested in learning more about the American education system, the delegates listened to a panel...

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