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The final beam is placed at the Crawford Hall topping out ceremony on June 28, 2023. The topping out ceremony is a Scandinavian tradition as a tribute to hard work and to bring luck by mounting the top of an evergreen tree to the beam.

Construction continues on projects around campus

Jillian Flack, Reporter September 18, 2023

The main construction on Rockwell Hall and the Aeronautics and Engineering Building has now concluded, with the former finishing in the late spring and the latter finishing just weeks ago. Approximately...

FAB WinterBlast to kick off spring semester

FAB WinterBlast to kick off spring semester

Jillian Flack, Reporter January 20, 2023

The seventh annual WinterBlast, hosted by Flash Activities Board (FAB), is returning to the Kent State Ice Arena Friday to kick off the spring semester. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and...

Kent State President Todd Diacon

President Todd Diacon announces financial summary for upcoming fiscal year as enrollment trends downward

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Kent State’s enrollment continues to be a key factor in determining the university’s financial stability, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday to members of the Kent State community. Diacon...

Women’s golf competes at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship Tournament

Kathryn Rajnicek Reporter September 23, 2021

Kent State’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 17 teams in its second tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday.“I’ve been here three weeks, and it's been great to watch our...

The Kent State Board of Trustees met in-person on Wednesday June 23, 2021. The meeting was broadcasted virtually via Boxcast. 

Board of Trustees approves renovations to College of Aeronautics and Engineering building, Ice Arena, other capital projects

Raygene English Reporter June 24, 2021

The university will move forward with plans for an addition to the College of Aeronautics and Engineering Building, as approved by the Board of Trustees in an in-person meeting broadcasted virtually Wednesday.The...

Off-campus housing, such as Province pictured here, becomes popular for students to safeguard themselves against COVID-19. Many students requested single living spaces near the university to continue their remote learning environment.

Students living off-campus increases for spring semester

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 11, 2021

Two weeks into the spring semester, the number of students living on campus has fallen by 37 percent compared to the fall. While 3,576 students unpacked their belongings into dormitories at the beginning...

Coach Zack Nowack talks with the Kent State D3 Ice Hockey team at the Kent State Ice Arena. Sept. 19, 2019. 

KSU, local hockey teams struggle with ice arena closure

Sean Blevins Sports reporter October 22, 2020

The closing of the Kent State Ice Arena has left Kent State University and other hockey and figure skating teams in limbo. The facility was closed indefinitely Sept. 25 as part of the university’s plan...

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Best Valentine’s Day dates in Kent

Kelsey Paulus Reporter February 7, 2020

Still looking for a place to take your date on Valentine’s Day? Here are a few places in Kent to make your holiday special, both on and off campus.Come be my Valentine! ice skating event On Valentine’s...

Kent State and John Carroll players fight over the puck during a 9-2 Flashes victory at the KSU Ice Arena on Jan. 19, 2018. [FILE]

Steve Albert Donates 50,000 to Kent State’s hockey program

Dana O’Black Sports reporter October 2, 2019

Back in 1968, Steve Albert was a freshman at Kent State who wanted to be a sports play-by-play announcer. When the university opened its new ice arena in 1970, Albert put together a hockey team so he...

Miami sneaks by Kent hockey in shootout

Erik Svensson February 18, 2017

The Miami University club hockey team defeated Kent State 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night, a loss that will close out the regular season for the Flashes. Kent led 2-0 after the first period, but Miami...

Hockey club defeats Michigan-Dearborn

Bri Figley February 5, 2016

The high amount of blocked shots by the Kent State Hockey Club led them to defeat University of Michigan-Dearborn 4-1.The Flashes’ goalie, sophomore Sky Buller, blocked 24 of the 25 shots attempted by...

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