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Wine made by Kent State students and bottled by Jim Wade. On the left is a red wine named Sunset, and to the right is a riesling named Sunburst.

West Main St Winery & Brewery offers opportunities for Kent State wine degree students

Gianna Cicchi, Reporter August 5, 2022

West Main St Winery & Brewery’s co-owner and winemaker Jim Wade graduated from Kent State Ashtabula in December 2018 through the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) program.  “Because...

Mask mandate is back at Kent State’s Ashtabula campus

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 23, 2022

Kent State’s Ashtabula campus announced May 23 it will be requiring masks to be worn indoors on its campus. The university also said masks are not required when working alone in a confined space such...

Lauren Petrick (left) and  Sanhita Gupta.

Geauga student researcher discovers potential alternative to antibiotics

Trent Blackburn, Reporter April 17, 2022

Lauren Petrick, a junior nursing student at Kent State Geauga, successfully isolated a bacterial virus that could be used as an alternative to antibiotics in fighting off intestinal bacterial infections. Antibiotic...

A bottle of Kent States Radiance wine, bottled by the students and faculty at the Kent State Ashtabula campus.

Kent State Ashtabula releases Radiance white wine

Sophie Giffin Reporter July 1, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been edited for accuracy and regarding location of Finger Lakes, New York.Kent State released Radiance, the university's fourth wine, as a part of their viticulture and enology...

Shelley Marshall is an associate lecturer in information technology at Kent State Ashtabula.

New cybersecurity degree introduced to fill the need for security professionals in the workforce

Olivia Futo Reporter March 24, 2021

Kent State regional campus students can now earn an associates degree in cybersecurity in a fully online program. With a need identified for security professionals in the workforce, especially in Ohio,...

Members of the community near the Kent State Ashtabula campus receive their COVID-19 vaccines in the campus gymnasium. 

Kent State Ashtabula helps city health department with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Olivia Futo Reporter February 26, 2021

Locals of Ashtabula County now have access to COVID-19 vaccines because Kent State Ashtabula opened as a distribution center on Jan. 19. The Ashtabula City Health Department has been planning to work...

President Diacon takes the stand to share of his experience of finding out about coronavirus in Florence.

Amid coronavirus fears, Faculty Senate is thinking ahead

Wyatt Loy Reporter March 9, 2020

Professors, faculty senators and university vice presidents packed the rows of the Governance Chambers, all looking for answers to mounting concerns about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.At the...

Efforts to raise Ashtabula’s enrollment in effect

Anthony Cornwell November 29, 2015

Kent State Ashtabula confirms its enrollment is on the rise due to the popularity of the nursing program and tuition rates.Before the rise in enrollment starting in 2012, Ashtabula’s enrollment was dwindling....

Students take financial classes, prepare for future

Nathan Havenner September 28, 2014

Kent State and the Ashtabula branch now offer more financial resources to help students prepare for the future.Steven Dennis, chairman of the finance department for the College of Business, said Kent State...

LibGuides available this semester

Breyanna Tripp January 26, 2014

Kent State’s Ashtabula campus will now offer CashCourse, which promotes lifelong financial literacy online.CashCourse covers topics such as buying technology, healthy and affordable food, scholarships,...

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