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Kent Wired

StarAndia Johnson, StarAndia J. owner, speaking at All the CEO Ladies event Feb. 16.

Kent State graduate gives advice to starting a business at All the CEO Ladies event

Katherine Masko , Reporter February 17, 2022

Creating clothing dyes out of natural products, making fashion more sustainable and imposter syndrome in the business world were just a few of the topics discussed at the virtual All the CEO Ladies...

LaunchNET program looks to uplift Black women in business

Reegan Saunders Reporter December 9, 2021

LaunchNET is working to create new opportunities for Black women on campus. Founded by Tabitha Messmore, assistant director of LaunchNET at Kent S­­tate, and Alicia Robinson, former assistant director...

Senior defender Tianna Harris kicks the ball during the Kent State soccer teams 0-0 tie against Ohio University on Thursday Oct. 28. in Athens, Ohio. 

0-0 tie with Ohio drops KSU soccer team to third in MAC going into league tournament

Cole Oswald Reporter October 28, 2021

Kent State and Ohio’s soccer teams went into their game Thursday tied for first place in the Mid-American Conference. By the end of the day, neither team was in first. Kent State fought through two...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

Students look over American Eagles table at the Spring Internship, Co-op and Career Fair Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

Students attend annual Spring Internship, Co-op and Career Fair

Imani Fields February 22, 2018

Nearly 1,300 students attended the annual Spring Internship, Co-op and Career Fair at Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Feb. 22.Well over 146 business recruiters from...

LaunchNET and the Women’s Center co-sponsor All the CEO Ladies

Taylor Robinson January 25, 2018

Women entrepreneurs from the Kent community come together for monthly meetings to support and empower each other in starting their own businesses.LaunchNET and the Women's Center co-sponsor All the CEO...

Seniors Paris Johns (left) and Abu Konteh Jr. started Ozi, an errand-running service. Ozi will do anything from jumping a car to grocery shopping.

Students create errand service through LaunchNET

Quaylyn Hairston November 14, 2017

Kent State seniors Abu Konteh Jr. and Paris Johns are assisting students and faculty members through their new business, Ozi.Ozi is a multipurpose concierge service that assists with grocery shopping,...

Benjamin Warner, a senior computer science major, delivered his business pitch at LaunchNET’s elevator pitch competition at the KSU Library Thursday Oct. 19, 2017.

Annual elevator pitch competition takes place in library

Taylor Robinson October 20, 2017

Twenty-two contestants participated in the 5th annual elevator pitch event in an actual elevator on the second floor of the University Library Thursday.“The idea is to prepare your elevator pitch and...

5th annual elevator pitch competition comes back to Kent

Angela Radesic October 11, 2017

Students will have 90 seconds to pitch their personal brand or upstart business at LaunchNET’s fifth annual Elevator Pitch competition Oct. 19, from 5:30-8 p.m. on the second floor of the library.The...

Deborah Hoover, the president of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation (left), Julie Messing, the executive director of NeoLaunchNET (center) and Ken Burhanna, the interim dean of University Libraries, cut the ribbon for the new LaunchNET offices on Sept. 29, 2017.

LaunchNET to host weekend-long SkyHack event

Taylor Robinson October 9, 2017

LaunchNET, a program that assists members of the Kent State community to transform ideas into successful businesses, projects and collaborations will host a weekend-long hackathon from Oct. 13 to Oct....

Deborah Hoover, the president of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation (left), Julie Messing, the executive director of NeoLaunchNET (center) and Ken Burhanna, the interim dean of University Libraries, cut the ribbon for the new LaunchNET offices on Sept. 29, 2017.

LaunchNET makes move to University Library

Taylor Robinson September 30, 2017

LaunchNET celebrated its move from the Student Center to the University Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.LaunchNET, an innovative hub that serves students, faculty and staff to create new...

President Beverly Warren speaks about the reopening of LaunchNET at Kent State on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in the Student Center.

Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State rebrands with Grand “Reopening”

Caroline Licata January 28, 2016

LaunchNET Kent State, formerly known as Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State, marked their new branding with a Grand “Reopening” celebration Thursday.Blackstone LaunchPad in Northeast Ohio has transitioned...

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