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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...

USG released tentative candidate list for 2021 election

Blake Westover Reporter February 22, 2021

Blastoff, Homecoming and Flashfest: most students have at least one great memory from these Kent State traditions. Whether it was DaBaby, Chloe x Halle or Do It For The Culture, USG planned and implemented...

Students on campus face voter registration challenges

Gina Butkovich Managing editor October 1, 2020

Kent State students attempting to register to vote at their campus address might be running into trouble registering online. The online registration system in Ohio uses the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles...

Students study on the fourth floor of the University Library on Friday, April 7, 2017. FILE.

Best of Kent: Study Spaces

Best of Kent 2020Winner: University LibraryFor the eighth year in a row, University Library is a favorite for studying. It hosts a variety of resources for students, including computer labs, study spaces...

Description of “Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders at the exhibits entrance at Taylor Hall.

A celebration of immigrant experiences

Molly Heideman March 6, 2019

Lakewood Public Library will display the Wick Poetry Center’s “Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders” exhibit to celebrate immigrants’ stories in the community. “Traveling Stanzas” is...

Interim Assistant Dean for Systems Mike Collura explaining how the new Flash Studio is operated on Jan. 29, 2018.

Flash Studio opens door for video innovation at University Library

Maria McGinnis February 1, 2019

The new Flash Studio at Kent State’s University Library makes it possible for anyone to record video regardless of their technological skill set.The Flash Studio is equipped with a high-definition camera,...

Students look to de-stress during library event

Emelia Sherin April 8, 2018

Students are executing their experience of being stressed by hosting a free de-stress event for their peers throughout the remaining weeks of the semester.The event will take place Sunday, April 15, from...

Students greet each other at international student reception.

Kent State University Libraries welcomes international students

Alissa Reyes February 3, 2018

The International Student Reception event at Kent State’s library Thursday, Feb. 3, saw an increase in attendance since last semester.“Approximately 175 RSVP’d from last fall because we did a little...

Students wait in line for their afternoon coffee at the new Starbucks located in the University Library Wednesday. 

Full-service Starbucks in library holds opening ceremony

Taylor Robinson November 7, 2017

A line of students, faculty and staff wrapped around the first floor of the University Library Tuesday for the official ribbon cutting of the new, fully licensed Starbucks.The smell of coffee filled the...

Anne Weber, 9, plays a game using physical contact as a controller with her father Michael Weber, a professor at Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland Community College, at the Makey Makey table at Mini Maker Fair in the library Friday.

Mini Maker Faire shines light on local inventions

Paige Brown April 14, 2017

About 30 exhibitors displayed their creations and technology at the fourth annual Mini Maker Faire at the University Library Friday.“It’s a showcase of some of the making and innovation that is happening...

University Libraries prepare for Student Appreciation Day

Paige Brown March 15, 2017

University Libraries will host a campus-wide event Monday for students to enjoy free food, drinks and prizes in honor of Student Appreciation Day.The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at every...

Kent State Writing Commons helps students with résumés, prepares for future careers

Danielle Johnson March 8, 2017

Properly putting together a résumé is a skill every college student will need to master before making his or her way into the workforce. But it's not one that every student has.Aside from helping students...

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