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Members of the Kent police and fire departments gather on the West Main Street Bridge to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Kent community commemorates the twentieth anniversary of 9/11

Sophie Young Reporter September 10, 2021

The honor guard’s three-volley salute broke the silence of a windy morning. A train horn sounded, accompanying bagpiper Ed Harrison’s rendition of Amazing Grace. Kent first responders, veterans and...

Members of Kent States BUS show solidarity for Samaria Rice, keynote speaker of the 46th annual May 4 commemoration ceremony, on the universitys Commons on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 

Threat of rain moves May 4 Commemoration indoors

Rachel Duthie May 2, 2017

Kent State’s 47th annual May 4 Commemoration is relocating to the Student Center Ballroom Thursday due to inclement weather, according to May 4 Task Force President Brandon Mallon.Board members made...

Mindy Farmer, director of the May 4 Visitors Center, speaks to participants in a workshop about overcoming trauma through creative writing. The event was held at the Wick Poetry Center on April 6, 2015.

Wick Poetry Center, May 4 Visitors Center find clarity through poetry

Payton Moore April 6, 2015

With May 4’s 45th anniversary of the May 4th 1970's shooting less than a month away, the May 4 Visitors Center and Wick Poetry Center joined to discuss what trauma really is and how to nurture it and...

Student Memorial Garden to pay homage to fallen

Andrea Delph April 6, 2015

Located near a major walkway behind the Student Center and adjacent to Manchester Field, the Student Memorial Garden will offer a quiet place where students and faculty can pay respect to those who have...

New garden honors fallen KSU students

Anthony Didion November 17, 2014

The Student Memorial Garden found its place on Kent’s campus this semester.The Student Memorial Garden is being built adjacent to Manchester Field near Midway Drive behind the Student Center, said Brian...

Veterans in uniform shoot their guns during a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by PARTA and the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

City of Kent honors veterans service

Jamie Brian November 11, 2014

The Kent Central Gateway veterans memorial attracted those who served and those people of different backgrounds gathered to honor veterans from all branches of the military.PARTA partnered with the Kent...

Randy Bitsko, father of Jason Bitsko, watches a speaker at the memorial service held his son’s honor in the Newman Center on Wendesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Jason Bitsko passed away suddenly two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall season.

Bitsko remembered

Haley Keding September 10, 2014

Friends and family gathered Wednesday night at the University Parish Newman Center to celebrate the life of Jason Bitsko.Bitsko, 21, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 20. He was set to be the football...

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