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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...

Search for new learning management system continues

The Learning Management System (LMS) committee published a Request for Proposal (RFP) and received three responses from vendors, one of which could replace the current LMS, Blackboard Learn.The three vendors...

Board of Trustees approves parking deck, solar panels

The Kent State Board of Trustees approved the plan for a new parking deck near Main Street and installation of solar panels at the regional campuses at its meeting Wednesday. The parking deck, which will...

Groundskeeper Jil Morgan poses with a plow.

It takes a village: How groundskeepers maintain Kent State

Bitter cold, rain, extreme heat and strong winds are all conditions Kent State groundskeeper Andrea Smith has worked in during her time at Kent State. “I’ve gone from the extreme of you’re soaking...

Student leaders for TKS pose for a photo. 

Kent State offers opportunities for transfer students

For senior psychology major Sidney Fimiani, transferring to Kent State University made sense to her. “I came here and I just kind of fell in love with it. … They also have a very good psych program...

Faculty Senate continues toward changes in Kent Core

The Faculty Senate voted to pass the supported material proposal made by the University Requirements Curriculum Committee (URCC) for a proposed model of a Kent Core assessment Monday. The proposal includes...

President Todd Diacon reflects on university history at Bowman Breakfast

Kent State President Todd Diacon spoke to an audience on Kent State’s history and the importance of a good relationship with the city of Kent at the 56th semi-annual fall Bowman Breakfast in the Student...

Cory Nagel and Madeline Reich start off the Flash Bash festivities by coloring slap bracelets. Madeline Reich works for the Flash Activities Board and handed out tickets to participants in the Flash Bash activities. Sept. 16, 2019.

Flash Activities Board hosts FlashBash to kick off homecoming

Flash Activities Board (FAB) hosted its annual FlashBash event to kick off homecoming week on Risman Plaza Monday. FAB puts on FlashBash annually to get students excited for homecoming week and get involved...

Kent State named only top public college in Northeast Ohio in 2020 U.S. News ranking

Kent State was ranked No. 101 in top public schools, making it the only public institution in Northeast Ohio to receive the accolade. Kent State tied with California State University, Fresno, Georgia...

From left: Frank Rose, Jr. (chairman of the district board of trustees); Sally O’Donnell (secretary and fiscal officer of the district board of trustees); Kent State University President Todd Diacon; Board of Trustees chair Ralph Della Ratta. 

Board of Trustees approves balanced university budget

Molly Heideman September 12, 2019

Kent State Board of Trustees approved the balanced university budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at its board meeting Wednesday. According to a press release, the $659.5 million budget was approved, which included...

Diacon announces hiring freeze due to $12 million budget gap

Molly Heideman September 9, 2019

During the Faculty Senate meeting Monday, President Todd Diacon announced the implementation of a hiring freeze for the university.Diacon said because of the university’s challenges of decreasing enrollment...

Kent State partners with Akron Public Schools for student learning opportunities

Molly Heideman September 9, 2019

Kent State partnered with the College and Career Academies of Akron for new learning opportunities for high school students in the Akron Public School District. Kent State was named a partner in Feb....

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