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More than just water, Jaden Smith shares his efforts to improve the world

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor September 17, 2022

With resounding applause, Jaden Smith took the stage at Kent State’s Cartwright Hall Friday night. Fielding questions from Bryton Ellis, a junior music major and the event's moderator, Smith talked...

“Talking with Todd” live Q&A sheds light on Kent State from president’s desk

Grace Springer, Staff Reporter August 31, 2022

Kent State President Todd Diacon addressed over 300 faculty and staff in a Microsoft Teams live Q&A called “Talking with Todd,” a new monthly chat. Tuesday’s chat provided an update on A Strategic...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, conducts a news conference with Cuomo on the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

New York governor’s top aide admits administration delayed the release of Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities over federal investigation concerns

Lauren del Valle, CNN February 12, 2021

(CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal...

Jody Patterson, associate director of Career Education and Development, presents the agenda for the Feb. 3 “Finding Opportunities” Career Coffee Talk.

Alumni and students offered professional development help through weekly “Career Coffee Talks”

Zoë Blank Reporter February 7, 2021

The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement has partnered with Career Exploration and Development to bring Kent State alumni a series of events to help them gain skills for their future careers. Career...

Margaret (Peggy) Shadduck is the vice president for Regional Campuses and dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies.

Q&A with new Vice President of Regional Campuses Peggy Shadduck

Olivia Futo Reporter February 5, 2021

Serving as a voice for students and faculty, Kent State’s new Vice President of Regional Campuses Peggy Shadduck plans to focus on advocating for each of the seven branches, she said in an interview...

KentWired staff interviews President Diacon, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.

Diacon discusses university finances, outlook amid coronavirus pandemic

KentWired Staff April 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. KW: To get started with talking about finances, looking forward after COVID-19 or as it continues to progress, what’s the type...

Kent State President Todd Diacon held a Q&A on Facebook Live Thurs., March 19, 2020.

Diacon holds Facebook event, says commencement to be delayed

Wyatt Loy Reporter March 19, 2020

From the presidential residence in Kent, President Todd Diacon hosted a live Q&A while in self-isolation Thursday morning to address concerns about commencement and room and board refunds, among other...

Kent State Provost Todd Diacon, Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Jason Prufer looking at a manuscript of Small Town, Big Music on the 12th floor of the KSU library.

Q&A with KSU alumnus, author Jason Prufer

Lauren Crenshaw February 9, 2019

 The following is an interview with Jason Prufer, a senior library associate at Kent State and the author of “Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and...

Bosh Nelson, lead singer of the BoshNelson Band.

Q&A with BoshNelson Band — the Akron band bringing classic rock back to life

Maria McGinnis November 28, 2018

BoshNelson Band is a group from Akron with a classic rock sound. The group has been making music together since the summer of 2016. Although the group is most known for their hit “Before I Can Say Goodbye,”...

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