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Award-winning winemaker hired for future development of wine program

Samantha Ickes September 7, 2016

After working as a high school chemistry teacher for seven years, Edward Trebets needed a change. When Debonne Vineyards asked Trebets to accept a position as a winemaker, he took his chemistry skills...

Update: KSU professor charged with menacing after “road rage” incident

KSU professor charged after "road rage" incident on campus from on Vimeo.An assistant professor involved in a “road rage” fueled encounter faces charges after yelling at another driver...

Friends dance together on April 1, 2015 at the Latin Festival held in the Kent State Ballroom. Friends got together to eat food and dance in celebration of their heritage.

SALSA’s Latin Festival celebrates culture

Samantha Ickes April 1, 2015

Latin music filled the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday night as the Spanish and Latino Student Association hosted its inaugural Latin Festival. Those who attended were able to learn about Latino...

Communication studies junior Brianna Bradley poses for a portrait at the Kent State-Stark campus, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Bradley has keratoconus, a vision impairment caused by a thinning in one eyes or both eyes cornea. Bradley had a successful corneal transplant in her left eye, but is now experiencing peripheral vision loss in her right eye. (Photo by Jenna Watson/Kent Stater)

Kent student shares experience on partial blindness

Samantha Ickes April 1, 2015

On Valentine’s Day of 2012, Brianna Bradley, a junior communication studies major, sat in her Lake Hall dorm room, squinting. She noticed her vision was fuzzy, and she put on her glasses, which she normally...

CSI to host annual leadership conference

Samantha Ickes January 14, 2015

The Center for Student Involvement will host its annual leadership conference Jan. 24 to help students develop leadership skills and styles.“The whole idea is to give our every day students an opportunity...

University to offer Ebola course spring semester

Samantha Ickes November 6, 2014

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson’s visit to the Akron area days before she tested positive for the Ebola virus caused concern in the Kent community, especially since three of Vinson’s relatives work on the...

The Kent Stater Flu shot vaccinations were given on the second floor of the Kent State library during the flu clinic event hosted by Kent State nursing students Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Honors students help with flu clinic to increase vaccinations

Samantha Ickes October 28, 2014

An honors public health course assisted with the flu clinic Tuesday, Oct. 28 to raise awareness of the flu virus and vaccinate as many community members as possible.University Health Services and Chris...

Amber Vinson released from hospital

Samantha Ickes October 28, 2014

Amber Vinson, the Kent State graduate and Dallas nurse who contracted the Ebola virus, released a statement after being discharged from Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 28.“I’m so grateful...

Family of Amber Vinson says she is free of the virus

Samantha Ickes October 22, 2014

The family of Amber Vinson, the nurse and Kent State graduate who contracted Ebola after treating an Ebola patient, said Vinson is free of the virus in a statement released Wednesday, Oct. 22.Officials...

Amber Joy Vinson

Family spokesperson releases statement about Ebola patient

Samantha Ickes October 20, 2014

Amber Vinson, the Kent State nursing graduate diagnosed with Ebola, checked her temperature and followed protocol before traveling last weekend, her family said in an updated statement Sunday.The family...

Graduate students study Ebola prevention for class credit

Samantha Ickes October 16, 2014

Five communication studies graduate students have focused their study on the Ebola epidemic for a Kent State public health course.The class, called Communication and Transnational Trend Analysis, allows...

A counselor screens a volunteer who completed a personal survey on National Depression Screening Day. Depression screenings were done in the Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Depression Screening Day yields largest turnout in program history

Samantha Ickes October 9, 2014

The University Health Services and Psychological Services teamed up with the Office of Health Promotion to sponsor the annual screening for National Depression Screening Day on Thursday.“It lets people...

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