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A park in Guangzhou, the third-largest city in China.

International students living through the pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter April 20, 2021

International students at Kent are dealing with isolation while students outside of the U.S. have to tackle the time difference and navigating online classes from home.Freya Fu came to the United States...

Dawood Alohaly is on the powerlifting team at KSU.

Day in the life of a student athlete during a pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter March 11, 2021

Dawood Alohaly enjoyed training with his powerlifting team for Kent State until COVID-19 forced his team members to condition on their own.The pandemic has forced student athletes to take further precautions...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Washington.

Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate impeachment trial

(CNN) -- The Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riots at the Capitol.The vote...

Behind another big game from Pippen, Kent tops CMU

Dante Centofanti Sports Reporter January 12, 2021

 Through a combination of solid offense and defense late in the second half, Kent State men’s basketball beat Central Michigan 94-85. With this win the Flashes improve to .500 in Mid-American Conference...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – Thank you, Taker

Brandon Lewis Columnist December 4, 2020

“For 30 years, The Undertaker dug holes and took soles, and now it is time for The Undertaker to REST…IN…PEACE!”Those were the words delivered by The Undertaker to the WWE Universe to close the...

Kent State President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for the universitys senior vice president and provost position. Pictured finalists are Teri Balser, left; Melody Tankersley, middle; and Montse Fuentes, right. 

Finalists announced for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position

President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position, with over 65 years of service in higher education combined between the three.An 18-person committee...

Five Ph.D students from India win annual International Cook-Off

Sydney Ford International reporter November 22, 2019

Five students from India took home the first place medal during this year’s 12th annual International Cook-Off by creating a classic entree and drink from their country on Nov. 21. Six teams from India,...

There are over 1,500 international students on Kent States campus as of September 2019.

Faculty can help international students feel at home

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 19, 2019

Every new student at Kent State has to adjust to a new school, but international students have to adjust to a new country while getting used to an educational system they’ve never seen before. Kent...

Megan Stanard works on a project inside Effat University in Saudi Arabia.

Life on the other side of the world

Rachel Hale November 28, 2018

Before Megan Stanard got off the plane to start her semester in Saudi Arabia, she worried about showing her hair or being dressed modestly enough. She quickly pulled out a winter scarf and wrapped it around...

Christina Bloebaum, dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, urges the importance of diversity to an audience of students and faculty. Nov. 15. 2018

International Students Appreciation Luncheon honors global aeronautics and engineering students

Madison Patterson November 15, 2018

Research will never be at its best if diversity isn’t in the classroom, Christina Bloebaum, the dean of the aeronautics and engineering college said at the third annual International Students Appreciation...

International Exchange students and faculty assemble for a meet and greet at the Alumni Suite at Kent State University on October 18, 2018. Students and some faculty come from Afghanistan, Iran, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Canada. Kent State hosts this meet and greet once in the fall and once in the spring to get students and faculty assimilated in a casual location and encourages networking and relationship building at these events.

International Friendship Program connects global students with local staff

Madison Patterson October 18, 2018

Students from around the world shared food, stories and laughter with faculty and staff members Thursday during the International Friendship Meet and Greet.The event was held in the Alumni Suite i the...

Students pose for a photo during the Cultural Café Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

Kent State showcases Australia, Saudi Arabia at Cultural Café

Alissa Reyes March 1, 2018

Students and staff gathered together for an opportunity to understand and learn more about the Australian and Saudi Arabian cultures Wednesday.The Office of Global Education gave international students...

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