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A group of students during the I Am First celebration start a line dance on Nov. 8, 2023.

First-generation students’ accomplishments celebrated

Kayla Gleason, Reporter November 9, 2023

A celebration for first-generation students was held in the Kiva Auditorium Wednesday to recognize their achievements.  The university scheduled activities and programs Monday through Thursday for...

Producers Ben Pagani and Rachel Gross pose with anchors Jenna Gobrecht and Shane Troyano on the set of KSU Live! in the Franklin Hall studio.

Student Success partners with students for new orientation

Taylor Gay Reporter July 4, 2021

“Camera 1, set on hosts, in 3, 2, 1” were common phrases in Franklin Hall this summer as students put on a new orientation show for incoming freshmen. KSU Live! is the first section that students go...

Incoming students and their parents enter Eastway during Destination Kent State on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Kent State launches new orientation program

Taylor Gay Reporter June 11, 2021

Kent State launched their 2021 Destination Kent State (DKS) freshman orientation. Over 25 sessions will be spread throughout June and early July. DKS consists of a mandatory virtual event for the incoming...

Commencement Group Pic

(Left to Right) Graduates Mackenzie McGary, Shayna McGary and Maria Frissora pose as they prepare to for the College of Aeronautics and Engineering and College of Education, Health and Humanities commencement...

Overview of Kent State University.

Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

Camryn Calderwood. 

Students learn collaboration skills, May 4 history through Common Reading Experience assignment

Camryn Calderwood always felt the summer reading assignments she has done were just busy work. Calderwood is a sophomore fashion merchandising major and recently came to Kent State, but the summer reading...

Jenna Evan (right), a junior early childhood education major, and Jaime Sammons, a sophomore integrated langauge arts major, pose for a picture before Kent State’s Homecoming football game Oct. 14.

A look into transfer students’ experiences

Devon Recktenwald December 7, 2017

Finding the right university can be difficult.While some students fall in love with a school seconds after stepping onto campus, others require time, information and numerous tours to make a decision....

A.L.I.C.E instructor Emily Ribnik teaches Kent State-Stark education majors distraction tactics to use against an active shooter, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. A.L.I.C.E, which stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate, is a training program that teaches educators and students how to react if an active shooter is in the school.

Kent State provides safety training for freshmen

Hannah Armenta September 1, 2015

Kent State's Office of Student Success Programs has taken a three-pronged approach to teaching safety to incoming freshmen. This includes a safety session at Destination Kent State, residence hall meetings...

President Beverly Warren speaks at the grand opening of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence on April 28, 2015. Students first is my number one priority, said Warren. Im in on this experience, she said, referring to the sign behind her. Im in on the students that make up this wonderful university.

BB Cue brings students, faculty together at new facility introduction

McKenzie Jean-Philippe April 28, 2015

In the midst of live music, a photo booth, raffle tickets and free food, Kent State students and faculty came together to celebrate the opening of the new Center for Undergraduate Excellence at Tuesday...

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