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Gabby Smith works at the Kent State Library, which is located at 1125 Risman Drive.

Best place to study

Kayla Gleason, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: University Library The community has voted the University Library as the best place to study for the 10th year in a row. With 12 floors providing different learning environments, University Library...

Family-Friendly Study Hours provide parenting students quiet place to study

Mariah Alanskas Reporter February 10, 2022

Through a collaborative effort, Kent State University offers parenting students Family-Friendly Study Hours where they have a chance to study and work, while student volunteers entertain their children...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

Students on campus face voter registration challenges

Gina Butkovich Managing editor October 1, 2020

Kent State students attempting to register to vote at their campus address might be running into trouble registering online. The online registration system in Ohio uses the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles...

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...

Students look to de-stress during library event

Emelia Sherin April 8, 2018

Students are executing their experience of being stressed by hosting a free de-stress event for their peers throughout the remaining weeks of the semester.The event will take place Sunday, April 15, from...

Kent State prepares for Mini Maker Faire

Conor Battles April 8, 2018

Kent State students, organizations and community members will fill the University Library’s first floor with a variety of artistic and scientific creations at the fifth annual Mini Maker Faire Friday,...

University Library hosts conference on affordable course materials

Taylor Robinson November 3, 2017

Faculty gathered in the University Library Garden Room Friday to hear presentations and speakers present options for affordable course materials for college students.“We’ve hosted workshops over the...

Flash plays drunk Mario Cart during the Haunted Library event. The “beer goggles” Flash wore mimic the visual impairment someone under the use of alcohol would experience. “It’s to bring awareness to alcohol use while driving, said Tricia Knoles, the community resource officer for the Kent State Police Department.

Halloween celebration takes over University Library

Taylor Robinson October 28, 2017

The first floor of the University Library is usually a quiet place, with people studying and doing homework. However, it was filled with blaring music and students dressed as witches, unicorns, pop stars...

Benjamin Warner, a senior computer science major, delivered his business pitch at LaunchNET’s elevator pitch competition at the KSU Library Thursday Oct. 19, 2017.

Annual elevator pitch competition takes place in library

Taylor Robinson October 20, 2017

Twenty-two contestants participated in the 5th annual elevator pitch event in an actual elevator on the second floor of the University Library Thursday.“The idea is to prepare your elevator pitch and...

Best-selling author holds book discussion at library

Kimberly Laferty April 28, 2016

The University Library hosted a book discussion for Michael Blanding’s "The Map Thief" on Thursday night."The Map Thief" is a non-fiction story and a New York Times best-seller centered around E. Forbes...

Students study in the University Library on Friday, April 15, 2016. The library is open 24 hours during the weekdays, making it a popular place for students to study.

Best of Kent: Best Place to Study

Julie Riedel April 18, 2016

First Place - University Library The Kent State University Library’s 12 floors placed in the number one spot. Students can study silently on the seventh floor, work on a group project or walk on a treadmill...

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