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New $20 million study abroad scholarship fund launching

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter April 23, 2022

Kent State is creating a $20 million scholarship fund to assist any students interested in studying abroad. The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is working with the Office of Global Education...

Ambassador Edward F. Crawford, the lead donor for the new building and the one whom the college will be named after, speaks to the audience about what led up to this moment.

Board of Trustees break ground at Crawford Hall

Morgan McGrath, Senior Reporter March 9, 2022

On Tuesday, March 8, Kent State’s Board of Trustees celebrated “the largest single gift” in its history with the groundbreaking ceremony for Crawford Hall.  The addition of Crawford Hall is part...

Valoree Vargo is the Vice President of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and the CEO of the Kent State Foundation.

Kent State raises over $6 million for students

Berkeley Chadwick Reporter February 6, 2022

Over $6 million in scholarships was given to students after an “unprecedented” year of fundraising for the Kent State Foundation.Attaining a degree is costly but the foundation has a plan to help;...

Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Valoree Vargo presented information relating to university philanthropy and finances at the External Relations and Philanthropy committee meeting Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. The university received over $10.7 million in donations for the new Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

External Relations and Philanthropy committee receives over $10.7 million in donations for board approval

Alexandra Golden Reporter December 10, 2021

Kent State University received over $10.7 million in donations for the new Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at the External Relations and Philanthropy committee meeting Friday. Ambassador...

Valoree Vargo will serve as Kent States vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement starting on Sept. 1 and as the executive director of the Kent State University Foundation following the appointment of its board of directors. April 31, 2021.

University announces annual ‘Giving Tuesdays’ fundraiser

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 1, 2021

Kent State University announced Monday its annual 'Giving Tuesdays' campaign that will take place throughout the month of November. The initiative, which is in its eighth year, has raised almost $7 million...

Sarah Malcolm is the director of international partnerships, marketing and Communication at Kent State University

Kent State drives international enrollment through exchange program with Brazilian university

Halena Sepulveda Reporter October 28, 2021

Kent State partnered with the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) in 2018 to create The American Academy program that aimed to push international enrollment and boost a relationship between...

Kent State announces ‘Forever Brighter’ fundraising campaign; largest fundraiser in university history

Alexandra Golden Reporter Owen Macmillan Assistant Managing Editor October 3, 2021

Correction: Sandy Armstrong, co-chair of the campaign committee, was mistakenly referred to as "Cindy Armstrong." The article has also been edited to reflect the current fundraising number reported by...

Kent State expected to announce the largest fundraising campaign in university history following board approval

Owen MacMillan Assistant Managing Editor September 9, 2021

Kent State has raised $295.5 million in what is already the largest single fundraising campaign in the university’s history.The information regarding the campaign emerged from a presentation by Valoree...

Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar Hylton. 

Hylton to become Kent State’s first Black senior vice president; new philanthropy head to lead fundraising campaign

Owen MacMillan Assistant Managing editor August 31, 2021

Lamar Hylton will become senior vice president for student affairs effective tomorrow, according to an email sent to the “Kent State University Community” by President Todd Diacon. Diacon also announced...

Shannon Welsh stands in front of her BFA exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts. 

Kent State student recognized in national undergraduate art exhibit

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 9, 2021

Out of 200 submissions total, one Kent State student earned an opportunity to display her artwork in the 5th annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in Missouri. Shannon...

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Wayne Sterling, CNN January 27, 2021

(CNN) -- Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate who gained national acclaim at President Joe Biden's inauguration, will recite an original poem before Super Bowl LV, NFL commissioner...

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans any transactions between the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, and U.S. citizens due to national security reasons. The president signed a separate executive order banning transactions with China-based tech company Tencent, which owns the app WeChat. Both orders are set to take effect in 45 days. 

Here’s what’s going to happen to TikTok on Sunday

Brian Fung, CNN Business September 18, 2020

(CNN) -- The Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, Sept. 20. What does that mean for users of the short-form video app?The short answer is, you'll still be able to use TikTok —...

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