The public library located in Kent is part of the Portage Library Consortium and has a mission to meet the educational, recreational, informational and cultural needs of the community and citizens of Kent.
The Kent State Stark event, Live at the Library: Global Music with the North Canton Library, has been canceled due to weather conditions.
The Department of Pan-African Studies will be renamed to the Department of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences beginning fall 2021.
The Department of Pan-African Studies will establish a new center aimed at focusing on contemporary African politics and current events.
Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to sign the Anti-Hazing act known as Collin’s Law Tuesday, which will make Ohio the 11th state to make hazing a felony.
“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 through before scheduling their classes and finishing their orientation process.
A new beer brewing certificate will be offered fall 2021 at Kent State Ashtabula as an extension to their viticulture and enology program.
The Performing Arts Center, home of lively shows and gatherings for the last 10 years at Kent State Tuscarawas, will be reopening in the fall.
Safer Futures and the local community gathered together for the first annual “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Walk” on Saturday at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora.
The university will move forward with plans for an addition to the College of Aeronautics and Engineering Building, as approved by the Board of Trustees in an in-person meeting broadcasted virtually Wednesday.
Ashley Nickels and Casey Boyd-Swan not only spend their time educating Kent State students but have also created an educational project that reaches local and national populations.
President Todd Diacon announced a new student aid program aimed to assist more Golden Flashes to get to graduation and limit student debt, according to an emailed press release sent Tuesday.
Kent State plans to redesign its recreation rink into a practice facility for the campus marching band, but the decision has left campus organizations, local teams and community parents concerned over the use of the space.
Kent State alumnus Aman Ali graduated in 2006 as a newspaper reporter. He paved his way through many successes since then, including careers as a stand-up comedian and a storyteller. Now, he has the title of documentarian to add to his resume.
The Kent State ballroom was filled with music, dancing and warm embraces Friday in celebration of Juneteenth National Independence Day.
The Kent State women's athletic program was awarded with the Jacoby Trophy this month by the Mid-American Conference for having the top program during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Kent State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus Center celebrates the LGBTQ+ community year-round, but the month of June has a special meaning.
Most university offices will be closed and classes will not meet Monday, June 21, in honor of Juneteenth National Independence Day, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced in an email statement.
Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors across all Kent State campuses, according to an emailed statement sent Wednesday by Manfred van Dulmen, associate provost for academic affairs.
A post-pandemic world is slowly but surely becoming a reality and Kent State is moving with the times. Welcoming their incoming freshman class in the fall, the faculty and staff are working to help where they can — starting out with a slightly new admissions process which Sean Broghammer, as…
Kent State's LGBTQ+ Center and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Training Lab will offer a way for the Kent State community to participate in Pride Month.
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.
The Kent City Council repealed two COVID-19 era ordinances in an almost unanimous vote as much of the state dropped their COVID-19 guidelines as well.
Portage County residents can dispose of unwanted latex paint cans through Habitat for Humanity’s latex paint recycling program.
The Kent State Guardsmen Oral History Project is an ongoing project at Ohio Northern University aiming to document the experiences of National Guardsmen at the Kent State shooting.
Fully vaccinated Kent State students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors on any Kent campuses, according to new changes in university health and safety practices released by the Office of the Provost Monday.
For decades, sons have followed their fathers into athletics. Before they played in the National Football League, Peyton Manning starred at University of Tennessee and Eli Manning played at University of Mississippi. A generation earlier, their father, Archie, quarterbacked at Mississippi an…
Matthew Guska, the co-owner of 157 Lounge in Kent, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor assault Tuesday following a May 14 incident in his bar where police said he hit a patron in the head with a flashlight and injured him.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to Kent State and many of the safety precautions will continue into the fall. KSU and the city of Kent will be working together to ensure safety for residents and students.
Editor's Note: The following story has been updated to include photographs of graduates Gianna DaPra and Jordan Bigelow.
Taylor Swift released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” on April 9, 2021. The album features 26 songs, including six never before released tracks from the vault. Swift’s new release was the first to sell at least 100,000 copies in one week this year. Fans of Swift have rallied around her in supp…
Downtown Kent has a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants that are locally owned and operated. Squirrel City Jewelers is owned by Kent State alumnus Michael Faehnel. He received his B.F.A in jewelry, metals, enameling and glass in 2004 and in 2019 opened Squirrel City.
Rarely ever wearing makeup, Camryn Kocher will spend hours getting ready to go out with her boyfriend, Joe Cook. Receiving compliments are important to Kocher and she said he never fails to tell her she looks nice, even when not wearing makeup. She and her boyfriend work to practice each oth…
When Paul Rondeau came to Kent State, he was in the ROTC and was planning on pursuing a military career, but when his captain told him he needed extra points to get into a specific branch, he decided to found a club that would change his life.
Trevor Walton is a freshman theatre studies performance and political science double major with a concentration in public policy. He takes five classes, rehearses two days a week and is an active member of 13 campus groups. Each day he balances all of this with careful calculation.
Kent State’s Thirst Project Club works to make a difference in the global water crisis and president Jenna Gilbreath hopes the group’s message will spread further throughout Kent to ignite global change.
The pandemic has made it difficult for students to meet new friends and interact with their neighbors and resident assistant, but with more students returning to campus in the fall, RAs may be able to plan more community events.
As students seek out jobs for the summer or even coming semesters, baristas are continuing to grow in demand and coffee shops in the Kent area often employ college students.
Internship season is upon us at Kent State and Michelle Adkins, the associate director of Career Exploration and Development, explained what internships entail and resources that are offered to students to give them the necessary tools to succeed when finding an internship position.
Kent State’s Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs will undergo a name change and revision effective fall 2021, the Faculty Senate approves in Monday’s meeting.
Julia Matton picks up the phone twice a week to call her mother back at home in New Hampshire to reconnect and talk about their lives while she is 600 miles away at Kent State.
After living together their whole lives, sisters Rebecca and Rachel Zurilla now live in different states. Rebecca, a sophomore at Kent State, explains the changes the two go through while living apart for the first time.
By utilizing the many budgeting apps available, students have the opportunity to gain control of their finances and spending habits. The apps also allow for students to save money and even serve as a way to track investments for first-time investors.
The Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity committee is a “permanent standing committee” within the School of Theatre and Dance, according to its website. The website states that the committee was created to advocate and implement anti-racism policies and practices in the School of Theatre and D…
As senior fashion merchandising major Rachel Caton took notice of the impact the “fast fashion” industry has had on the environment, she then began to observe how consumer behavior played a key role in the environmental disruption.
Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum visited Kent State and spoke to how the pandemic has affected poverty and human rights and provided guidance on how young activists can take control of their situations and pave paths toward the future. She also shared her perspective as a Mayan indi…
The CCI Commons were adjusted to accommodate students during the past two semesters and typical staples of CCI like RA events, storage for projects and computer availability faced severe changes.
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.
College graduation is called commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning, but COVID-19 posed new challenges for the class of 2020.
At least one more Kent State football player has a chance to play in the NFL this year, after Isaiah McKoy was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Although gathering limitations enforced by the pandemic are still looming, the 51st commemoration of May 4, 1970 was hosted by the university, albeit virtually, today at noon.
At 11:00 p.m., the bell on Blanket Hill tolled, beginning the forty-minute walk around campus to a vigil at the site of the May 4 shootings.
For the past 51 years, people have continued to gather to remember those who were killed and wounded during the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970. Although the official commemoration was hosted virtually, approximately 65 people gathered at the Victory Bell to remember that day, 51 years later.
Editors note: This evening at 4 p.m. there will be a virtual presentation followed by a Q&A discussion on the future of the May 4th Task Force. You can register to attend here.
The future of the May 4th Task Force has still not been finalized, but Task Force co-chairs Ethan Lower and Olivia Salter have stated that it will not be going away.
Jerry M. Lewis believes the events of May 4, 1970, are a transformative part of Kent State’s history that should be remembered.
A recently approved $1.2 million renovation plan will update the Kent State Geauga regional campus by introducing a new student learning commons area and nursing skills lab.
Students for a Democratic Society brought together a panel on Sunday of former Kent State students who protested the Vietnam War and the building of the gym annex by the university over the site of May 4. The panel featured activists from the original May 4 protests and the subsequent Tent C…
Winning the Centennial Alumni Award and being inducted into the College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame was unnecessary recognition, Timothy W. Kilduff said, but heartwarming.
Throughout the pandemic, a robot at the library HelpDesk has been helping students and staff with technology, but now that in-person classes are beginning again in the fall, FlashBot might be out of a job.
Even against winds blowing up to 30 miles-per-hour, the Kent State men’s golf team secured its fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference championship this weekend in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The university launched numerous projects and efforts for Earth Month to get the community involved. David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, collaborated with the Center for Earth Ethics at Columbia University and others at Kent State to launch an Earth Month poetry project.
Running2bWell resumed in-person meetups on March 15. The return follows several months of Zoom meetings and lowered participation. Now, the organization sees many people returning and operates similarly to the way it did pre-pandemic.
“I like to think the global vaccine poem is spreading faster than the variants of the virus,” said David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center.
Data from 2020’s census was released on April 26 and reveals Ohio is losing one congressional seat and an Electoral College vote.
The fifty-first anniversary of the May 4 shootings is the second anniversary to be held virtually during the pandemic whereas, in previous years, the events were held in person which featured a candlelight vigil the night before and speakers on May 4.
Kent State provides unique living experiences for students through the Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), including the Honors College. Just like the rest of the dorms, COVID-19 has impacted students’ experiences of living in the Honors College LLC.
Birthday celebrations are very special for some, especially your 21st birthday. However, many people had to change their special plans because of the pandemic.
Friday, April 30 is the release date of the brand new Apple AirTags, which became available for pre-order April 23. Similar to the popular Tile trackers, they are small tracking tags designed to be added to personal items such as purses, backpacks, keys and any other item people lose often. …
Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall well-being and improvement in mental health.
Amoaba Gooden has been selected for the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, according to an email from President Todd Diacon sent Wednesday.
Last summer in the summer research program, junior nursing major Madeline Sterling had the opportunity to participate in a research study involving how environmental factors relate to the emergency room.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed Pamela E. Bobst of Rocky River, Ohio, to the Kent State Board of Trustees on Monday. She’ll formally serve through May 16, 2030.
If you saw campus ablaze this morning, don't be alarmed. This fire was set on purpose. The annual prairie burn event took place around 10 a.m. this morning. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey spoke with the Grounds Manager to see what the blaze was about.