Randale Richmond is set to start as Kent State’s new director of athletics on May 1.The university held a press conference today where Richmond spoke to the press and Kent community for the first time since his hiring on April 9.
Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American studies from Temple University, has been selected “as the sole finalist for the position” of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, according to an email sent from the university on Wednesday.
The varsity Rocket League team at Kent State performed better than ever before with a former-professional coach’s help this season.
Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.
As demand for advances that speed up data analysis and allow for less human error continues to increase, associate professor Robert Clements is studying to develop technologies to evaluate medical data faster.
An officer’s role at the Kent State Police Department can revolve around mental health crises on a daily basis, thus potentially being exposed to traumatic events.
About 100 people filled the field behind Kent State’s performing arts building in support of the Asian community Wednesday night. Rally goers marched from the university’s performing arts building to the campus rock, chanting messages of hope along the way. Supporters then decorated the camp…
Visions of tall palm trees, white sand beaches and clear blue skies fill the mind of senior business management major Maria Lyttle as she dreams about what her spring break will entail this year.
(CNN) -- When the doors open at the Blake Street Tavern every day, owner Chris Fuselier is looking for customers and looking for ketchup. "Absolutely," the Denver restaurateur says. "In hindsight, if you'd have asked me eighteen months ago would I have concerns about ketchup shortages, I wou…
(CNN) -- The number of new Covid-19 cases has plateaued at a "disturbingly high level," and the US is at risk from a new surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday.
As spring break and the switch to remote courses are nearing, Kent State students are preparing to move out of their on campus housing. TV2 reporter, Alexandria Manthey, spoke to Daniel Shonk from KSU Department of Residence Services to see what students need to do to prepare.
Senior Brandon Lewis has spent the last seven semesters working for Black Squirrel Radio, one of our student media partners. His fellow student journalists say that Brandon has made an immeasurable impact on them and the station. MMJ Marz Anderson was with Brandon during his last week as BSR…
With more than 25 years of experience in higher education, Peggy Shadduck, vice president for Regional Campuses, plans to develop additional micro credentials for students.
Applications for Kent State regional campuses increased from last semester and retention of students has stabilized due to the persistence and dedication to maintaining strong relationships between faculty and students, according to the university’s enrollment management office.
Franklin Hall is using CARES Act funding for technology updates intended to help professors and students connect as smoothly as possible during the transition back to in-person classes and beyond.
During the week of April 26, the LGBTQ+ Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony highlights graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies at Kent State.
Randale Richmond has spent 10 of his 16 years in intercollegiate athletics at Kent State, and he returned Tuesday to give the final presentation from the candidates for Kent’s next director of athletics.
(CNN) -- Think of Japan in the spring, and the image that comes to mind is likely the country's famous cherry blossoms, also known as "sakura" -- white and pink flowers, bursting across cities and mountains, petals covering the ground.
(CNN) -- President Joe Biden plans to announce Tuesday that he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks.
(CNN) -- Coors Field in Denver -- home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies -- is expected to be announced as the new host of this year's All-Star Game, according to multiple news outlets.
Students, faculty and May 4 survivors gathered via Zoom Monday night to watch and discuss the film "Fire in the Heartland" by Daniel Miller. Over 160 joined to watch the film and ask questions of a panel which consisted of Ethan Lower, director of governmental affairs for Undergraduate Stude…
In the second of three presentations from the finalists for the Director of Athletics position at Kent State, the KSU community heard from Jude Killy, a man with a long history at Mid-American Conference schools.
Kent State went virtual over a year ago, but those changes are still affecting students. “Everything feels like school because you’re doing school where you should be relaxing,” said Natalia Cruz, a sophomore theatre and political science student.
Philanthropy Week and Alumni Day of Service have merged to unite Golden Flashes during the first annual Flashes Give Back Week.
In the six games the Kent State lacrosse team has lost this season it has given up at least eight unanswered points in each. That trend continued Thursday as the Flashes lost to Central Michigan University, giving up eight straight goals in the first half and losing 21-14.
Student groups and organizations can get personalized programs to help with fitness and wellness needs through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Manfred van Dulmen accepted the position of associate provost of academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, according to an email from Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley sent earlier Friday.
The Kent State men’s golf team, which is ranked No. 50 nationally by Golfweek, tied for third with No. 9 Auburn University in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
Margaret McKinley was announced as one of three final candidates for the position of Kent State Director of Athletics Wednesday and delivered her virtual candidate presentation Thursday morning. A native of Cuyahoga Falls and Northeast Ohio, McKinley is no stranger to the world of collegiate…
Kent State Police are investigating the defacing of a poetry display with the N-word near the university library. The incident was reported Tuesday by university staff members. Kent State informed the university community of the incident via email, stating "This act of vandalism comes from a…
For the first time in over 20 years, the Kent State Gospel Choir found itself unable to join together in-person and sing due to safety concerns. According to director Bryon Black, the group’s hope and faith continues to act as a foundation for other members as they endure the pandemic.
Kent State University expects to receive a “large quantity” of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the university announced in an email Thursday. The shipment is a part of a program announced today by Gov. Mike DeWine to work with colleges and universities to offer COVID-19…
Last semester, as a part of her honors course work in the nursing program, senior Caitlin Woodward had to collaborate with a faculty member to conduct research. Originally hoping to find a study based in pediatrics or mental health, Woodward stumbled upon the Careol project.
If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.
Earlier this month, the Grammys came and went yet again with limited in-person guests and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah hosting the show. The show came and went off without a hitch with its lowest ratings ever. Also, while I said the show went off without a hitch, there were a lot of fir…
The Student Multicultural Center’s Kupita/Transiciones program offers African American, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American and all multiracial students the opportunity to get better orientated with college life and to receive mentorship from students with similar backgrounds.
The Kent State Field House functions as a mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic every Tuesday. This past week was the first Tuesday in which everyone 16 and over in Ohio was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio. Here’s a look at the people at the Field House Tuesday.
(CNN) -- The second day of Derek Chauvin's trial in George Floyd's death is set to begin Tuesday with further questioning of a professional mixed martial arts fighter who stumbled onto the scene of the 46-year-old Black man's final moments.
Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women and the powerful women who came before them. Historical women paved the way for future generations: fighting for women’s right to vote, their right to hold property and granting many more freedoms which women have today.
There are three vaccines approved for FDA emergency use authorization: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna. Each vaccine has pros and cons, such as different percentages of effectiveness and number of doses required.
The CCI Core, a base set of cross-major courses required for students with majors in the College of Communication and Information, has grown in 10 years from three required classes to 10 options.
Just over 14 minutes into a Wagon Wheel matchup between Kent State women’s soccer and the University of Akron, the first shot of the game was taken by Akron’s Sydney Worthy.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part two and part three can be found here.
Sending Kent State speech pathology majors to Brazil to work with children diagnosed with autism has been a yearly tradition until recent years when the pandemic cancelled this past year’s trip and put the program on hold.
“Right now it’s so difficult to know when you’re going to get scheduled or if your first appointment might be in Medina or be an hour, an hour and a half away,” said Joan Seidel, Kent city health commissioner.
In-person classes will move to a “3-foot distancing format” in the fall of 2021, the Office of the Provost announced Friday in an email to faculty.
Ohio held its annual statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning as part of its Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week. TV2 spoke with a meteorologist from WKYC-TV to find out more on what tornado season typically looks like in Ohio.
The Kent State volleyball team played its worst offensive game of the season in a Tuesday loss to Ohio University, hitting at a season-low percentage of .160.
When the university shut down due to COVID-19 last March, all classes were shifted to the virtual environment. During the fall and spring semesters when some classes returned in person, all fitness classes remained online.
“Wheat Germ,” a Netflix original movie, is scheduled to start filming this summer and the village of Hiram, Ohio, is being considered for the set location. The movie is based on the novel “White Noise” by Don DeLillo, in which a train wreck causes a gas leak and forces a mass evacuation of t…
Fans of popular shows like “The Office” and “Friends” have switched to other streaming services as a result of Netflix’s removal of these shows from its site. Viewers can now stream “The Office” on Peacock and “Friends” on HBO Max, so there is a big incentive to cancel their costly Netflix s…
Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied.
Anger and frustration fills the mind of Sombre Carleton as she cannot come up with words to say to her friend about their awful behavior. Over and over again, she builds up the courage to break off of her leash and confront her friend.
Kent State offers many on-campus employment opportunities for students, but some students prefer off-campus jobs that offer the same benefits.
When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a stay at home orders, mask mandates, regulations on restaurants and more. Ohio legislators are now looking to take that power away. As of Wednesday, the state legislature voted to override Gov. DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill 22, a bill that…
Wearing layers of personal protection equipment and sterilizing each instrument after treating COVID-19 patients became a normal part of senior nursing major Aniara Callipo’s shift at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, where she works as a patient care nursing assistant. She was ready t…
Kent State regional campus students can now earn an associates degree in cybersecurity in a fully online program. With a need identified for security professionals in the workforce, especially in Ohio, Kent State introduced cybersecurity as a two-year degree program for students.
Kent State wrestling sent four of their own to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis last weekend to compete in the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. Seniors Andrew McNally and Jake Ferri both saw some success, but neither advanced past the quarterfinals. The Iowa Hawkeyes finished atop th…
For most of the pandemic, I was drowning like just about every other working mother, trying to homeschool while also doing my full-time job as an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies. I did have a secret weapon though. My mom, Mimi, lived with me. Yes, she was the worst…
The City of Kent issued a Boil Alert for specific areas of Kent Monday afternoon, effective immediately to all residents on Lake Street, Miller Avenue, Harvey Street, Woodside Drive and Steele Street. Residents of this area were instructed to boil water “vigorously” for a full minute before …
Safety Awareness Week is filled with presentations that will highlight the importance of safety measures and provide practical information that people can implement in their environment.
Over a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and dorm life at Kent State has been heavily affected. Many students who have returned to campus this year have noticed the residence halls being less active with the added regulations.
(CNN) -- Ten people, including a police officer, were killed Monday when a gunman opened fire in a supermarket in the Colorado city of Boulder, in one of several mass shootings in the US over the last week.
The effects of COVID-19 have led some students to take a semester off and some have considered other options, overall leading some programs to see a decrease in enrollment.
Junior shot put thrower Gabby Bailey and senior weight thrower Jake Wickey placed in the top eight in their events at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The USG election concluded Wednesday with over 600 ballots cast. The election featured nineteen elected positions; all but five of the positions were uncontested. The contested positions were Senator for the College of Nursing, Senator for the Honors College, Senator for the College of Archi…
The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area.
Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and will be open until April 2, giving students three full weeks to participate.
(CNN) -- Children and adults alike waited in line for their turn to experience the world's first Super Nintendo World and its life-sized Mushroom Kingdom, which opened Thursday at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
Spring graduates from Kent State’s main campus will have the option to attend an outdoor commencement ceremony, according to an email President Todd Diacon sent Thursday.
After the announcement of switching the university’s content management system from Blackboard to Canvas, faculty are gaining access to the system and students will be able to do so in the near future.
(CNN) -- A man suspected of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area spas was headed to Florida "perhaps to carry out additional shootings" when he was arrested Tuesday night, Atlanta's mayor said Wednesday, citing investigators.
Kent State’s Advanced Telerobotics Research Lab has been chosen to compete in the World Robot Summit. The team’s robot can complete a wide variety of tasks including the ability to go up stairs, and it’s been programmed with immersive control.
Newly proposed legislation would allow victims of false or racially motivated 911 calls to sue for damages. Two Ohio lawmakers have proposed a bill addressing what they say is an increase in false 911 calls.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the groundbreaking FX show “Pose,” which showcased trans actors of color like Mj Rodriguez, who plays as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, would be canceled after its upcoming third season.
Starting March 23, the Kent State Field House will function as a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday this spring.