Kent State Receives Positive Bond Ratings With Stable Outlooks

Aerial view of Risman Plaza

Kent State University administrators are good stewards with university money based in part on a strong financial profile and solid managers, according to two new credit ratings.

PNC Foundation Awards $75,000 to Kent State

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The PNC Foundation has awarded $75,000 to Kent State University to help ensure success among students who commonly face barriers in college. This grant aligns with PNC’s focus on addressing economic inequality among Black American and low- to moderate-income communities, and it will provide resources for students that will help them complete college and establish a strong foundation on which to build their careers.

Kent State Board of Trustees Approves Two New Majors to Meet High Demand for Growing Fields

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The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs at its regular quarterly meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 15. The new majors – the Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology major within the Bachelor of Science degree and the Emerging Media and Technology major within the Master of Science degree – will help meet the high demand for these types of programs and provide opportunities for students to find careers in these growing fields.

Kent State Wins Two Awards in Campus Race to Zero Waste Contest

Recycling bins outside the Kent State University Library

The National Wildlife Federation recently awarded Kent State University first place in two categories from the 2021 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition: Zero Waste and Electronics Recycling – Total Pounds Recycled. 

Anti-Bias Workshop Participants Selected

Kent State remains committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. The staffers listed below have been selected to participate in the Anti-Bias workshops in support of this commitment.

Participants are required to attend all five sessions and submit reflections for each session before receiving a $1,000 stipend. All sessions are synchronous and will be held virtually. All courses must be completed in the timeframe allotted. There will no make-up sessions. 

Kent State Awarded $3.5 Million Choose Ohio First Grants

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The state of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education announced that Kent State University has been awarded Choose Ohio First grants totaling $3.5 million to support students in the critical fields of science (including health professions), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Salary Restoration

Dear Kent State University Staff,

My deepest thanks for the outstanding work that you have done since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. Your steadfast commitment to exemplary work contributed to a successful Fall Semester 2020 and the smooth transition into Spring Semester 2021.

Kent State Police Department Maintains National Law Enforcement Accreditation

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The Kent State University Police Department was recently awarded national accreditation for the ninth time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. in the Law Enforcement program. The Kent State Police Department was first accredited in 1991.

Kent State Board of Trustees Ratifies Fiscal Year 2020 Efficiency Report That Indicates More Than $31 Million in Savings

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The Kent State University Board of Trustees ratified the university’s Fiscal Year 2020 Efficiency Report and Master Recommendations report, which showed an effectiveness and efficiency savings for Fiscal Year 2020 of $31,286,881. The savings is $6.2 million more than originally estimated.

Kent State Board of Trustees Approves Collective Bargaining Agreement With AFSCME

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The Kent State University Board of Trustees has approved a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement between the university and the Kent State University Employees Local 153, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Kent State President Notifies University Staff Members of Partial Restoration of Salaries

Dear Kent State University Staff,

I am writing first and foremost to say thank you for the stellar job that you have done since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March. Without your efforts, we would never have been able to complete the spring semester so strong or launch such a successful fall semester.

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren and Vice President Alfreda Brown give the Diversity Trailblazer Award to Dean Tondiglia, director of public safety and Kent State police chief.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:21am
Kent State University’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Dean Tondiglia was honored with the university’s 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award for his years of promoting inclusion and diversity within public safety.
Kent State Police Services is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its first K-9 unit, which features 7-year-old German Shepherd Coco and her handler, Officer Anne Spahr.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:35am
Kent State University Police Services is celebrating the five-year anniversary – or the 35 dog-year anniversary – of its first K-9 unit, which features 7-year-old German Shepherd Coco and her handler, Officer Anne Spahr.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:34pm
Sustainability improvements and increased weather observations are the focuses of two new grants the Kent State University Airport received this year to purchase one of their top wish-list items and replace another. The airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gra...
The American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index has awarded SILVER-level recognition to Kent State for program design and results for building a culture of health in the workplace.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:30pm
The American Heart Association has awarded Silver-level recognition to Kent State for building a culture of health in the workplace.
Kent State announced salary increases for non-represented employees.
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:42pm
In order to remain competitive and encourage retention, we are pleased to announce a new and innovative way to provide salary increases for the non-represented classified and unclassified employees.
A new roundabout at Summit Street, which passes through the Kent Campus, now features HAWK beacons, which make it safer for pedestrians to cross the street.
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:07pm
A new roundabout, at the intersection of Campus Center Drive and Risman Drive, has multiple lanes and HAWK Beacons.
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:29am
Faculty, staff, students and visitors to Kent State University will no longer have to deal with orange barrels, detours and traffic delays on Summit Street. After more than two years of construction, the Summit Street: Building a Better Way Improvement Project is scheduled to be...
A group of Kent State University students, alumni and other volunteers plant trees at the new Climate Change Grove.
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:32am
Kent State University is again showing its commitment to sustainability with its new climate change grove that also offers opportunities for research. The tree grove, located behind the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the Kent Campus, was created through a partnership b...
Kent State University’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design has received LEED Platinum recognition, the highest ranking for the LEED system. It is Kent State’s first LEED Platinum building.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 11:57am
A green roof and a geothermal heating and cooling system that is 300 percent more efficient than standard systems are a few of the sustainability features that helped Kent State University’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design receive LEED Platinum recognition.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:23am
Kent State University is proud of the numerous trees that decorate its campus, its LEED-certified buildings and other sustainability efforts. Arbor Day is another opportunity for the university to celebrate its roots in sustainability.   Starting at 11 a.m. on April 26, Kent Stat...