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Her Pink Library

While celebrating their 10th anniversary on campus with Her Week and a schedule of events, student organization Her Campus Kent State lit the University Library in pink from April 9-13. 

Kent State alum Jessica Clonch is a naturalist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at Pymatuning State Park.

Since childhood Kent State alum Jessica Clonch has wanted to combine her love of the outdoors with her career. Now, to her delight, she’s living the dream.

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D. (right), is pictured at the Doula and Community Expo hosted by Birthing Beautiful Communities in April 2024. (Photo provided by Angela Neal-Barnett)

Kent State University’s Angela Neal-Barnett has been working diligently to build up the Spirit of Motherhood program with the goal of reducing trauma and stress symptoms experienced by its pregnant Black mother participants. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation recently awarded the program another $300,000 to continue its work over the next three years.

What Were You Wearing Exhibit for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The powerful “What Were You Wearing?” art installation in the Center for Visual Arts is more than just clothes.

Student activism on display at Kent State University.

Kent State University students exercised their freedom of speech rights on Tuesday, April 16, with opposing speakers appearing on campus the same day.

Akron AIDS Collaborative, partner of "Creating an Augmented Reality Digital Health Hub to Improve HIV/AIDS Resource Support for LGBTQ+ Individuals Within and Around Akron, Ohio"

The University Research Council recently selected winners of the Bettering Communities Pilot Grants, a prestigious award aimed at fostering initiatives that advance research while benefiting local communities.  

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Cemetery Calling

Cemetery Calling, the newest play by Kent State alumni and staffer Eric Mansfield premiered in Cleveland earlier this year. Another of Mansfield's plays, Trial by Fire, will be performed on campus in Fall 2024. 

a photo of Judge Kani H. Hightower

Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge Kani H. Hightower is on a mission to make the justice system in Summit County, Ohio, more accessible for underprivileged and underrepresented citizens. Whether it’s related to transportation challenges or helping them sort through the red tape of documentation, Hightower, a Kent State University graduate, is creating solutions to streamline the process for Summit County residents.

April 8, 2024 total eclipse of the sun.

For three short minutes on April 8, our world stood still.

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Her Week Graphic

Celebrating 10 years as a student organization, Her Campus Kent State presents a full week of career-focused events with panels, speakers and a runway fashion show.