COVID-19 HUB

Lianna Fertig Applied Communication major’s EntICING Cakes food truck provides ‘Free Lunch Fridays’ to area children in need. As a young girl, the pink slip Lianna Fertig held tightly in her small hands guaranteed her a free lunch at school. Today, the pink truck she drives carries that same promise to kids in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew...

Nursing graduate Marissa Stelluto Even as a preschooler, Marissa Stelluto knew she wanted to be a nurse. When her teddy bears got the sniffles, and her Barbies suffered the occasional broken leg, Stelluto was there to fix them. Toy stethoscope in hand, she listened for abnormal rhythms or other signs of something more serious. Her brother and sister played along, and she learned...

Lester Sanders meets virtually with a Rising Scholars student. Imagine being in high school and having no plan for your future… Imagine being told that college is not an option for you because of finances… Imagine no one in your family ever attending college and being discouraged at the thought… Then, imagine hearing that Kent State University at Stark’s Rising Scholars Program could change your life....

Flashes in the Field: Finding the Silver Lining A woman wearing a face mask and gloves nervously enters Aladdin’s Eatery at The Strip in Belden Village to pick up her food. Clearly anxious, she expresses concern about touching anything to sign her receipt. She proceeds to wait outside of the restaurant for her server-turned-carryout hostess to deliver her order. A Target customer attempts to...

Image of COVID 19 cells Jean Engohang-Ndong, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has been closely following the development of vaccines for COVID-19. He credits advances in science for helping researchers to develop vaccines in a short period of time. “We can do things that we would not have been able to do 50 years ago,”...

Volunteers from Kent State, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the National Guard assisted more than 200 families during the snowy  drive-through food distribution event on Wednesday at Dix Stadium. Kent State University’s inaugural drive-thru food distribution event on Dec. 16 in partnership with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank served more than 200 households. The event was also an unofficial kickoff to an impactful partnership. The Campus Kitchen at Kent State teamed up with the food bank to host a contactless food distribution event...

Essential Workers, including medical, dining, grounds and others, kept Kent State operational during the pandemic.Kent State University President Todd Diacon joins the entire campus community in thanking the hard-working staff and faculty members who have pulled together to keep the university’s eight-campus system operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video:  

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A scientist looking through a microscope Since March, COVID-19 has become a widespread topic of conversation. Finding ways to explain what this virus is, how one can treat it and how to slow the spread of the virus are just a few commonly asked questions with few clear answers. However, one Kent State University professor is helping to identify areas where spikes in infection rates may...

Glassblowing process, flame being held to glass bubble on blowpipe Navigating the pandemic restrictions in all of the School of Art studio art classes this semester has been challenging to both faculty and students. A large part of the adaptation is the requirement for everyone across campus to maintain 6 feet of physical distance when possible and wear face coverings at all...

AllCollegeRentals.com Screenshots When Curtis Cofojohn, BA '17, returned to Kent State after serving in the Army, he faced an issue many college students do: where was he going to live? His choices were 1) an apartment where in a newer building with more amenities at a higher cost or 2) a house without the restrictions of an apartment, fewer amenities but with lower rent. The issue...

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