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More than 300 short films will be featured at this year’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest., which takes place Feb. 28-March 3 at Atlas Cinemas Shaker in Cleveland, Ohio. Among the submissions to be featured in this year’s festival will be two films from Kent State University digital media production students – “Heart & Sol,” directed by Cassid...

LaunchNET's February Pitch and Ponder event.

 Pitch and Ponder is a regular event, presented several times each semester by LaunchNET Kent State. The student entrepreneurial organization describes Pitch and Ponder as "a stress-free, low stakes open mic night for founders and creatives to share their ideas, practice their personal or business pitches, and connect with other ...

Julian Grimes, president of Black United Students, tours the May 4 Visitors Center.

While Julian Grimes was growing up in Akron, Ohio, his great-aunt, Lois Foster, long-time vice president for United Way of Summit County, Ohio, saw his leadership potential.Foster, who died in 2020, was a mentor to Grimes,  now a Kent State University junior, and he is doing his best to live up to her expectations.Grimes is the curren...

Golden Flashes gymnastics vs. NIU

 The Kent State Golden Flashes gymnastics team posted its third-highest team total in program history to secure a 196.925-195.325 victory over Northern Illinois inside the Memorial Athletic and Convocation  Center. The Golden Flashes (7-3, 1-1 MAC) captured all four event titles for the first time this season and multiple gy...

A dress designed by Kent State graduate student Angelique Wong.

  Kent State University graduate student Angelique Wong’s designs were judged the best in show at “Haute for the House,” a runway show the School of Fashion staged as part of a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio.The show, held in Cleveland on Feb. 8, featured fashions from 16 students from Kent State...

The Wick Poetry Center is collaborating on a new global poem, "Dear Body of Water"

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center is collaborating on a new global poem to pay tribute to the liquid that sustains life.“Dear Body of Water,” Wick’s newest collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center, invites writers to speak to the bodies of water that have shaped their lives.Share your voiceDavid Hassler, the Bo...

Nick Saban, photo credit: Associated Press

Nick Saban, Kent State University alumnus and No. 6 on ESPN's list of winningest coaches in college football history, is joining the sports network's popular program College GameDay.According to an article from Spectrum News, he’ll also “contribute to the network's coverage of the NFL Draft and do appearances related to Southeastern Confer...

Kent State alumna Alexus Kellow, '21, stationed with the U.S. Army in South Korea, began her master's program in the College of Public Health online.

Active military members are embracing online master’s degree programs in Kent State University’s College of Public Health for the flexibility and ease with which they can earn an advanced degree. Kent State has been nationally recognized for its student support and has been voted a military-friendly school for 14 years in a row.Alexus...

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Skateboarding student flies during a brief time of warmer temperatures in February

 Unseasonably warm temperatures and a brief return of sunny skies found Golden Flashes out and about on campus, enjoying the spring-like weather.  Sadly, it was only a taste of what the groundhog had promised, as the forecast called for a return to more typical February temperatures.  Want to see one of YOUR photos...

Fashion show at Ronald McDonald house

​Students, faculty and alumni from Kent State University’s world-renowned School of Fashion sent some of their most exciting designs down the runway on Feb. 8 in Haute for the House, a fashion show benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio.   The fashion school partnered with the nonprofit for a s...