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Irvin Cardenas and Yuqiao Xu load donated safety supplies that they delivered to Summa Health in Akron. “We have to start knitting masks. My director of health just emailed the entire staff.” For Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, these were the worst words he had ever heard from a close friend working at one of Cleveland’s top hospitals. With...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will answer...

College of Nursing donates PPE to EMA of Portage County. Since COVID-19 struck the nation, medical staff have been finding that personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves and gowns have become a commodity. That is why Kent State University’s administration, faculty and staff have stepped up to collect the university’s PPE to donate to local entities in dire need of medical...

The names of those killed on May 4, 1970, are displayed on the B’nai B’rith Hillel Marker in the parking lot of Prentice Hall on the campus of Kent State University. In accordance with the order of Amy Acton, M.D., director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of the community, Kent State University regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May 1-4, 2020. A...

Dean Kahler (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded in the May 4, 1970, shootings by the Ohio National Guard, will return to campus on May 9 to serve as speaker for the One University Commencement. UPDATE: Please note that all Spring Commencement ceremonies and pre-commencement celebrations have been postponed. See www.kent.edu/coronavirus/commencement for more information.    Dean Kahler, one of the nine Kent State University students wounded in the May 4, 1970, shootings by the Ohio National Guard, will return to campus on Saturday,...

Kent State field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer (wearing hat) stands with her players and assistant coaches. Kent State University field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer has one mantra that not only fueled, but bonded, both her first successful season guiding the Golden Flashes and the team she inherited. “We have to honor the women who came before us,” she said. “The girls joke around because I say that line a...

Joe Walsh will perform with his band Barnstorm on May 2 at Kent State University for the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert. (Photo credit: Myriam Santos) UPDATE: Please note that this event and all May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events originally scheduled for May 1-4, 2020, have been canceled. See www.kent.edu/kent/news/success/kent-state-may-4-50th-commemoration-weekend-events-canceled-response-covid-19-virus for more information. Kent State University is proud to announce the May 4 50th...

Students from the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE Network react to learning that Kent State University will offer eligible students free tuition for four years and free room and board for one year. Kent State University has opened the gates of opportunity for all eligible students in the LeBron James Family Foundation’s (LJFF) oldest I PROMISE Network class by guaranteeing free tuition for four years, and one year of free room and meal plan. The free tuition program was born out of an existing partnership between Kent State and the LJFF in...

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, receives the 2020 Diversity Trailblazer Award. She is pictured with Patricia Ackerman (left) and Kent State President Todd Diacon (right). As part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held Jan. 24, Kent State University has announced the 2020 recipients of its Diversity Trailblazer Award, Beverly J. Warren Unity Award for Diversity and Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award. Diversity Trailblazer Award Alfreda Brown, Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and...

U.S. News & World Report has named two Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2020. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. U.S. News & World Report has named two Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2020. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. U.S. News released its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings Tuesday, Jan. 14. Kent State’s Online MBA program, offered...