Centennial Information

Burying the Centennial Time Capsule

It is unlikely that, 50 years from now, anyone won’t remember where the Kent State University Centennial Time Capsule was buried.

That’s because more than 60 people joined in a ceremony Aug. 10 to see the capsule buried on Risman Plaza near the Kent Student Center Kiva. Using a track hoe, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton lowered the stainless steel box, which will be unsealed in 2060, six feet into a concrete vault in the ground. Read more or watch a video of the 2010 Time Capsule Burial or the Legend of the Lost Time Capsule.

Centennial Launch Photo Essay
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
Nearly 400 attendees and more than 100 students participated in the Oct. 8 Centennial Campaign Launch and featured a spectacular song, dance and spoken-word performance by students from across the university.

100 YEARS IN A FLASH! INTERACTIVE TIMELINE
Travel through 100 years of Kent State University history with this interactive timeline showcasing video, photos and interesting facts.

Centennial Videos
Watch videos of Kent State alumni as they reminisce about Kent State of the 30s, 40s and 60s.

100 Reasons to Celebrate
100 REASONS TO CELEBRATE
Stand up. Put your hands together. Make some noise. The university’s 100th birthday celebration begins this fall. Let’s face it, after a century of service, our alma mater has good reason to celebrate. In fact, she has at least 100 great reasons.

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