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Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton introduced Joel Nielsen as the university’s 10th director of athletics at a morning press conference on Thursday, March 25.
Kent State University opened the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center. Located on the second floor of the Kent Student Center, the LGBTQ Student Center serves as the academic and social hub for the university’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students.
CLEVELAND -- Win and advance. That’s the mantra this time of year when you don’t get any points for style. Third-seeded Kent State did just that Wednesday afternoon, knocking off No. 6 Central Michigan, 68-55, in Mid-American Conference Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal action at Quicken Loans Arena.
Kent State University has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
The Golden Flashes claim their fourth title in school history and the top seed in the MAC Tournament.
On Feb. 19, WKSU-FM, the College of the Arts and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music launched their WKSU Players program, a series of musical performances that brings together the local public radio station, WKSU-FM and Kent State University students.
In the midst of its year-long Centennial celebration, the Kent State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics bestowed its highest honor on the eight-member Varsity "K" Athletics Hall of Fame class on Feb. 27.
The National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation, has added the site of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University to the list today.
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics report and Consortium for Higher Education Campus Crime Research, Kent State University is ranked among the safest campuses in Ohio, based on the number of reported crimes. The university also received a high safety ranking in a recent report released by StateUniversity.com. Kent State ranked first among public universities in Ohio and received a 92.5 safety rating. Among the 450 colleges and universities nationwide surveyed, Kent State placed 157th overall. Other Ohio universities in the ranking included Ohio University (166th), Youngstown State (186th), Miami University (227th), Bowling Green State University (239th), Cleveland State University (290th), University of Akron (320th) and University of Cincinnati (381th).
The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Kent State University as a 2009 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This is the second consecutive year Kent State has been named a Tree Campus USA University.