A public research university located in the Ohio town of the same name, Kent State University was founded in 1910 with a focus on training teachers. Today, its 30,000 attendees work toward bachelor’s and graduate degrees in more than 200 majors across 11 colleges. KSU prides itself on diversity, as it supports an active Student Multicultural Center, publishes Uhuru Magazine specifically for the local African-American community, and offers rigorous programs in Pan-African Studies. On-campus resources include innovative facilities devoted to liquid crystal science, as well as the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center and a modern 200-person auditorium at their Center for Performing Arts. And all across the Midwest, at what better place could one learn to “whip it” than Kent State? After all, Mark Mothersbaugh formed the band Devo here way back in 1973! Hard-working and proud, the “Golden Flashes” are sure to have a bright future ahead of them.