Kent State Magazine | Spring 2015

Jeff Kerr, local landscape architect and co-chair of the Cuyahoga River Water Trail Partners, kayaks the Cuyahoga with a group from Kent State to highlight how ecological systems—like rivers—connect, support and add value to a community. Learn more about the Crooked River Commute.


John West photographed by Barney TaxelWindow on the Future
by Jan Senn

Kent State researcher and inventor John West has created an innovative technology that holds promise for a number of new applications.


Jacknife BridgeA River Runs Through It
by Justin Glanville

Kayakers on the annual Crooked River Commute promote the regional importance of the Cuyahoga River. 

Fashion ForwardFashion Forward

The effects of World War I on women's lives and fashions continue to be felt today. 

Jacknife BridgeStress Less
​by Jan Senn

We all experience stress, but Kent State experts share some effective ways to overcome its negative impact on our health. 

Moments in TimeMoments in Time
​by Phil Soencksen '89

A selection of archival photos offers a glimpse of Kent State campus life and events from years past. 

Lauren Kotmel '11 Photo by Melissa OlsonArts Advocate
​by Ashley Katona '06, M.Ed. '12

Millennials are next in line to support the future of arts and culture organizations, and arts enthusiast Lauren Kotmel '11 says her generation is motivated to make a difference. Plus tips on how to start an art collection.



Julian Bond, civil rights leader, “Crossing the Color Line,” keynote address at Kent State’s 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, January 22, 2014Along the Esplanade

Julian Bond | Birds-Eye View | Green Energy | Hat Tip | In CHAARG! | Hanging Out

Jacknife Bridge FlatsAround the World

Catching up with Andrew Wyatt '16 and Garmai Matthew '15 after their trips abroad.

Smith’s Four Peaks Amethyst ring

Alumni Life

Brenda Oros Smith ’84 | Eric Meek ’03 | Jeff Smith ’99 | Class Notes | Losses

Lafayette Tolliver '71Flashback

Coming of Age: photography by Lafayette Tolliver '71