Fall 2015

Anna Hoffman ’15 in Ireland, photo by Alex Ledet ’18

On the cover–In Focus: Anna Hoffman ’15 received a student fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and traveled to Ireland to cover an underreported story: the threat to the Irish language. Photo by Alex Ledet ’18. Read excerpts from Hoffman's report on the Irish language.


Path to the FuturePath to the Future

A report on Kent State’s strategic visioning process, which is committed to developing a shared vision for the growth of our one university’s eight campuses.

All that JazzAll that Jazz

by Mark Oprea '15

Bobby Selvaggio ’92, Kent State’s director of jazz studies, is encouraging student creativity while keeping innovative jazz alive in Northeast Ohio. Plus Selvaggio's top five jazz standards.

Forerunners of FlashForerunners of Flash

by Jan Senn

We trace the history of how Kent State arrived at its current mascot—with various live animals and a big, hairy caveman at play along the way. 

Illustration by Rust Valley DesignTraveling Stanzas

Introducing our new partnership with the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas project—and an invitation for you to contribute to this global conversation.


Geek Chic

Geek Chic 

by Jenni Laidman '77

The future of wearable tech will require experts in both engineering and aesthetics. Kent State tech geeks and fashionistas are learning to collaborate on the cutting edge of innovation.

Photography by Anna Hoffman '15Saving Irish

by Anna Hoffman '15

Why Ireland’s national language is in rapid decline, and what’s at stake if it doesn’t survive.



Alumni Dog Walk illustration by Jason Zehner '10Along the Esplanade

Dog Walk | Play Smart | Taking the Lead

Kent State University at Stark's new Science and Nursing BuildingAcross the Region

Going for the Gold: An overview of Kent State University at Stark’s stunning new Science and Nursing Building 


Kara Wellman '16 shares what she carried on her study abroad tripAround the World

What's in the Bag? Kara Wellman ’16 shares her experience studying abroad through the items she carried with her. 

Julian Edelman

Alumni Life

Honor Roll | Julian Edelman | Class Notes | In Memory

K Book cover 1928-1929Flashback

The “K” Book, a handbook for incoming freshmen, outlined proper conduct, as well as traditions, events and student organizations. 

Ian McCullough in IndiaGoing the Distance

A selection of the photos we received from our contest in the Summer 2015 issue