The Kent State University School of Communication Studies will host its annual Hyde Park Forum on April 12, 2016, in the Student Center Ballroom on the Kent State Campus beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Artist Mel Chin will speak at the Kent State School of Art on May 6, 2016.Socially engaged conceptual artist Mel Chin will appear as the “Legacy and Prospect” keynote speaker at Kent State University on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Chin’s free, public lecture in the School of Art will coincide with the grand opening of the Center for the Visual Arts, the School of Art’s new facility and home.

Faculty Lecture Series

The Faculty Lecture Series at Kent State University at Ashtabula will feature biological anthropologist and forensic facial reconstruction artist, Dr. Linda Spurlock, who will present "Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Applications for Law Enforcement and Museums." Dr. Spurlock is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Kent Campus who produces facial images of unidentified persons for medical examiners and coroners' offices as well as reconstructed faces of human ancestors. Her lecture is free and the public is invited.

WKSU presents author, humorist, diarist and public radio favorite David Sedaris at the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are now available for $25, $35 and $45 through the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster. The Civic Theatre Box Office is located across the street from the theatre on the first floor of the Ohio Building. Tickets may be purchased in person or by calling 330-253-2488. Find more information at or

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies and the College of Public Health will host Internship and Early Career Q&A on April 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom on the Kent Campus.