Wallace Coleman Band

Electric Blues is free and open to the public and takes place on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium at Kent State Stark. This concert is sponsored by the Black History Month Committee.

Wallace Coleman, a 10-year veteran of the Grammy Award-winning Robert Lockwood Jr. Band, started his own band in 1996. He later established his own record label, which he named Ella Mae Music, in honor of his late mother. Coleman has released four, critically acclaimed CDs on his label, including his latest release, Blues In The Wind, Remembering Robert Jr. Lockwood. Coleman has won a Living Blues Award for fan favorite, as well as garnered two nominations for outstanding harmonica. He has been named an Ohio Heritage Fellow. His performance embodies an American art form that has all but disappeared from the African-American music landscape and is certain to captivate blues lovers of all ages. Learn more about the Wallace Coleman Band.

The 2017 Fashion/Tech Hackathon, hosted by the Fashion School at Kent State University, will take place January 27-29. Now in its fourth year, the Hackathon is a cross-curricular event allowing teams of student participants to create and innovate within the realm of wearable technology. It is presented in partnership with the Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB and the university’s LaunchNET entrepreneurial initiative. Learn how to get involved as a participant or sponsor.

Kent State University will launch a new interview-format radio show on WKSU on Jan. 21. The program, titled “Elevations,” will include interviews with Kent State faculty, staff, students and alumni, bringing new perspective to the university’s distinctions in science, technology, education and the arts.


Be there to cheer on our Golden Flashes as Kent State Athletics launches its new branding and a whole new GAMEDAY experience! We want Golden Flash fans to PACK THE MACC for this historic day, which will include Kent State Women’s Golden Flashes vs. Toledo at 4 p.m. and Kent State Men’s Golden Flashes vs. Toledo at 7 p.m.