The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center kicks off the 45th Annual May 4 Commemoration by hosting a multimedia presentation by Lauren Onkey, Ph.D., vice president of education and public programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Kent State University Day at the Cleveland Film Festival is slated for March 26 at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland. Members of the Kent State community will receive a $2 discount on tickets to any film showing any day of the festival. Kent State alumni, students, faculty and staff should use the code KSU to obtain the special discount. To see the films playing on Kent State Day at the Cleveland Film Festival, visit and select Thursday, March 26.

Linda Spurlock, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Kent State University, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award.

Kent State University’s Columbiana County campuses will host Information Nights over the next few weeks for parents and students to learn more about the programs offered locally. Those who attend Information Night and complete the required paperwork will have the $40 application fee waived and receive a free t-shirt.

Kent State East Liverpool’s Information Night is Thursday, April 2, in the Mary Patterson Building, from 5-7 p.m. To reserve your space, call 330-385-3805.