Students and alumni of the School of Theatre and Dance's musical theatre program will perform at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Fri., March 27, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. The one time only concert, "A Night With Kent State University," celebrates the School of Theatre and Dance's musical theatre program.

School of Theatre and Dance alumna Therese "Tee" Boyich, who graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Musical Theatre, is the featured female vocalist in the theme song of the new Netflix original series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Since the series' debut on March 6, the theme song has been called "perfect" by Wired and widely praised as a viral hit by publications like Vanity Fair and The Huffington Post. The theme

Alumnus Dylan Ratell, a 2014 graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre, has joined the national Equity tour of Chicago The Musical  in the role of Mary Sunshine. Ratell previously portrayed Mary Sunshine in Porthouse Theatre's 2011 production of Chicago. The tour stars John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn and will perform across the United States and in Canada.

Since the debut of its first season on Netflix on Fri., March 6, new series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" has garnered rave reviews. Co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the show is executive produced by School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Jeff Richmond '85.

Photo of Julian Edelman (Photo credit: New England Patriots)Former Golden Flashes continue Kent State’s strong ties to Patriots and Super Bowl

Photo of Virginia AlbaneseVirginia C. Albanese to be honored at the Spirit of Women in Business Conference on March 4

Virginia C. Albanese, president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical and alumna of Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, is the 2015 recipient of Kent State’s Spirit of Women in Business Award.

Carter Strang, '73, just concluded his term as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Kent State University honored Strang with a full page advertisement used at the CMBA Annual Meeting in June.

As a tradition in the School of Communication The Hyde Park Forum Student Participants es, the Hyde Park Forum Persuasive Speaking Contest was held on April 10 in the Kent State University Student Center Ballroom.

Hyde Park Forum Student Participants

Kent, OH – Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumna Tracee Patterson, ’13 MFA was presented with the Ambassador Tony P. Hall Student Advocacy Award on Sept. 17 at the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue held at Walsh University in North Canton. The award recognizes students and universities addressing the issue of hunger in new and innovative ways in Ohio.

Every college student knows the painstaking question that goes through his or her mind, “What am I going to do after I graduate?” Kent State University and School of Communication Studies alumna, Arianne Gasser, has found success after graduation.