Mindy Farmer Selected as the New Director of Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center

Mindy Farmer, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her new position on July 1. Farmer also will teach public history courses in Kent State’s Department of History as an assistant professor starting in spring 2015. She most recently served as an education specialist at the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.

Commemorating May 4

A relative of Allison Krause looks to the sky while standing in silent vigil on the location in the Taylor Hall parking lot on the Kent State campus where Krauss and three others were killed during the May 4, 1970, shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen.

Kent State University held its 44th annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events that took place May 3 and 4. The annual commemoration, hosted by the May 4 Task Force, provided an opportunity for the university community to gather and remember those who were lost and injured during the tragedy and also reflect on what May 4 means today.

Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center Wins Two Awards

Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center was recently recognized with two prestigious awards — one for the visitors center and one for a student-perspective film in the center’s exhibit.

The May 4 Visitors Center received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance (OLHA), which recognized 16 historical centers across Ohio for their accomplishments.

Kent State Commemorates May 4, Dedicates May 4 Visitors Center

Visitors to the 43rd commemoration of the May 4, 1970, shootings on the Kent State campus walk by the Ohio Historical marker positioned near the Taylor Hall parking lot.

Kent State University held its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with events taking place May 2-5, 2013. The annual commemoration provides an avenue for the university community to come together to remember those lost and injured during the tragedy and also to reflect on the meaning of May 4 for today.

Screening of May 4th Voices
A preview of the video production May 4th Voices was held May 2 at the Kent Stage in downtown Kent. The production premiered on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) on May 3.

Film Director Oliver Stone to Help Dedicate Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center

Film Director Oliver Stone to Help Dedicate Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center

Film director and producer Oliver Stone will join Kent State University to mark its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with the dedication of the May 4 Visitors Center. The center, which tells the May 4 story set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s, will be dedicated Saturday, May 4, with other traditional commemorative events beginning Friday, May 3.

PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill to Help Dedicate Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center

Gwen Ifill

PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill will join Kent State University to mark its 43rd annual commemoration of May 4, 1970, with the dedication of the May 4 Visitors Center. The center, which tells the May 4 story set against the political and cultural changes of the 1960s, will be dedicated Saturday, May 4, with other traditional commemorative events beginning Friday, May 3.