Kent State Sets 2014-15 Tuition

To enable Kent State University to continue its multifaceted efforts to provide students with a high-caliber educational experience, the Kent State Board of Trustees today (May 28, 2014) increased tuition by 2 percent for undergraduate and graduate students on the university’s eight campuses. The increase, which is in keeping with a state-mandated limit on full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition increases for the 2014-15 academic year, is expected to leave Kent State’s tuition ranked in the middle of Ohio’s 13 public universities.

Stratosphere Juried Art Competition Winners

2014 Stratosphere Juried Art Competition winners pose with College of the Arts Dean John Crawford at the School of Art's Downtown Gallery. Left to right: Gina DeSimone, People's Choice winner and photo illustration major; Katie Scekeres, Best in Show winner and dance performance major; Dr. John Crawford; Lindsey James, 2nd place winner and jewelry/metals major; and E.J. Knesek, 3rd place winner and painting and printmaking major.

Best in Show
Katie Scekeres, dance performance major
“Grey Area(s)” (filmed dance performance)

Second Place
Lindsey James, jewelry/metals major
"Postules," wool, copper; 3’ x 1.5’

Third Place
E.J. Knesek IV, printmaking and painting major
“Ce n’est pas une chemise col blanc,” body matrix printmaking

People’s Choice
Gina DeSimone, photo illustration major
“What I Don’t Like” (photo series)

Art Education Alumnus NAEA Professional Educator of the Year

Reston, VA—The National Art Education Association has named Daniel Humphrey, of Bolivar, OH, to receive the 2014 New Professional Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes excellence and achievement by new art educators. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego, California, March 29-31, 2014.

Kent State School of Art's Downtown Gallery Presents the National Collage Society's Annual Postcard Collage Show

The Kent State University School of Art's Downtown Gallery presents the National Collage Society's Annual Postcard Collage Show from June 19 through July 20. The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, June 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 141 E. Main St.

Three Leading Artists to Visit Kent State University School of Art for Free Lectures in June

Kent/Blossom Art will present three guest lectures in June as part of the 2013 Public Lecture Series. The series will feature painter Lisa Sanditz on Thursday, June 6; ceramic artist Julia Galloway on Friday, June 21; and ceramic artist Marc Lancet on Thursday, June 27. All public lectures take place in room 202 of the Art Building at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Kent State School of Art's Downtown Gallery Presents "Capture: Photographs by Drew Smith"

The Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery will present “Capture: Photographs by Drew Smith” from May 22 through June 15. The Downtown Gallery is located at 141 E. Main Street in Kent, Ohio. The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.