Our ongoing capital campaign, Foundations of Excellence – Building the Future, has resulted in one of the most exciting transformations in university history. Thanks to your commitment and support, the construction of new buildings, upgrades to facilities, and the establishment of dynamic, new spaces are in progress that will create the most outstanding academic experience for the entire Kent State community.
Already completed as part of this vision for the future is the Aeronautics and Technology Building, a new facility for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology that opened this year.
The finishing touches are being completed on a new Center for the Visual Arts.
In addition, the spectacular Center for Architecture and Environmental Design is well underway along the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade, located prominently at the main entrance to campus.
Ground has also been broken for the Integrated Sciences Building, which is part of a comprehensive Science Mall installation — a corridor of facilities that will bring new energy to our science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, sparking new educational and research achievements.
For many in Northeast Ohio, summer wouldn’t be complete without taking in the season at Porthouse Theatre, the region’s premier outdoor theatre. It’s also fertile training ground for students studying in the School of Theatre and Dance. For the acclaimed program’s 50th anniversary, The Gregory Hackett Family Foundation has provided seed money for a matching gift toward a $1 million campaign that will support renovations and new construction at Porthouse to expand patron services. This year, audience members experienced a new, upgraded box office provided by the campaign, with more innovations to come.