Dan Alexander in front of his glass artwork
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 4:55pm
In his professional career as a glassblower, Kent State University alumnus Dan Alexander has done a lot in the decade since graduating with a B.F.A. in Craft in 2010. From humble beginnings in the hot shop at Hale Farm and Village,...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 4:41pm
The School of Art’s ARTshop has opened an online store for purchase of student-made artwork, creating a convenient way for the public to support students. The KSU ARTshop opened in 2017 at the Center for the Visual Arts as a student-run retail shop where students can sell their w...
button created by Jerry Casale - Kent Students Medical Fund
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:34am
“I had always been making art and music but the events of May 4th and beyond galvanized my creativity, infusing it with an existential anger and urgency that would otherwise not have happened. In short Devo and the idea of De-evolution as a manifesto would not exist without that...
Gianna Commito teaching painting with student
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 1:15pm
Professor of painting, Gianna Commito, has been selected by Kent State University’s President Diacon as a recipient of a President’s Faculty Excellence Award for academic year 2019-2020.
Painting graduate student in her studio
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:32pm
Kent State University School of Art is proud to announce that our M.F.A. program has again been ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Kent State climbed four spots to #110 in 2020 from the 2016 ranking of #114.
Gallery view of the 2020 Student Annual
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
The 2020 Student Annual was cut short this year because of the pandemic but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our talented students! Every year, we invite a juror from an outside organization to select the work included in the Student Annual show as well as several prize winne...
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:47pm
Kent State created the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund to help students, during this unprecedented time. Kent State's Director of Jazz Studies Bobby Selvaggio held a special virtual living room concert to support this critical new fund.
Members of the band mr. Gnome, including art eduction alumna Nicole Barille; image of a woman and man standing in a frame of gold leaves
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:27pm
The journey towards a professional career in the arts is different for everyone. For Kent State University alumna Nicole Barille, an art degree laid the groundwork for success in an unexpected way, lending inspiration and creative direction to her music. You may not need a degree...

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Monday, May 18, 2020 - 3:25pm
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tamara L. Honesty and seven students are nominated for a 2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Award for t...
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:06pm
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Eric van Baars, director of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, an associate professor, and executive producer for the Porthouse Theatre, who offers an inspirational pep talk to all of us confined at home.
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:35am
Kent State Junior Theater Studies Major Kelly Harper is the winner of the $2,500 Activism and Advocacy Scholarship established to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop.
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 4:43pm
In conjunction with Kent State University's 50th Anniversary Commemoration of May 4, the School of Theatre and Dance is proud to have multiple students, faculty, and alumni involved in the newly recorded version of David Hassler's play, "May 4th Voices."
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 2:39pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
In response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kent State University has suspended all in-person classes and university sponsored events, both on-campus and off-campus, through the end of th...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:22pm
The Ailey School, the educational component of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will be at Kent State on Sat., March 14 to audition students for the Ailey School's summer intensive program. Lakey Evans-Pena, Horton faculty and Ailey/Fordham Student Dancers' Rehearsal Direc...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:14pm
Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2019-2020 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: APEX. The concert will be presented in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre located in the Center for the Performing Arts,...
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 2:59pm
Kent, OH – Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will welcome MamLuft&Co. Dance for the premiere of a new dance theatre work Decent Dissent, created in conjunction with the 50th Commemoration of May 4. 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
The 2019-2020 season continues with the Tony Award-winning musical "Parade." Directed by Fabio Polanco, "Parade" runs Feb. 21 - March 1 in E. Turner Stump Theatre. 

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