Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 12:47pm
School of Art alumnae Erica Emerson, ’07 (left), Erin Kraly, '11 (center) and Carly Sherman, ’20 (right) have been recognized by the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) by receiving 2021 division-level awards for the...
Sarah Schlosser with her work - a large book. A second photo is of her making handmade paper outdoors.
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 2:41pm
Kent State University School of Art alumna Sarah Schlosser, ’17 has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Study/Research grant for 2021-22. This grant will support her research in Book Arts to study natural dyes in India. Sarah earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentratio...
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 4:22pm
Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to announce a special Buy One, Get One Free offer for tickets to the July 3, 2021 performance of "Quilters."  Members of the general public may reserve these specially discounted tickets online at the link below or by calling the Porthouse Box Office...
Three photographs of an installation by Kate Rossello depicting colorful household items such as cake.
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 1:37pm
During Pride Month in June, people around the country recognize activists and members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus) community. As we all strive to learn about the wide array of sexual orientations and gender identities, the School of Art would l...
Establishing the John Crawford-Spinelli Scholarship for Dance
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 11:15am
Honor Dr. John Crawford-Spinelli’s Legacy with a Scholarship Gift
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 4:28pm
Porthouse Theatre is thrilled to bring live, in-person theatre back to Northeast Ohio and Kent State University with the first production of its 2021 season, "Quilters." Running June 17 - July 3, "Quilters" is directed and choreographed by Porthouse's Producing Artistic Director...
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 3:10pm
Following separate national searches, Kent State University has selected Versie Johnson-Mallard, Ph.D., for the position of dean of the College of Nursing and Diane H. Petrella, D.M.A., for the position of dean of the College of the Arts.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 5:41pm
Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 2021 season for in-person performances at full capacity on June 17. After cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19, Porthouse will return this su...
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:38pm
Kent Blossom Music Festival returns July 11 through August 1 in a blended format with four live, in-person concerts as well as virtual educational programming for a select group of invited Young Artists.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:06pm
Beginning this fall, the Kent State University Glauser School of Music will welcome Jasmine Hines to the music education department as an assistant professor. Her appointment in the newly created position follows a rigorous national search with a specialty in choral music educati...

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Yuko Kurahashi
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:38pm
Congratulations to professor Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D. on her receipt of Kent State University's 2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award for her exceptional contribution to theatre scholarship and research. 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:03pm
Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, music directed by associate professor Jennifer Korecki, and with book, music, and lyrics by Joey Contreras, In Pieces is a contemporary musical about the unpredictable journey of our romantic lives. Set in modern day New York City, J...
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 5:43pm
Conceived and created with the cast and production team, written by B.J. Tindal, and directed by associate professor Amy Fritsche, The Zoom Play That Has A Title is a timely and visceral look at our 2020 experience.
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 5:31pm
Under the artistic direction of associate professor Dance Division coordinator Jeffrey Marc Rockland, Dance 20/20: Virtual Vision is a versatile concert featuring choreography by Kent State faculty members Jennifer Black, Theresa Holland, Samuel McIntosh, Catherine Meredith, Jeff...
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
School of Theatre and Dance adjunct dance faculty member Samuel McIntosh, professor and school director emerita Cindy Stillings, and alumna Kristine Haag are recipients of 2020 College of the Arts Alumni and Faculty Awards.
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 12:09am
Assistant professor of dance Gregory King recently released a podcast recording for the acclaimed dance organization Jacob's Pillow.
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:37pm
Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, recently served as the artistic director of the Global Women Performing Arts Festival in South Korea. The Festival took place from September 9-13, 2020 both on-site in South Korea as well as virtually, focusing on the themes of...
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 7:27pm
During the Fall 2020 semester, the School of Theatre and Dance welcomes playwright B.J. Tindal and musical theatre songwriter Joey Contreras as Roe Green Visiting Artists.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 4:38pm
The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and desig...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:01am
October November 1, 2020 Dear Porthouse Friends and Family, I wish I was greeting you from the stage at the theatre rather than in a letter.  Unfortunately, we are at the whim of this virus, and at the mercy of our great scientists as they search for a safe and effective vaccine....

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