Kent State Magazine: Fall 2017

Photo by Melanie Nesteruk '18


Sky High Dreams: Kent State is charting a course for young women to pursue careers in aeronautics. Read more about women in aeronautics.

Photo: Melanie Nesteruk ’18


Photo by Melissa OlsonHumanizing the Heroin Crisis

by Emelia Sherin, as told to Jan Senn

Fed up with hometown friends battling with—and dying from—heroin addiction, sophomore public relations major Emelia Sherin decided to interview 50 people involved in the opioid epidemic to see what she could learn. She and a classmate turned those stories and experiences into a play that connects with audiences on an emotional level and educates them on how to help during this nationwide crisis.

Photo by Melanie Nesteruk ’18  Taking Flight

by Erin Peterson 

Kent State’s flight program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We profile five female alumni who have found their place in the sky, and take a look at how the College of Aeronautics and Engineering is enabling young women and girls to pursue aeronautics-related careers.

Photo by Bob Christy '95Continuing Threads

by Laura Billings Coleman

Art professor Janice Lessman-Moss has built her career—and Kent State’s Textile Arts Program—by bringing the ancient art of weaving into the 21st century. Using traditional techniques and computer technology, she’s introduced mystery and randomness to digital weaving. 

Weighty Concern illustrated by Melissa OlsonA Weighty Concern

by Michael Blanding

We present a roundup of findings on childhood obesity from Kent State experts in a variety of disciplines who are researching its causes, treatment and prevention. 

Photo by Shane WynnThe Sweet Life

by Justin Glanville

The honey Brent Wesley, BBA ’04, sells is sweet, but so is the sense of community he’s fostered and the connections he’s forged by turning empty lots in Akron into apiaries—and by expanding his business with men’s personal care products. 



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Photo courtesy Corey PattersonPresidential Perspectives

President Beverly Warren on finding your passion and purpose.

Kent State Magazine: Flash Forward Fall 2017Flash Forward

Learning to Connect | A Look Back | Live and Learn | One University Commencement | Golden Year | Cool Course | Notes from the Margins

Kent State Magazine: Collections Fall 2017KSU Collections

World Music Instruments: Selections from the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music Ethnomusicology Program's collection 


Kent State Magazine Alumni Life Fall 2017

Alumni Life

Jon Jivan, BS '08 Connecting Alumni Worldwide | Celebrating 50 Years of Distinguished Teaching | Class Notes In Memory

Kent State Magazine: Flashback Fall 2017Flashback

Building on Firsts: Looking back at Kent State's first Commencement ceremony on July 29, 1914

Illustration by Zuzana Kubišová ’17

Giving Voice

Regis Louis Coustillac '18, of Mentor, Ohio, shares his poem, "Altar Boy at the Grand Tetons."