Kent State Magazine: Spring 2015

Kayakers sponsored by Kent State travel from Kent to Cleveland to call attention to the Cuyahoga River as a shared regional asset.

Jeff Kerr, local landscape architect and co-chair of the Cuyahoga River Water Trail Partners, kayaks the Cuyahoga with a group from Kent State to highlight how ecological systems—like rivers—connect, support and add value to a community. Learn more about the Crooked River Commute.


John West photographed by Barney TaxelWindow on the Future
by Jan Senn

Kent State researcher and inventor John West has created an innovative technology that holds promise for a number of new applications.


Jacknife BridgeA River Runs Through It
by Justin Glanville

Kayakers on the annual Crooked River Commute promote the regional importance of the 100-mile Cuyahoga River connecting Kent and Cleveland. 

Fashion ForwardFashion Forward

The effects of World War I on women’s lives and fashions continue to be felt today

Stress Less, illustration by Chris CorsiStress Less
​by Jan Senn

We all experience stress, but Kent State experts share some effective ways to overcome its negative impact on our health.


Moments in Time

Moments in Time
​by Phil Soencksen '89

A selection of archival photos offers a glimpse of Kent State campus life and events from years past.  

Lauren KotmelArts Advocate
​by Ashley Katona '06, M. Ed. '12

Millennials are next in line to support the future of arts and culture organizations, and arts enthusiast Lauren Kotmel ’11 says her generation is motivated to make a difference. 



Julian BondAlong the Esplanade

Julian Bond | Green Energy | Birds-Eye View | Hat Tip | In CHAARG! | Hanging Out

Andrew WyattAround the World

Andrew Wyatt '16 and Garmai Matthew '15 share their experiences studying abroad. 

Brenda Oros Smith's Four Peaks Amethyst ring

Alumni Life

Brenda Oros Smith ’84 | Jeff Smith '99 | Class Notes | Losses

Lafayette Tolliver ’71Flashback

The photography of Lafayette Tolliver '71.