Kent State Magazine: Spring 2016

 Brand New Day, Lauren Rathmell photographed by Melissa Olson

On the cover–Brand New Day: Students enjoyed a bonfire and s’mores on Manchester Field to celebrate the launch of Kent State’s new brand with the Kent State community. Read more about the new Kent State University brand.


Beauty of DataBeauty of Data

Can compiling data create something beautiful? Check out these data visualizations from Kent State researchers, now on exhibit at Kent State Library’s MuseLab wall gallery.

Our Future is BrightOur Future is Bright

After months of listening and learning from the Kent State community, President Warren unveils the university’s new brand campaign—and it’s undeniably Kent State!

On CompassionOn Compassion

by Elizabeth Schmidt

First-year student Elizabeth Schmidt’s essay about being mindful and taking action in the face of injustice won her an award—and challenges us to respond with our own compassionate acts. 

Waste Not, Want NotWaste Not, Want Not

by Jenni Laidman '77 and Jan Senn

Those shriveled vegetables, the milk that went sour, the leftovers you never ate—it all adds up. About 40 percent of food in the United States does not get eaten. Learn how students, staff and alumni from Kent State are working to reduce and redirect food waste—and why it matters. Plus simple strategies to help you waste less food and save more money.


Mother of Invention, Gwen Jimmere, photographed by Brian Rozman

Mother of Invention 

by Laura Billings Coleman 

When the going got tough, Gwen Jimmere ’03, MA ’08, got going—getting a patent for her homemade invention and taking her business global. She shares some tips on how you can grow a business and own your ideas, too.


Just for Kicks, April Goss photographed by Bob Christy '95Along the Esplanade

Just for Kicks | Happy Anniversary! | Fact and Fiction Caffeinated KSU The Right Bite

Kent State University at Salem photographed by Melissa OlsonAcross the Region

Take a look at the Locke House at Kent State East Liverpool and Centofanti Hall at Kent State Salem—and see how these recent renovations give students' hands-on experience and access to the latest technology. 

Office Hours with Dr. David Riccio photographed by Melissa OlsonOffice Hours

Dr. David C. Riccio, 315 Kent Hall Addition: We visit Kent State's longest-teaching professor and find out why he likes it here so much. 

Traveling Stanza: First Journey illustrated by Kara Wellman '16Traveling Stanzas

Meet Roger Craik, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Kent State Ashtabula, and read his poem "First Journey." 


Kent State alumni volunteers paint a house for Hammer & Nails, Inc.

Alumni Life

Good Neighbors | Global Get-Togethers | Class Notes | In Memory

Robert Smithson's Partially Buried WoodshedFlashback

Learn the story behind Robert Smithson's Partially Buried Woodshed, which has almost vanished on the Kent Campus.

Detail of No Stone Unturned: Rosary to Peace by Saberah MalikHigh Fiber

View selected pieces from Focus: Fiber 2016, the Textile Art Alliance's juried exhibition of contemporary fiber, hosted by the Kent State University Museum.