Arts and Culture

Celebrate Juneteenth Jubilee at Kent State June 18, 2024

Juneteenth Jubilee will be held Tuesday June 18 from 11 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. on the Kent Campus, Student Green/Risman Plaza. It is free and open to the public.

Willard Jenkins receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Kent State

Kent State conferred a Doctor of Letters honorary degree to alumnus Willard Jenkins for his “extraordinary contributions in promulgating jazz music and its importance to American culture and in advancing Kent State University.”

Press Kit Image of Chef Kenny Gilbert

Cleveland-born celebrity chef Kenny Gilbert is preparing some of his signature classic dishes for students at Eastway Center.

Yvonne Bandy painted the Africa mural in Oscar Ritchie when she was 19 years of age.

 In 1971, alumna Yvonne Bandy, a Kent State art and design major, painted two of the murals that now hang in Oscar Ritchie Hall.

Michelle Gullion

In her time with the National First Ladies Library and Museum, Michelle Gullion has become known as the international “point person” for information on presidential wives. Yet, in the nearly two decades that she’s been in her current role, Gullion said women’s history has really been regarded as an emerging field with plenty of research yet to be done.

The Kent State LARP (Live Action Role Play) Club Ohtari promotes good sportsmanship

Kent State has unique clubs and organizations that just may have your name written all over them. 

Former Ohio Gov. Richard F. Celeste visits Kent State to sign his new book

Former Ohio Gov. Richard F. Celeste's new book, 'In the Heart of It All, An Unvarnished Account of My Life in Public Service,' is his first. 

Omar Salam, Sukeina

Omar Salam, founder and creative director of the global fashion house SUKEINA, will be making a special trip from the runway to Kent State University’s Rockwell Hall as Salam has been named the 2023 inductee of the university’s School of Fashion Hall of Fame.

Kent State University Orchestra rehearsal for a weekend performance.

The Kent State University Orchestra will perform with the Kent Chorus and Chorale on Sunday in the Cartwright Auditorium. 

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DI and The Tower of Squares by night.

A nighttime view of The Design Innovation Hub and the Tower of Squares sculpture.