Arts & Culture

Screen Printing at the Kent Creativity Festival! A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.   The City of Kent and Kent State University join forces again to present the third annual “Kent Creativity Festival” on Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln...

Kenneth Cole image and event information The visionary global fashion designer and activist Kenneth Cole is named as the Kent State University School of Fashion’s 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee.  In its 32nd year, the prestigious award celebrates the outstanding contribution to fashion made by an individual. The accolade honors the unique qualities of their leadership. It champions the...

Kent State student volunteer for Global Vaccine Poem project What would you say to the COVID-19 vaccine? Would you summarize your experience during the pandemic? Would you focus on your hopes for the future?   The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the...

American Academy Students Show Off the Winning T-Shirt Design What do friendship, academics and T-shirts have in common? For the students at the American Academy, Kent State University and the PUCPR’s undergraduate program in Brazil, a student-led T-shirt design contest created that missing piece of camaraderie during the pandemic between students and their two schools. The American Academy is a...

poster for Turning Blue film Kent State University's School of Media and Journalism faculty filmmakers Dana White and Christopher Knoblock will be honored this year with their short film, Turning Blue, being featured at the prestigious 45th annual Cleveland International Film Festival. This appearance marks the premier of the film which the pair worked on over the course of...

Theatre students perform Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is ranked #50 on Study.com's list of Best Theatre Bachelor's Degree programs in the United States. In addition to this national ranking, the School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two theatre programs from the state of Ohio on the list. In its rankings, Study.com assesses hundreds of...

Four images of accepted exhibition submissions From April 5 to May 15, visitors to the Kent State University campus will encounter a new, outdoor public art exhibition that stretches along the Lefton Esplanade between downtown Kent and the University Library. “Import/Export” addresses the imbalances and inequalities of global import/export systems. Artists from around the world were chosen...

Picture of the streets of Vienna The aroma of fresh espresso from Cafe Havelka and historical streets of downtown Vienna, Austria, have become oddly familiar to Theodore Albrecht, who has spent over 20 summers there retracing the footsteps of the famous Austrian-German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven.  Albrecht is a professor of Musicology in...

Aerial photo of Porthouse Theatre We are thrilled to announce that Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, will hold a full season of live theatre during the summer of 2021.  The 2021 season is designed with coronavirus-related restrictions and precautions in mind and will feature productions of Quilters, BKLYN, and Altar Boyz, all of which...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Image of theatre and stage with red seats and a curtain across the stage Over the span of 20 years, Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D, professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University, spent much of her time observing, researching and studying the life of Ping Chong. This research has been brought together in a book describing Ping Chong's contributions as an artist. Located in...