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...

Wick Poetry Center Today’s Flashes of Inspiration features David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, who is sharing the poem, “Thank You, Tree.” The poem was written by Fatou M’Baye, a fifth grade student at Holden Elementary School in Kent, in honor of a favorite tree that was on her school playground, where she would gather with her...

Jazz singer and professor Maria Jacobs Schaber performs. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Maria Jacobs Schaber, adjunct professor of applied vocal jazz at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where she also earned her second bachelor’s degree in music education in 2013.   Jacobs Schaber, a national recording artist, is performing her original song, “Pour Me a Cup...

Scenic Design class – 2020 Emmy nomination Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tamara L. Honesty and seven students are nominated for a 2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Award for their design of set for the 2019 Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards...

Kent State Professors are members of the musical group The Skoolies. Flashes of Inspiration today offers the world premiere of the first ever music video by a new group, The Skoolies, who are performing their first recording, “TOHA.” The Skoolies are four Kent State University professors: Phillip Hamrick, associate professor in the Department of English, singing lead vocals; John Dunlosky, professor and...

Assistant Professor Timothy Culver performs in Man of LaMancha. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration is from tenor Timothy Culver, who since 2002 has been an assistant professor of voice at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Culver is a staple in the Great Lakes music scene, where he performs both opera and musical theater works.   ...

button created by Jerry Casale - Kent Students Medical Fund Most Northeast Ohio residents have at least a passing familiarity with Devo, the visually-driven, post-punk brainchild of Kent State University School of Art alumni Jerry Casale, Bob Lewis and Mark Mothersbaugh. Perhaps less commonly known is the story of exactly how the band came to be. Devo’s creation was...

Image for Earth Stanzas The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching Earth Stanzas, an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22. Earth Stanzas draws on the inspiration of eight poets who engage the beauty, depth and...

Student walking the runway during 2019 Annual Fashion Show. It’s no surprise that with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent State University’s School of Fashion realized it had a huge job to replace the annual Fashion Show and invent and implement a memorable, interactive experience that would celebrate its senior designers and merchandising students. With much anticipation, the School of Fashion...

David Hassler, Director of the Wick Poetry Center David Hassler is the director of the Wick Poetry Center, where he oversees the local and national Wick projects, works with students and collaborates with other programs across campus. After growing up in Kent, Hassler decided to return as an adult after attending college, and he’s been here ever since. In his role as the director of the Wick...