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...

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015 A small class assignment in college led to an off-Broadway debut for Kent State University musical theatre alumnus Scott Miesse, ’15, who will be premiering his self-written play titled “Abnormal” in January 2020. “During my senior year at Kent State, I started writing a scene of a little boy talking to his imaginary friend in class,”...

The FSStore Kent State University’s Fashion School continuously finds ways to innovate. Its unique lifestyle boutique, Fashion School Store (FSStore), in downtown Kent recently added a new line called “Sustainability RETOLD.” This collection includes sustainably made clothing, featuring work from five different students and three faculty.   During the...

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre program at Kent State University has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the Top 30 College Musical Theatre programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In its rankings, On Stage highlights Kent State’s multi-faceted program that focuses on developing...

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015 A small class assignment in college led to an off-Broadway debut for Kent State University musical theatre alumnus Scott Miesse, who will be premiering his self-written play titled “Abnormal” in January 2020. “During my senior year at Kent State, I started writing a scene of a little boy talking to his imaginary friend in class,” said...

The Cleveland Orchestra Michael Sachs, trumpet Kent, Ohio – Kent State University welcomes The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. for a free performance in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. The concert is presented thanks to the longtime partnership between Kent State and The Cleveland Orchestra. Free parking...

Squirrel-O-Ween Start Screen Kent State University’s favorite unofficial mascot – the famous black squirrel – needs your help to get ready for Halloween. Squirrel-O-Ween allows the Kent State community to dress up an animated black squirrel with the latest spooky costumes and props and share with friends on social and digital media. The idea is the brainstorm of Tim...

Lighting Design Student Works in Stump Theatre The School of Theatre and Dance’s Design, Technology and Production program has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the top 30 programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In the Kent State ranking, On Stage highlights faculty member Jakyung Seo, associate professor of lighting design, whose credits include Steppenwolf and Congo Square...

Tuesday Musical Masterclass at Kent State from Spring 2019 Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and Tuesday Musical, based in Akron, have launched a new series that will bring world-renowned classical musicians to the Kent Campus to work with students. The Tuesday Musical Masterclass Series will also be live streamed to provide increased access to classrooms and homes across Ohio and...

Jazz Singer Maria Jacobs Love, loss and hope. These are three critical elements Maria Jacobs brings – along with her considerable professional experience – to the Kent State University community. Jacobs is a part-time instructor in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and a nationally known jazz singer. “Every day that I teach, I learn a tremendous amount,” Jacobs...