Arts & Culture

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...

Books for Women Molly Merryman, Ph.D., is an author and filmmaker as well as the founding director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at Kent State University, where she is an associate professor. We asked her what books she would recommend for reading during Women’s History Month. Books provided me with the earliest intellectually...

Bobby Selvaggio For many Kent State University students, this unprecedented time and the move to remote learning has caused financial hardships. In response, Kent State created the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund to help these students. Kent State's Director of Jazz Studies Bobby Selvaggio held a special virtual living room concert to support this critical...

Books for Women Molly Merryman, Ph.D., is an author and filmmaker as well as the founding director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at Kent State University, where she is an associate professor. We asked her what books she would recommend for reading during Women’s History Month. Books provided me with the earliest intellectually...

Will Riddle works on his Supima collection in the Kent Fashion Design Studio in 2013. (Photo by Bob Christy, Kent State University) It is rare to have two contestants from the same alma mater competing on the same season of a reality show, but that is exactly what viewers saw during the March 27 premier of Amazon Prime's new original fashion design competition series, "Making the Cut."  Kent State University School of Fashion alumni Joshua Hupper and Will...

Melbourne, Australia by Acacia Freeman From Australia to Kentucky, Kent State University leaves its mark all over the world. Each year, Kent State students participate in off-campus study away/study abroad programs and internships in locations across the country and around the world. And they take photos—lots and lots of photos. The Kent State Magazine highlighted some of these trips...

Wick Poetry Center Call for Poems While teaming up with The Academy of American Poets, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University created a national contest where poems were submitted to honor the 50th commemoration of May 4, 1970. The Wick Poetry Center encourages new aspiring poets through scholarship opportunities and provides creators of all expertise the outlet to engage...

Shown is a photo taken by war photojournalist and author Ben Brody. Brody is bringing his work to Kent State University through his exhibit, “A Second Moon.” Exhibit, curated by Moema Furtado, raises funds for photojournalism students War photojournalist and author Ben Brody is bringing his work to Kent State University through his exhibit, “A Second Moon.” The exhibit, curated by Moema Furtado, an installation artist and independent curator, runs from March 5-15 at the Crawford Gallery in the...

Crucial evidence suggests that Beethoven actually retained some hearing For over a century, it has been believed that Ludwig Van Beethoven had gone “stone deaf” years before he debuted his Ninth Symphony in May 1824; however a Kent State University professor believes otherwise. Musicology Professor Theodore Albrecht uncovered crucial evidence that suggests that Beethoven actually retained some hearing in his left...