Arts & Culture

Kent State University at Trumbull sophomore Jessie Narkum (left) works with a Hubbard High School student in preparation for an American Sign Language (ASL) performance of The Little Mermaid Jr. Kent State University at Trumbull sophomore Jessie Narkum is co-directing performances of The Little Mermaid Jr. on April 7 and 8, at Hubbard High School Auditorium. This isn’t the typical student-directed play. Narkum, an American Sign Language (ASL) major, is working with Hubbard High School ASL teacher Richard Magazzine to produce the play...

Kent State and Rock Hall Team up to Create a New Class Celebrating Rolling Stone’s 50th Anniversary As Rolling Stone magazine nears its momentous 50-year anniversary this fall, Kent State students will be studying the history of the magazine, its impact on American culture and how it continues to innovate, in a new course “Music, Movements and Media: Rolling Stone @ 50.” The course will be offered through the School of Journalism and...

A model walks the runway at one of the Fashion School Luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors will partner with the Kent State University School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 35th Annual Fashion Show on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.FS2 Presented by Michael Kors will span three runway events. In addition, Don Witkowski, Kent State alumnus and president of...

Kent State Music School Central has named Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music a top 10 “Hidden Gem” music school in the United States for 2017. Music Central is a website that provides information to students about college music programs, audition and admissions advice, and career opportunities in the music industry. The honor is...

Talia Cosentino (center) performs in "Irena Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student Talia Cosentino has joined the cast of the Equity tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Matilda the Musical. “It’s an absolute dream come true,” Cosentino, a Hudson, OH native, said about being cast in the production. ...

This poster is one student’s approach to a Communications Studies service learning project in which students created and implemented a minicommunication plan to persuade others to send a love note to organizations that have been targets of hate mail. In the midst of recent events in America, some Islamic centers have been attacked or received hate mail. Constance Kassor, assistant professor of religious studies at Lawrence University, decided kind words could combat the hate. After receiving permission from the targeted Islamic centers, she compiled their contact information onto the Love Notes...

Neil Weisensel, Composer Kent State University Opera presents its Spring production with the Kent State University Orchestra on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located inside the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. Free parking. Directed by...

Kent State University Museum They’ve broken into mainstream pop culture in order to continue breaking down stereotypes for amputees. And now ALLELES Design Studio is bringing its artistry, creativity and inspiration to the Kent State University Museum. ALLELES designs and produces stylish prosthesis covers. On Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in the museum’s Murphy Auditorium,...

book Many people take their work home, but few turn work into their home. Christopher Dum, Ph.D., assistant sociology professor from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, did just that. For a year, Dum moved into a residential motel to better understand the dangerous living conditions and vulnerable residents who have nowhere else to...

Kent State Pay Study If you could name your price for items ranging from food to music and shows, how much would you pay? It is a concept that some establishments, such as Panera Cares cafés in St. Louis and Boston, use to help feed customers who cannot afford to pay.  The café lists suggested donations next to each meal, but it is up to customers to...