Arts & Culture

FS²: Reverie - Kent StateThe Annual Fashion Show, “FS²: Reverie 2017,” highlighted the outstanding talents of the Kent State University Fashion School’s design and merchandising students. Michael Kors was the Presenting Partner for this year's show.    

Kent State Scenic Design students design set for Regional Emmy Awards Kent, OH – A group of undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Theatre and Dance’s scenery design course have been invited to design and build the set for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Emmy Award ceremony taking place June 17 at the Cleveland Hilton. Advised by assistant...

Andrew Badger holds up a poster from his anime collection. If you don't know much about the world of animation, then you probably have not heard of anime. But chances are you have seen it, or at least passed over it while channel surfing. Anime is a distinctive art form of hand-drawn animation that originated in Japan. Its look is colorful - its characters eccentric - and its themes fantastical. Put that...

Kent State fashion design and business student Madeline Mehler These days, consumers can buy the latest clothing trends quickly and inexpensively. But, critics say, this “fast fashion” can be detrimental to the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator. The EPA also says the...

Traveling Stanzas: poets share their stories A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

The Kent State Thai Ensemble plays at a conference at UCLA. The sounds of Thai music echoed throughout the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a unique conference featuring the Kent State University Thai Ensemble and other musicians from around the nation. The conference celebrated the restoration of UCLA’s Thai music instrument collection donated in the 1960s by David Morton. In addition...

Traveling Stanzas: poets share their stories A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

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...