Arts & Culture

Faculty Perform During Kent State Positive energy filled the room on the night of Kent State University’s Piano Division Scholarship Gala Concert. The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music brought in around $2,500 in donations thus far with nearly 100 donors, alumni, faculty and students in attendance at the Piano Division’s performance on Jan. 26. “The stage was beautifully...

Kent State Florence What’s a must have for U.S. universities overseas? A Florentine palace, according to a recent Times Higher Education article. Fortunately, Kent State has one, and students have noticed. Kent State University purchased a building in the heart of Florence back in 2016, which has since been renovated extensively to make the perfect Florentine palace...

Jennifer Ling Datchuk portrait by Clint Datchuk Kent State University’s School of Art is proud to announce alumna Jennifer Ling Datchuk has been awarded the coveted United States Artist Fellowship in Crafts. Datchuk received her BFA in Crafts from Kent State in 2004 with a concentration in ceramics. According to the United States Artists (USA) website, USA Fellowships are annual $50,000...

Jamison Darling This winter at Kent State, an art show and featured speaker on mental health will honor the life and legacy of assistant professor and artist Christopher Darling, who died June 2018. The events will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, hosted by the School of Visual Communication Design, in which Darling taught: The opening of “Christopher...

Constructed Answer Medallion Kent State University’s School of Art Collection and Galleries present “Constructed Answer,” a contemporary metals exhibition inspired by tragedy, trauma and violence that celebrates the resiliency of a human spirit. Sculptural metal, wearable and enameled artworks will be on display created by nationally recognized artists, including late...

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...