Arts & Culture

Pieces in the Create Awareness Exhibit Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness. Create Awareness is a collaborative effort between the College of...

World Map with Flags Early childhood education majors at Kent State University helped create a Cultural Fair for third-graders of Kent City Schools. The event, held in the Kent Roosevelt gymnasium, included stations and activities for students to learn about different countries and cultures such as learning a traditional Persian dance. Third-graders also decorated...

Alumna Kaitlyn Black "Relationship Deli," a short film written by and starring Kaitlyn Black, an alumna of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, will be featured in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival. The four-minute film depicts a desperate woman (Kelly Vrooman) and a deli worker (Kaitlyn Black) attempting to build the perfect...

Richard Berrong Outside the Cinébreiz Movie Theater in Paimpol, France   Seventy-years after Allied forces liberated the people of Paimpol, France, during World War II, Richard Berrong, Ph.D, professor of French in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University, decided to document part of the story that he felt has not been told. The professor traveled to France to do...

Alanna Lizun received the Best in Show Award for her collection (pictured here) at Kent State University’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show. Dillard’s Inc., one of the nation’s premier and largest fashion retailers, will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2019 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Dillard’s will span three runway events held in the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall on April 26 and 27. ...

Brian Stelter and Connie Schultz Laugh Delivering his remarks to a packed FirstEnergy Auditorium, CNN’s chief media correspondent and anchor of the weekly program “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter, talked about the current media environment and delivered 11 keys for ethical journalism in the fake news era (see sidebar/graphic). In his lecture, entitled “Telling the Truth in the...

Design Innovation at Kent State University Crain’s Cleveland Business recently highlighted Kent State University’s new Design Innovation Initiative, which is focused on connecting students from different disciplines to develop new ways of problem-solving. The Design Innovation Initiative will link students of any discipline to a wide range of...

Wick Poetry Center Recognized for its Tribute to 50th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Burning Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center Director David Hassler was featured on 90.3 WCPN ideastream for his creative efforts in organizing the River Stanzas Project. The project pays tribute to the 50 year anniversary of the environmental protections and improvements that have taken place since the Cuyahoga River Burning in 1969. The River...

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance Production of Little Women At the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year, Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance was nationally recognized and added several new awards to its collection. The musical theatre program and the design, technology and production program each were selected recently by On Stage Blog as one of the top 25 programs for the 2018-2019...

#MeToo Class Kent State University English Professor Vera Camden, Ph.D., turned a movement against sexual assault and harassment into a course in order to study the impact of the movement and the forces that led to it. Dr. Camden’s inspiration to start the #MeToo: Women and New Media course was internally motivated, but sparked by external factors. “My hope...