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The details are stunning. The size - mammoth. The temperature - frigid. They are some of the most awe-inspiring creations made out of mother nature’s most exquisite winter ingredients: snow and ice.

Equally impressive are the artists, architects and engineers who take that snow and ice and design and build structures for the “Extraordinary ICE Building Design Competition” organized by Harbin Institute of Technology in China and Working Group 21 of International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.

Surrounded by movie posters, scale models and old filming equipment, Dustin Lee, ’07, and Jon Jivan, ’08, sit in their Kent Campus offices creating video content to promote Kent State University.

Most people know the Kent State University Museum for its amazing fashion and clothing collection, but among its 30,000 pieces are unique finds in and out of the fashion world.

Herrick Conservatory  

In the dead of winter, Kent State’s greenhouse complex teems with life.

Home to a diverse array of plants—and some fish—the facility is also filled with people. Students and faculty members from the biological sciences department conduct research there, students from other majors come to study and sketch, and student members of the Herrick Conservatory and Sustainability Club help with its upkeep. 

illustration by Zuzana Kubišová ’17My Grandfather


        whose stories were large
like a tree’s shadow
under which many people
could rest

        who walked slowly like a turtle
reflecting kindness

        who was over one hundred
and like a precious suitcase
contained wealthy things

Kent State University art instructor Don King enjoys spending time outside of the classroom hunting for wild mushrooms.

When Kent State University art professor Don King spotted the tall, spongy brown sprout under a beech tree, he felt a familiar adrenaline rush – that feeling of thrill that all treasure-hunters experience when eyeing their prize.

Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., professor of musicology in Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, has been awarded the Beethoven Medal in recognition of his musicological contributions to the study of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

World Music Instruments

Room C 304, Center for the Performing Arts  

At the end of each semester, members of Kent State’s world music ensembles demonstrate what they’ve learned in a World Music Concert—an enlivening evening of music and dance organized by the Ethnomusicology Program in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

illustration by Zuzana Kubišová ’17Altar Boy at the Grand Tetons

by Regis Louis Coustillac

When did I begin to dance past
the path of broken branches,
so satisfied with wandering lost
beneath an empty barrel of dying stars?

Take part in the Kent Creativity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade.