Arts & Culture

Fashion Timeline Imagine stepping into a role that had been filled for 30 years by the previous occupant. Where would you start? How would you make your mark? For Sarah Rogers, director of the Kent State University Museum, this was the challenge and opportunity of a lifetime. “It is all about trying things,” said Ms. Rogers. “It is about thinking of things to...

KSU alumnus and gay rights activist Michael Chanak Jr. KSU alumnus and gay rights activist Michael Chanak Jr. was determined to make a difference at his workplace, and his dedication to change prompted a global company to redefine diversity. Mr. Chanak, BS ’71, credits his time at Kent State for giving him the fighting spirit he needed later in his life, when he became the unlikely lone gay voice to...

Mahwish Chishty stands in the center of a small exhibit space she has mocked up in her studio at Kent State’s Center for the Visual Arts Mahwish Chishty stands in the center of a small exhibit space she has mocked up in her studio at Kent State’s Center for the Visual Arts. Its four walls, covered in shiny mylar emergency blankets—the kind given to refugees and survivors of disaster—reflect back her image, multiplying it. Mounted on the walls are 3 ft. x 3 ft. square...

Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

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...

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...