Arts & Culture

Kent State University Women Members of the Kent State University Women’s Chorus pour their hearts, time and love for music into their work, and it has led to tremendous growth of the organization with nearly 70 members this year. “We are a diverse group of individuals consisting of music majors and non-music majors alike,” says Deborah Devore, Ph.D., director of the...

Senior integrated language arts major Maxwell Rees (right) was inspired by his brother, who is on the autism spectrum, in the role of a 15-year-old boy with the same diagnosis in a Weathervane Playhouse production. (Photo credit: Aimee Lambes Photography) Senior integrated language arts major Maxwell Rees says he didn’t hesitate to audition when he heard about the chance to be in one of his favorite plays, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, a story about Christopher, a 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, trying to find out how his...

Catherine Leslie, Ph.D. (pictured far right), graduate studies coordinator of Kent State University’s Fashion School, stands with graduate students of the 2018-19 Master of Fashion Industry Studies cohort. This semester, Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, an Ohio Center of Excellence, added a new graduate-level educational experience to its highly nationally and internationally ranked offerings. The new program, a Master of Fashion Industry Studies (M.F.I.S.), is the first of its kind in the academic world.  While...

GPX of Blossoming Gala Evening to include Grammy-nominated, Tony-winning performers and significant modernist artist  Kent State University’s School of Art, School of Theatre and Dance and the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music all have one thing in common: professional summer programs that stemmed from a partnership in 1968 with the Cleveland Musical Arts Association,...

Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show. Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to Fashion-schools.org. For fashion design, the school has been rated No. 4 nationally (top 3 percent of schools considered), No. 2 nationally among public schools and colleges (top 3 percent of schools...

Sarah J. Rogers has been named the new director of the Kent State University Museum. The Kent State University Museum announces the appointment of Sarah J. Rogers as its new director. Ms. Rogers has been active in the arts and nonprofit arena for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, which include curating, museum management, fundraising, communications and marketing, donor relations and community engagement. Ms. Rogers comes...

Contemporary Menswear Collection “Beyond the Suit” Exhibit to Open at Kent State Museum   The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibit, Beyond the Suit: Contemporary Menswear From the Collection of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Iudiciani, which opens to the public July 27, is a fresh look at current trends in menswear design through the personal wardrobe of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Iudiciani and features work from notable...

Roe Green, the affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. The affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. donation The Roe Green Foundation has given $2.2 million for support of The Roe Green Visiting Director Series within Kent State’s School of Theatre and...

Kent State students model original designs created by fashion school students during the school’s 2018 Spring Fashion School. Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to Fashion-schools.org. For Fashion Design, the school has been rated #4 Nationally (top 3 percent of schools considered), #2 Nationally among public schools and colleges (top 3...

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Photo by Melissa Olson Herrick Conservatory     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...