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My 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         whose heart was open like a flower on which bees could land to...

Don King displays wild mushroom he discovered on a recent hunt. 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...

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. 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. Dr. Albrecht received the award during the International Beethoven-Days 2017 in Baden, Bad Voeslau and...

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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.  The ensembles,...

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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. Altar 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? I look up to curse the moon and see a single comet burn across the night. It is a blessing on the forehead. Ash Wednesday. So I plant myself on a bed of...

Kent Creativity Festival Creativity is about to run wild as Kent State University and the city of Kent team up for the second annual Kent Creativity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s Rockwell Hall on Lincoln St. and downtown Kent, near Haymaker Parkway. The event will feature a wide variety of...

Cahill Smith, piano The Kent Keyboard Series opens its 2017-2018 season with pianist Cahill Smith on Sun., Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Now in its 16th year, the Kent Keyboard Series has hosted an impressive roster of guest pianists from around the country including Eduardus Halim, Peter Takács and Sandra Shapiro, along with Kent State faculty members...

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Contiuing Threads The head of Kent State’s Textile Arts Program, Janice Lessman-Moss has spent 35 years elevating woven cloth into high art. By Laura Billings Coleman Confronted by a blank canvas, art professor Janice Lessman-Moss claims she’d have no idea where to start. But challenged by the practical limitations imposed by one of the weaving looms in Room...

Honoring the Life of Kent State International Music Legend Halim El-Dabh He was a music pioneer, a world-famous composer, and a beloved member of the Kent State University community for more than four decades. On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, Halim El-Dabh passed away at the age of 96. El-Dabh’s interest in music started at the age of 11 when he experimented with the sound of wind and scrap metal to scare the beetles away...

Intimate Apparel Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play "Intimate Apparel." The production is directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco and runs Fri., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 15 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre...