Arts & Culture

A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

The sounds of Thai music echoed throughout the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a unique conference featuring the Kent State University Thai Ensemble and other musicians from around the nation. The conference celebrated the restoration of UCLA’s Thai music instrument collection donated in the 1960s by David Morton. In addition...

A unique partnership is helping to spread the “word” about migration, literally. Powerful and inspiring words are ringing throughout 11 cities in the United States, as a result of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center joining 22 other nonprofit poetry organizations to form a Poetry Coalition. Together the coalition presented programs...

Kent State University at Trumbull sophomore Jessie Narkum is co-directing performances of The Little Mermaid Jr. on April 7 and 8, at Hubbard High School Auditorium. This isn’t the typical student-directed play. Narkum, an American Sign Language (ASL) major, is working with Hubbard High School ASL teacher Richard Magazzine to produce the play...

As Rolling Stone magazine nears its momentous 50-year anniversary this fall, Kent State students will be studying the history of the magazine, its impact on American culture and how it continues to innovate, in a new course “Music, Movements and Media: Rolling Stone @ 50.” The course will be offered through the School of Journalism and...

Luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors will partner with the Kent State University School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 35th Annual Fashion Show on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.FS2 Presented by Michael Kors will span three runway events. In addition, Don Witkowski, Kent State alumnus and president of...

Music School Central has named Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music a top 10 “Hidden Gem” music school in the United States for 2017. Music Central is a website that provides information to students about college music programs, audition and admissions advice, and career opportunities in the music industry. The honor is...

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce that senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student Talia Cosentino has joined the cast of the Equity tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Matilda the Musical. “It’s an absolute dream come true,” Cosentino, a Hudson, OH native, said about being cast in the production. ...

In the midst of recent events in America, some Islamic centers have been attacked or received hate mail. Constance Kassor, assistant professor of religious studies at Lawrence University, decided kind words could combat the hate. After receiving permission from the targeted Islamic centers, she compiled their contact information onto the Love Notes...

Kent State University Opera presents its Spring production with the Kent State University Orchestra on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Ludwig Recital Hall is located inside the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. Free parking. Directed by...