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Dr. Angela Ridgel, an associate professor of exercise science and physiology, and Joan Meggitt, an associate professor of dance, conducted a joint research project, "Optimizing dance interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease and healthy older adults”. Read more on Record-Courier.  

Simon Tatum, MFA candidate in sculpture and expanded media, was selected for a group exhibition “Interior & Interiority” at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The exhibition was curated by Guest Curator Emé Paschalides and features work by 19 contemporary artists as well as historical works from...

Artwork by Micah Kraus and Taryn McMahon Three School of Art faculty and one alumnus are being featured in the Akron Art Museum exhibition “Making Your Mark.” This exhibition features art nine artists living and working in Northeast Ohio. The artworks are contextualized by the artists’ own words, glimpses into their studios, and tools of their craft. The exhibition features artwork...

Stills from FEAST: a ballet Corrie Slawson, MFA alumna and part-time professor in painting and drawing, is serving as the Executive Producer of “FEAST: a ballet” which will make its online debut the day after Thanksgiving on Nov. 27. The original concept for the ballet was derived from Slawson’s sculptural work and she also created the costumes and set pieces for the...

Two paintings one by Gianna Commito geometric shapes in pink and grey, and Shawn Powell, a black and white striped umbrella. Painting professors Gianna Commito and Shawn Powell are showing their work at the upcoming Small Works exhibition at Cleveland’s Abattoir Gallery. School of Art alumni Grace Summanen, Billy Ritter and Hildur Jonsson are also included in the exhibition. Abattoir Gallery will hold a socially distanced opening on Nov. 20 through Nov. 22, where...

Artworks by Meagan Smith and Chandler Brutscher Three School of Art alumni and one current graduate student have been awarded prizes in the 2020 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition, juried by Arnold Tunstall. Jacob Sagan (B.F.A. Sculpture ’20)  was awarded Second Best of Show, Emily Schmidt (B.F.A. Textiles ’19) was awarded Outstanding Work in Sculpture and...

BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras During the Fall 2020 semester, the School of Theatre and Dance welcomes playwright B.J. Tindal and musical theatre songwriter Joey Contreras as Roe Green Visiting Artists. As the School moves its Fall 2020 mainstage productions to a virtual format, Tindal and Contreras have spent the semester in "virtual residency" working with faculty staff and...

BJ Tindal and Joey Contreras The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and design to life amidst a global pandemic, taking choreography and...

KSU Fashion alumna, Tiarra Smallwood, received an award of $10,000 from the HFR Icon 360 Fund to support her business MAX+min. Since graduating from the Kent State University School of Fashion in 2011, Tiarra Smallwood has had an impressive career in the fashion world. After designing for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and The Gap, she launched her brand MAX+min in 2019.  Smallwood was recently awarded $10,000 from Harlem Fashion Row’s (HFR) Icon 360 Fund to...

KSU Fashion alumna, Tiarra Smallwood, received an award of $10,000 from the HFR Icon 360 Fund to support her business MAX+min. Kelsey Snyder, a 2018 alumna from the Kent State University School of Fashion’s merchandising program, was recently interviewed for the popular fashion blog Career Queen, where she discussed life after Kent State and her current role as Assistant Merchant for American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Aerie brand.   Growing up in Erie, Pennsylvania,...