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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.  

Alexandra Nicholis Coon in the Massillon Museum. Picture of a group of people with construction helmets on in front of the museum. The field of art history is one rich with inspiring paths to follow. Between curating, researching, and taking on leadership roles, Alexandra Nicholis Coon has worn many hats since earning her B.A. degree in Art History from Kent State in 2001. She went on to earn a Masters degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University and a...

Laney Poling, standing in downtown Cleveland, Ohio with a mask on. Laney Poling, a third-year Kent State Honors College fashion design major, recently had the opportunity to intern with Dress Haute, a Pennsylvania-based bridal and special occasion boutique, during the Fall 2020 Semester. Laney first heard about the position at Dress Haute from Ms. Millie Ott, the Internship...

Three artworks by School of Art faculty Ten Kent State University School of Art faculty and alumni have been awarded the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Awards for 2021. Full-time faculty members Peter Christian Johnson, Taryn McMahon, Andrea Myers, and Shawn Powell were selected for the award. Four School of Art alumni including Tom Bartel...

Three paintings by Patricia Zinsmeister Parker - One still life in blue, one nude woman reclining and one self portrait with multiple faces The journey of an artist comes with many twists and turns. Opportunities and challenges arise throughout artists' careers, creating pathways to take charge of their future in the arts. For Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, this has meant exploring different painting techniques, defying gender inequalities in the art field, and balancing an artistic...

Detail of Romanian ensemble from Transylvania As of Feb. 2, the Kent State University Museum has reopened to the public and is excited to announce its newest exhibition, “Stitched: Regional Dress Across Europe.” This is the first new exhibition to open in 2021. “Stitched” will be on display from February 2021 through December 2021, and it features 75 pieces exclusive to the museum’s...

Three student paintings - one is geometric shapes, one is a painter with a palette and one is a half circle with abstract shapes Four Kent State University School of Art undergraduate students were selected for the Fresh Looks 2021 online exhibition, hosted by the Eastern Michigan University School of Art and Design. Undergraduate students Audrey Bishop, Saloni Parekh, Devin Dollison and Nicholas Lee will have their work displayed in this...

Photos of the We the People display in downtown Cuyahoga Falls Kent State University is merging research with global connections in the Global Understanding Research Initiative (GURI). The recently displayed “We the People” and the upcoming “Import/Export” exhibition provide cultural kaleidoscopes with local and international reflectors. GURI is led by Kent State...

Simon Tatum and two images of his sculptures If you spend a lot of time at the Center for the Visual Arts, you have probably seen Simon Tatum around the halls or perhaps working in the gallery or his studio. He is an M.F.A. candidate in the School of Art's Studio Art program, concentrating in Sculpture and Expanded Media and in addition to his studio practice, Simon also works...

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Image of theatre and stage with red seats and a curtain across the stage Over the span of 20 years, Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D, professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University, spent much of her time observing, researching and studying the life of Ping Chong. This research has been brought together in a book describing Ping Chong's contributions as an artist. Located in...