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The School of Art at Kent State University is now hiring three full-time tenure-track faculty positions in printmaking, art history, and sculpture and expanded media.  The School of Art offers a long tradition of imagination, thought, skill, and achievement in the visual arts.

As Election Day approaches on November 6, the Kent Dance Ensemble, under the direction of artistic director Gregory King, is encouraging individuals to exercise their right to vote through the "Let Your Voice Be Heard" campaign.  

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 51st season during the summer of 2019 with "Man of La Mancha," "Tintypes," and "The Music Man."

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome guest artist Renaldo Maurice 

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2018-2019 season with "Children of Eden," running Fri., Nov. 2 through Sun., Nov. 11 in E. Turner Stump Theatre.

Two undergraduate students in the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling program, Alyse Hanna and Ashley Smith, have been selected to have their work published in the book “The Art of Fine Enameling: Revisited” by Karen Cohen, which is scheduled to be published in November 2019.

Art Education alumna, Natalie Friedl (’04), has been awarded the North Carolina Art Education Association’s Elementary Art Educator of the Year award for 2018-19.  She will receive her award during the NCAEA Professional Development Conference November 1-4, 2018 in Asheville, NC. 

Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor in Ceramics, has a solo exhibition called "Acts of Contrition” at Sculpture Space NYC.  "Acts of Contrition" explores the tension between toil and collapse, between precision and failure.  It is a meditation on entropy that uses architecture as a foil to examine human nature and the dichotomy of creation and destruction. The exhibition is on view through November 17, 2018.  

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. 

The School of Theatre and Dance's Latinx in Theatre student organization and Cleveland-based LatinUS Theatre Company have partnered to present an evening of theatre on Sat., Oct. 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

LatinUS Theatre Company will present Miguel de Cervantes' classic "La Cueva de Salamanca," directed by Ines Jones. The piece will be performed in Spanish.