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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.  

The cast of Hair The School of Theatre and Dance’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Musical Theatre program at Kent State University has been selected by On Stage Blog as one of the Top 30 College Musical Theatre programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. In its rankings, On Stage highlights Kent State’s multi-faceted program that focuses on developing...

Michael Glavan School of Theatre alumnus Michael Glavan, a B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduate, recently served as the Associate Director for the new musical "Joey and Ron," which made its Off-Broadway at The Player's Theatre in New York. The musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Louie Pearlman and Joel Esher, features bubblegum pop songs of the 1960s and is the...

The Cleveland Orchestra Michael Sachs, trumpet Kent, Ohio – Kent State University welcomes The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. for a free performance in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. The concert is presented thanks to the longtime partnership between Kent State and The Cleveland Orchestra. Free parking...

The Cleveland Orchestra Kent State University Honors College alumna Diana Al-Hadid has made a significant impact on the art world since she graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a bachelor’s degree in art history in 2003 and subsequently established her art studio in Brooklyn, New York. Her works of art have been featured in...

Associate professor Fabio Polanco A chapter by associate professor of theatre Fabio Polanco is included in the new book Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics: Perspectives on Activating the Actor, edited by Valerie Clayman Pye and Hillary Haft Bucs. The book, published by Routledge, will be available in December 2019. Polanco's chapter, co-authored with Diane Bonfiglio, is entitled...

Taryn McMahon with Knight Arts Challenge Award for Power of Print: Resistance and Revolution conference in 2020 Taryn McMahon, Assistant Professor of Print Media and Photography, was recently awarded $30,000 in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge in Akron for an upcoming printmaking conference that will be held on Kent State University’s campus as well as various locations in Akron.   The Mid America Print...

Jonathan Gonzalez with his exhibition at Michener Gallery Studying art history can be thrilling and exciting, just ask graduate student Jonathan Gonzalez. He has been busy this year curating exhibitions alongside faculty advisors Dr. Shana Klein and Dr. Joseph Underwood. One of the exhibitions is currently on view in the Michener Gallery on the second floor of the Kent State University Library and...

A computer rendering of the Liberty of Poetry statue (shown here) was used by Kent State University to create the 3D-printed reproduction of the statue. Tamara L. Honesty, School of Theatre and Dance assistant professor of scenic design, and several students took part in a collaboration between Kent State University and the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy to create “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy, to New York, New York,”  on display at the Ellis Island National Museum of...

Aerial view of Porthouse Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 52nd season during the summer of 2020 with "Little Shop of Horrors," "BKLYN the Musical," and "West Side Story." Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, "Little Shop of...