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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.  

Colorful landscape paintings by Eileen Dorsey and a photo of the artist in front of her work. As an artist, it is always important to connect with the community. An artist’s network, whether it’s through their studio, galleries or even social media, can lead to amazing opportunities and recognition. A shining example of this is School of Art alumna Eileen Dorsey, who began her career as a figurative painter, and later started embracing...

Colorful landscape paintings by Eileen Dorsey and a photo of the artist in front of her work. Kent State University School of Art graduate Brianna Robinson recently earned the role of Object Conservation Intern at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Brianna earned her B.A. in Art History and Sociology from Kent State in the fall of 2020. At her internship at the CMA, Brianna has the opportunity to learn...

Image of three paintings in a gallery by MFA student Katie Butler and a picture of Katie on the right. Art is a way to contextualize the political climate and make sense of a tumultuous world. MFA candidate in painting and graduate teaching assistant, Katie Butler, has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic and related political issues in her work over the course of the past year. Her still life depictions of fish, a departure from her beginnings in...

Image of three paintings in a gallery by MFA student Katie Butler and a picture of Katie on the right. You might have heard of a group called AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) and its legacy in African American art history. What you might not know is that one of its earliest members was Kent State alumnus Nelson Stevens, an artist who earned his M.F.A. in Studio Art and Art History from the School of Art in 1969. Born in Brooklyn,...

Close up of a cotton plant in a cotton field. From the iconic outfits made famous by Michael Jackson to the hit television show “What Not to Wear,” the fashion industry continues to emerge as an impactful influencer in many areas of societal behavior. Fashion and style, for many years, have been widely accepted as a means of self expression and individuality. Movies, TV shows, social media...

Close up of a cotton plant in a cotton field. Kent, Ohio — In March of this year, Kent State University Glauser School of Music student Alena Miskins (‘22) and alumnus Andrew Blake (M.A. ‘20) presented at the Future Directions of Music Cognition Conference. The virtual conference, hosted by Ohio State University, was held March 6-7 and had over 1,000 registered attendees from around the...

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A weaving by Meagan Smith, a colorful nature painting by Kasey Kania, and a sculpture of a breakfast table setting by Maureen Chisholm Every year, School of Art majors, minors, and graduate students submit their best artwork to the Student Annual juried exhibition, which is curated by a guest juror. This year, the guest juror was Claudia Berlinski, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University. The show, which consists of 32 artworks selected from 161...

Photo of Wendy K. Matthews leading Kent State Kent, Ohio — Beginning fall 2021, Kent State University’s Glauser School of Music will launch the Kent State Youth Winds. The new ensemble—a joint venture by the Kent State Bands and Music Education departments—will welcome eighth to 12th-grade students from around the region.  “I’m so pleased we’ll be launching this new ensemble,...

Kenneth Cole image and event information The visionary global fashion designer and activist Kenneth Cole is named as the Kent State University School of Fashion’s 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee.  In its 32nd year, the prestigious award celebrates the outstanding contribution to fashion made by an individual. The accolade honors the unique qualities of their leadership. It champions the...