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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.  

Abby Hermosilla headshot Abby Hermosilla, M.A. Art History candidate, has been chosen as one of three summer curatorial interns for the Art Bridges Foundation, an organization founded by Alice Walton and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art whose goal is to bring world-class art to regional/rural museums and galleries.  Among the 100+ applicants, Hermosilla was...

Miami String Quartet Kent, OH — The Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Kent State University Glauser School of Music announce the launch of a five-concert rebroadcast series in July featuring performances recorded over the past three seasons. All concerts will be streamed free of charge on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.   Every Wednesday during...

Rami Daud and Nathaniel Bailey, photographers with University Communications and Marketing, smile after receiving their Silver ADDY Awards. (Photo credit: Smithberger Photography) Kent State University brought home the gold after this year’s Akron ADDY Awards, with both professionals and students being recognized for their work. The ADDYs, put on by the Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, celebrate the area’s best creative work in advertising.   A Gold ADDY was awarded...

Assistant professor Gregory King   "You must say something, and after that you must do something..." In an incredibly moving and important essay for ThINKingDANCE, assistant professor of dance Gregory King calls on us all to reject silence and inaction in the face of racial injustice. The piece, titled "The Deafening Silence of Dance Organizations," is a call to action for arts...

Porthouse Academy students Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Porthouse Theatre has decided to cancel all of its educational programs for the summer of 2020, including the High School Shadow Program, the Porthouse College Academy, and the Porthouse International Academy. Porthouse Theatre looks forward to resuming its education programs in the summer of 2021. For further...

Scenic Design class – 2020 Emmy nomination Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tamara L. Honesty and seven students are nominated for a 2020 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Award for their design of set for the 2019 Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards...

Fashion Fundamentals book cover and a photo of Robin Vande Zande Professor of Art Education, Robin Vande Zande, has a newly released book titled Fashion Fundamentals that she co-authored with three other educators. According to the publisher’s website, Fashion Fundamentals covers methods and approaches to teaching fashion including design history, foundations, cultural and...

Fruits of Empire, painting of bananas and a photo of the author, Shana Klein A new book by Shana Klein, Assistant Professor of Art History, titled “The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion” is now available for pre-order through the University of California Press website. The release date is scheduled for October 2020. The Fruits of...

Andrew Kuebeck brooch in sterling silver (silhouettes of nude men), Molly Johnson ceramic artwork, white ceramic abstract form Nine Kent State alumni, students and faculty have been selected for Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s “Best of 2020” exhibition at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus. Now in its 37th year, this juried exhibition features established and emerging artists in all craft media. It showcases functional, sculptural or...