College of the Arts

Assistant professor of Dance Gregory King and adjunct dance professor Megan Young have been invited to create one of three commissioned works for the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology's 16th Biennial Symposium at Connecticut College February 15 - 17, 2018.

Kent State Music Department faculty member and saxophonist Christopher Coles is creating an interdisciplinary musical composition that honors those killed in a church shooting

The Collective Arts Network (CAN) has picked a diverse team of four curators for its big regional triennial exhibition next summer, with two Kent State University School of Art alumni on the list.  MFA alumnus Curlee Raven Holton, executive director of the University of Maryland's David C.

Senior Lecturer in Art Education, Juliann Dorff, was inducted into the Ohio Art Education Association’s (OAEA) group of Distinguished Fellows for 2017.  The OAEA Distinguished Fellow is a prestigious position bestowed upon members of the Association.  These OAEA members have made long term, marked contributions to the Association and to the advancement of art education at the regional, divisional, local, state and national levels.  Being named a Distinguished Fellow is viewed as a way to additionally honor art educators for exceptional

On Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 the Knight Foundation announced the 17 winning projects chosen from the 300 submitted ideas for the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Akron. Among the recipients is Kent State University faculty member Christopher Coles, whose grant totals $45,000 out of the $743,000 awarded this year. His winning idea, entitled “Nine Live,” involves the creation of an interdisciplinary piece that will immerse the audience into the lives and stories of nine African Americans killed during an evening prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.

Dr. Robin Vande Zande, Professor in Art Education at Kent State University (pictured left), has been awarded two high honors for her outstanding accomplishments in higher education.  She was one of three recipients for the Kent State Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which she accepted along with Zhiqiang Wang (Chemistry, Geauga Campus) and Gary Koski (Biological Sciences, Kent Campus).  Dr.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "Dance '17: Mosaic." The concert is  artistic directed by associate professor Jeffrey Marc Rockland and runs Fri., Dec. 1 through Sun., Dec. 3 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Kent State University’s Fashion School has again been recognized in the Business of Fashion’s annual Global Fashion School Rankings. Moving up two spots in the undergraduate program category, Kent State’s Fashion School is ranked No. 17 worldwide in the 2017 review – a two-spot improvement from last year. In the Business of Fashion ranking, the Fashion School continues to be ranked No. 4 in the United States only behind Parsons School of Design, FIT and SCAD.

Nikki Couppee (MFA Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, 2011) has been selected to exhibit work in Munich as part of the 2018 Schmuck Exhibition.  Couppee is one of 65 artists from 21 countries were selected from 912 applicants for the 59th installment of this international jewelry exhibition. Schmuck is a special show of the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades taking place in Munich in March each year since 1959.

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, will welcome its third guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Angela Luem, the weekend of November 2-6, 2018.

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