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The Kent State School of Art’s Downtown Gallery will spotlight work by Cleveland artist Darius Steward in an upcoming solo exhibition. “BAC N 4th” will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 19, with a reception Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

We share with great regret the news that longtime art history faculty member Gingr Vaughan died suddenly last week. Gingr, who received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Kent State in 1984, began teaching here the following year.

The Fashion School at Kent State University is at the forefront of knitwear design technology with its recent purchase of an industrial knitting machine.

The Stoll CMS ADF-3 multi-gauge knitting machine is capable of carrying 32 different yarns independently. Kent State University is the first fashion institution in the U.S. to acquire this top-of-the-line design and production tool, which the German manufacturer unveiled in 2013.

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues it 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show.” The production runs Fri., Nov. 6 through Sun., Nov. 15 in E. Turner Stump Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Kent, OH – Kent State University is proud to present the International Contemporary Ensemble, known as ICE, to the Kent Campus on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Ludwig Recital Hall.  The concert, sponsored by the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, is free and open to the public.  Tickets are required and seating is limited.  To make reservations, call the Performing Arts Box Office at 330-672-ARTS (2787).

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 48th season with productions of “Sister Act,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Footloose.”

It's time to raise your voice and raise the roof for Porthouse Theatre's 2016 Season!


The Kent State University Fashion School gets a lot of requests for their world-renowned designs and high-tech creations, but an old-fashioned letter that arrived in the mail on Sept. 10, 2015, contained a request unlike anything they had ever received.

It came from a sixth grader named Karla who attends the AVID College Preparatory program in Perris, California.

Your favorite movie or video might soon help accessorize your wardrobe thanks to Margarita Benitez, assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.