College of the Arts

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Kent State University senior fashion design major Jay Lewis had his modern-day fairy tale look displayed at the flagship JC Penney store in New York’s Manhattan Mall. The retailer invited nine students from the Fashion School at Kent State to New York to create designs based on the ball gown from Disney’s new live-action Cinderella film....

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack  Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop...

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Kent State University’s Dean of the College of the Arts, John R. Crawford, was recently inducted as the 19th President of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri.  Crawford has served as the chair of the Nominating Committee, the co-chair of the annual...

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) John R. Crawford, Ed.D., Kent State University’s dean of the College of the Arts, was recently inducted as the 19th president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Crawford will serve a two-year term as its president. Crawford has served as the chair of...

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In October 2014, three Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future events took place on the Kent Campus: the College of Architecture and Environmental Design broke ground on its new building, the College of the Arts celebrated the launch of the new Center for the Visual Arts, and the Department of Residence Services dedicated the newly remodeled...

Kent State University student Robin Bonatesta, a junior computer science and fashion merchandising major from Branchburg, N.J., has been named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and directed by Stanford University...

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Kent State University invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Oct. 9. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive. Kent State President Beverly Warren and John Crawford, dean of...

Kent State University invites the community to celebrate the launch of the Center for the Visual Arts on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the second floor of Cartwright Hall, overlooking the center’s construction site, east of Terrace Drive. Kent State President Beverly Warren and...

One of the most all-encompassing transformations in university history is taking place right now at Kent State University. The Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative includes the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. These projects support academic success, while demonstrating...