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.
Sara Snyder, assistant professor in Kent State University’s Fashion School, confers with a fashion design student on a project.
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 State University Orchestra presents their second concert of the 2017-2018 season on Sun., Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. Cartwright Hall is at 650 Hilltop Drive in Kent. Free parking available off of Terrace Drive. Advance tickets are available online, in-person and over the phone through the Performing Arts Box Office.
Assistant professor and Performance Area coordinator Amy Fritsche is currently performing as Miep Gies in Cleveland Play House's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." The production, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, runs October 21 through November 19 and is directed by Cleveland Play House's artistic director Laura Kepley.
B.F.A. Musical Theatre alumnus Scott Miesse is working to bring his play Abnormal Off-Broadway in the Spring of 2018. The play made its New York City debut on October 6 in a staged reading at Shetler Studios Penthouse 1. Abnormal was originally performed as part of the School of Theatre and Dance’s Student Theatre Festival.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season with "Anything Goes," "Next to Normal," and "Oklahoma!".
When new musical "Mean Girls" makes its debut at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 31, it will include two Kent State University alumni amongst its company: composer Jeff Richmond and cast member Tee Boyich. Following its run in Washington, D.C., Mean Girls will open on Broadway in March 2018.
Faculty member Jakyung Seo is a recipient of Kent State University's 2017 President's Excellence Award. The award, established in 2015, recognizes faculty excellence on a national and international level.
The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2017-2018 season with "Little Women: The Broadway Musical." The production is directed by professor and Porthouse Theatre producing artistic director Terri Kent and runs Fri., Nov. 3 through Sun., Nov. 12 in E. Turner Stump Theatre.