Community & Society

An image of an exhibit from the TEXTURES exhibition Black lives and Black cultures have been underrepresented and discriminated against for many years. "TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair" is an exhibition coming to the Kent State University Museum with significant sponsorship from corporate and federal funding that focuses on celebrating and empowering these lives and cultures. ...

Geauga Campus The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday life for everyone. For some, it’s minor. For others, it’s catastrophic. At the Kent State University at Geauga Campus, economic hardships caused by the pandemic have threatened to derail many students’ academic plans and their hopes for a better future. Consider just a few examples: One student (a...

Terry Schwarz, director of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative The progression and growth of downtown Cleveland continues as the grand opening of The Lumen building reflects the historic beauty of the city.  The Lumen is a new luxury and pet-friendly apartment building in Cleveland located near Playhouse Square. Terry Schwarz, director of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) at Kent State, spoke...

Sara Koopman on WKYC The Black Lives Matter movement has illustrated what a modern protest looks like in the world of technology and social media. Sara Koopman, Ph.D., assistant professor of Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, spoke on WKYC's We the People about how modern technology has changed how protests are organized compared to how they were in...

The Kent State University Museum The Kent State University Museum is home to historical fashion pieces as well as an array of student work. Museum Director Sarah Rogers works to ensure that the museum focuses on inclusivity and social justice through the pieces displayed and artists behind them. A recent article from The New York Times explored the lack of diversity in fashion...

No Racism Banner In the midst of ongoing protests for racial justice and equality around the country and specifically on Kent State University's campus, several students and student organizations are requesting change from the University, which includes anti-racism training for all students. The Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers anti-racism...

Tanya Falcone, Coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach in Nutrition and Dietetics at Kent State Tanya Falcone is a Kent State University instructor and coordinator for the Center of Nutrition Outreach in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also works as a clinical dietician at Hattie Larlham Center for Children With Disabilities. Falcone values the importance of education, and in her past, she has continued to enhance her knowledge through multiple...

Siffrin and Kent State Trumbull Logo Kent State University at Trumbull will become home to a Siffrin Academy to help people with disabilities transition from high school to jobs or advanced education programs. Dan Palmer, Ph.D., interim dean and chief administrative officer, Kent State Trumbull, and Brad Vincent, Siffrin chief executive officer, recently signed a formal agreement to...

Siffrin and Kent State Trumbull Logo Kent State University Dining Services Manager Andy Herrera saved the life of a university employee dining at the Eastway Fresh Food Company. Andy was working his shift at the Eastway Fresh Food Company dining hall when he heard a noise that was recently familiar to him. “About a week earlier, my child was choking...

Downtown Discovery Days Flyer In partnership with Kent State University, Main Street Kent invites Kent State students wearing their masks to visit downtown Kent businesses for a chance to win great prizes. Prizes include a $500 book scholarship, $500 in gift cards to downtown businesses, and twenty bundles of Kent State swag valued at over $50 each. The goal is to thank and...